Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) Quarterly Results Q3 FY22

22 January 2022
3 min read

FMCG giant Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) released its quarterly earnings report for Q3 FY22. The company reported a 18.6% YoY increase in its PAT at Rs 2,300 crore from Rs 1,938 crore in Q3 FY21 while the figure jumped 5% QoQ jump from Rs 2,185 crore in the previous quarter.

The company reported a 10.2% YoY increase in its consolidated revenue from operations at Rs 13,223 crore from Rs 11,989 crore in the year ago period. On a QoQ basis, the company reported a meagre jump of 3% QoQ in its revenue from operations from Rs 12,831 crore in Q2 FY21.

However, the total income of HUL largely remained flat with a 3% QoQ jump at Rs 13,499 crore from Rs 13,099 crore in the corresponding quarter in the previous financial year. On a YoY basis, the total income increased by 10% from Rs 12,235 crore in Q3 FY21.

The soap-to-shampoo company’s performance beat analyst estimates with demand picking up across market segments. Additionally, the EBITDA margin for the quarter under review stood at 25.4%, an increase of 100 base points compared to the year ago period.

HUL’s scrip closed in the red at Rs 2,261.8 per share after taking a 2.08% dip ahead of its quarterly earnings report at the end of the intraday trading session on January 20, 2022.

Hits

  • PAT up 18.6% YoY at Rs 2,300 crore from Rs 1,938 crore; 5% QoQ from Rs 2,185 crore
  • Revenue from operations up 10.2% YoY 13,223 crore from Rs 11,989 crore
  • Earnings Per Share (EPS) up at Rs 9.78 from Rs 8.24 in the year ago period
  • Skincare & cosmetic sales soared to above pre-COVID levels

 Misses

  • Total income largely flat at Rs Rs 13,499 crore
  • Prices of household care and fabric wash products hiked amid inflationary input costs

Segment-wise revenue

  • Home care: Revenue up 23% YoY to Rs 4,192 crore from Rs 3,409 crore in Q3 FY21
  • Beauty & Personal care: Revenue up 7% YoY to Rs 5,213 crore from Rs 4,868 crore in Q3 FY21
  • Foods & Refreshment: Revenue up 3% YoY to Rs 3,466 crore from Rs 3,356 crore in Q3 FY21
  • Others: Revenue up 3% YoY to Rs 568 crore from Rs 548 crore in Q3 FY21

What the Management says

Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director, HUL said, “We have delivered a strong and resilient performance in the quarter despite moderation in market growths and significant levels of commodity inflation. I am particularly pleased that the growth is extremely competitive with our market share gains being highest in more than a decade. Our performance is reflective of our strategic clarity, strength of our brands, operational excellence, and dynamic financial management of our business.

In the near-term, the operating environment will continue to remain challenging. In this scenario, we will manage our business with agility, continue to grow our consumer franchise whilst maintaining our margins in a healthy range. We remain confident of the medium to long term potential of the Indian FMCG sector and HUL’s ability to deliver a Consistent, Competitive, Profitable and Responsible growth.”

Other things to know about HUL 

  • Hindustan Unilever has the highest market capitalization in the FMCG segment at Rs 5.42 lakh crore. 
  • HUL’s P/E ratio is at 67.88 against the industry average of 46.17 while its P/B ratio is at 11.38 against the industry average of 8.54
  • Hindustan Unilever’s dividend yield is at 1.75% against the industry average of 1.84%

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