Homegrown FMCG firm Emami Ltd on Wednesday reported 44.67 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 208.96 crore for December quarter 2020 helped by sales growth and cost control measures. The company had posted a profit after tax of Rs 144.44 crore for the year-ago period, Emami said in a regulatory filing.
Revenue from operations was up 14.89 per cent at Rs 933.61 crore in the quarter under review as against Rs 812.64 crore in the same period a year ago. During the quarter, both profits and margins of Emami increased significantly. Stringent cost control measures and benign raw material prices, helped the company improve its margins, said Emami in an earning statement.
Total expenses were at Rs 593.42 crore in the latest quarter, up 8.16 per cent from Rs 548.62 crore in the same period a year ago. Led by a favourable season and a favourable consumption environment, the company posted a strong growth of 16 per cent in its domestic business led by 13 per cent growth in volumes. The quarter witnessed an all-round growth across major brands, said Emami.