Last Friday, Thai Beverage Public Company Limited (SGX: Y92) reported its second-quarter earnings results. As a quick introduction, Thai Beverage is a company operating in four different segments, namely, Spirits, Beer, Food, and Non-Alcoholic Beverages.
Here are 10 things investors should know about Thai Beverage’s latest quarter:
- Revenue was up 3.6% year-on-year to THB 70.0 billion.
- Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) fell by 0.9% as compared to last year to THB 11.8 billion.
- Net profit attributable to shareholders declined by 12.2% year-on-year to THB 5.8 billion.
- EBITDA margin weakened from 17.6% for the same period last year to 16.8% in this quarter. Similarly, net profit margin fell from 10.9% last year to 9.7% in this period.
- As of 31 March 2019, Thai Beverage had cash and cash equivalents of THB 22.7 billion and total borrowings of THB 223.9 billion. This gives a net debt position of THB 201.2 billion.
- Gearing ratio (net debt to equity) stood at 126% as of 31 March 2019.
- Sales volume for Beer and Non-alcoholic beverage grew by 10.6% and 3.1%, respectively, year-on-year. On the other hand, sales volume for Spirits and Soda Water fell 2.9% and 4.8%, respectively, year-on-year.
- For the quarter, Spirits, Beer, Non-alcoholic and Food accounted for 44.0%, 44.7%, 6.0%, and 5.3% of Thai Beverage’s revenue, respectively.
- Spirits, Beer, Non-alcoholic and Food took up 88.3%, 12.2%, -3.0%, and 2.5% of Thai Beverage’s net profit, respectively, for the quarter.
- Thai Beverage declared an interim dividend of THB 0.15 for the quarter.
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