CERA Sanitaryware Announces Q2 FY22 Results; Sees 43 percent Rise in EBITDA

CERA Sanitaryware Announces Q2 FY22 Results; Sees 43 percent Rise in EBITDA

CERA Sanitaryware Limited (CERA), India’s premier sanitaryware, faucet ware, and wellness Company, today announced its standalone and consolidated financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Financial Highlights – Q2 FY22

Particulars

Q2 FY22

Q2 FY21

Growth

H1 FY22

H1 FY21

Growth

Standalone in INR million except EPS Revenue from Operations (Net of Taxes)

EBITDA (Excluding Other Income) % of sale

PAT

% of sale

EPS Diluted

3,932

579

14.7%

421

10.7%

32.36

3,179

405

12.7%

263

8.3%

20.21

23.7%

43.0%

200 bps

60.1%

240 bps

60.1%

6,161

777

12.6%

550

8.9%

42.30

4,605

471

10.2%

292

6.3%

22.45

33.8%

65.0%

240 bps

88.4%

260 bps

88.4%

CMD’s Message

Vikram Somany – Chairman & Managing Director, CERA Sanitaryware

Commenting on the performance, Mr. Vikram Somany, Chairman & Managing Director, said, “We are pleased to report a strong performance during the second quarter of this financial year. The combination of benign interest rates and the pandemic-induced preference for larger spaces, supported by Government incentives for the real estate sector has provided a significant and sustainable tailwind. Customer inclination towards home upgradation and homeimprovement is serving to sharply elevate the demand for our products. We are focused on serving this demand by actively managing our production to operate at high utilization levels. Our strategy of steadily investing and upgrading manufacturing capabilities over the last few years has enabled us to deliver high-value, innovative and complex products at scale. This is also insulating us from supply chain disruption being witnessed across the industry due to constraints on imports.

There are challenges from the increase in costs of certain inputs like natural gas and metals. In addition to partly mitigating these pressures through operating leverage gains and pricing power monetization as we have initiated a price hike program across all businesses. New additions to our leadership team will expand the management bandwidth of the organization. We have fortified the existing talent pool of the organization by welcoming Mr. Anupam Gupta from Grasim Industries as Executive Director (Technical) on the Board of the company. Mr. Gupta has been with the Aditya Birla Group for over eighteen years across India and international locations, of which the last eight years were at Halol, Gujarat. Mr. Ajay Jain, from HSIL and earlier Kohler, has taken over as Vice President – Faucetware Manufacturing. Mr. V K Murthy has taken over as President (Marketing) after 25 years with HSIL. Mr. Mahesh Taparia has joined CERA as Deputy CFO after 18 years in HDFC Bank. Mr. Parthiv Dave the Managing Director and CEO of SIAMP India Pvt. Ltd. is in the process of joining CERA as President (Sales & Strategic Affairs). This will enable us to remain ahead of the requirements of theorganization.

Our robust in-house manufacturing and R&D capabilities, product and design leadership, extensive product portfolio and wide distribution network, our robust financial position as well as the salience of the CERA brand have placed us favorably to drive accelerated growth.”

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