Nine-month results as at 31st December 2021
PGP Glass Ceylon PLC reported its nine-month results as at 31st December 2021, with a turnover of Lkr 7,064 Million and PAT (Profit After Tax) of 1,078 Million as against a turnover of Lkr 5,961 Million & PAT of Lkr 694 Million in the previous year similar period.
The Board of Directors have declared a second interim dividend of Rs 0.25 per share at its meeting held on 11th Feb 2022 for the period ending 31st Dec,2021.
The Company reported a growth of 19% in overall revenue with 55% growth in PAT. The domestic sales during the period grew by 19% from Rs 4,176 Million to 4,976 Million whilst Export Revenue grew by 17% from Rs 1,785 Million to 2,088 Million.
During the quarter (Q3) under review, the company achieved a revenue of Rs. 2,923 Million as against Rs. 2,401 Million in the corresponding period of the previous year, reflecting a growth of 22% . The sales to the domestic market grew by 26% from Rs. 1,679 Million to Rs. 2,123 Million. In the export segment the sales improved by 11% from Rs.722 Million to Rs. 800 Million. Amidst the challenging global scenario of higher freight costs and restricted vessel options, the company was able to recover part of the deferred export sale of the first half of this year. Also during the quarter, the company launched new products in markets of Mexico, Nepal and Mauritius.
The profit after tax of for the quarter was Lkr 535 Million as against Lkr 378 Million of the corresponding quarter in the previous year reflecting a growth of 42%..
The increased volumes helped gross margins for the quarter rise to 29% as compared to 27% during the similar period of the previous year.
Due to the current global supply chain disruption and rising energy prices, manufacturing industries across the globe have witnessed a steep rise in input costs as well as energy costs. “We are also facing similar situations, with raw materials, packaging materials and energy prices at an all-time high and forecasted to further rise in coming days. The recent increase in Furnace Oil and Diesel prices are adding pressure on the cost of manufacturing. With higher freight costs and unprecedented increases in input costs, our products are getting less competitive in global markets”, said Sanjay Jain, ED & COO, of the Company. “The Company is aggressively exploring new international markets for its products in the premium speciality liquor segment. The strategy to innovate in new product design and development, with increased global footprint has helped the Company effectively mitigate demand fluctuations in its existing markets. To mitigate the current cost increase, the company plans to optimize the operations with digital and analytics tools and continue its focus on premium products with decoration for international customers, thereby partially reducing the cost implication on the domestic market”.
Sri Lanka’s economic confidence index plummets
‘No one has rated Sri Lanka’s economic condition as excellent. 1.8 % rated it as good and 1.3 % rated it as getting better. The resulting score was a (-) 96. This rating was (-) 83 in January 2022, a wide ranging Verite Research public opinion survey reveals.
Key findings of the survey:
Government approval rating drops from 10% to 3%
The second round of the Gallup Style “Mood of the Nation” poll was conducted in June by Verité Research. It assessed the approval, satisfaction, and confidence of the nation in relation to the government, the country, and the economy.
The poll was conducted as a part of the syndicated survey instrument by Verité Research. This instrument also provides other organisations the opportunity to survey the sentiments of Sri Lanka.
1. Government approval rating | 3% | To the question, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way the current government is working?” only 3% said they approve. In January 2022 this rating was at 10%.
2. Sri Lanka satisfaction | 2% | To the question, “In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in Sri Lanka?” only 2% said they were satisfied. This rating was at 6% in January 2022.
3. Economic confidence | negative (-) 96 | Multiple choice questions on the condition and trajectory of the economy are used to generate an economic confidence score. The score can range from negative (-) 100 to positive (+) 100. A score above zero means more people see the economic conditions positively rather than negatively. If everyone thinks the economy is in either excellent or good condition, and everyone also thinks it is getting better, the score will be (+) 10. If everyone thinks that the economy is in a poor condition, and everyone also thinks it is getting worse, the score will be a (-) 100. No one rated the economic condition as excellent. 1.8% rated it as good; and 1.3% rated it as getting better. The resulting score was a (-) 96. This rating was (-) 83 in January 2022.
Implementation of “Mood of
The poll is based on an island wide nationally representative sample of responses from 1,052 Sri Lankan adults, conducted in June 2022. The sample and methodology was designed to ensure a maximum error margin of under 3% at a 95% confidence interval. The polling partner was Vanguard Survey (Pvt) Ltd.
Decline in share market in the wake of rate hike reports
By Hiran H.Senewiratne
CSE trading activities began on a positive note yesterday but during the latter part of the day the market experienced a dip on account of the overall supply chain economy being subjected to a contraction, stemming from the fuel crisis. Consequently, CSE activities were relatively low keyed, market analysts said.
“We are reverting to the negative. There is uncertainty on all fronts, from the political to the economic. Therefore, we are expecting a rate hike on Thursday. This is creating a bit of a cloud and we may see this continuing further, a top market analyst said.
Even if top level decision- making is happening in Sri Lanka the impact is not felt at the grassroots level. This has resulted in unrest in the country, the analyst said.
Amid those developments, both indices moved downwards. The All- Share Price Index went down by 97.9 points and S and P SL20 declined by 34.3 points. Turnover stood at Rs 1.3 billion with one crossing. The crossing was reported in JKH, which crossed 600,000 shares to the tune of Rs 73.2 million, its shares traded at Rs 122.
In the retail market, the top seven companies that mainly contributed to the turnover were; Lanka IOC Rs 611 million (7.3 million shares traded), Expolanka Holdings Rs 173.9 million (one million shares traded). LOLC Holdings Rs 47.4 million (120,000 sha4es traded), Hayleys PLC Rs 46.5 million (697.000 shares traded), Browns Investments Rs 46.3 million (6.4 million shares traded), JKH Rs 21 million (173,000 shares traded) and Softlogic Holdings Rs 20.5 million (794,000 shares traded). During the day 109 million share volumes changed hands in 15000 transactions.
The International Monetary Fund said last Thursday its talks with crisis-hit Sri Lanka had been “constructive”, thereby raising hopes it would soon grant preliminary approval for a desperately needed financial support package, observers said.
Meanwhile, the Colombo Consumer Price index rose 54.6 per cent year-on-year in June against a 39.1 per cent rise in May, according to the Statistics Department.
Yesterday the US dollar rate was Rs 360.73, which is now being controlled due to the prudent fiscal and monetary policies of the Central Bank.
Dialog Club vision members receive access to an exclusive screening of ‘Jurassic World Dominion’
In a bold and breath-taking new global adventure, the epic conclusion to the Jurassic film franchise ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ hit theatres across the world on June 10. Just a day after its global premiere, Dialog Club Vision Red members and their loved ones received special access to an exclusive screening of the film at the Kandy City Centre Multiplex on June 11.
The explosive end to the Jurassic era sees two generations of the film’s franchise unite for the first time with Hollywood’s Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard joined by Oscar winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill. Dialog Club Vision members were some of the first to witness the utopian world where Dinosaurs and humans co-exist.
With the best interests of its members and their loved ones at heart, Dialog Club Vision continues to deliver a world of exclusivity and privileges such as personalized care, exclusive discounts and offers, lifestyle and entertainment events and more. To explore more exciting offers available for Dialog Club Vision members, and to learn more about Sri Lanka’s premier loyalty programme, customers can visit the MyDialog App or visit dialog.lk/club-vision
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