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Linc Ltd Q2FY23 result: PAT jumps 167 pc to Rs 956 lakhs Linc Q2FY23
Deepak Jalan, Managing Director, Linc Pen & Plastics Ltd

Linc Ltd Q2FY23 result: PAT jumps 167 pc to Rs 956 lakhs

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 29 Nov 2022, 11:01 pm

Pen and stationery maker Linc Limited (Formerly Linc Pen & Plastics Limited) reported a PAT of Rs 956 lakhs in Q2FY23, up 167 percent year-on-year (YoY) compared to Rs 358 lakh in the same quarter in FY22.

PAT Margin was at 7.5 percent, the company said, adding that EPS stood at Rs 6.43 in Q2 FY23 vs Rs 2.41 in the same period last year.

Linc’s gross profit stood at Rs 3,875 lakhs, up 72.2 percent YoY and 55.8 percent quarter-on-quarter. The gross margin was at 30.5 percent.

The company registered a record EBITDA of Rs 1,641 lakhs, up 103.8 percent YoY and 76.1 percent QoQ. EBITDA Margin was at 12.9 percent.

Debt has come down to zero and Net Debt stood at (Rs 822) lacs as against Rs 290 lacs in FY 22

Net Debt / EBITDA improved further to (0.17) from 0.12 in March 2022. It stood as high as 2.43 in March 2018

Commenting on the results, Deepak Jalan, Managing Director, Linc Limited said: “I am excited to share that Q2 FY23 has been a landmark quarter for us as we achieved the highest ever revenue and profits in the history of our company. Total Income for Q2 FY23 amounted to Rs 12,782 lacs as against Rs 9,439 lacs in Q2 FY 22, cloaking a YoY growth of over 35 percent, while it also grew sequentially by over 28 percent.”

An increase in the selling price of Linc’s products, strengthening of USD, along with rationalisation of polymer prices during the period resulted in a sharp increase in operating margin, he said.

Gross margin increased from 25.4 percent in Q1 FY23 to 30.5 percent in Q2 FY23.

EBIDTA margin also improved to 12.9 percent and was up 435 basis points YOY and 341 basis points QoQ in spite of higher manpower and advertisement costs.

“As was planned, our sales network continues to spread as we added over 7,000 plus touchpoints in the quarter gone by. This coupled with the slated new launches as well as increased thrust on brand strengthening augurs well for our top-line growth. Prices of key inputs, which had peaked in earlier quarters, have since rationalized, and are expected to remain stable in the coming quarters,” he said.

This along with the company’s continued focus on higher margin products (Pentonic Series) should help us in growing our profits, Jalan said.