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Toyota Indus Posts Heavy Profits Despite Falling Corolla Sales

The second largest automotive assembler in the country, Indus Motors (PSX: INDU) saw a 21.31% growth in profits in the fiscal year that ended on June 30th, 2018 reaching Rs 15.77 billion as compared to Rs 13 billion in the previous year mainly due to increased net sales with increase in higher priced variants in the product mix and increase in prices as compared to last year.

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Earnings per share (EPS) jumped to Rs 200.06 when compared with an EPS of Rs 165.41 in the same period last year.

The company announced a final cash dividend for the year ended at Rs 45 per share (325%). This is in addition to the interim cash dividend already paid at Rs 95 per share.

The company’s sales increased by 25% year-on-year to Rs 140.20 billion from Rs 112 billion in the same period of the corresponding year. The sales volumes are mentioned below:

Models Units Units
FY18 FY17 Difference
Toyota Corolla 51,412 52,676 -2.4%
Toyota Fortuner 4,186 1,375 204%
Toyota Hilux 7,470 5,860 27.47%
Total Sales (Units) 63,068 59,911 5.27%

Surprisingly, Flagship Corolla saw a decrease in sales in the fiscal year as compared with the previous year where as Fortuner saw a massive increase in sales over the period. Both Hilux and Fortuner rallied strong with Fortuner sales soaring up.

The top-line growth comes on the back of higher sales and price increases for cars in June-18. It reported a gross profit of Rs 24.37 billion, up by 23% from Rs 19.82 billion.

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The administrative expenses increased by 44.66% and distribution expenses by 4.58%. Meanwhile, finance costs expectantly grew by 43.82% as well.

Following the third round of rupee depreciation Indus had increased its vehicle prices for the third time this year in value to offset the exchange rate difference.

The company also announced that they are making efforts to reduce lead time of vehicles through various measures including debottlenecking of plant, improving production efficiency and working beyond normal working hours to meet the demand.

The bottlenecking might enhance the much-needed capacity for Corolla production which remains in high-demand.

Toyota is also looking to launch Toyota Rush (Mini-SUV) next month in Pakistan as a direct competitor to the Honda BR-V and the Suzuki Vitara..

While considering the sustained growth in demand and overall market, the Board of Directors have approved an amount of Rs 3.3 billion for capital expenditure to increase the manufacturing capacity on double shift basis.

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The investment is planned to be made in various production areas to debottleneck and improve efficiency and productivity, which will yield benefits during financial year 2020-21.

INDU’s script at the bourse was trading at Rs 1150, down by Rs 5.46 with a turnover of 21,980 shares.

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  • Obviously they are going to profit for what piece of crap they selling to people. I bought altis 1.6 n i couldnot believe how poor quality this vehicle is as compared to the price. It had heavily corroded parts which i took back to dealership and they removed them from another parked car came for some repairs. It has the worse interior worse insulation worse glass quality offer no insulation from heat worse quality intetnal covering low grade material and i couldnot believe there is no cruise control fof such an expensive car. A very low qualify plastic has been used in most parts and tyres already worn off after 4 months and the day it was delivered to me had screeching sound coming from wheels or engine have no idea. Most of engine parts had markers labels same like used parts. I would strongly condemn and suggest to boycot toyota and urge government to develop csrtain standards to how to build a vehicle with given features. These vehicles are no where close to what is being produced elsewhere like in the USA as government has very specific regulations and quality standard but in Pakistan theze folks are ripping customers off. I wish Indus company people contact me and fix all these issues. These local toyota dealers are involved in illicit activoties as well forcing customers to buy their service packagez else booking wouldnot take place. I believe they are involved also in changing vehicle parts and customers have no way to know or tell till they come across with such anamolies.

    • they had been doing this for years, i condemn this attitude too, the quality remains the same with every other vehicle locally offered here, its the reason 30% of car sales in pakistan comes from imported used japanese cars, u should immediately sell the car as the car would be reminding u of this mishap..

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