Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], November 15: Puravankara Limited (BSE:532891), one of India's most trusted and admired real estate developers, announced its financial results for the second quarter (Q2FY24) ending September 30, 2023.
The company recorded sales of INR 1,600 crores, an increase of 102% Y-o-Y. Sales volume for the quarter stood at 2.01 msft, up by 89% Y-o-Y with a strong collection of INR 879 crores (+70% Y-o-Y). Average price realisation increased by 7% to INR 7,947/sq ft during the quarter, up from INR 7,396/sq ft in Q2FY23. Operating cash inflows for H1FY24 stood at INR 1,756 crores (+31% Y-o-Y), and revenue from projects stood at INR 368 crores (+54% Y-o-Y). The company launched one new project, Provident Ecopolitan (Bengaluru), and new phases for Purva Park Hill (Bengaluru) and Purva Windermere (Chennai), totaling 2.09 msft.
Commenting on the company's performance, Ashish Puravankara, Managing Director, Puravankara Limited, said, "While the residential real estate industry grew by 6% on a Y-o-Y basis, Puravankara Group delivered a phenomenal performance in the second quarter resulting in an exponential increase of pre-sales by 102% Y-o-Y, driven by our strong brand and robust product portfolio. The collections grew by 70%, amounting to INR 879 crores on a Y-o-Y basis, a testimony to the company's strong execution capabilities, commitment to customer satisfaction, and demand for high-quality products. We remain confident in maintaining our growth momentum in the coming quarters. With a robust pipeline of new launches, we are well-positioned to occupy a higher market share."
The company's total revenue from operations recognised, including other income for the H1FY24, is INR 717 crores by handing over 927 units with an area of 1.01 msft, which resulted in INR 130 crores Gross Profit. However, expenses related to sales and marketing costs for ongoing and new launches, along with G&A expenses of INR 168 crores incurred on account of planned growth, resulted in a net loss of INR 29 crores after tax in H1FY24.
In H2FY24, Puravankara has plans to deliver approximately 2,500 units (area of approx. 2.5 msft).
"The Indian realty sector is reflecting the resilience demonstrated by the broader economy in the face of significant challenges currently confronting the global economy. This is indicated by declining inventory. The absorption is expected to remain buoyant in the upcoming quarters, as this demand is predominantly influenced by end-users. With increasing economic activity and a revised growth projection of 6.3% by the IMF (up by 0.2%), we firmly believe that Puravankara is well-positioned to capitalise and gain market share in a continuously consolidating real estate market," the company said.
Operational Highlights for Q2FY24:
* Area sold stood at 2.01 msft (+89% Y-o-Y)
* Sales value stood at INR 1,600 crores (+102% Y-o-Y)
* Sales realisation stood at INR 7,947/sft (+7%Y-o-Y)
Consolidated Q2FY24 Financial Performance:
* Revenue from projects stood at INR 368 crores (+54% Y-o-Y)
* EBITDA stood at INR 98 crores (69% Y-o-Y)
* Loss stood at INR 11 crores, reduced by 45% compared to INR 21 crores for the same quarter last year on increased delivery, showing improvement in revenue booking.
Projected Cash Flows:
As of 30 September 2023:
* Balance collections from sold units (completed + ongoing) in all launched projects stood at INR 3,636 crores.
* Total value of unsold inventory, including new launches in Q2FY24, stood at INR 5,581 crores.
* Total estimated surplus from all completed and ongoing projects is INR 6,455 crores.
The company's net debt stood at INR 1,992 crores, and the net debt-to-equity ratio stood at 1.01 for Q2FY24. The weighted average cost of debt stood at 11.61% as of 30 September 2023.
Puravankara has adopted Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS), including Ind AS 115, where revenue is no longer recognised rateably over the project execution period but is recognised upon completion of the project and delivery of flats to the customers. The aforementioned change in the timing of revenue recognition has significantly changed the periodical financial results.
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