Results     18-Apr-24
Analysis
Just Dial
Sales up 16%, net up 38%
 

Consolidated net sales (including other operating income) of Just Dial has increased 16.23% to Rs 270.27 crore.  Operating profit margin has jumped from 14.28% to 26.17%, leading to 113.04% rise in operating profit to Rs 70.73 crore.  Employee cost decreased from 74.08% to 64.13%.   Other expenses fell from 11.64% to 9.70%.   

Other income rose 23.10% to Rs 91.29 crore.  PBIDT rose 50.91% to Rs 162.02 crore.  Provision for interest rose 6.51% to Rs 2.78 crore.  PBDT rose 52.02% to Rs 159.24 crore.  Provision for depreciation rose 31.11% to Rs 11.8 crore.  

Profit before tax grew 53.98% to Rs 147.44 crore.  Share of profit/loss were nil in both the periods.  Provision for tax was expense of Rs 31.7 crore, compared to Rs 12.15 crore.  Effective tax rate was 21.50% compared to 12.69%.

Minority interest was nil in both the periods.  Net profit attributable to owners of the company increased 38.44% to Rs 115.74 crore.  

 



Quarter ended March 2024 compared with Quarter ended December 2023.

Net sales (including other operating income) of Just Dial has increased 1.97% to Rs 270.27 crore.  Operating profit margin has jumped from 22.78% to 26.17%, leading to 17.16% rise in operating profit to Rs 70.73 crore.  Employee cost decreased from 67.35% to 64.13%.   Other expenses fell from 9.87% to 9.70%.   

Other income rose 21.96% to Rs 91.29 crore.  PBIDT rose 19.82% to Rs 162.02 crore.  Provision for interest rose 28.11% to Rs 2.78 crore.  Loan funds remained nil.  

PBDT rose 19.68% to Rs 159.24 crore.  Provision for depreciation fell 2.64% to Rs 11.8 crore.  Profit before tax grew 21.92% to Rs 147.44 crore.  Share of profit/loss were nil in both the periods.  Provision for tax was expense of Rs 31.7 crore, compared to Rs 28.92 crore.  Effective tax rate was 21.50% compared to 23.91%.Minority interest was nil in both the periods.  Net profit attributable to owners of the company increased 25.79% to Rs 115.74 crore.  

Full year results analysis.


Net sales (including other operating income) of Just Dial has increased 23.46% to Rs 1042.91 crore.  Operating profit margin has jumped from 10.15% to 20.77%, leading to 152.55% rise in operating profit to Rs 216.56 crore.  Employee cost decreased from 77.06% to 69.02%.   Other expenses fell from 12.79% to 10.22%.   

Other income rose 115.25% to Rs 305.46 crore.  PBIDT rose 129.30% to Rs 522.02 crore.  Provision for interest rose 20.99% to Rs 9.28 crore.  Loan funds rose to Rs 85.31 crore as of 31 March 2024 from Rs 68.38 crore as of 31 March 2023.  Cash and bank balance rose to Rs 17.69 crore as of 31 March 2024 from Rs 15.56 crore as of 31 March 2023.  Investments rose to Rs 4,607.68 crore as of 31 March 2024 from Rs 4,051.24 crore as of 31 March 2023 .  

PBDT rose 133.07% to Rs 512.74 crore.  Provision for depreciation rose 43.56% to Rs 46.17 crore.  Fixed assets declined from Rs 148.14 crore as of 31 March 2023 to Rs 118.73 crore as of 31 March 2024.  Intangible assets declined from Rs 34.16 crore to Rs 27.86 crore.  

Profit before tax grew 148.40% to Rs 466.57 crore.  Share of profit/loss were nil in both the periods.  Provision for tax was expense of Rs 103.64 crore, compared to Rs 25.11 crore.  Effective tax rate was 22.21% compared to 13.37%.

Minority interest was nil in both the periods.  Net profit attributable to owners of the company increased 123.04% to Rs 362.93 crore.  

Loan funds rose to Rs 85.31 crore as of 31 March 2024 from Rs 68.38 crore as of 31 March 2023.  Cash and bank balance rose to Rs 17.69 crore as of 31 March 2024 from Rs 15.56 crore as of 31 March 2023.  Investments rose to Rs 4,607.68 crore as of 31 March 2024 from Rs 4,051.24 crore as of 31 March 2023 .  Fixed assets declined from Rs 148.14 crore as of 31 March 2023 to Rs 118.73 crore as of 31 March 2024.  Intangible assets declined from Rs 34.16 crore to Rs 27.86 crore.  Equity capital increased from Rs 84.32 crore as of 31 March 2023 to Rs 85.04 crore as of 31 March 2024.  Per share face Value remained same at Rs 10.00.  

Promoters’ stake was 74.30% as of 31 March 2024 ,compared to 74.96% as of 31 March 2023  and 74.30% as of 31 December 2023 .  Promoters pledged stake was 14.07% as of 31 March 2024 ,compared to 14.06% as of 31 March 2023  and 14.07% as of 31 December 2023 . 

Cash flow from operating activities increased to Rs 259.08 crore for year ended March 2024 from Rs 178.78 crore for year ended March 2023.  Cash flow used in acquiring fixed assets during the year ended March 2024 stood at Rs 13.62 crore, compared to Rs 19.87 crore during the year ended March 2023.   

Operating performance

 

 


Total Traffic (Unique Visitors) for the quarter stood at 171.1 million, up 7.4% YoY and 3.1% QoQ. 84.6% traffic originated on Mobile platforms, 12.2% on Desktop/ PC and 3.2% on our Voice platform.

Total Active Listings stood at 43.6 million as on March 31, 2024, an increase of 19.3% YoY and 4.7% QoQ. 1,942,275 listings were added (net) to the database during the quarter. Out of total listings, 28.5 million listings were geocoded as on March 31, 2024, up 27.6% YoY. Total Images in listings stood at 188.5 million, up 35.4% YoY and 7.3% QoQ.

Total Ratings & Reviews stood at 148.0 million at the end of quarter, up 3.5% YoY. 

Active Paid Campaigns at the end of quarter stood at 583,690 up 8.4% YoY and 3.0% QoQ. Focus continues on signing up majority of customers on monthly payment plans.

Cash and Investments stood at ? 4,625.4 Crores as on March 31, 2024, up 13.7% YoY


 

Just Dial : Consolidated Results
 Quarter endedYear ended
Particulars202403202303Var.(%)202403202303Var.(%)
Net Sales (including other operating income)270.27232.5316.231,042.91844.7623.46
OPM (%)26.1714.281,189 bps20.7710.151,061 bps
OP70.7333.20113.04216.5685.75152.55
Other Inc.91.2974.1623.10305.46141.91115.25
PBIDT162.02107.3650.91522.02227.66129.30
Interest2.782.616.519.287.6720.99
PBDT159.24104.7552.02512.74219.99133.07
Depreciation11.8931.1146.1732.1643.56
PBT147.4495.7553.98466.57187.83148.40
Share of Profit/(Loss) from Associates00-00-
PBT before EO147.4495.7553.98466.57187.83148.40
EO Income00-00-
PBT after EO147.4495.7553.98466.57187.83148.40
Taxation31.712.15160.91103.6425.11312.74
PAT115.7483.638.44362.93162.72123.04
Minority Interest (MI)00-00-
Net profit115.7483.638.44362.93162.72123.04
P/(L) from discontinued operations net of tax00-00-
Net profit after discontinued operations115.7483.638.44362.93162.72123.04
EPS (Rs)*13.619.8338.4442.6819.14123.04
* EPS is on current equity of Rs 85.04 crore, Face value of Rs 10, Excluding extraordinary items.
# EPS is not annualised
bps : Basis points
EO : Extraordinary items
Figures in Rs crore
Source: Capitaline Corporate Database


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