Dabur's Revenue Rises By 12% In Q2 Of FY21-22

Sales and market shares have increased across all business sectors

Dabur India recorded a 12 per cent increase in consolidated revenue, with a volume increase of 10% in the domestic FMCG sector, for the quarter ending September 30th, 2021. Dabur India's board of directors met here today to discuss the company's unaudited financial statements for the quarter ended September 30th, 2021.

Despite rising pricing pressures affecting consumer attitudes, Dabur India recorded its fifth consecutive quarter of solid double-digit growth. Dabur India's consolidated revenue for the second quarter of 2021-22 was Rs 2,818 crore, up from Rs 2,516 crore a year earlier. According to the corporation, sales and market share have increased across all business sectors.

Operating margin increased by 9% in the quarter, while consolidated net profit increased by 4.7 percent to Rs 504 crore from Rs 482 crore a year ago.

Dabur's India FMCG business continues to lead the way, achieving best-in-class volume growth of 10% in the third quarter, marking the company's sixth consecutive quarter of double-digit volume growth.

"While the Covid fears have largely receded with the vaccination drive gathering pace and mobility improving, the operating environment remained challenging with unprecedented inflation impacting consumer sentiments in the run up to the festive season. Our strategic business transformation exercise last year helped us successfully address the emerging challenges and deliver a healthy topline growth despite the tough macroeconomic conditions. We have undertaken calibrated price increases and sharpened our focus on cost control to mitigate the impact. We continue to focus on rolling out consumer-relevant innovations, coupled with heavy investments behind our Power Brands and distribution expansion strategy, to deliver Strong, Sustainable and Profitable Growth," said Mohit Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer, Dabur India

“Dabur continues to invest in expanding its rural footprint and strengthening its digital capabilities. The investments bore rich dividend with rural demand outpacing urban demand during the quarter, and ecommerce contribution to domestic Sales reaching 7%. "We are investing ahead of the curve in expanding our rural footprint. We have, in fact, surpassed our rural coverage target of 80,000 villages 18 months ahead of schedule and are now covering around 83,500 villages," Malhotra added.

Dabur's international business reported a constant currency growth of 13.8% during the second quarter, led by Sub-Saharan Africa (25%), Egypt (17.8%), SAARC (17.6%), Namaste (16.7%) and MENA (12.8%).

Dabur's food & beverage business reported a strong 43% growth during the second quarter of 2021-22. The digestives business grew by 22.7% while the ayurvedic medicines (ethicals) business reported a 12.6% growth. Dabur's hair care category, riding on strong growth for both its hair oils and shampoo businesses, ended the quarter with a 26.5% growth, while the home care business reported a 25.3% rise. The toothpaste business continued to move forward on the growth trajectory, riding on strong demand for its flagship Dabur Red Paste which grew by 20%. The toothpaste category ended the quarter with a growth of 15.2%. Dabur reported market share gains across over 95% of its portfolio. Dividend The Board of Directors of Dabur India Ltd declared an Interim Dividend of 250% for 2021-22. "Continuing with our payout policy, the Board has declared an interim dividend of Rs 2.50 per share, aggregating to a total payout of Rs 441.98 crore," said Mohit Burman Vice Chairman, Dabur India.   

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