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Rupa and Company Limited Reports Highest Ever Revenues and Profits in FY21

Profit after tax stood at Rs. 175 crores, a growth of 183%

EBIDTA stood at Rs. 257 crores, a growth of 126%

Revenue from operations stood at Rs. 1,313 crores, a growth of 35%

Gross Profit stood at Rs. 459 crores, a profit of 34%

Rupa & Company Limited, one of the leading and largest knitwear brand in India, engaged in the manufacturing, marketing, selling and distribution of mens and womens innerwear, thermal wear and fashion wear announced its Audited Financial Results for the Quarter and year ended 31st March 2021.

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Dividend: The Board of Directors have recommended a Total Dividend of Rs. 5/- per equity share (including Dividend of Rs. 2/- per equity share as a mark of gratitude to our shareholders during the pandemic) of Face Value of Re. 1/- each (500% of Face Value) for the financial year ended 31st March 2021.

Other Highlights

Return on Capital Employed (RoCE) is at 30.8%, +1,710 bps YoY

Return on Equity (RoE) is at 26.8%, +1,610 bps YoY

Net Debt is Rs. 27 crores, reduced from Rs. 177 crores in FY20

Cash & Bank Balances are at Rs. 118 crores, improved from Rs. 1.7 crores in FY20

Net Debt to Equity is at 0.04x, reduced from 0.30x in FY20

Working Capital Days is at 165 days, Improved by 54 days from FY20; FY20: 219 days

Commenting on the results, Mr. Dinesh Kumar Lodha, CEO said, “Despite the challenges faced due to the pandemic, Rupa & Company recorded its highest ever revenues and profits in FY2021. This was possible due to increased sales volumes, changes in product mix, improved operating efficiencies and cost reduction strategies.

For FY21, Revenues increased by 35% whereas EBITDA & PAT increased significantly by 126% and 183% respectively. During the year, our Working Capital has reduced by 54 days to 165 days. Going ahead, we expect collection efficiencies which would reduce Working Capital further.

In line with evolving consumer preferences and market demands, the Company has introduced new varieties in each sub-brand. These products have the latest fabric innovations, cutting-edge production techniques, and advanced design elements to give the finest experience of style and comfort to the end-user.

Rupa has a strong PAN India presence. Our strategy is to foray in newer markets by appointing new distributors and building experienced team and further strengthen our share in the existing markets. This would lead to increased investments in brand development across new geographies. During the year gone by, the Company has spent ~4.2% on brand development. We expect branding and advertisement cost to come back to normalcy i.e., 6-8% of revenues in FY22.

The Company’s focus is to increase share in premium and super premium category, improve focus on women, casual, and thermal wear, and foray in newer markets with higher penetration in the existing markets.

We are witnessing a second wave of COVID-19 infections, and this has once again resulted in disruption to our business as several states have announced restrictions. We expect business to start gaining traction in June 2021 and expect higher than industry growth for the coming year.”

About Rupa & Company Limited

Rupa, today is one of the leading knitwear brand in India, covering the entire range of knitted garments from innerwear to casual wear. Rupa has a broad & unparalleled product portfolio of innerwear, thermal wear, and casual and athleisure wear. The Company has a bouquet of brands across all price segments – economy, mid-premium, premium as well as the super-premium across men, women, and kids.

The Company has 4 state of the art manufacturing facilities in Domjur (West Bengal), Tirupur (Tamil Nadu), Bengaluru (Karnataka) and Ghaziabad (NCR) with a capacity of 7,00,000 finished goods per day.

The Company has PAN India presence with over 1,200 dealers and over 1,25,000 retail touchpoints.

Safe Harbor Statement

Any forward-looking statements about expected future events, financial and operating results of the Company are based on certain assumptions which the Company does not guarantee the fulfilment of. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results might differ substantially or materially from those expressed or implied. Important developments that could affect the Company’s operations include a downtrend in the industry, global or domestic or both, significant changes in political and economic environment in India or key markets abroad, tax laws, litigation, labour relations, exchange rate fluctuations, technological changes, investment and business income, cash flow projections, interest, and other costs. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date thereof.

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