VIP Industries – Dismal Performance

VIP BagsVIP Industries declared its FY2007-08 numbers. Sales and PAT are 12% and 8% below consensus estimate. EBITDA margin stood at 9.9% as compared to estimates of 10.2%.

Total standalone sales for Q4FY08 stood at Rs1.1bn, while consolidated sales for FY08 were at Rs5.7bn an growth of 9% YoY. EBITDA margin for the quarter were at 8.3% compared to 10.3% on standalone level. Consolidated EBITDA margin were at 9.9% Vs 8.5% meaning that integration of Aristocrat Luggage has started yielding results. Consolidated PAT before extra-ordinary item (VRS Account a drag here) stood at Rs 285mn(18% YoY), while post extra-ordinary item it was at Rs216mn (48% YoY).

We estimate VIP to report an earnings of Rs 7.45 for FY2009. VIP Industries retail venture planned to add 100 exclusive outlets and the company commanded ~50% market share in organized retailing of luggage merchandise.