The profit after tax of Fauji Fertiliser Co (FFC) has substantially increased to Rs 6.459 billion in the quarter ended June 30, 2012 as compared to Rs 4.079 billion earned in the corresponding quarter in 2011. The company’s earning per share increased to Rs 5.08 in the period under review against Rs 3.21 in the same period last year. The board of directors of the company in its meeting held on July 24, 2012 recommended second interim cash dividend for the half year ended June 30, 2012 at Rs 5 per share ie 50 percent. This is in addition to first interim dividend already paid at Rs 3 per share ie 30 percent.
In view of the gas scenario and the company’s financial commitments, the FFC Board of Directors has decided not to pursue 9.99 percent equity stake in Agritech Limited as conveyed to the stock exchanges in its letter dated April 19, 2012. According to the financial results, sent to Karachi Stock Exchange, the company’s sales increased to Rs 24.697 billion in this quarter against Rs 13.120 billion in the same quarter last year. The cost of sales increased to Rs 13.139 billion against Rs 5.336 billion. The company’s distribution cost increased to Rs 1.291 billion against Rs 1.147 billion, finance cost increased to Rs 362.920 million against Rs 242.041 million while other expenses increased to Rs 775.943 million against Rs 614.568 million.
The company’s profit before taxation increased to Rs 9.446 billion in this quarter against Rs 6.697 billion in the same quarter last year. On cumulative basis, the company’s profit after tax increased to Rs 10.334 billion translating earning per share of Rs 8.12 in the half year period ended June 30, 2012 against after tax profit of Rs 8.188 billion with per share earning of Rs 6.44 in the same period in 2011.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2012