Unilever Nigeria Plc Reports 115% PAT Decline in HY-2020 MBC Securities

Unilever Nigeria Plc Reports 115% PAT Decline in HY-2020 MBC Securities

Unilever Nigeria Plc. HY’2020 results showed that revenue declined by 35.91% from N42.66 bn in HY’2019 to N27.34 bn in the current period. This decline was due to the slowdown witnessed in both their food products and home/personal care revenue sources, as their performance was hampered by the weakened purchasing power of consumers in the economy. Similarly, gross profit fell by 45.74% to N6.16 bn in HY’2020 from
N11.35 bn in HY’2019, despite a 32.35% decline in cost of sales. The firm recorded a decline of 136.62% in operating profit from N3.85 bn in HY’2019 to -N1.41 bn in the current period, and this was majorly driven by a 196.80% increase in impairment loss. Profit before tax declined by 112.07% to -N566.80 mn in the current period from N4.70 bn in HY’2019, due a 29.33% decline in finance income. Consequently, profit after tax fell by 114.77% from N3.52 bn in HY’2019 to -N519.11 mn in the current period. The firm recorded an 114.75% decline in earnings per share from N0.61 in HY’2019 to -N0.09 in the current period. The stock currently trades at N12.25.

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