Titan’s Q2 net rises 34%, says headroom to grow market share is huge
- Titan reported a 33.7% year-on-year growth in standalone net profit in Q2 to ₹857 crore.
- The company said there was growth across all its business segments, with retail growth ranging between 17-19% in its major businesses.
- Titan also revealed that its net store count went up by 105 to 2,408 in Q2.
AdvertisementTitan, India’s largest branded jewellery maker, reported a 33.7% growth in standalone Q2 net profit to ₹857 crore from ₹641 crore in the same quarter last year.
As the festive spirit seeped in the September quarter, its revenue from operations went up 17.5% y-o-y to ₹8,134 crore. Its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose 28.9% y-o-y to ₹1,294 crore during the quarter.
EBITDA margins also rose to 15.6% in the September 2022 quarter from 14.3% a year ago. Its jewellery business margins too stood at 15.3% for the quarter. However, the company said that it’s a blip and will ‘normalize’ to 12-13% in the long term.
Jewellery business’s share in the company’s topline stood at 94% in Q2. The company said it saw growth across all its business segments, with retail growth ranging between 17-19% in major businesses like jewellery, watches and wearables and eyecare.
“Despite an uncertain macro environment, the current festive season starting from the end of September month and continuing till the end of October has been quite positive and the consumer confidence remains upbeat,” said CK Venkataraman, managing director, Titan Company.
Titan also revealed that its net store count went up by 105 in Q2, slightly slower than the previous quarter when the company added 125 stores. Titan’s overall store count came in at 2,408 across 382 towns at the end of September 2022.
“On the entry points, we have seen a good healthy pickup on gold and studded (jewellery). In the ₹50,000-1,00,000 segment, there is some pressure at a buyer level, but it is easier in the higher end,” the company said during the earnings call, noting that the price competition intensity is high as small jewellers are stepping up to retain their customers.
Here’s Titan’s Q2 in numbers:
|Particulars||Q2 FY23||Q1 FY23||Q2 FY22|
|Revenue from operations||₹8,134 crore||₹8,493 crore||₹6,921 crore|
|Net profit||₹857 crore||₹793 crore||₹641 crore|
|EBITDA||₹1,294 crore||₹1,208 crore||₹1,004 crore|
Source: Company reports
“We are able to attract new buyers. The headroom for us to grow on market share itself is huge. Unlike other discretionary expenditure, jewellery is also a store of value,” the company said in the earnings call, explaining its growth outlook in FY24. It reiterated this with an example of a customer buying jewellery worth ₹2 lakh twice in the space of 20 days.
It is worth noting that the gold jewellery demand increased 10% during January-September 2022 to 380.7 tonnes, compared to the same period in 2021. However, it is still below the pre-pandemic level of 395.6 tonnes in 2019, according to a report by the World Gold Council.
Wedding demand has remained muted in the first half of FY23, the company said, adding that there is not enough clarity for the rest of the year.
Jewellery segment grows the fastest
The jewellery segment grew the fastest on a year-on-year basis, with the watches and wearables segment coming in a close second.
Titan’s watches and wearables segment includes brands like Titan, Fastrack, Raga by Titan, and Tommy Hilfiger, among others.
“The strong desire to own more premium/differentiated watches resulted in double digit volume growth in brand Titan and in the Helios channel,” the Tata group company said in its exchange filing.
|Segment revenue||Q2 FY23||Q2 FY22||Change|
|Watches & Wearables||₹829 crore||₹687 crore||20.7%|
|Jewellery||₹7,685 crore||₹6,298 crore||22%|
|Eyecare||₹167 crore||₹160 crore||4.4%|
|Others||₹73 crore||₹46 crore||58.7%|
|Corporate||₹36 crore||₹29 crore||24.1%|
Source: Company reports
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