FMCG face low volume growth in Q2 FY17
Second quarter did not prove to be much of a bright spot for the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry as volume sales of top consumer product makers had marginally improved.
Jubilant FoodWorks, master franchise for Dominos and Dunkin Donuts on Wednesday announced a net profit of Rs 21.6 crore for the quarter ended September 30.
The company had reported a net profit of Rs 21.88 for the corresponding quarter of last financial year. Jubilant FoodWorks said that Domino's Pizza chain reported same store growth (SSG) of 4.2% in Q2 September 2016 compared with 3.2% in Q2 September 2015.
Volume sales of Hindustan Unilever and Dabur hardly picked up in the quarter ended September, making it one of the worst in more than a decade for the industry, a report by ET said.
FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) reported an 11.54% increase in standalone net profit at Rs 1,095.6 crore for the second quarter ended September.
However, its year-on-year (YoY) increase in net sales was 1.6% while Dabur posted standalone revenue growth of 2.3%.
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Overall, the segment revenue recorded a growth of 13.3% during the quarter amidst weak demand conditions.
However its hotels segment revenue was flat in comparison to the corresponding period in the previous year reflecting the subdued operating conditions in the Indian hospitality industry.
Coca-Cola India, also reported 4% decline in volumes for the July-September quarter impacted by slowing discretionary spending, and consumers moving away to healthier drinks, ET report said.
Managing Director of HUL said that July witnessed a slump in consumer demand and volumes dip because of the confluence of drought plus floods in some places.
The 'Food Processing' sector was trading down 0.82% in pre-open on BSE Sensex on Thursday. (See prices here).
Shares of Jubilant FoodWorks, Dabur India and HUL opening lower to 3.15%, 0.86% and 0.42% respectively.
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