Lanka IOC Profits
Lanka IOC profits surge 65%May 28, 2014 7:23 am
Lanka IOC PLC saw net earnings surge 65% to Rs 4.81 billion for the year ended 31 March 2014, up from Rs 2.91 billion a year ago, financial results filed with the stock exchange showed.
Sales grew 8.9% to Rs 81.8 billion and gross profit grew 54.22% to Rs 8.31 billion.
Selling and distribution expenses amounted to Rs 1.74 billion, up from Rs 1.67 billion a year ago, administration expenses fell to Rs 875.3 million, down from Rs 889.1 million the previous year. Finance income grew to Rs 301 million, up from Rs 267 million a year ago and finance costs grew to Rs 258.5 million, up from Rs 138.8 million the previous year.
The company’s assets grew 9.24% to Rs 26.98 billion.
Export sales fell to Rs 12.84 billion during the year ended 31 March 2014, down from Rs 18.12 billion a year ago.
Lanka IOC profits surge to 1.39 billionSeptember 10, 2013 2:08 am
Profits at Lanka IOC the second fuel distributor in Sri Lanka surged to 1.39 billion rupees in the June 2013 quarter from 191 million rupees a year earlier.
The firm reported earnings of 2.53 rupees per share in the quarter. Revenues dropped to 18.4 billion rupees in the June 2013 quarter from 18.6 billion rupees a year earlier and cost of sales dropped faster to 16 billion rupees from 17.4 billion, almost doubling gross profits to 2.4 billion rupees from 1.26 billion.
Managing director said revenues dropped because bunker sales were weak in the quarter, lubricant volumes were up and costs were kept down. “We optimized our purchases though procurements,” he said.
Oil prices have been moderate during the period, he said.
Finance costs fell to 251 million rupees in the quarter from 442 million rupees a year earlier.
The Lanka IOC said a stronger exchange rate in the June quarter helped bring down finance costs but in the September quarter a weaker exchange rate will push up costs.