The Phoenix Mills Ltd. Reports Strong Q1 FY19 PAT at INR 597 mn up 40 y-o-y

MUMBAI, August 9, 2018/PRNewswire/ --
Q1 Retail rental income at INR 2.4 billion, up 15% y -o-y
    The Phoenix Mills Limited (PML), India's largest retail-led mixed-use asset developer and operator, today reported its unaudited financial results for the first quarter and 3 months ended on June 30, 2018 as approved by its Board of Directors.
    Financial Highlights - Q1 FY2019 Consolidated
Revenue from operations at INR 4,132 million, up 4% y-o-y
EBITDA at INR 1,953 million, up 11% y-o-y
Profit after tax (after minority interest and before other comprehensive income) at INR 597 million, up 40% y-o-y
"Aggregate retail rental income across our malls continued to show momentum during the first quarter of FY 2019, reporting a robust growth of 15% backed by an aggregate consumption of INR 17.0 billion across our malls. The hotel portfolio did quite well in what is usually a seasonally weak quarter for the hotel industry due to very low inbound tourist traffic. With 5 acquisitions during the last 14 months, comprising a combination of land parcels and under-construction assets, we demonstrated our resolve to achieve the target of doubling the retail portfolio in the next 4-5 years", said Mr. Shishir Shrivastava, Joint Managing Director, The Phoenix Mills Limited.
    Commenting on the financial performance, Mr. Pradumna Kanodia, Director - Finance, The Phoenix Mills Limited said, "An excellent performance during the quarter in our retail and commercial portfolios helped us post 11% y-o-y growth in EBITDA and an impressive 40% y-o-y growth in profit after tax. This is helping us generate superior cash flows which we are prudently deploying for our growth initiatives, resulting in much lesser additional debt relative to our deployment. Improvement in credit ratings across our SPVs is a testimony to the company's conservative and prudent fiscal discipline. The company's future growth plans will also be guided by such judiciously planned capital allocation strategy."
    Retail - contributed 70% to Q1 FY2019 consolidated revenue
    Aggregate consumption across our malls during Q1 FY2019 was INR 17.0 billion, up 5% y-o-y
Aggregate retail rental income across our malls was INR 2.4 billion, up by 15% y-o-y
PML has closed 4 acquisitions - land parcels in Bangalore and Ahmedabad, under-construction retail assets in Lucknow and Indore - between April and July 2018
Together with Wakad, Pune, the above acquisitions take our under-development retail leasable portfolio to c.4.6 million sq.ft
Commercial - contributed 4% to Q1 FY2019 revenue
    As on June 30, 2018, the company leased 0.81 million square feet out of 1.16 million square feet of net leasable area
Rental income from commercial portfolio came in at INR 149 million
Art Guild House in Mumbai generated a rental income of INR 94 million during Q1
Hospitality - contributed 19% to Q1 FY2019 revenue
    The St. Regis, Mumbai
Q1 FY19 Room Revenues were up 8% y-o-y to INR 294 million
ARR for the quarter was INR 11,295, up 5% y-o-y
Q1 FY19 average occupancy was strong at 74%, up 2 percentage points compared to the prior year period
EBITDA for Q1 FY19 at INR 242 million was up 9% y-o-y
Courtyard by Marriott, Agra
Total Income came in at INR 56 million
Q1 FY19 average occupancy was at 47%, down from 51% in corresponding quarter of the previous year
ARR for Q1 FY19 was Rs. 3,181, up from INR 3,094 in corresponding quarter of the previous year
Residential - contributed 4% to Q1 FY2019 revenue
    INR 281 million of revenue recognized for One Bangalore West in Q1 FY19
Sales during Q1 FY19 came in at INR 186 million
Total collection of the residential segment during Q1 FY19 was INR 257 million
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