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ThaiBev reports 1.2% dip in 1HFY2023 earnings of $634.7 mil

Felicia Tan
Felicia Tan • 2 min read
ThaiBev reports 1.2% dip in 1HFY2023 earnings of $634.7 mil
1HFY2023 ebitda fell by 1.5% y-o-y to THB27.83 billion despite the revenue increase due to the brand investment and marketing activities as well as cost pressures. Photo: ThaiBev
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Thai Beverage (ThaiBev) Y92 -

has reported a 1.2% y-o-y dip in its earnings of THB16.12 billion ($634.7 million) for the 1HFY2023 ended March 31.

For the 2QFY2023, however, the group’s earnings grew by 3% y-o-y to THB7.36 billion.

1HFY2023 earnings per share (EPS) fell by 2% y-o-y to THB0.64 while EPS for the 2QFY2023 grew by 4% y-o-y to THB0.29.

In the 1HFY2023, total revenues from sales and services improved by 3.7% y-o-y to THB148.3 billion in tandem with the resurgence of economic activity in Thailand and Vietnam.

The group’s spirits business saw its sales revenue dip by 0.04% y-o-y to THB65.16 billion in the 1HFY2023 as total sales volume fell by 8.5% y-o-y from a high base in the 1HFY2022.

Its beer business reported a 4% y-o-y growth in sales revenue to THB64.43 billion on the back of price increases.

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The group’s non-alcoholic beverages (NAB) business saw sales revenue up by 15.1% y-o-y to THB9.44 billion lifted by a 7.7% y-o-y increase in overall sales volume.

ThaiBev’s food business saw sales revenue grow by 21.8% y-o-y to THB9.37 billion in line with the rise of dine-in traffic at restaurants.

The international business saw sales revenue increase by 6.5% y-o-y to THB39.26 billion as international spirits sales rose by 19.8% y-o-y.

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1HFY2023 gross profit grew by 5% y-o-y to THB43.52 billion during the six-month period.

Operating profit, however, fell by 9% y-o-y to THB16.54 billion as distribution costs and administrative expenses grew. The group also registered a net loss on foreign exchange (forex) of THB53.5 million where there were none in the 1HFY2022.

1HFY2023 ebitda fell by 1.5% y-o-y to THB27.83 billion despite the revenue increase due to the brand investment and marketing activities as well as cost pressures.

Net profit for the period fell by 3.2% y-o-y to THB17.78 billion as the group’s beer and NAB businesses saw a decline from cost-push and brand investment. The group’s spirits business was “resilient” with higher net profit y-o-y.

An interim dividend of THB0.15 per share has been declared for the period, unchanged from the year before. This will be paid to ThaiBev’s shareholders on June 9.

As at March 31, cash and cash equivalents stood at THB20.06 billion.

Shares in ThaiBev closed 1.5 cents lower or 2.44% down at 60 cents on May 11.

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