Bangalore, 7th November 2022: Aditya Birla Capital Limited (“The Company”) announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter and half year ended 30th September 2022.
The Consolidated Revenue1 of the Company grew 21%, year on year, to Rs. 7,210 Crore. The consolidated profit after tax (after minority interest) grew 30% year on year, to Rs. 488 Crore, the highest ever Quarterly profit thus far recorded by the Company.
The Company added ~ 2 million customers leading to a 47% year on year growth in the total customer base to ~ 41 million.
The strong momentum across businesses led to a 31% year on year growth in the overall lending book (NBFC and HFC) to Rs. 77,430 Crore and a 24% year on year growth in the gross premium (Life and Health Insurance) to Rs. 4,394 Crore.
The performance highlights of the key subsidiaries of Aditya Birla Capital Limited are:
o Overall loan book grew 36% year on year, to Rs. 64,975 Crore backed by strong growth of 50% year on year in granular Retail, SME and HNI loan book
o Retail, SME and HNI book now contribute 65% of the total book
o Strong momentum in disbursements at Rs. 12,488 Crore in Q2 FY23, up 2.3X over the previous year. Retail, SME and HNI contributed 70% of total disbursement in Q2 FY23.
o Net interest margin (NIM) expanded by 35 bps year on year to 6.58%
o Continue to maintain quality of assets with Gross stage 3 at 3.1%; reduced by 55 bps year on year. The provision coverage ratio on stage 3 improved to 49.1%, vis-à-vis 44.1% in the previous year.
o Profit before tax grew 26% year on year to Rs. 488 Crore
1 Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Ltd. and Aditya Birla Wellness Pvt. Ltd. consolidated based on equity accounting under Ind AS, Consolidated Revenue shown above financial table includes revenues from these two businesses on a 100% basis to show holistic financial performance
o Continue to deliver superior return on assets at 2.4%
o Return on equity expanded by 145 bps year to year, to 14.7%, compared to 13.2% in the previous year
Housing Finance business:
o Strong momentum in disbursement with a growth of 24% year on year to Rs. 1,237 Crore across customer segments
o Loan book at Rs.12,455 Crore, grew 10% year on year
o Net interest margin (NIM) expanded by 89 bps, year on year to 5.13%
o Profit before tax at Rs. 76 Crore, 15% growth over the previous year
o Return on assets at 1.9%, compared to 1.8% in the previous year
o Return on equity expanded by 12 bps year on year to 13.87%,
Mutual fund quarterly average assets under management (QAAUM) at Rs. 2,82,580 Crore
Mutual fund equity QAAUM grew by 3% year on year, to Rs. 1,19,086 Crore
In line with ABSLAMC’s focus, equity mix to overall mutual fund QAAUM expanded to 42.1% compared to 38.7% in the previous year.
Continued focus on building retail customer franchise with a total of 8.1 million folios
Monthly systematic inflows at Rs. 931 Crore in Sept ’22 with 3.26 million accounts; registered ~ 2.58 lacs new SIP (Incl. STP) in Q2 FY23
With our focus on building passive business, passive AUM crossed Rs. 16,500 Crore
· Profit before tax at Rs. 249 Crore, reflecting 8% growth over the previous year
Life Insurance business:
o Individual First Year Premium (FYP) grew 16% year on year, to Rs. 642 Crore, significantly ahead of industry growth of 5% in Q2 FY22
o Group business grew 23% year on year, to Rs. 1,281 Crore
o Renewal premium grew 14% year on year, to Rs. 2,952 Crore, out of which 77% was collected digitally in H1 FY23
o Total gross premium up 30% year on year, to 6,373 Crore in H1 FY23
o Consistent improvement in 13th month persistency to 86%, compared to 83% a year ago
o Net VNB margin expanded by a significant 473 bps year on year, to 12.3% in H1 FY23
o Profit before tax grew 10% year on year, to Rs. 56 Crore in Q2 FY22
Health Insurance business:
o Gross written premium at Rs. 640 Crore; grew 62% year on year, with retail and rural contributing 66% of total business
o Market share expanded by 260 bps year on year to 10.9% amongst SAHI players in H1
o Business now covering 24 million lives, out of which over 19 million lives are through micro and byte size products
o Business continues to build scale with a focus on expenses, leading to improvement in the combined ratio of H1 FY23 at 112% vs. 144% in the previous year
o The Net loss has reduced to Rs. 76 Crore, vis-à-vis Rs. 100 Crore in the previous year
· Profit before tax for the other financial services businesses under ABC grew 29% year on year, to Rs. 60 Crore, from Rs. 46 Crore in the previous year
General Insurance broking profit before tax at Rs. 22 Crore vis-à-vis Rs. 24 Crore in the previous year
o Stock and Securities broking business profit before tax grew 50% year on year, to Rs. 14 Crore
Stressed assets platform profit before tax grew 62% year on year, to Rs. 19 Crore