Page reported 66% y-o-y contraction in revenue (volumes down 69% y-o-y), primarily due to its metro city focus, where the lockdown impact was sharper. Gross margin plunged to 48% (Q4FY20: 59%, Q1FY20: 55%) due to under-absorp
Manufacturing and sale of alcoholic beverages was banned from 24th March to 4th May, which dragged USL’s volumes 49.2% y-o-y. By the end of June, all manufacturing units had become operational; by mid-August about 90% off-t
Margin is likely to improve to ~9.8-10.0%, but unlikely to touch 10.5% given commodity headwinds. Debt management and cash collection have been key focus areas, reflected in flat net debt at Rs 33 bn in Q1FY21.