Magma Fincorp Limited today announced the Q4 and FY 13 audited results that reflected strong growth in business, revenue and profits despite a sluggish economy. The company registered a 54% growth in revenue for the quarter and 58% for the year to Rs 1701.5 crores. In the backdrop of a 151 bps increase in spreads, the company registered PAT of Rs 45.6 crores for the quarter and Rs 144.9 crores for the year – highest ever to date. Overall business increased to Rs 10,387 crores, up by 40% over FY 12 on the back of disbursement growth and acquisition of portfolio. Assets under Management of the company as on 31 March 2013 was recorded at Rs 18, 378 crores, up 38% over last year.
The company registered a Net Interest Spread (NIS) of 4.91% in FY 13 against 3.40% registered in FY 12.
The performance was significant in the backdrop of a difficult year for the industry when not only major products have either stayed flat or de-grown, collections too faced a tough year due to uncertain economy and constrained cash flows affecting a large segment of customers. Yet, Magma was able to record a healthy collection efficiency of 98.2%.
Commenting on the company’s performance, Mr Sanjay Chamria, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Magma Fincorp Limited said, “We have exhibited a strong resilience in our performance despite the industry facing a difficult year. While we started well and registered strong business growth in H1 of FY 13, the rate of growth slowed down in the second half due to a strong negative undercurrent in the economy. Our performance highlights were the growth in revenue and PAT owing to a 151 bps increase in spreads and controlled portfolio quality. We have also kick-started our new businesses including Gold Loans and General Insurance this year which in a few months into operations, have performed well. Our acquisition of GE Money’s Mortgage business was also an important milestone and we are confident of consolidating the business in FY 14.
Further as you will recall, with a view to be a benchmark in the NBFC industry on compliances and corporate governance we have proactively implemented the RBI Draft guidelines based on Usha Thorat Committee’s recommendations for the NBFCs well in advance to the prescribed timelines and are the first in the NBFC space to do so. We believe this to be a prudent and an appropriate measure considering the current business scenario and it also enables the Organisation to be prepared from an operational perspective.”
We expect the economic momentum to pick up from second half of the FY 14 and we hope to leverage on the expanded basket of products and 75 new branches opened last year to maintain our growth rate” added Mr Chamria.