Chennai, 31st July 2015 : The Board of Directors of Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Limited today approved and adopted its Financial Results for the first quarter ended 30th June 2015.

Results at a glance
Q1 FY16 profit before tax is 171 Cr, a growth of 21% compared to Q1 last year.
25% growth in Net Income Margin (NIM).
Healthy growth in closing assets of 13%.
3508 Cr of disbursements, representing a growth of 10 %.
Increase in Gross NPA (on 5 months’ overdue basis) from 3.12% in Mar-15 to 3.33%.
Profit after tax for Q1 FY16 at 110 Cr, growth of 18% over Q1 FY15.
In June 2015, CRISIL upgraded its rating on our long-term debt instruments from AA-/Positive to AA/Stable.

Performance Highlights

Particulars Q1
FY 16
Q1
FY 15
Growth (%)
Net Income Margin (Rs. In Cr.) 490.23 393.69 25%
Net Income Margin (as % of assets) 8.5 7.6
Total Expenses (as % of assets) -3.7 -3.3
Net Credit Losses (as % of assets)* -1.8 -1.6
PBT (Rs. In Cr.) 170.52 141.03 21%
PBT (as % of assets) 2.9 2.7
PAT (Rs. In Cr.) 110.25 93.10 18%
EPS – in Rs. 7.57 6.50 16%
ROE – in %# 13.7 16.0

*Q1 FY16 on 5 months’ overdue basis; Q1 FY15 on 6 months’ overdue basis

# Drop in RoE on account of infusion of capital of Rs. 500 Cr in Sep-14

We disbursed 2588 Cr in our Vehicle Finance business as against 2320 Cr. in Q1 of FY15. This was a growth of 12%. Home Equity disbursements grew by 16%, from 716 Cr in Q1 FY15 to 831 Cr in Q1 FY16. Chola’s aggregate disbursements for the quarter were 3508 Cr as against 3188 Cr in Q1 of FY15.

Chola’s Net Income Margin (NIM) was 8.5% for the quarter, compared to 7.6% in the same quarter of last year.

We continue to have a laser-sharp focus on collections. The company was able to ride out the traditionally difficult first quarter, with a small increase in GNPA. The GNPA is 3.33% (at 5 months’ overdue) and NNPA is 2.08%.

Chola’s PBT-ROTA for Q1 FY16 improved to 2.9% as against 2.7% in Q1 FY15.

Capital Adequacy

The capital adequacy ratio (CAR) of the company was at 20.56% as against the regulatory requirement of 15%.

Rating Upgrade

In June 2015, CRISIL upgraded the rating on our long term debt instruments from CRISIL AA-/Positive to CRISIL AA/ Stable.

Subsidiaries Performance

The subsidiaries Cholamandalam Securities Limited (CSEC) and Cholamandalam Distribution Services Limited (CDSL) together made a profit before tax of 0.86 Cr in Q1 FY16, as against 2.56 Cr in the same quarter last year.

Consolidated Results

The consolidated profit after tax for Q1 is 111 Cr. as against96 Cr. in Q1 of FY15, registering a growth of 16%.

About Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Limited

Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Limited was incorporated in 1978 as the financial services arm of the Murugappa Group. Chola commenced business as an equipment financing company and has today emerged as a comprehensive financial services provider offering vehicle finance, home loans, home equity loans, SME loans, investment advisory services, stock broking and a variety of other financial services to customers.

Chola operates from over 534 branches across India with assets under management above INR 25,000 Crores. The subsidiaries of Cholamandalam include Cholamandalam Securities Limited (CSEC) and Cholamandalam Distribution Services Limited (CDSL).The vision of Chola is to enable customers enter a better life. Chola has a growing clientele of over 7.5 lakh happy customers across the nation. Ever since its inception and all through its growth, the company has kept a clear sight of its values. The basic tenet of these values is a strict adherence to ethics and a responsibility to all those who come within its corporate ambit – customers, shareholders, employees and society.

About Murugappa Group

Founded in 1900, the INR 269Billion Murugappa Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates. The Group has 28 businesses including nine listed Companies traded in NSE & BSE. Headquartered in Chennai, the major Companies of the Group include Carborundum Universal Ltd., Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd., Coromandel International Ltd., Coromandel Engineering Company Ltd., E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd., Parry Agro Industries Ltd.,Shanthi Gears Ltd., Tube Investments of India Ltd., and Wendt (India) Ltd.

Market leaders in served segments including Abrasives, Auto Components, Cycles, Sugar, Farm Inputs, Fertilizers, Plantations, Bio-products and Nutraceuticals, the Group has forged strong alliances with leading international companies like Groupe Chimique Tunisien, Foskor, Mitsui Sumitomo, Morgan Crucible and Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM). The Group has a wide geographical presence spanning 13 states in India and 6 continents.

Renowned brands like BSA, Hercules, Ballmaster, Ajax, Parry’s, Chola, Gromor and Paramfos are from the Murugappa stable. The organization fosters an environment of professionalism and has a workforce of over 32,000 employees.