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Edelweiss Financial Services Limited Q2FY16 Unaudited Results

16 Quarters of consistent growth in profits; Total Income Rs. 1,249 cr, up 36% YoY; Profit after Tax Rs. 96 cr, up 21% YoY

Oct 16, 2015   13:45 IST 

Edelweiss Financial Services Limited, India’s leading diversified financial services company, declared its unaudited, consolidated results for the second quarter of FY16, ended 30 September 2015 today.


Q2FY16 Highlights:

- Total Revenue Rs. 1,249 cr (Rs. 915 cr for Q2FY15), up 36%

- Profit After Tax Rs. 96 cr (Rs. 79 cr for Q2FY15), up 21%

- Profit After Tax ex-insurance Rs. 120 cr (Rs. 90 cr for Q2FY15), up 33%

- Consolidated Asset Base Rs. 29,000 cr

- Group Gross Networth Rs. 3,757 cr; Tangible Equity ex-insurance Rs. 2,764 cr

- Return on Tangible Equity ex-insurance 17.4% (15.1% for Q2FY15)


H1FY16 Highlights:

- Total Revenue Rs. 2,416 cr (Rs. 1,730 cr for H1FY15), up 40%

- Profit After Tax Rs. 187 cr (Rs. 157 cr for H1FY15), up 19%

- Profit After Tax ex-ins Rs. 231 cr (Rs. 180 cr for H1FY15), up 29%


Edelweiss has evolved into a large financial services firm through its strategy of synergistic diversification. The business model is de-risked by adding various businesses, asset classes, client segments, demographics, markets and geographies in adjacent spaces. This strategy has helped in building a bank like diversified financial services company within the non banking financial services sector. With the completion of the diversification phase in FY12, Edelweiss has built an organisation with a strong foundation and is well positioned to leverage the potential. As a result, our profits have recorded 16th quarter of consistent growth since the completion of our investment phase.


We are happy to note that Edelweiss Financial Services has been identified amongst the ‘100 Most Valuable Brands of India’ in 2015 through a recent research study carried out by World Consulting & Research Corporation (WCRC).


Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rashesh Shah, Chairman and CEO, Edelweiss Financial Services Limited said: “Global conditions during the quarter were volatile on the fears of a slow-down in China. However, the surprise 50 bps rate cut by RBI, which has seen a better transmission by banks, hopefully will spur the credit and investment growth in India soon. We thus see growth returning gradually in the next two or three quarters.


Our net profit for Q2FY16 is higher by 21% YoY and return on tangible equity ex-insurance is at 17.4% compared to 15.1% for Q2FY15. Our long-term strategy of diversifying across businesses, asset classes and client segments continues to build stability and growth in our performance despite volatile environment. We continue to focus on improving capital and operating efficiency, strengthening balance sheet, risk and compliance, scaling up retail businesses, building a customer-centric culture, upgrading technology and nurturing leadership for future growth.


During the quarter, we sponsored the ace Indian Badminton player and currently World number one Saina Nehwal and appointed her as Edelweiss Brand Ambassador. She is known for her commitment to the game – the unwavering focus, sheer hard work and mental discipline, qualities that we as an organisation strongly identify with when we speak of adding and delivering value to all our customers’ needs. Like her, we need to continually remain energised, disciplined, tenacious and committed to our game.”


Q2FY16 Financial Highlights:

- Fund based income is Rs. 1,018 cr for Q2FY16 (Rs. 732 cr in Q2FY15), up 39%

- Fee and Commission income is Rs. 148 cr for Q2FY16 (Rs. 127 cr in Q2FY15), up 16%

- Gross Premium income from Life Insurance business is Rs. 60 cr for Q2FY16 compared to Rs. 42 cr in Q2FY15, up 41%.


The diversified revenue mix has helped us achieve improvement in our performance on a sustained basis despite volatile environment.


Balance Sheet, ALM and Liquidity Management:

Our Balance Sheet Management Unit (BMU) actively manages the Balance Sheet, Asset Liability position and liquidity in a way similar to that of the treasury of a commercial bank. Its focus continues to be on strengthening the balance sheet by reducing dependence on short-term market borrowings, diversifying sources of borrowings, maintaining a matched ALM profile and maintaining adequate liquidity. The consolidated Capital Adequacy Ratio for Edelweiss group is 18.3% as on 30 September 2015


Business Highlights:

Operations of Edelweiss are organised around Credit business including Retail and Agri Finance, Agency business including Financial Markets, Asset Management and Agri & Commodity services, and Life Insurance. Brief highlights of business performance are as under


Credit Business:

Credit business of Edelweiss offers five broad products – Mortgages including housing finance, loan against property and real estate finance, Structured Collateralised Credit to corporates, Distressed Assets Credit, SME and Agri Finance, and Loan against Securities and Rural Finance. Total credit book of the group stands at Rs. 17,321 cr at the end of Q2FY16 compared to Rs. 10,595 cr at the end of Q2FY15, a growth of 63%.


Among the above products, housing mortgages including small-ticket housing loans, rural finance, loans against property and SME finance are offered under the umbrella of Retail Finance. As at the end of Q2FY16, book size of Retail Finance was Rs. 3,535 cr (Rs. 2,487 cr at the end of Q2FY15), up 42%. Its client base was over 78,000 (34,500 at the end of Q2FY15) in 44 cities and over 1,800 villages.


The asset quality of the overall credit book continued to remain under control with Gross NPLs at 1.45% and Net NPLs at 0.44%. Provision Cover including provision on Standard Assets stands at 93%.


Agency Businesses:

Agency businesses include Financial Markets, Asset Management and Agri and Commodity services businesses.


Financial Markets:

- Institutional Broking business continued to be among the market leaders and perform in line with the industry. Research covers 210 stocks across 24 sectors representing over 75% of market capitalization.

- Retail Financial Market business continued to scale up its market share with the total retail client base over 4,64,000. The AuAs of the Global Wealth Management business were over Rs. 19,500 cr at the end of Q2FY16 compared to Rs. 12,700 cr at the end of Q2FY15 including the broking and advisory assets.

- Our retail broking arm Edelweiss Broking Limited has recently been adjudged as the “Best Equity Broking House” (mid-size) at the BSE – Dun & Bradstreet Equity Broking Awards 2015.

- Edelweiss Structured Products won the SRP Award for being the Best Private Banking Solution at the AsiaPacific Structured Products and Derivatives Awards 2015.

- Edelweiss continued to be a major distributor in public issues of equities and debt. We were ranked 1st in IPO distribution during H1FY16 in HNI and Retail categories with around 39% market share of the amount procured (source: Prime Database).

- Fixed Income Advisory business continued to be ranked 1st in public issues of Tax Free Bonds by amount mobilised during Q2FY16 with a market share of around 75% (source: Prime Database).


Asset Management:

- Global Asset Management business comprises of four verticals – Illiquid Alternatives, Multi-Strategy Funds, Retail Asset Management and Asset Reconstruction with a total AuMs/AuAs of over Rs. 26,700 cr at the end of Q2FY16 compared to Rs. 21,100 cr at the end of Q2FY15, up 26%, including the ARC portfolio.

- Edelweiss ARC continues to be the leading ARC in the country. We are excited about the ARC opportunity as it helps in releasing productive assets for the nation’s economy and reduces burden on commercial banks.

- Forefront Alternative Equity Scheme (a Category III Alternative Investment fund) is one of the best performing and largest fund in its category with 46% annualised returns since inception.


Global Commodities and Agri Services & Credit:

Edelweiss’ approach to Agri and Commodity business is comprehensive including diversifying across commodity buckets while also intensifying its presence throughout the value chain covering procurement, warehousing, collateral management, financing and distribution. We had over 190 warehouses under management with capacity of over 7 lacs MT as on 30 September 2015. We see this business as a large, scalable and untapped opportunity in India


Life Insurance:

ETLI is one of the fastest growing life insurance companies in India. Winner of Rising Star Insurer Award in 2013, it continues to scale up its business with the objective of enhancing quality of business and focus on customer.


It continues to expand its distribution footprint across agency and alternate channels with presence across 59 branches in 49 major cities and the agency channel force of over 12,400 Personal Financial Advisors.


Edelweiss Tokio funds have been rated top performers by Morningstar. All individual ULIP funds have been rated 5 Star as on September 30, 2015. Its focus on consistent top performance positions it well to leverage the renewed customer interest in ULIP offerings


Other Updates:

- The client base of Edelweiss group across its diversified businesses is over 6,30,000 at the end of Q2FY16. In addition, our Depository Participants maintain over 2,93,000 Demat accounts.

- EdelGive Foundation with the mission to empower social entrepreneurs and organisations towards achieving sustainable social change, has so far financially supported around 65 organisations impacting over 2,60,000 lives with a financial commitment of around ₹34 cr.

- The Economic Times has selected Edelweiss among India’s Promising Brands 2015.


About Edelweiss Financial Services:

The Edelweiss Group is one of India's leading diversified financial services conglomerates providing a broad range of financial products and services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, institutions and individuals. Edelweiss's products and services span multiple asset classes and consumer segments across domestic and global geographies. Its businesses are broadly divided into Credit Business (Mortgages including Housing Finance, Structured Collateralised Credit, Distressed Assets Credit, SME and Agri Finance, Rural Finance and other loans), Agency Business (Financial Markets, Asset Management and Agri and Commodity Services) and Life Insurance. The Balance Sheet Management Unit operations manage the liquidity and Balance Sheet. Edelweiss has an asset base of Rs. 29,000 crore with revenue of Rs. 2,416 crore and net profit of Rs. 187 crore for H1FY16. Its consistent performance is evidenced by a PAT CAGR of 37% over the last three years and 30% over the last ten years till FY15.


The group’s research driven approach and proven history of innovation has enabled it to foster strong relationships across all client segments. The group has sizeable presence in large retail segment through its businesses such as Life Insurance, Housing Finance, Mutual Fund and Retail Financial Markets. It serves its 6,30,000 strong client base through 5,937 employees based out of 248 offices (including eight international offices) in 128 cities. Together with over 4,700 strong network of Sub-Brokers and Authorized Persons, Edelweiss group has presence across all major cities in India.


Edelweiss Financial Services trades under the symbols NSE: EDELWEISS, BSE: 532922, Bloomberg: EDEL.IN, Reuters: EDEL.BO. Edelweiss stock is covered by sell side research analysts of Networth Stockbroking, First Call and Maybank Kim Eng Securities.


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This document may contain certain forward - looking statements based on current expectations of the management of Edelweiss Financial Services Limited or any of its subsidiaries and associate companies (“Edelweiss”). The results in future may vary significantly from the forwardlooking statements contained in this document due to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, inter alia, the effect of economic and political conditions in India and outside India, volatility in interest rates and in the securities market, new regulations and Government policies that may impact the businesses of Edelweiss as well as its ability to implement the strategy. Edelweiss does not undertake any obligation to update these statements. The presentation relating to financial performance of various businesses of Edelweiss herein is based on Management estimates. This document is for information purposes only and any action taken by any person on the basis of the information contained herein is that person’s responsibility alone and Edelweiss or its directors or employees will not be liable in any manner for the consequences of such actions. The company regularly posts all important information at its website


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