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Consolidated AUM grows to ₹ 722.5 crore; up 57% Y-o-Y

AHMEDABAD, India, Sept. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidated AUM grows to ₹ 722.5 crore; up 57% Y-o-Y

Arman Financial Services Ltd (Arman), a Gujarat based non-banking financial company (NBFC), with interests in microfinance, two wheelers and micro-enterprise (MSME) loans, announced its financial results for the first quarter ended 30th June 2019.

Particulars (In ₹ Crores)

Q1 FY20

Q1 FY19

YoY%

FY19 *

Assets Under Management (AUM)

722.5

460.3

57%

684.7

Total Disbursement

191.5

154.8

24%

789.8

Gross Total Income

48.2

28.5

69%

141.1

Profit After Tax

12.1

5.1

138%

21.3

GNPA %

1.1%

1.6%

-51 bps

1.0%

NNPA %

0.6%

1.1%

-41 bps

0.9%

RoE %**

34.6%

18.3%

1,635 bps

25.9%

Note: *FY19 figures are as per I-GAAP while quarterly figures are as per IndAS Accounting standards

** RoE figures are annualized on a fully diluted equity base

Consolidated Financial Highlights - Q1 FY2019-20 (April - June 2019) v/s. Q1 FY2018-19 (April - June 2018)

  • Asset under management as on 30 June 2019 stood at ₹ 722.5 crore (+57% YoY)
  • Total Disbursements as on 30 June 2019 stood at ₹ 191.8 crore (+24% YoY)
  • Gross Total Income increased by 69% to ₹ 48.2 crore from ₹ 28.5 crore
  • Net Total Income increased by 75% to ₹ 29.9 crore from ₹ 17.1 crore
  • Cost-to-Income Ratio improved to 35.5% for Q1 FY20 as against 43.5%
  • Profit after tax increased by 138% to ₹ 12.1 crore from ₹ 5.1 crore
  • Consolidated Debt-Equity Ratio (on a fully diluted basis) as of 30 June 2019 stood at 4.58

Operational Highlights - Q1 FY2019-20 (April - June 2019) v/s. Q1 FY2018-19 (April - June 2018)

  • The total operational branches as on 30 June 2019 are 209, of which 178 are in Microfinance segment, 26 in MSME and the rest are in 2-Wheeler.
  • Robust asset quality - Consolidated Gross NPA of 1.1% and Net NPA of 0.6%

Commenting on the Company's performance for Q1FY2019-20, Mr. Jayendra Patel, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Arman Financial Services said, "Despite the ongoing liquidity tightening and other macroeconomic headwinds, Arman delivered a strong all-round performance in the first quarter, driven by robust growth in our loan book combined with improvement in NIM, cost-to-income ratio and asset quality. This was the first quarter of Indian Accounting Standard (IndAS) implementation, which resulted in several notional changes in the Financials compared to the previous iGAAP Standards. Growth in our loan assets was characterised by a healthy jump across all 3 of our lending segments. Further, we enhanced our geographic presence by launching 41 new branches during the quarter as a part of our FY20 expansion strategy.

Positive ALM, superior asset quality and a strong performance track record have helped us keep our finance costs in check and maintain adequate liquidity, despite the tough liquidity conditions faced by the NBFC sector in general. Disciplined lending backed by a rigorous credit appraisal and collection model have enabled us to keep our credit costs under control. Our consolidated Debt-Equity Ratio stood at 4.58:1, which provides us sufficient capital to drive growth in the current year. Moving forward, our endeavour is to continue our growth momentum, while exercising prudence in lending and maintaining adequate liquidity. We will closely monitor rural macroeconomic indicators and make all necessary adjustments to protect asset quality."

Segmental Performance Update - Q1 FY2019-20 (April - June 2019) v/s. Q1 FY2018-19 (April - June 2018)

Microfinance - Financial Highlights

Particulars (In ₹ Crores)

Q1 FY20

Q1 FY19

YoY%

Assets Under Management

513.7

316.3

62%

Total Disbursement

139.5

116.1

20%

Gross Total Income

32.4

19.9

63%

Profit After Tax

7.2

3.4

110%

GNPA %

0.7%

1.1%

-44 bps

NNPA % ***

0.7%

1.1%

-44 bps

*** Provisioning for NBFC-MFIs are on Standard Assets. The NNPA% does not consider provisioning on Standard Assets.

  • Microfinance contributed 71% of total AUM in Q1 FY20
  • Q1 FY20 MFI AUM stood at ₹ 513.7 crore (+62% YoY)
  • Q1 FY20 Net Profit increased by 110% YoY to ₹ 7.2 Cr, mostly as a result of a proportionately lower increase in operational expenses, finance costs; and higher margins on securitized assets
  • Net NPA improved to 0.7% as on 30 June 2019

Two-wheeler & MSME - Financial Highlights

Particulars (In ₹ Crores)

Q1 FY20

Q1 FY19

YoY%

Assets Under Management

208.8

144.1

45%

Total Disbursement

51.9

38.7

34%

Gross Total Income

16.2

9.5

70%

Profit After Tax

5.2

2.0

161%

GNPA %

2.0%

2.6%

-57 bps

NNPA %

0.5%

0.9%

-37 bps

  • 2W & MSME contributed 29% of total AUM in Q1 FY20
  • Q1 FY20 AUM stood at ₹ 208.8 crore (+45% YoY)
    • MSME AUM stood at ₹ 110 crores
    • 2W AUM stood at ₹ 98.8 crores
  • Q1 FY20 Net Profit increased by 161% YoY to ₹ 5.2 Cr driven by higher NIM in the MSME book
  • Net NPA improved to 0.5% as on 30 June 2019 as a result of lower GNPA and higher provisioning.

About Arman Financial Services Limited

Arman Financial Services Ltd (BSE: 531179) is a category 'A' Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC) active in the 2-Wheeler, MSME, and Microfinance Lending business. The Microfinance division is operated through its wholly owned subsidiary, Namra Finance Ltd, a NBFC-MFI. The group operates mostly in unorganized and underserviced segment of the economy and mostly serve niche rural markets in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, and Rajasthan through its network of 209 branches and 55 dealer touchpoints.

Arman's big differentiator from a Bank and other NBFCs is the last mile credit delivery system. They serve areas and clients where it is simply not possible for banks to provide financial services under the current market scenario. For more information, please visit our web site www.armanindia.com.

Disclaimer: Certain statements in this document that are not historical facts are forward looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties like government actions, local, political or economic developments, technological risks, and many other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the relevant forward-looking statements. Arman Financial Services Ltd will not be in any way be responsible for any action taken based on such statements and undertakes no obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

For more information, contact
Vivek Modi
CFO
Arman Financial Services Ltd
Tel: +91-79-40507000
vivek@armanindia.com

Mandar Kapse
Investor Relations
Dickenson World
+91-98675-50004
armanfinancial@dickensonworld.com

Mehul Mehta
Director
Dickenson Intellinetics Private Limited
+91-9820280325
mehul.mehta@dickensonworld.com

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