Westlife Foodworld reports strong performance in Q1FY24; Cash PAT up 22% YoY

Telugu super news,National ,July 27, 2023:  Westlife Foodworld Limited (WFL), formerly known as Westlife Development (BSE: 505533) and the owner-operator of McDonald’s restaurants across West and South India, announces its financial results for the quarter concluding on June 30, 2023.

In the quarter under review, Westlife reported a sales growth of Rs. 6.14bn, marking a 14% YoY increase driven primarily by a 7% YoY Same Store Sales Growth (SSSG). The company reported a Cash PAT of Rs. 670mn, a 22% increase year on year. Backed by a robust increase in guest count, the on-premise business saw an 18% YoY growth, while the off-premise business expanded by 9% YoY on a high base. Overall Digital sales saw significant growth accounting for 64% of total sales on the back of Self-Ordering-Kiosks at restaurants and McDonald’s Apps, thereby bringing a seamless digital experience come alive for our customers.

Westlife’s Restaurant Operating Margin stood at Rs. 1,412mn, with a YoY growth of 21%. The ROM (%) for the quarter was 23% compared to 21.6% in Q1 FY23. Despite inflationary pressures, the company’s Operating EBIDTA was Rs. 1,053mn, a growth of 14% YoY. The average sales per store (TTM) rose to Rs. 66.9mn, up from Rs. 57.4mn in Q1 FY23.

The Westlife board approved an interim dividend of Rs 3.45 per share which is around 173% of its face value, amounting to about Rs. 538 mn.

Amit Jatia, Chairperson of Westlife Foodworld Limited, said, “We are pleased with our first-quarter performance, which reflects the resilience of our business model and the strength of the McDonald’s brand in West & South India. Despite the challenging market conditions, we have been able to drive growth by focusing on core menu innovation, digital transformation, and enhancing customer convenience.  Our commitment to serving good quality food and constantly improving the customer experience continues to be the cornerstone of our success. The first-quarter results reinforce our commitment to further strengthen our position as a leader in the QSR industry.”

As of June 2023, Westlife operates 361 restaurants across 58 cities, with four new stores opened in Q1. The company plans to add 40-45 new stores in FY24 and aims to reach between 580-630 stores by 2027.

This quarter, Westlife launched the new Piri-Piri McSpicy range, bolstering its supremacy in the burger segment and expanding its McSpicy platform. Further, the company roped in the megastar Jr. NTR to introduce McSpicy Chicken Sharers on the McDonald’s menu in the South Market. The brand also rolled out its Jain-Friendly menu, an offering devoid of onions, garlic, and roots as a part of its Eatqual initiative.

Westlife has strategically focused its efforts on store modernization, enhancing digital capabilities, and menu innovation, particularly in the burger meals, chicken, and McCafe categories, to meet the diverse tastes of its consumers.

 Particulars (INR Mn, Post INDAS 116)Q1FY24%Q1FY23%Q4FY23%
 Sales  6,145.4100.0%  5,379.3100.0% 5,563.7100.0%
 YoY Sales Growth %14.2% 107.6% 22.3% 
       
 Food & paper   1,808.529.4%    1,709.531.8%   1,561.928.1%
 Gross Profit  4,337.070.6%  3,669.868.2%  4,001.871.9%
       
 Payroll & Benefits       551.39.0%      425.87.9%     554.010.0%
 Royalty       317.55.2%      245.94.6%     250.34.5%
 Other Operating Expenses  2,056.233.5%    1,834.134.1%   1,833.032.9%
 Restaurant Operating Margin (ROM)   1,412.023.0%   1,164.021.6%  1,364.524.5%
       
 General & Admin Expense      358.95.8%      243.34.5%     445.58.0%
 Op. EBITDA  1,053.017.1%      920.717.1%      919.116.5%
 YoY EBITDA Growth %14.4% 1706% 26.2% 
       
 Depreciation      428.57.0%       357.96.7%       411.27.4%
 Other (Income) / Expense, net       (52.0)-0.8%          (0.2)0.0%      (49.2)-0.9%
 Financial Expense (Net)      260.24.2%       215.04.0%     253.34.6%
 Extraordinary Expenses*         10.60.2%         30.30.6%        26.50.5%
 PBT     405.86.6%       317.65.9%     277.35.0%
 Tax        117.51.9%          81.81.5%        76.31.4%
 PAT     288.34.7%      235.84.4%     201.03.6%
       
 PAT (pre-IND AS 116)     368.36.0%      316.05.9%     250.94.5%
 Cash Profit After Tax     669.610.9%      551.210.2%     567.4

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