Purple Real Estate Income PLC Releases Its Unaudited Results For The Nine Months Ended 30 September 2022

Purple Real Estate Income Plc (‘Purple Group’ or ‘Purple’ or’PREIP’ or ‘The Group’) has announced its unaudited results for the nine months ended 30 September 2022.

Consolidated Statement of Profit or Loss

• Gross earnings of ₦5.9 billion, up 207.8% year-on-year (9M 2021: ₦1.9 billion)
• Net revenue of ₦2.5 billion, up by 95.9% year-on-year (9M 2021: ₦1.3 billion)
• Total other income of ₦63.0 million (9M 2021: ₦134.9 million)
• Total operating income grew by 81.4% to ₦2.5 billion year on year (9M 2021: ₦1.4 billion)
• Adjusted operating expenses1 grew by 48.3% to ₦1.0 billion year-on-year (9M 2021: ₦676.2
• EBITDA of ₦2.0 billion, up by 175.0% year-on-year (9M 2021: 738.9 million)
• Operating profit (or EBIT) of ₦1.9 billion, up 181.09% year-on-year (9M 2021: ₦709.1 million)
• Profit before tax of ₦1.5 billion, up by 650.1% year-on-year (9M 2021: ₦198.2 million)
• Profit after tax of ₦1.3 billion up 552.7% year-on-year (9M 2021: ₦198.1 million)
Consolidated Statement of Financial Position
• Total assets increased by 18.3% to ₦31.3 billion year-to-date (FY 2021: ₦26.4 billion)
• Total liabilities of ₦21.2 billion, up 21.8% year-to-date (FY 2021: ₦17.4 billion)
• Shareholders’ funds of ₦10.0 billion (FY 2021: ₦9.0 billion)
Key Ratios
• Net revenue margin of 41.3% (9M 2021: 64.9%)
• Cost-to-income of 39.9% (9M 2021: 48.8%)
• EBITDA margin of 37.6% (9M 2021: 41.2%)
• Operating profit margin of 36.9% (9M 2021: 39.5%)
• Profit before tax margin of 27.6% (9M 2021: 11.0%)
• Leverage ratio of 2.0x (FY 2021: 2

Commenting on the performance, the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Laide Agboola, stated:
“The strong performance in the second quarter of 2022 has been reinforced by our third quarter’s performance, and we have maintained very good momentum in practically all of our key measures as a result. Operationally, we expanded our clientele base and progressed on our core and peripheral business lines.

As a Company with multiple revenue streams spanning principal investment, financial services, private equity, real estate and lifestyle development – which blends retail, family fun, e-commerce, entertainment, food and drinks, co-working, and accommodation. We are committed to investing heavily in the growth and improvement of our platform, leveraging technology and partnerships, and continuously enhancing the quality of service we provide to our clients to drive long-term sustainability.

Financial Review

Gross earnings of ₦5.9 billion, up by 207.8% (9M 2021: ₦1.9 billion). A key driver of gross earnings growth was income earned from trading properties under development (73.4% of gross earnings) which grew year-on-year by 391.1% to ₦4.4 billion (9M 2021: ₦886.4 million; 16.9% of gross earnings).
Other drivers of gross earnings include:
● Rental income (7.1% of gross earnings) of ₦422.8 million (9M 2021: N470.6 million), lower by 10.2% as a result of concessions given to tenants to help alleviate the adverse economic conditions in the country.
● Revenue from services to tenants (4.1% of gross earnings) declined by 10.6% to ₦246.0 million from ₦275.1 million in 9M 2021 driven by the rise in diesel and electricity rates in 2022.
• Total other income (1.1% of gross earnings) fell by 53.3% to ₦63.0 million from ₦135.0 million recorded in 9M 2021 driven by a reduction in income from development management and outsourced /shared services year-on-year
• Fair value gain of N480.1 million (8.1% of gross earnings)
Net revenue grew by 95.9% to ₦2.4 billion in 9M 2022 (9M 2021: ₦1.2 billion), primarily on account of higher revenue recorded on trading properties under development. Additionally, throughout the period, the cost of sales rose significantly with rising material costs as a result of disruptions in the global supply chain and unfavourable exchange rate movement. Specifically, the cost of sales from trading properties under development rose by 442.4% to ₦2.9 billion (9M 2021: ₦542.3 million) Overall, this resulted in a net revenue margin of 41.3% in 9M 2022 (9M 2021: 64.9%). Adjusted operating expenses1 of ₦1.0 billion (16.9% of gross earnings) grew by 48.3% (9M 2021: ₦676.2 million) resulting from increased operational activities and personnel expenses. Personnel expenses rose 120.0% to ₦424.2 million (9M 2021: ₦193.1 million). Overall, the Group recorded an improvement in its cost-to-income to 39.9%, down by 889.6 basis points (9M 2021: 48.8%), benefitting from faster growth in net operating income relative to the increase in adjusted operating expenses year-on-year.

EBITDA increased by 175.0% to ₦2.0 billion from ₦738.9 million reported in 9M 2021. Depreciation for property and equipment increased by 33.8% to ₦40.0 million (9M 2021: ₦29.9 million). The Group’s EBITDA margin declined to 26.2% year-on-year from 38.3%, reflective of the significant increase in the cost of sales due to the growth in business activity and generally high prices.

Operating profits increased by 180.6% to ₦1.98 billion from ₦709.1 million in the year-ago period. The operating profit margin of 36.9% relative to 39.5% in 9M 2021 is reflective of the trickle-down impact of better margins from sales recognised from development assets Finance costs dropped marginally by 1.6% to ₦502.9 million (9M 2021: ₦510.9 million), driven largely by interest expense on facilities with an interest coverage ratio of 4.0x (9M 2021: 1.4x) Profit before tax rose by 650.1% to ₦1.5 billion (9M 2021: ₦198.2 million) driven largely by higher revenue from increased activities, resulting in a Profit before tax margin of 17.0% (9M: 2021: 10.3%).

The Group recorded an effective tax rate of 13.0% (9M 2021: 0.0%) due to higher operating profit. Profit after tax of ₦1.3 billion, up by 310.4% from ₦198.1 million reported in 9M 2021. The growth was due to an increase in gross earnings which resulted from higher activity levels and revenue from sales. Year-to-date, total assets grew by 18.3% to ₦31.3 billion (FY 2021: ₦26.4 billion). The growth in noncurrent assets to ₦25.6 billion (FY 2021 ₦17.3 billion) was driven by a 47.9% growth in investment property to ₦25.2 billion (FY 2021: ₦17.0 billion). Current assets declined by 38.5% to ₦5.6 billion (FY2021: ₦9.1 billion) driven largely by a reduction in trading properties under development and cash and cash equivalent balance which fell by 83.0% and 81.2% to ₦1.2 million (FY 2021: ₦6.8 million) and ₦370.0 million (FY 2021: ₦2.0 billion) respectively.

Shareholders’ funds increased to ₦10.0 billion from ₦9.0 billion due to a 59.3% increase in share capital to ₦2.1 billion (FY 2021: ₦1.3 billion) while share premium increased by 116.6% to ₦1.4 billion(FY 2021: ₦625.6 million). Total liabilities grew by 21.8% to ₦21.2 billion from ₦17.4 billion in FY 2021, driven by an 84.5% increase in total borrowings to ₦19.6 billion (FY 2021: ₦15.6 billion) and 64.3% growth in current tax liabilities to ₦586.0 million from ₦356.7 million in FY 2021. A significant portion of Purple’s debt is comprised of long-term borrowings, which increased by 84.5% to ₦15.3 billion from FY 2021’s reported total of ₦8.3 billion. This is indicative of the type of financing most suited to Purple’s real estate business, while short-term borrowings, which made up 29.1% of the total borrowings, fell by 41.2% year-to-date to ₦4.3 billion (FY 2021: ₦7.3 billion). This resulted in a year-to-date leverage ratio of 2.0x (FY 2021: 2.1x).

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