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First Capital Research June 2019 quarter earnings down by 10.4%

Daily Mirror | 10 Sept 2019 

First Capital Research’s June 2019 quarter recurring earnings dropped by 10.4%YoY for 271 companies. On a recurring basis June 2019 quarter earnings plunged by 10.4%YoY as subdued performance in banking (-20%YoY), consumer services (-92%YoY) and telecommunications (-27%YoY) sectors negated the positive performance of food, beverage and tobacco (+121%YoY) and diversified financials (+35%YoY) sectors.

However, total earnings for the quarter registered a growth of +18%, as earnings was augmented by one off gain witnessed in Browns Investments (BIL) and LOLC mounting the food, beverage and tobacco and diversified financial sector earnings.

The one off gain made in food, beverage and tobacco, diversified financials and insurance sectors outweighed the overall subdued performance witnessed in the economy. Food, beverage and tobacco sector earnings registered a noteworthy growth of +121%YoY to Rs 21.9 bn primarily owing to BIL. Bargain purchase owing to negative goodwill led to Rs 13.5 bn gain in BIL bolstering earnings to Rs 13 bn (+2283%YoY) as opposed to Rs 596. mn loss in comparative previous year. Diversified Financial sector earnings registered a +35%YoY growth to Rs 12.8 bn supported by LOLC. LOLC recorded a gain of Rs 5.2 bn resultant from acquisition and divestment of group’s investments pushing the earnings to register a +190%YoY growth to Rs 7.5 bn as opposed to Rs 2.6 bn in comparative same period.

 First Capital is an investment bank offering services as Stock Brokers in Sri Lanka. The Company acts as a conduit between retail and institutional clients and the secondary market of the Colombo Stock Exchange. First Capital’s best-in-class research team provide a series of actionable trade recommendations, daily and periodic market commentaries and publications for Stock Brokers in Sri Lanka

First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research deliver heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic reports including economic reviews and proprietary research, encompassing fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis. With fundamental research coverage of 62 listed securities (reflecting approximately 65% market capitalization) across 15 sectors in Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka.