IGI Securities Limited – Flash Note (August 26, 2022)
Karachi, August 26, 2022 (PPI-OT): Oil and Gas Marketing Companies – Pakistan State Oil Company Limited
Earnings: Pakistan State Oil Company Limited (PSO) announced it 4QFY22 result. The Company reported 4QFY22 earnings of PKR 21.45bn (EPS PKR 45.7), up by massive +97%y/y compared to PKR 10.90bn (EPS PKR 23.2) in the similar period last year. This brings total profitability for FY22 to PKR 86.22bn (EPS PKR 183.7), up by +3.0xy/y, compared to PKR 29.14bn (EPS PKR 62.1) in the corresponding period last year.
Dividends/Payouts: PSO announced final cash dividend of PKR 10/share during 4QFY22 bringing total cash payout for FY22 to PKR 10/share compared to PKR 15.0/share in FY21.
Operating performance: During the period under review, PSO reported +2.6xy/y increase in revenue during 4QFY22 on the back of rise in domestic prices for MS, HSD and FO and higher volumes. Gross Margins increased to 7.6% during 4QFY22 likely on the back of hefty inventory gains compared to 4.8% in the similar period last year (3QFY22: 7.7%). However, earnings growth was limited due to higher taxation, lower other income and provision of impairment on financial assets. PSO booked provision of impairment on financial asset of PKR 5.47bn during 4QFY22 compared to reversal of PKR 0.23bn in the corresponding period last year. Other income declined by 82%y/y to PKR 2.49bn during 4QFY22 compared to PKR 13.67bn in the similar period last year likely owing to receipt of payments from IPPs under MoU during 4QFY21. Effective tax stood at 60.6% during 4QFY22 (3QFY22: 29.5%) compared to 35.5% in the same period last year bringing total effective tax rate for FY22 to 41.7% compared to 33.9% last year.