Toyota ends year with PKR 15.8bn profit 

The company saw sales revenue rise 35pc to 275.5bn despite 3pc dip in sales during previous quarter

LAHORE: The Toyota Indus Motor Company (IMC) released its financial statements for the year ended  June 30, 2022, on Monday, showing that the company ended the year with a PKR 15.8 billion in profit, a 3.3% increase from the previous quarter of January-March 2022. 

The most notable quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) gain for IMC was its 35% increase in sales revenue. Its fourth quarter revenue from April-June 2022 clocked in at PKR 275.5 billion in comparison to its third quarter revenue, from January-March, of PKR 203 billion. This increase in sales revenue is despite a 3% decrease in overall sales. 

IMC’s fourth quarter sales stood at 17,966 in comparison to its third quarter sales of 18,495 based on figures released by the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA). The increase in revenue, despite an increase in overall sales, might be attributable to IMC seeing a 31% increase in QoQ sales of its Fortuner and Hilux lineup. 

The company’s gross profit margin (GPM), however, fell from 8.6% to 6.7% QoQ. This may be attributable to its increased forex exposure. The PKR depreciated 10.96% over the fourth quarter from April to June 2022 whereas the prices of IMC increased on average by 6.44% over the same period. 

IMC’s other income also rose by 67% from PKR 7.7 billion to PKR 12.9 billion. This increase may be a result of IMC benefitting from the progressive interest rate hikes as some of their investments are in short-term deposits. Finally, IMC’s financials indicate the ramifications of the imposition of the Super Tax with its effective tax rate coming in at 38% in the second quarter  in comparison to the first quarter’s 28%. 

IMC’s outlook going forward, however, does not seem as bright as the outgoing quarter. This is on account of the State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) increased oversight of completely-knocked-down (CKD) kits, its periodic non-productive days over the summer, and finally its sales figures for July

It may be noted that the company may benefit from higher duties that the government has levied on imported vehicles as consumer spending may be redirected away from imported vehicles towards some of IMC’s offerings. 


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Daniyal Ahmad
The author is a member of the staff, and covers the automobile sector as a sector analyst. He can be reached at [email protected]


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