Purple Real Estate Releases Audited Earnings For 2022 Half Year


Purple Real Estate Income Plc (Purple Group) has announced its audited results for the half year ended 30 June 2022.

 Consolidated Statement of Profit or Loss

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  • Gross earnings of 7 billion, up 157.5% year-on-year (H1 2021: 1.8 billion)
  • Net revenue of 6 million, up by 57.1% year-on-year (H1 2021: 626.8 million)
  • Total other income rose by 14.0% to 8 million year-on-year (H1 2021: 684.1 million)
  • Net operating income grew by 34.6% to 8 billion year on year (H1 2021: 1.3 billion)
  • Adjusted operating expenses grew by 46.9% to 8 million year-on-year (H1 2021: 319.7 million)
  • EBITDA of 3 billion, up by 30.5% year-on-year (H1 2021: 1.0 billion)
  • Operating profit (or EBIT) of 3 billion, up 30.6% year-on-year (H1 2021: 991.2 million)
  • Profit before tax of 1 million, up by 47.6% year-on-year (H1 2021: 635.4 million)
  • Profit after tax of 7 million, up 39.3% year-on-year (H1 2021: 543.5 million)

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

  • Total assets increased by 16.6% to 8 billion year-to-date (FY 2021: 26.4 billion)
  • Total liabilities of 0 billion, up 20.4% year-to-date (FY 2021: 17.4 billion)
  • Shareholders’ funds of 8 billion (FY 2021: 9.0 billion)
  • The total amount of the Interim dividend declared/proposed is 5 million of 6 kobo per share held as of 31 March 2022 for the period ended 30 June 2022 (2021: 142.3 million).

Key Ratios

  • Net revenue margin of 20.9% (H1 2021: 34.3%)
  • Cost to income of 26.6% (H1 2021: 24.4%)
  • EBITDA margin of 28.0% (H1 2021: 55.3%)
  • Operating profit margin of 27.5% (H1 2021: 54.2%)
  • Profit before tax margin of 19.9% (H1 2021: 34.7%)
  • Leverage ratio of 2.0x (FY 2021: 1.7x)

Commenting on the performance, the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Laide Agboola, stated:

“Building on the momentum we achieved in 2021, we made significant progress during the first half of 2022 and reached several milestones as we expanded our client reach and developed more properties. This was accomplished despite a background of considerable geopolitical instability made worse by the conflict in Ukraine. This war has had a big influence on consumer spending, supply chains, overall inflation, exchange rate and energy prices.

We remain committed to providing solutions that cater for the needs of our environment and young and vibrant population. The aim is to diversify our revenue streams through our real estate and lifestyle development businesses. Our focus is on strengthening growth through technology and partnerships, as well as improving our capital base. We look forward to progressing further during the year.”

Gross earnings of 4.7 billion, up by 157.5% (H1 2021: 1.8 billion). A key driver of gross earnings growth was income earned from trading properties under development (70.5% of gross earnings) which grew year-on-year by 391.0% to 3.3 billion (H1 2021: 676.1 million).

Other drivers of gross earnings include:

  • Rental income (5.8% of gross earnings) of 8 million (H1 2021: 288.9 million), down marginally by 5.2% as a result of concessions given to tenants to help alleviate the adverse economic conditions in the country.
  • Revenue from services to tenants (7.2% of gross earnings) grew significantly by 87.2% to 1 million from 180.1 million in H1 2021 driven by the rise in diesel and electricity rates in 2022.
  • Total other income (16.6% of gross earnings) grew by 14.0% to 8 from 684.1 million recorded in H1 2021 on higher impairment write-backs of 273.8 million (H1 2021: 147.2 million)

Net revenue grew by 57.1% to 984.6 million in H1 2022 (H1 2021: 626.8 million), primarily on account of higher revenue recorded on trading properties under development. The cost of sales also increased significantly over the period specifically, the cost of sales from trading properties under development rose by 638.6% to 2.7 billion (H1 2021: 372.9 million) because of the recognition of the direct cost associated with the sales of trading property in addition to the rise in the cost of materials and exchange rate. Overall, this resulted in a net revenue margin of 20.9% in H1 2022 relative to the 34.3% recorded in H1 2021.

Adjusted operating expenses of 469.8 million (10.0% of gross earnings), up by 46.9% (H1 2021: 319.7 million). Growth in other operating expenses was largely dominated by professional expenses which grew by 53.7% to 125.8 million (H1 2021: 81.8 million). Personnel expenses of 257.0 million were up 65.5% from 155.3 million due to business operation expansion. Overall, the Group recorded a cost-to-income of 26.6% (H1 2021: 24.4%), due to higher growth in adjusted operating expenses relative to the increase in net operating income (+34.6% to 1.8 billion from 1.3 billion).

EBITDA increased by 30.5% to 1.3 billion from 1.0 billion reported in H1 2021. Depreciation for property and equipment increased by 26.9% to 26.2 million (H1 2021: 20.6 million). The Group’s EBITDA margin declined to 28.0% year-on-year from 55.3%, reflective of the significant increase in marketing expenses and professional fees along with the exchange rate factors affecting the cost of materials.

Operating profits increased by 30.6% to 1.3 billion from 991.2 million in the year-ago period. The operating profit margin of 27.5% relative to 54.2% in H1 2021 is reflective of the trickle-down impact of fund-raising activities and marketing expenses incurred this year and the slight decline in margins from sales due to the increase in cost of materials due to do the declining value of the Naira against the Dollar.

Finance costs increased marginally by 0.2% to 356.6 million (H1 2021: 355.8 million). Interest expense on borrowings represented over 94.2% of finance costs with an interest coverage ratio of 3.6x (H1 2021: 2.8x)

Profit before tax rose by 47.6% to 938.1 million (H1 2021: 635.4 million) driven largely by higher revenue from increased activities, resulting in a Profit before tax margin of 19.9% (H1 2021: 34.7%).

The Group recorded an effective tax rate of 20.6% (H1 2021: 15.9%) due to higher operating profit. Profit after tax of 744.7 million, up by 39.3% from 534.5 million reported in H1 2021. The growth was largely driven by an increase in gross earnings which resulted from higher activity levels and sales value.

Year-to-date, total assets grew by 16.6% to 30.8 billion (FY 2021: 26.4 billion). The growth in non-current assets to 20.1 billion (FY 2021 17.7 billion) was driven by a 39.5% increase in investment property under development to 8.3 billion (FY 2021: 5.9 billion). Current assets also grew by 17.7% to 10.7 billion (FY 2021: 9.1 billion) driven largely by growth in account receivables which is a function of the Group’s sales revenue for trading properties and other assets.

Shareholders’ funds increased to 9.8 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 to 1.3 billion (H1 2021: 625.6 million).

Total liabilities grew by 20.4% to 21.0 billion from 17.4 billion in FY 2021, driven by a 24.5% increase in total borrowings to 19.4 billion (FY 2021: 15.6 billion) and 54.2% growth in current tax liabilities to 550.0 million from 356.7 million in FY 2021.

Long-term borrowings, which made up 52.9% of total borrowings, increased by 23.9% to ₦10.3 billion (FY 2021: ₦8.3 billion), while short-term borrowings, which made up 47.1% of the total borrowings, increased by 25.2% year to date to ₦9.1 billion (FY 2021:  ₦7.3 billion). This resulted in a year-to-date leverage ratio of 2.0x (FY 2021: 1.7x).

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