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S Chand Publishing Soars: Achieves Profitability, Becomes Debt-Free, and declare Rs3/share Dividend

Published: May 31, 2023
Author: Fashion Value Chain

New Delhi, May 30th, 2023S Chand Publishing, India’s leading education content publisher and book publisher reported its results for the fourth quarter & for the financial year ending 31st March 2023.

HIGHLIGHTS OF FY23 RESULTS

Some of the highlights of the FY23 results are as follows-:

BEST 4Q WORKING CAPITAL METRICS IN THE COMPANY’S HISTORY

Working Capital Metrics in FY23 are the best in the company’s history. The charts below showcase the strength of the Company’s Working Capital Management during the year.

COMPANY TURNS NET DEBT FREE IN APRIL, 2023

We ended the year with Net Debt of Rs60m (vs. Rs721m in Q4FY22) and Gross Debt of Rs1,268m (vs. Rs1,572m in Q4FY22). We turned Net Debt free in April, 2023.

LOOKING AHEAD

Mr. Himanshu Gupta, Managing Director of S Chand and Company Limited, commented on the successful results and said,

“In FY23, S Chand and Company demonstrated strong growth momentum and we have crossed some very significant milestones during the year. The results of our performance in FY2023 reflects the strength of our operations and the hard work of our team. Our company’s long-standing history and excellent reputation in the publishing industry, combined with the expertise of our experienced team has helped us maintain our market position and strengthen our relationships with schools, authors, and teaching community.

We are proud to say that we have achieved our goal of becoming net debt-free company in April, 2023 through consistent efforts on working capital management. Our strategic partnerships and collaborations have allowed us to expand our offerings and meet the changing needs of our customers. Our commitment is to continue this positive trend and enhance our financial position over the long term. We look forward to fuel the next leg of growth for our company on back of the National Curriculum Framework announcement in CY2023 by providing high-quality content and expertise to all students in line with our vision.”

Mr. Saurabh Mittal, Group CFO of S Chand and Company Limited, commented on the annual results and said,

“Our consolidated revenues reached Rs6103 million, EBITDA of Rs963 million and PAT of Rs576 million. We showed healthy revenue growth and sustainable profit margins during FY23. We have reinstated our annual dividend after FY18 and we turned Net Debt free in April, 2023.

One of the strongest features of the company’s result is our liquidity position and steady cash flows. We remain focused on building sustainable long-term value for all our stakeholders, and we believe that our unwavering commitment towards operational excellence and delivering value to our customers will continue to drive our success in the coming years.”

About S Chand And Company

S. Chand and Company is one of the leading education content companies delivering content across the length and breadth of the country. The company provides content, solutions, and services across the education lifecycle through its presence in three business segments – Early Learning, K- 12 and Higher Education. The company has a strong foothold in the CBSE/ICSE affiliated schools, WBSE affiliated schools with increasing presence in the state board affiliated schools across India. The company develops and nurtures its relationships with customers by developing quality content and educational innovations, and in recent years have increased focus on investing and improving the digital product offerings in each of the business segments.

The company has more than 11,000 book titles across competitive exams & reference books, technical & professional books, schoolbooks and higher academic books. We have presence and extensive distribution system across India through over 3000+ channel partners. The company also exports print content to over 20 countries and digital content to 5 countries in SAARC, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and other parts of the world. Some of the well-known brands include S Chand, Vikas, Madhubun, New Saraswati House and Chhaya Prakashani and digital brands S Chand Academy, Learnflix, Mylestone, SmartK, Testcoach, Destination Success, myStudygear, Madhubun Educate 360 and Ignitor.

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