Titan Records Revenue Growth of 12% in 03FY23

Titan (Standalone) has recorded a growth of 12% in Q3FY23 compared to Q3FY22. The corresponding PBT stood at 7 1,267 crores, lower by 4%, compared to Q3FY22.

Jewellery: Total Income of € 9,518 crores registered an increase of 11% compared to Q3FY22. The Indian business grew by 9% in the same period, backed by healthy consumer demand during the festive season. The customer walk-ins were robust and consumer preference for differentiated designs was prominent across categories. Businesses continued to invest in brands and digital capabilities and pursue market share gains through competitive offers and pricing. BIT stood at * 1,236 crores clocking 13.0%
EBIT margin.

The high visibility campaigns during the festive period comprised “Colour Me Joy – The Carnival Edit” and new designs centred on “Alekhya” – Tanishq’s festive collection. Tanishq opened its first boutique store in New Jersey, USA in December 2022 taking the total international count to 6 stores.

A total of 22 stores (excluding Caratlane) were added during the quarter, taking the total Jewellery store count to 510 spread across 247 cities.

Watches & Wearables: Continuing its robust growth trajectory, the Business recorded a Total Income of R 811 crores, up by 15% compared to Q3F22. A slew of exciting product launches in the fiscal year coupled with the festive season contributed to the Wearables space exhibiting a multi-fold growth over the same period last year. The business reported an EBIT of 89 crores clocking an EBIT margin of 11.0%.

The analogue watches segment saw multiple product launches like Edge Squircle, Titan Quartet and a new range of mechanical watches and Raga Delight watches. A total of 48 stores were added during the quarter, taking the total Watches & Wearables store count to 953 spread across 293 cities.

EyeCare: Total Income of ° 174 crores was up by 12% compared to Q3F22. The business reported an EBIT of 3 32 crores clocking an EBIT margin of 18.4%. Titan Eye Plus opened its first international store in Dubai in December 2022. The network expansion continued with 36 new stores added during the quarter taking the total store count to 863 spread across 354 cities.

Emerging Businesses: Total Income of & 89 crores for the Emerging Businesses comprising Fragrances and Fashion Accessories (F&FA) and Indian Dress Wear (Taneira) grew by 71% compared to Q3FY22. Within this, F&FA clocked 37% growth whereas Taneira grew by 150% over the same period last year. The Emerging Businesses recorded a loss of & 17 crores.

The F&FA Business launched the ‘IRTH’ brand of women’s bags during the quarter. IRTH bags, whilst being stylish are centred on design and functionality and represent contemporary women and their evolving needs. The quarter was a season of festivals and weddings. Taneira added cheer and joy to consumer celebrations through its exquisite collection of handcrafted sarees and kurta sets. The brand continued to expand rapidly its pan-India presence adding 5 new stores during the quarter, taking the total store count to 36 covering 17 cities.

Key Subsidiaries of the Company:
CaratLane Trading Private Limited: Total Income grew by 51% as compared to Q3FY22 to 677 crores driven by gifting campaigns around the festive season to capture consumer buying intent for the period. Profit Before Taxes was & 51 crores with a margin of 7.5%.

The #MereStylekiDiwali campaign focusing on family gifting was launched during the festive season of Karva Chauth, Dussehra, Dhanteras, Diwali, and Bhai Dooj. Jewellery gifting campaigns for kids saw the exciting launch of the Harry Potter collection in partnership with Warner Bros. Business expanded its presence in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities with the addition of 18 new stores for the quarter taking the total Caratlane store count to 175 spread across 67 cities.

Commenting on the results, Mr C K Venkataraman, Managing Director of the Company stated that:
“The quarter witnessed a strong festive consumer demand and we delivered a healthy double-digit growth of 12% over a strong base of Q3F22. We continue to pursue market share growth and are actively investing in capabilities across all of our Business segments. Our international endeavour is shaping well and we are quite satisfied with the consumer response we are getting in the chosen international markets.”

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