Senco Gold Share Price surges nearly 10% on strong Q4 performance, nearing 52-week high

Tanushree Jaiswal Tanushree Jaiswal 16th April 2024 - 09:48 am
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Senco Gold's stock increased more than 4% on April 15 after the firm announced 28% revenue growth for FY24 and 39% year-on-year growth for the March 2024 quarter in its business update.

Despite rising gold prices, the firm increased gold volume by 13% and diamond volume by 19% during the course of the fiscal year. The increase in the price of yellow metal has had an impact on unorganised jewellers, while organised listed jewellers have risen, according to Senco Gold.

Senco stated that the surge in gold prices has reduced working capital availability owing to higher margins for gold hedging and gold metal loans (GMLs).

Senco Gold witnessed significant surge in its stock price, rallying nearly 10%, driven by robust Q4 business update that propelled it closer to its 52-week high. Even after backdrop of soaring gold prices, company reported impressive volume growth in not only gold but also diamond segments for FY24, with notable 13% increase in not only gold sales but also substantial 19% rise in diamond sales. Increment in revenue, not only marking 28% growth for Fiscal Year 2024 but also remarkable 39% y-o-y growth for quarter ended Mar-24, underscored Senco Gold's resilience in between of challenging conditions of market.

According to Senco its success to strategic focus on organised retail, which enabled it to navigate impact of rising gold prices way more effectively compared to unorganised jewellers. Moreover, Senco Gold's expansion efforts, including launch of 23 new showrooms in Fiscal Year2024, contributed to its not only presence of market but also trajectory of growth.

But, even after positive performance, company acknowledged squeeze in working capital availability due to higher margins for not only Gold Hedging but also Gold Metal Loan (GML), resulting from increased in gold prices. This, coupled with recent geopolitical tensions in Middle East impacting gold demand, posed challenges for industry's first-quarter performance. Despite these headwinds, Senco Gold remained optimistic about its outlook for FY25, assuming growth opportunities from not only local new year celebrations but also upcoming marriage season.

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Experts echoed this optimism, keeping in mind not only Senco Gold's structural resilience but also its ability to gain market share from unorganised players. Senco's diverse portfolio consisr f, spanning gold, diamond, silver, platinum, & other precious stones, along with strategic brand offerings targeting various consumer segments, positioned it favourably in market. Recent launch of "Sennes" brand for leather bags & accessories further diversified its product offerings, enhancing its appeal to wider audience.

To Summarize

Senco Gold's impressive performance in face of challenging market conditions, driven by strong volume growth & revenue expansion, underscores its resilience & strategic focus on organised retail. Despite near-term uncertainties, company's long-term prospects remain promising, supported by its market positioning, expansion efforts, & strategic initiatives aimed at catering to evolving consumer preferences.

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