Dom Development’s net profit came in at PLN 22.6m for 2Q09, down 64.9% y/y and down 45.7% q/q, due mainly to weaker gross profit margin. Despite the fact that the firm delivered to clients more housing units in the period, compared to the previous quarter, due to the significantly lower portion of higher-end (i.e. higher margin) units in the mix of flats handed over in 2Q09 compared to 1Q09, the figures were weaker on a quarterly basis. The result was 15.0% below our expectations and 26.4% below the PAP consensus estimate. The difference to our forecast could be mainly attributed to higher-than-expected other operating expenses, probably linked to one of kind impairments on the company’s inventory. Excluding this item the results would come close to our expectations. The 2Q08 figures were restated for comparison purposes from the IFRS 11 accounting standard to IFRS 18.
revenues came in 6.3% above our forecast and 15.6% above the consensus estimate, at PLN 192.0m for 2Q09, down 17.8% y/y and nearly in line with the figure reported in 1Q09, mainly due to the relatively high volume of housing units handed over to clients in the period. While the number of dwellings handed over met our expectations, the divergence from our forecast could be probably attributed to slightly different mix of units delivered to clients in 2Q09.
Gross profit came in line with our forecast at PLN 51.7m for 2Q09, down 51.2% y/y and 26.6% q/q, mainly on the back of weaker gross profit margin, which came in at 26.9% for the period versus 45.4% in 2Q08, 36.9% in 1Q09 and our forecast of 28.9%. The drop in gross profit margin in 2Q09 can be attributed to the less favourable mix of dwellings handed over to clients in the period compared to the previous quarter: we assume that nearly 60% of the overall number of units delivered in 2Q09 was located in Warsaw’s affordable Bialoleka district, compared to 20% in 1Q09.
EBIT came 11.3% below our forecast at PLN 30.7m for 2Q09, down 60.7% y/y and 20.4% below the consensus estimate. The divergence to our forecast could be mainly attributed to higher-than-expected other operating result of PLN -5.0m in the period, probably linked to one of kind impairments on the company’s inventory. The result implies an EBIT margin of 16.0% for 2Q09 versus our expectation of 19.2% and compared to 33.4% reported in 2Q08. SG&A costs came roughly in line with our forecast at PLN 16.0m, down 36.6% y/y, mainly on the back of lower G&A costs after a 23% reduction in the company’s crew in 4Q08 and further dismissals in 1Q09.
Net financial result came in at PLN 2.4m loss for 2Q09, slightly above our expectations of a PLN 1.8m loss and versus a PLN 2.3m profit in 2Q08, on the back of higher financial expenses, linked to an increased level of bank loans on the firm’s balance sheet.
Although Dom Development posted weaker figures for 2Q09 versus the previous quarter and 2Q08, we expect the negative market reaction to be muted. On the occasion of releasing 1Q09 figures, the firm’s management announced that the subsequent quarters will be weaker, due to the lower volume of housing units expected to be delivered to end clients and the growing proportion of lower margin projects to be handed over. Thus the figures for 2Q09 should not constitute a big surprise for the market. Moreover, the growing volume of dwellings pre-sold by the company in the period, compared to 4Q08 and 1Q09, could additionally soften the negative reaction to the results.