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Shares of this retail stock under the ‘large-cap’ category spiked around 18 percent in Wednesday’s trading session after the company reported financial results for the quarter ended December 2023. In the past six months, the company’s stock has delivered multibagger returns of nearly 111 percent for its stakeholders. 

With a market capitalization of Rs 1.27 lakh crores, the stocks of Trent Limited started their trading session on Wednesday at Rs 3,109.85 and currently trade at Rs 3,592.75, gaining nearly 18 percent compared to the previous closing levels of Rs 3,034.50 apiece. 

Such bullish stock price movements were observed after the company, through a regulatory filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), announced the financial results for the quarter ended December 2023. 

During the recent financial quarters, the company reported a jump in both the prime indicators of business, viz, operating revenues as well as after-tax profits with the former taking a shift from Rs 2,982 crores during Q2FY24 to Rs 3,467 crores during Q3FY24, and the after-tax profits, during the same period, increasing from Rs 228 crores to Rs 371 crores. 

Moreover, the company, yearly, reported an increase in both metrics mentioned above with the operating revenues rising from Rs 2,303 crores during Q3FY23 to Rs 3,467 crores during Q3FY24, and the latter, keeping the timeframe the same, zoomed a whopping 140 percent, shifting from Rs 155 crores to Rs 371 crores. 

Historically, the company has successfully improved its return ratios during FY22-23 with the return on equity (RoE) reported at 17.13 percent and the return on capital employed (RoCE) reported at 12.03 percent. 

As per the latest shareholding pattern data for the December 2023 quarter, the company’s Promoters hold a 37.01 percent stake, and the Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs), recently reducing their stake, currently hold a considerable stake of 25.91 percent in the company. 

Founded in 1998, Trent Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail stores. It offers various brands across menswear, women’s wear, kids wear, footwear, cosmetics, and other accessories. It also offers foods, beverages, health and beauty products, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, and others.

Written by Amit Madnani 

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