Farm sentiments remained buoyant driven by healthy monsoon: ICRA

by Nidhi Bhati

Farm sentiments have remained positive driven by healthy monsoon and further optimism of a good kharif crop, as per ICRA Ratings. Agriculture income is likely to benefit over the medium term aided by increased government focus on rural income coupled with the recently introduced farm reforms. Moreover, the rating agency noted that the rural household incomes have stayed resilient in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and have been supported by healthy farm cash flows across regions, aided by high levels of rabi procurement under various government schemes after a season of bumper harvest. Further, increased government support through schemes like MNREGA and PM-KISAN have helped in creating employment and easing liquidity pressure on rural incomes, brought about by large scale reverse migration from urban to rural areas post the imposition of the nationwide lockdown, it added.

References
1. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/farm-sentiments-remain-positive-led-by-good-monsoon-report/articleshow/78704502.cms
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate (30-DAY MVG. AVG.)
Per cent
6.9 +1.5
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
50.7 +0.4
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
52.8 +0.6
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
47.5 0.0
Quarterly CapEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Dec 19 Mar 20 Jun 20 Sep 20
New projects 5.55 3.95 0.71 0.68
Completed projects 1.66 1.75 0.24 0.64
Stalled projects 0.61 0.77 0.11 0.08
Revived projects 0.83 0.42 0.68 0.34
Implementation stalled projects 0.13 9.78 0.09 0.03
Updated on: 23 Oct 2020 8:28PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Dec 19 Mar 20 Jun 20 Sep 20
All listed Companies
 Income -1.7 -4.9 -27.9 3.3
 Expenses -2.2 -1.9 -28.3 1.1
 Net profit -10.8 -47.3 -38.7 8.8
 PAT margin (%) 5.1 2.4 5.4 15.7
 Count of Cos. 4,435 4,273 4,184 213
Non-financial Companies
 Income -5.5 -8.9 -38.0 0.6
 Expenses -6.4 -4.9 -38.2 -3.4
 Net profit -13.9 -48.3 -57.1 13.9
 PAT margin (%) 5.7 3.4 4.4 16.8
 Net fixed assets 13.3 19.8
 Current assets 3.0 3.5
 Current liabilities 4.9 1.5
 Borrowings 14.7 2.8
 Reserves & surplus 2.1 14.4
 Count of Cos. 3,311 3,221 3,153 160
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 23 Oct 2020 8:28PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY18 FY19 FY20
All Companies
 Income 8.4 13.3 0.6
 Expenses 9.9 13.5 1.2
 Net profit -40.4 22.3 -19.0
 PAT margin (%) 2.0 2.4 4.4
 Assets 10.9 9.3 9.4
 Net worth 7.5 8.6 5.0
 RONW (%) 3.5 4.3 6.1
 Count of Cos. 27,922 27,039 4,480
Non-financial Companies
 Income 8.6 13.8 -2.8
 Expenses 8.8 14.0 -1.6
 Net profit -9.0 23.5 -28.4
 PAT margin (%) 2.7 3.2 4.7
 Net fixed assets 7.2 5.4 13.8
 Net worth 6.1 8.5 1.9
 RONW (%) 5.7 6.9 7.6
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.0 0.9 0.7
 Interest cover (times) 2.1 2.4 2.9
 Net working capital cycle (days) 77 70 56
 Count of Cos. 22,629 21,863 3,354
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 20 Oct 2020 9:02AM