SM net income grows 65% in 2021

news March 2022 Press Release

What: SM Investments Corporation reported its net income increased 65% to PHP38.5 billion in 2021 from PHP23.4 billion in 2020. Consolidated revenues grew 9% to PHP428.1 billion compared with PHP394.2 billion last year.

Why it is important: SM Retail reported revenues at PHP303.9 billion, from PHP296.8 billion, up 2%. Net income increased 133% to PHP9.6 billion from PHP4.1 billion. The general improvement in profitability was largely due to sustained growth in sales particularly for the SM Stores and Specialty Stores.

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, SM continued to expand its retail footprint. THE SM STORE opened two new stores in 2021 in Caloocan and Camarines Norte. The food group, which includes SM Markets (SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, and Savemore), Alfamart, and WalterMart added 219 new stores in 2021.

By the end of the year, SM Retail added a total of 294 new stores across the entire portfolio for a total of 3,215 outlets, consisting of 68 The SM Stores, 1,539 specialty retail stores, 62 SM Supermarkets, 52 SM Hypermarkets, 214 Savemore, 73 WalterMart, and 1,207 Alfamart stores.
The total assets of SM grew 10% to PHP1.3 trillion. SM maintains a healthy balance sheet with a conservative gearing ratio of 38% net debt to 62% total equity.

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