New jobs declining much before COVID hit: SBI Ecowrap

by Yash Shah

As per SBI Ecowrap, new (first-time) jobs as reflected in Employee Provident Fund (EPF) and New Pension System (NPS) payroll data, had shown a significant decline in 2019-20 itself. The speed of formalisation of jobs has also declined. New EPF payroll in 2019-20 were 6.1 million, down 2.9 million from the previous year. Formalisation, as measured by EPF additions by businesses filing electronic challan-cum-return (ECR) on EPF contributions for the first time, also declined by 0.2 million on y-o-y basis to 1.1 million in 2019-20.

References
1. https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/new-epf-payroll-first-jobs-had-started-declining-much-before-covid-hit-finds-imf/2005387/
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate (30-DAY MVG. AVG.)
Per cent
7.1 -1.9
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
53.7 -0.3
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
55.4 -0.5
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
51.1 0.0
Quarterly CapEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Mar 20 Jun 20 Sep 20 Dec 20
New projects 3.80 0.83 1.05 0.86
Completed projects 1.77 0.25 0.72 0.58
Stalled projects 0.73 0.11 0.08 0.30
Revived projects 0.42 0.68 0.36 0.09
Implementation stalled projects 10.18 0.09 0.07 0.12
Updated on: 23 Jan 2021 8:28PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Mar 20 Jun 20 Sep 20 Dec 20
All listed Companies
 Income -5.0 -27.6 -6.2 1.4
 Expenses -1.9 -27.9 -10.1 -8.5
 Net profit -48.9 -40.3 45.3 185.3
 PAT margin (%) 2.3 5.3 8.3 16.7
 Count of Cos. 4,358 4,351 4,316 257
Non-financial Companies
 Income -9.0 -37.4 -10.4 -0.7
 Expenses -4.9 -37.6 -14.0 -4.0
 Net profit -50.1 -55.8 29.9 39.2
 PAT margin (%) 3.2 4.5 8.0 17.2
 Net fixed assets 13.3 5.9
 Current assets 3.6 0.8
 Current liabilities 6.2 -2.8
 Borrowings 15.8 8.1
 Reserves & surplus 1.3 4.5
 Count of Cos. 3,244 3,241 3,222 185
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 23 Jan 2021 8:28PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY18 FY19 FY20
All Companies
 Income 8.4 13.5 0.3
 Expenses 9.9 13.8 0.5
 Net profit -41.4 18.5 -11.8
 PAT margin (%) 1.9 2.2 3.8
 Assets 10.9 9.5 9.3
 Net worth 7.4 8.5 4.7
 RONW (%) 3.4 4.0 5.5
 Count of Cos. 29,431 28,732 9,883
Non-financial Companies
 Income 8.6 14.1 -2.6
 Expenses 8.8 14.3 -1.8
 Net profit -10.1 22.6 -24.0
 PAT margin (%) 2.7 3.0 3.9
 Net fixed assets 7.2 5.5 12.4
 Net worth 6.0 8.2 1.7
 RONW (%) 5.6 6.6 6.8
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.0 1.0 0.8
 Interest cover (times) 2.1 2.3 2.6
 Net working capital cycle (days) 77 70 59
 Count of Cos. 23,809 23,199 7,312
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 20 Jan 2021 2:19PM