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Super Retail’s super profit

Super Retail Group (ASX:SUL), has today reported a 23% jump in net profit after tax for the 2013 financial year.

Net profit after tax came in at $102.7 million, on revenues of $2.0 billion, with the company reporting strong like-for like sales from all divisions. The Auto Retailing division, which includes Supercheap Auto stores, reported sales of $789 million, and like for like sales growth of 5%. It continues the brands strong run of growing same store sales since 2008.

The Leisure division, which contains brands Rays Outdoors, BCF Boating Camping Fishing and the FCO Fishing Camping Outdoors brand, saw sales of $522.5 million, and like for like growth of 3.1%. Sports Retailing, which includes Rebel and Amart Sports businesses saw $703.5 million in sales, 53% higher than the previous period. Like for like sales growth was strong at 8%.

But Super Retail is not sitting on its laurels. The company plans to spend around $110 million on capital expenditure in 2014 to support its further development and growth, as well as keeping competitors like Metcash’s (ASX:MTS) Autobarn stores, as well as Woolworths’ (ASX:WOW) Big W and Wesfarmers’ (ASX:WES) Target and Kmart honest.

Super Retail plans to roll out new stores as well as refurbish existing stores, is developing customer loyalty programs, improving the group’s supply chain, with new distribution centres, as well as increasing the efficiency and productivity of the group’s operations.

Foolish takeaway

Currently trading on a trailing P/E ratio of 23 times, Super Retail doesn’t appear a bargain. But if the company can continue to grow in the near future as it has over the past five years, today’s share price might look super cheap!

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Motley Fool writer/analyst Mike King owns shares in Woolworths.

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