• Tue. Jan 25th, 2022

Sri Lanka’s second-largest listed firm, Expolanka Holding PLC will not be subjected to a one-off 25% surcharge tax proposed in budget 2022 given the company’s earnings heavily skewed its overseas subsidiaries, according to NDB Securities.

The government yesterday proposed a one-off 25% surcharge tax on taxable income of firms that have earned over Rs.2 billion in 2020/2021 FY.

However, NDB Securities noted that Expolanka’s earnings as a standalone compnay were less than Rs.2 billion in the FY.

Further, a 2.5% social security levy was also proposed in the budget 2022 on firms with over Rs.120 million in turnover. The impact of this levy on Expolanka is estimated at 5-7% of the firm’s local revenue.

Expolanka Group recorded a revenue of Rs. 151.4 billion (YoY + 208%), a Gross Profit of Rs. 22.6 billion (YoY + 114%) and a Profit after Tax of Rs. 12 billion (YoY + 166%) for the quarter ending 30th September 2021.

It was the second-largest listed entity in terms of market cap on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE)valued at Rs.382.6 billion. as of last friday

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