ETI records phenomenal growth in 2006/2007
During the year under review Edirisinghe Trust Investments was able
to maintain a steady growth rate since its re-organisation efforts in
2004. Today ETI has progressed to become the fourth largest finance
company based on the size of the company's deposit liability according
to the Central Bank. The financial year 2006/2007 has seen an
unprecedented success for ETI in all spheres of the company's business
ETI has recorded a gross income of Rs. 880.0 mn in 2006/7 compared to
Rs. 535.0 mn in the previous year, a 64 per cent increase.
The net interest income which is an extremely significant factor as
this is the main source of income with regards to finance companies
which has recorded Rs. 298.0 mn in 2006/7 compared to Rs. 121.0 mn in
the previous year, a 146 per cent growth.
The profit before tax has recorded a healthy Rs. 143.0 mn compared to
Rs. 47.0 mn previous year an increase of 204 per cent and the profit
after tax which is attributable to the shareholder ownership has
increased by 211 per cent to Rs. 109.0 mn from a mere Rs. 36.0 mn an
increase of 203 per cent.
The company's total asset base has gone up by 32 per cent. The return
on equity has increased to 14 per cent from 6.9 per cent to that of last
year. The return on assets has increased to 2.61 per cent from the 1.13
per cent of last year. The company's per capita income has also risen to
Rs. 2.3 mn from Rs. 1.6 mn in the last year.
"These are performance indicators which show the company's extremely
high performance as well as growth rates that have resulted in the
company's overall success in its business activities. Pawning
contributes to 55 per cent of the company's business activities.
The company's other large business lines comprise housing and real
estate, leasing and sale of gold. Despite an extremely turbulent year
the company was able to whether the storm and progress rapidly achieving
exceptionally high results. ETI was able to show a good growth momentum
after the company's reorganisation efforts in the year 2004," CEO of ETI,
Mahendra de Silva said.
The organisation has achieved remarkable expansion which include 26
pawning centres, 14 gold sales centres and five new business centres in
the provinces to engage in leasing activities.
The company has matured over the years in terms of product lines and
stocks which have also resulted in the business being able to drive
forward despite such a competitive environment.
ETI has also developed with regards to technology implementing a new
software system for gold sales, credit division and general ledger as
well as developing new in-house total solutions software for front
Edirisinghe Trust Investments Limited (ETI) has been in business for
the last 40 years and during this period of time has shown a vast
improvement especially after the company's re-organisation efforts in
The company's core business pawning of jewellery and accepting
deposits from the public, jewellery sales, granting loans, agricultural
loans and consumer durable loans, exhibiting films, investments in
government securities and other commercial banking and institutions were
the products handled by the company prior to its reorganisation.
At present ETI has a total of 26 pawning centres to carry out pawning
activities of which five centres are located within the Colombo
Municipal limits as well as another centre located at Maharagama.