- Indian multinational mining company Vedanta reported a 61% year-on-year decline in consolidated net profit to ₹1,808 crore in the September quarter.
- The mining company reported a 21% year-over-year revenue increase to ₹36,237 crore during the quarter on the back of higher sales volume and strategic hedging gains.
- EBITDA margin also declined to 25% in the September quarter, from 40% in the same period last year.
Vedanta Friday reported a 61% year-over-year decline in consolidated net profit to ₹1,808 crore in the September quarter.
“Revenues increased 21% year-over-year to ₹36,237 crore as a result of higher sales volume, strategic hedging gains and foreign exchange gains, partially offset by lower raw material prices,” the company said in a stock exchange filing.
Vedanta reported a 24% YoY decline in its EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) due to a rise in commodity prices and a decline in output prices. Operating margin was 25% for the quarter, down 40% from the same quarter last year.
The company reported a 94% year-over-year increase in its power and fuel costs, at ₹8,553 crore from ₹4,412 crore a year ago. Borrowing costs also rose 54%, and the company said this was mainly due to an increase in average borrowings. Gross debt rose to 58,597 crore from ₹51,040 crore a year ago.
“We remain well positioned, with a rich diversified asset portfolio, strong balance sheet and cost optimization tools, to face a challenging macroeconomic environment,” said Sunil Duggal, CEO of Vedanta.
Here’s Vedanta’s Q2 FY23 in numbers:
|Particularities||Q2 FY23||Q1 FY23||Q2 FY22|
|Revenue||₹36,237 crore||₹38,251 crore||₹30.048 crore|
|Net profit||₹1.808 crore||₹4.421 crore||₹4,615 crore|
Source: Company Reports
So far in the current fiscal year, Vedanta has announced an interim dividend of ₹51 per share, which amounts to a total of ₹18,933 crore.
In its filing, the company said its top priorities will be cost leadership, strong balance sheet and optimized capital allocation. Focus areas include full occupancy, improved efficiency and timely execution of growth projects.
The aluminum segment reports a sharp decline despite an increase in production
Vedanta reported a sharp decline in its aluminum business despite a 2% year-over-year increase in production to 5.84 lakh tons.
Earlier this month, the company said mined metal production at Zinc India increased 3% yoy to 2.55 lakh metric tons, while finished steel output increased 11% yoy to 3.25 lakh metric tons.
|Segment||Q2 FY23||Q1 FY23||Change|
|Zinc India||₹4.342 crore||₹3,280 crore||32%|
|Zinc International||₹591 crore||₹299 crore||98%|
|oil gas||₹2,018 crore||₹1,384 crore||46%|
|Aluminium||₹761 crore||₹4,647 crore||-84%|
|Buyer||₹15 crores||-₹38 crores||139%|
|iron ore||₹213 crore||₹559 crore||-62%|
|Current||₹141 crore||₹264 crore||-47%|
|others||-₹43 crores||₹187 crore||-123%|
|Total EBITDA||₹8,038 crore||₹10,582 crore||-24%|
Source: Company Reports
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