New Delhi: SRF Ltd, a multi-business entity engaged in the manufacture of chemical based industrial intermediates, reported 82 percent increase in its consolidated net profit after tax (PAT) at Rs. 109 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 as against Rs. 60 crore posted in the year ago period.
The company’s consolidated EBIDTA at Rs. 234 crore for the fourth quarter of 2015-16 also increased by 43 percent over the corresponding period last year (CPLY). The consolidated net sales of the company grew by 3 percent at Rs. 1093 crore during the quarter. SRF’s audited results were approved by the Board of Directors in a meeting held this afternoon.
Consolidated Annual Results
SRF posted 40 percent growth in consolidated net profit after tax ( PAT) at Rs. 423 crore for the fiscal ended March 31, 2016 even as the net sales of the company grew only marginally from Rs. 4492 crore in 2014-15 to Rs. 4531 crore in 2015-16. The consolidated EBIDTA of the company also improved by 26 percent from Rs. 791 crore during 2014-15 to Rs. 999 crore during 2015-16.
Reflecting on the results, Ashish Bharat Ram, Managing Director, SRF, said, “In spite of a weak economic environment globally, it has been an excellent year for the company. Our stated objective of transforming SRF into a technology & innovation oriented company across all business segments is paying dividends. The turnaround of our global operations has also vindicated our strategic intent.”
Consolidated Annual Segment Results
With a 23 percent growth in the segment revenue at Rs. 1555 crore, the Chemicals and Polymers Business of the company reported 31 percent increase in its operating profit from Rs. 298 crore to Rs. 389 crore during April-March 2015-16 over CPLY.
Riding on the improved performance of both its overseas units, the Packaging Films Business reported more than 200 percent growth in its operating profit from Rs. 64 crore in 2014-15 to Rs. 193 crore during the same period. The segment revenue of Technical Textiles Business declined 14 percent at Rs. 1746 crore during the year due to low crude oil prices coupled with the disruption of production in one its major manufacturing units at Manali during the Chennai flood in December 2015.
The operating profit for the technical textiles business also reduced by 12 percent from Rs. 196 crore to Rs. 173 crore during the same period.
The consolidated Net Debt to Equity ratio for SRF improved from 0.99 as on March 31, 2015 to 0.74 times as on March 31, 2016 and the consolidated Earnings per Share (EPS) of the company improved to Rs. 73.66 in 2015-16 as against Rs. 52.74 CPLY.
The Board approved a capex proposal for setting up a ‘BOPP Film Line and a Metallizer’ in the existing Domestic Tariff Area (DTA) campus at Indore at a total investment of around Rs. 269 crore. With a maiden domestic entry into the space of BOPP films, SRF aims to emerge as a ‘one stop shop’ for its customer’s mainly in India. The proposed project will be the second BOPP unit for SRF, which is the first one was set up at Durban in South Africa in 2012. The project is scheduled to be commissioned in the last quarter of 2017-18.
In August 2015 and February 2016, the SRF Board had approved two interim dividends of 50 percent each, aggregating to a total of Rs. 10 per share. In today’s meeting, the Board did not recommend any final dividend for the year 2015-16. (ANI-NewsVoir)