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Sales volume registered at 237,852 tonnes, up by 168% YoY
Revenue at INR 3,841 crore, up by 204% YoY
EBITDA at INR 580 crore, up by 647% YoY
PAT recorded at INR 271 crore (vs loss of INR 87 crs in Q1FY21)
Net debt stood at INR 2,495 crore; reduced by ~30% since Mar’20
Interest cost reduced by 38% YoY
Net lender’s debt (excluding group cos debt) stood at INR 1,445 crore (as on June 30, 2021)
Revenue stood at INR 4,033 crore, up by 193% YoY
EBITDA at INR 601 crore; up by 839% YoY
PAT at INR 306 crore
New Delhi, July 26, 2021: The Board of Directors of Jindal Stainless Limited (JSL) today approved the financial results of the Company for Q1FY22, which registered a strong growth over corresponding period last year (CPLY) owing largely to a low base effect. Sales volume grew by 168% over CPLY to 237,852 tonnes in Q1FY22. JSL’s EBITDA and profit after tax (PAT) stood at INR 580 crore and 271 crore respectively. The Company further accelerated its deleveraging strategy during the quarter and reduced its long-term external debt (excluding group company JSHL’s debt) by INR 210 crore. Net Lenders’ debt (excluding group company JSHL’s debt) as on June 30, 2021 stood at INR 1,445 crore. During Q1FY22, interest cost reduced by 38% over CPLY to INR 81 crore.
Q1FY22 witnessed further increase in raw material prices and freight cost globally. Ferro Chrome and nickel prices continuously rose globally. Stainless steel demand in Q1FY22 was impacted by state-wise lockdowns due to second COVID wave. Demand in key segments like Auto, Pipe & Tube segment, Railways and special grades started to stabilize towards the end of the quarter. Outlook for stainless steel demand remains robust on the back of faster vaccination drive, improvement in availability of liquidity, and overall economic recovery spurred by improved business sentiments and infrastructure stimulus by government.
The Company increased its share of export sales to cover the temporary challenges in domestic market during the Covid restrictions/localized lockdowns in Q1FY22. The domestic-export share of sales volumes during the quarter, on a YoY basis, was:
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Remaining capex will be expended on enhancing quality assurance for new generation grades in high-end segments, balancing of units, and other necessary improvement activities.
Financial performance summary:
Figures in INR crore(s)
On a consolidated level, Q1FY22 PAT stood at INR 306 crore, while EBITDA was INR 601 crore and net revenue of the Company was INR 4,033 crore. Due to better preparedness in terms of safe practices, improved cost management, supply chain optimisation, production alignment with demand and enhanced automation, JSL was able to curtail the impact of second COVID wave. As a result, financial performance improved even on a sequential quarter basis as well
Management Comments:Commenting on the performance of the Company, Managing Director, JSL, Mr Abhyuday Jindal, said, “Our plan for the near future is unleashed today; we are going to double our melt capacity in next 18 months. The expansion will strengthen our ability to serve domestic and international customers across different market segments. With the post pandemic recovery, rigorous internal efficiencies, ongoing merger, and slated expansion plans…JSL is geared to maximise the value for all its stakeholders.”