SRF Limited Announces Q1FY20 Financial Results Declared Dividend of RS 7 per share
Consolidated Q1FY20 Financials
The consolidated revenue of the company grew by 9% from ₹1,676 crores to ₹1,828 crores in Q1FY20 when compared with Corresponding Period Last Year (CPLY). The Company’s Earnings before Interest and Tax (EBIT) increased by 16% from ₹254 crores to ₹295 crores in Q1FY20 when compared with CPLY. The Company’s Profit after Tax (PAT) rose 41% from ₹134 crores to ₹189 crores in Q1FY20 when compared with CPLY.
Commenting on the results, Managing Director, Ashish Bharat Ram said, “The Chemicals Business was negatively impacted due to a slower than expected recovery, post our Dahej site closure in April 2019. Having said that, our Packaging Films Business had an excellent quarter. The Technical Textiles Business was impacted negatively due to lower offtake by customers. Going forward, we remain optimistic that our diversified model will hold us in good stead.”
The Chemicals Business reported an increase of 26% in its segment revenue from ₹477 crores to ₹603 crores during Q1FY20 over CPLY. The operating profit of the Chemicals Business remained flat at ₹79 crores in Q1FY20 over CPLY. During the quarter, the Chemicals Business was significantly impacted due to the closure of the Dahej plant operations in the previous quarter. However, the loss of production and revenues that hit the Chemicals Business in April and May 2019 is temporary and the Business will be able to meet
its customers’ requirements on a full year basis. The Packaging Films Business reported an increase of 11% in its segment revenue from ₹632 crores to ₹702 crores during Q1FY20 when compared with CPLY. The operating profit of the Packaging Films Business increased by 50% from ₹97 crores to ₹146 crores in Q1FY20
over CPLY owing to better margins in the BOPET segment and increased sales from the Value-Added Product portfolio.
The Technical Textiles Business reported a decrease of 11% in its segment revenue from ₹501 crores to ₹447 crores during Q1FY20 over CPLY. The operating profit of the Technical Textiles Business declined 16% from ₹72 crores to ₹61 crores in Q1FY20 over CPLY. The results of the Technical Textiles Business were impacted due to a slump in the automotive sector
The Other Businesses reported an increase of 15% in its segment revenue from ₹67 crores to ₹77 crores during Q1FY20 when compared with CPLY. The operating profit of the Other Businesses doubled from ₹5 crores to ₹10 crores in Q1FY20 over CPLY.
In Q1FY20, the Company entered into a definitive agreement for sale of its Engineering Plastics Business to DSM India Private Limited. The closing of the said transaction was achieved subsequently and the Business was divested effective August 1, 2019. The results of the said Business have been reported as discontinued operations for all reported periods.
The Board approved the setting up of an integrated PTFE plant along with R22 plant as feedstock, at an aggregate cost of ₹424 crores.
In today’s meeting of the board of directors, an interim dividend at the rate of 70 percent, amounting to ₹7 per share was approved.
Innovation and Intellectual Property
As of June 30, 2019, the company has applied for a total of 170 patents. Till date, the company has been granted thirty eight patents globally.
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