DCM Shriram Ltd. announces its Q1 FY ’18 financial results

Posted by: at 8/01/2017 04:04:00 am
DCM Shriram Ltd. announces its Q1 FY ’18 financial results

Revenues up 36%, Net Profits up 40%

DCM Shriram Ltd. announces its Q1 FY ’18 financial results



Ø Chemicals sales volume up 42%, Sugar sales volume up by 116%


Ø Investment Projects of ~Rs 350crs underway:
·   150 KLD Molasses based distillery to commission by January18
·   Chlor Alkali expansion at Kota to commission by June18
·   60  TPD  ‘Anhydrous  Aluminum  Chloride facility  at  Bharuch  to  commission  by
June’18

Ø  Credit Rating ICRA has upgraded the long term rating from  ‘AA-’ to ‘AA’


Kolkata, 1st Aug 2017: DCM Shriram Ltd. announced its Q1 FY18 financial results today.

Q1 FY18 Highlights

[Rs.cr]

Q1

FY18
FY17
Total revenue from operations
2,052
1,514
PBDIT
342
250
PBIT
311
226
Finance Cost
24
20
PAT
233
167



Key Developments and Outlook – Q1 FY 18


1 Revenues growth of 36% during the quarter due to:
a.   Sugar sales volume up by 116%
b Chemicals sales volume up by 42% on account of capacity expansion at Bharuch last year


2 PBDIT up 37% YoY to Rs 342 crores due to:

a.   Sugar profits up by 205%, a result of higher sales volumes

b Chemicals  profits  up  by  37%  with  higher  sales  volumes  and  lower  costs  attributable  to adoption of latest technology in all production facilities. Margins are stable

c Bioseed Improved volumes in India and International Business

d Overall PBDIT Margin stood at 16.7% vs 16.5% in the same period last year



3 Finance costs increased to Rs 24 crores from Rs 20 crores in Q1 FY 17, post commissioning of the investment program of ~Rs 700 crs.


4 PAT increased by 40% YoY to Rs 233 crores vs 167 crores last year



5 Gross Debt at Rs. 817 crores and Net Debt at Rs. 331 crores as on June 30, 2017



6 Projects involving investments of about Rs 350 crs under implementation:

-     150 KLD Molasses based distillery at Sugar unit; commissioning expected by Jan18.
-     80TPD Chlor Alkali expansion at Kota; commissioning expected by Jun18.
-     60TPD  Anhydrous  Aluminium  chloride  plant  at  Bharuch;  commissioning  expected  by
Jun18



7 Credit Rating ICRA has upgraded the long term rating from  ‘AA- to AA and Short term rating has been reaffirmed at A1+’



Commenting on the performance for the quarter, in a joint statement, Mr. Ajay Shriram, Chairman & Senior Managing Director, and Mr. Vikram Shriram, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, said:

“The company achieved satisfactory results in Q1’18 led by significant volume and profits growth in
Chemicals and Sugar Business. Other businesses witnessed stable performance.


The  Expanded  Chlor-Alkali  capacity  at  Bharuch,  is  operating  satisfactorily.  Capacity  utilization  is registering steady growth. We are pursuing forward integration into Chlorine consuming chemicals which will further strengthen our Chlor-Alkali businesses. Accordingly, the Board has approved setting up Aluminum Chloride business/plant which will be commissioned by June’18. Our ongoing project to further enhance Chlor-Alkali capacity (liquid & flakes) at Kota is planned to be commissioned by June’18.

Our Sugar business achieved 48% higher production in Sugar season 2016-17. The Cane planting for season 2017-18 has registered healthy growth. This would strengthen our competitiveness through economics of scale and higher revenues from co-gen power as well as proposed distillery (to be commissioned by January’18).

We continue to focus on strengthening our Chloro-Vinyl and Sugar business. At the same time we are taking steps to grow our Fenesta Windows business and Farm inputs businesses i.e. Bioseed and Farm Solutions. We expect to sustain overall good growth of the company over the medium term”.


Q1 FY 18 Performance Overview & Outlook


CHLORO VINYL:

§    Q1 FY17 revenue up by 35% YoY:
o Production volumes in Chemicals business 45% up consequent to completion of Capacity expansion at Bharuch in Q3 FY17
o Capacity utilization up from 77% in Q4 FY17 to 80% in Q1 FY18 at the Bharuch Plant
§    Earnings were up 18% YoY due to higher volumes and stable margins
§    Power costs were up due to higher coal costs, partially mitigated by improved efficiencies post expansion and modernization of Chemicals
§    ECU Prices of Chlor-Alkali improved (sequentially) during the quarter


Outlook


§    Capacity utilization at Bharuch facility is picking up gradually, as the Chlorine consumption improves
§    Prices of Coal and Carbon material are putting pressure on margins; prices are stable now
§    Expansion of Chemicals at Kota at an investment of Rs. 97.5 cr expected to commission by Jun18
§    Board has approved Chlorine downstream project to manufacture ‘Anhydrous Aluminum Chloride’ at Bharuch complex with an investment of Rs. 43 crore. Commissioning expected by Jun18


SUGAR:

§    Q1 FY 18 revenue up 139% YoY due to higher sugar volumes at 15.8 lac quintals versus 7.3 lac quintals last year
§    Total Sugar production during the Sugar season 2016-17 at 46.4 lac quintals vs. 31.3 lac quintals
for last season.
§    Margins improved as cost of production went down due to higher volumes
§    Longer season as well as expanded power capacity led to higher power income in Q1 FY18

Outlook

§    Sugar prices are stable
§    Sugar production in the next season expected to be higher with increase in Sugarcane acreages and yield
§    Distillery project at Hariawan unit at an investment of about Rs. 185 cr is progressing as per plan
and will commission by Jan’18


SHRIRAM FARM SOLUTIONS:

§    Q1 FY 18 revenue declined by 3.5%
§    ‘Value Added segments revenue stood lower by 12% vis-à-vis last year. Sales of Crop care chemicals and Specialty fertilisers declined, as the sale in the month of June’17 was muted due to lower off-take in the market.
§    Business’ earnings were impacted due to drop in volumes

Outlook

§    Company is re-enforcing its marketing initiatives and product portfolio expansion to drive growth
for the ‘Value Added vertical in the medium term
§    Subsidy outstanding, that tends to build up in the second half of financial year remain an area of concern



BIOSEED:

§    Revenues in Q1 FY18 increased in India as well as International Business
o Domestic revenues Increase in revenues led by corn, paddy & vegetables
o International Revenues All territories witnessed improvement in revenues
§    Earnings improvement led by volumes in India and overseas business
§    International Business PBDIT at Rs. 2.8 crores in Q1 FY18 vs. -ve PBDIT of Rs. 7.4 crores last year

Outlook

§    India Business expected have moderate growth with stable margins
§    International business expected to improve performance
§    We are working on expanding our product portfolio and product offerings, which would provide stability and growth over medium term



FERTILIZER:

§    Urea production 9% lower in Q1 FY18 vs same period last year due to shutdown in April’17.
§    Earnings were lower than last year since there was an impact of shutdown in the current quarter and there was a onetime gain of Rs. 8.7 crores on account of Subsidy arrears in Q1 FY 17
§    Subsidy outstanding is at Rs. 165 crores vs Rs. 347 crores in March17

Outlook

§    Company is undertaking measures to further improve energy efficiency
§    Subsidy outstanding tends to build up in the second half of financial year, remain an area of concern
§    Inadequat reimbursemen of   conversio cost continues   t adversely   impact   business’
profitability


OTHERS

Fenesta Windows Systems

§    Fenesta business’ revenue stood up by 27% YoY driven by higher volumes during the quarter
§    Revenue from ‘Retail’ and ‘Projects’ segment up by 17% and 56%, respectively, vs. Q1 last year
§    Retail segment’s contribution to revenue stood at 68% vs 74% in Q1 last year
§    Business’ earnings also improved in line with increase in revenues
§    Expansion of fabrication and extrusion capacity progressing as per plan



CEMENT

§    Revenue stood lower by 10% YoY on account of lower volumes of traded cement. Own sales volumes were higher by ~7%.
§    Input cost increases had an adverse impact



HARIYALI KISAAN BAZAR:

§    Revenues are from fuel sales only.
§    Sale of existing land parcels proceeding slowly. Expected to take about 2-3 years


Q1 FY  ‘18 Segment Performance


Rs. crore


Revenues
PBIT
PBIT Margins %

Segments                                   Q1 FY 17      Q1 FY 18        YoY % Change

Q1 FY 17      Q1 FY 18         YoY % Change

Q1 FY 17      Q1 FY 18

Chloro Vinyl

Sugar

Agri Inputs

- Shriram Farm Solutions

- Bioseed

- Fertiliser

Others

372.0

501.4              34.8

121.2

143.0              18.1

32.6

28.5

275.9

659.8             139.1

31.6

108.1             242.4

11.4

16.4

737.9

751.6               1.9

88.6

91.0                2.7

12.0

12.1

286.7

276.7              (3.5)

11.0

10.7              (3.1)

3.8

3.9

280.8

306.5               9.1

60.7

79.3               30.7

21.6

25.9

170.3

168.4              (1.1)

16.9

1.0              (94.0)

9.9

0.6

232.7

237.2               1.9

10.1

10.1              (0.1)

4.3

4.3

Total                                              1,618.5

Less: Intersegment
Revenue                                         104.8

Less: Unallocable expenditure (Net)

2,150.0            32.8

97.9               (6.6)

251.4




25.5

352.3              40.1




41.4               62.1

15.5

16.4
Total                                              1,513.7
2,052.1            35.6
225.9
310.9              37.6
14.9
15.1




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