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SAIL Announces Q2 Results

Steel News - Published on Fri, 15 Nov 2019

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Steel Authority of India Limited declared the results for the Second Quarter of the current Financial Year. The Company posted a net loss of INR 342.84 Crore in Q2 FY’20. SAIL said “Considering the weak market sentiments and global consumption trends during the last few months, the overall margin of the steelmaker was affected, similar to other domestic steel producers. Owing to the extended monsoon season and low demand from the core sectors, the domestic steel demand was also affected. Notwithstanding these, SAIL achieved its best ever Q2 Hot Metal and Crude Steel production during Q2 FY’20. “

ItemQ2 FY 2019-20Q2 FY 2018-19%Growth (+/-)
Hot Metal Production4.20 Million Tonnes3.97 Million Tonnes6%
Crude Steel Production3.89 Million Tonnes3.70 Million Tonnes5%
Saleable Steel Production3.56 Million Tonnes3.54 Million Tonnes1%
TurnoverRs 13, 951 CroreRs 16,541 Crore(-) 16%
EBITDARs 1322 CroreRs 2474 Crore(-) 47%
EBITDA per TonneRs 4200Rs 7118(-) 41%

Mr Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman SAIL, said “The second quarter was affected by a lot of factors both domestic and global. It is common knowledge that several steel consuming sectors including auto, infrastructure and manufacturing did not perform well in the said quarter. At the same time, the prices have also faced continuing downward pressure. This has reflected in the results. During the period, the Company has undertaken several measures for cost reduction across the Organization. The measures include improving operational efficiency through better techno-economic performances, better utilization of raw materials and improving revenue generation through other means. These efforts were supplemented with higher employee engagement and participation in cost control efforts. The company will continue to take further measures in the area of cost control in the coming quarters.”

He added “Meanwhile, timely announcement of new corporate tax rates and a slew of measures for increasing infrastructure and allied demand for steel by the Government raise hope for the future. Its positive ripples will be reflecting in the coming quarters. The move for new corporate tax regime is expected to bring in investments in new projects from the freed up cash. The renewed thrust of the Government on investments and infrastructure projects, coupled with industry-friendly measures are likely to help in increasing steel demand in the second half of the Financial Year, signalling that the worst period may be over.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 15 Nov 2019
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