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Hindalco announces Q3FY 2013-14 standalone results

February 14, 2014



ENP Newswire - 14 February 2014

Release date- 13022014 - Highlights: Highest ever quarterly aluminium metal production First metal produced at Aditya smelter in January 2014 Financial highlights (on sequential basis)

Revenues up 15 per cent

PBITDA (before non-recurring income) up 27 per cent

PBT up 6 per cent

Mumbai: Hindalco, the flagship company of Aditya Birla Group, today announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended December 31, 2013.

Revenue from operations at Rs.7,273 crore in Q3FY14 is up 15 per cent over Q2FY14, driven by higher volume. Improved operating efficiencies cushioned the adverse impact of higher input cost and lower realisation. Other income rose on account of better yields from investment. Profit before tax went up by 6 per cent to Rs.469 crore vis-a-vis Rs.440 crore in Q2FY14. Net profit has been lower due to higher effective tax rate for the quarter.

The company's greenfield projects are ramping up well. Mahan smelter produced 18 Kt of aluminium metal and Utkal Alumina International Limited produced 87 Kt of alumina in Q3FY14. The first metal has been produced at Aditya smelter in January 2014.

Of the total revenues of Rs.7,273 crore, Aluminium Business contributed Rs.2,471 crore [vs. Rs.2,343 crore in Q2FY14] with an EBIT of Rs.170 crore [vs. Rs.166 crore in Q2FY14]. Aluminium sales were higher on the back of higher volume despite realisation being lower. Quarterly aluminium production at 158 Kt has been the highest ever.

In the Copper Business, revenues were higher at Rs.4,817 crore up by 21 per cent from Rs.3,974 crore in Q2FY14, driven by higher copper LME and by-product realisation. Cathode production was 89 Kt during this quarter (vs. 84 Kt in Q2FY14). The Copper Business delivered highest ever EBIT of Rs.300 crore in this quarter.

Disclaimer: Statements in this 'Press Release' describing the company's objectives, projections, estimates, expectations or predictions may be 'forward looking statements' within the meaning of applicable securities laws and regulations. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied. Important factors that could make a difference to the company's operations include global and Indian demand supply conditions, finished goods prices, feedstock availability and prices, cyclical demand and pricing in the company's principal markets, changes in Government regulations, tax regimes, economic developments within India and the countries within which the company conducts business and other factors such as litigation and labour negotiations. The company assume no responsibility to publicly amend, modify or revise any forward looking statement, on the basis of any subsequent development, information or events, or otherwise.

FACTS

The world's largest aluminium rolling company

No.1 in viscose staple fibre

Amongst the largest producers of primary aluminium in Asia

Among the top 10 cement producers globally

The No.1 producer of carbon black in the world

Fourth-largest producer of insulators in the world

Fifth-largest producer of acrylic fibre in the world

Among the best energy efficient fertilizer plants

For enquiries related to the media or the Aditya Birla Group's CSR initiatives, please contact:

Dr. Pragnya Ram

Group Executive President, Corporate Communications & CSR

Aditya Birla Management Corporation Private Limited

Aditya Birla Centre, 1st Floor, 'C' Wing

S.K. Ahire Marg, Worli

Mumbai 400 030.

Telephone:

91-22-6652 5000 /2499 5000

Fax: 91-22-6652 5741/ 42

Email: pragnya.ram@adityabirla.com


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Source: ENP Newswire


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