Tata Chemicals Ltd Q1 FY23 Result Updates.
Strong revenue, and EBITDA growth amidst a favourable market environment and a challenging cost situation.
Tata Chemicals Ltd reported a net profit of Rs. 637 crores, soared by 86% from Rs. 342 crores in Q1 FY22. The net profit increased from Rs. 470 crores in the March quarter. The PAT margin stood at 16%.
Revenue from operations of the company jumped by 34.15% during the June quarter at Rs 3,995 crore compared to Rs 2,978 crore in June 2021. Sequentially the revenue increased from Rs. 3,418 crores in the previous quarter.
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization stood at Rs. 1015 crores as compared to June 21 at Rs. 601 crores, up by 69% YoY. The EBITDA margin is at 25%.
The profit before tax is Rs. 797 crores, increased by 86% YoY from Rs. 428 crores.
Input costs mainly energy continue to remain at elevated levels.
Robust soda ash demand continues across all geographies and applications.
India’s business saw higher soda ash and bicarb realizations aided by strong market demand and market tightness. EBITDA rose due to improved realizations, which offset a significant increase in raw material and energy costs during the quarter. Revenue grew by 48% YoY and EBITDA grew by 67%.
Overall US volumes remain strong with growth in domestic and export markets and the overall market remained tight. Export prices remain strong & at above pre-covid levels. Maintenance shutdown in one dryer leading to 10K MT production loss. Gas prices remain at elevated levels. The revenue increased by 34%.
In the UK business EBITDA improved on account of improved realizations which offset a significant increase in raw material and energy costs. The volumes were marginally lower in Q1 FY 23 and revenue improved by 31% YoY.
Kenya’s operation maintained its steady performance with higher sales volume and higher export realizations. Margins improved against the previous year on account of higher realizations and robust market demand. The unit continues its focus on optimizing cost and improving efficiencies.
Rallis recorded higher revenues driven by robust growth in crop care. Margins are impacted due to cost inflation and competitive pricing. Crop care margins improved while seeds margin was impacted and continue to be under pressure.
In June, Tata Chemicals Europe officially opened the UK’s first industrial-scale carbon capture and usage plant, a move the Tata Group company said signals a key milestone in the race to meet the country’s net-zero targets. The 20 million pound investment was completed by Northwich-based Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) in northwest England, one of Europe’s leading producers of sodium carbonate, salt, and sodium bicarbonate.
The shares of Tata Chemicals Ltd are trading at Rs. 1077.80, up by 0.34%.
The return on equity (ROE) is 7.58% for June 2022. The price-to-earning (P/E) ratio stood at 17.5. The return on capital employed (ROCE) for the company is 8.40%. The price to book value of Tata Chemicals Ltd is 1.53. The EV/EBITDA is 10.5. EPS for the quarter is Rs. 61.2.