JSPL has set target to reduce it's net debt by more than Rs. 10,000 crores to below Rs. 30 thousand crores and take EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation & Amortization) to more than Rs. 12 thousand crores on a consolidated yearly basis over the next two years.
Mr. Naveen Jindal, Chairman, JSPL disclosed his plan at company's 40th AGM in Hisar on 27 September 2019. Congratulating team JSPL for the turnaround Mr. Jindal said, 'though there is slowdown, our company is comfortably placed in the market with our value added and niche products.The company would be more aggressive in marketing its products and would continue to look to divest the non-core assets, to reduce debt to the target level."
"The company has successfully reduced it's net debt by more than Rs. 4000 crores in the last fiscal and will continue to work towards doubling the EBITDA in next 2-3 years," he added.
JSPL Chairman appreciated the efforts by the govt to focus on Coal Gasification,a clean coal technology . JSPL has a coal Gasification based DRI plant at Angul and with increase in steel demand, we shall restart production from it. He also said, "JSPL is ready to support the govt in this endeavour. India is having the 3rd largest coal reserves; and we believe that our country can change the energy scenario world over with such innovative clean coal and environment friendly technologies."
Detailing the contribution of JSPL to the nation in last 30 years, he said that the company has done a cumulative turnover to the tune of Rs 3 lakh crores with investments of over Rs 80,000 crores, generated livelihood for over 1 lakh families and paid more than Rs. 39 ,000 crore as taxes apart from benefitting lakhs of families with its CSR activities.
Appreciating the Government's plan for investing Rs 100 lakh crore in infrastructure sector, he said, 'JSPL is delivering rails well before stipulated time. We have supplied more than 1.26 lakh tons of rails so far and are supplying more. RVNL has also ordered for rails worth Rs. 750 crores and our team is looking to fulfil the commitment before deadline . We can meet the Rail needs of India and there would never be any need for imports.
Focusing on Government's priority for housing for all, Mr. Jindal said, JSPL innovative products including Jindal Panther 550D TMT Rebar and prefabricated structures could help in not only building faster but with greater strength too, which could prove to be a game changer for sustainable housing.
Mr. Jindal said, availability of coal, iron ore and other material are still a concern but the efforts of the govt to ensure raw material to every sector are appreciable. Talking about the recent corporate tax cuts, Mr. Jindal complemented the efforts of the Government to bolster manufacturing sector and believes this could generate more employment.
He thanked all the stakeholders, employees, banks, customers, suppliers, State Governments and Government of India for their support.
Shares of JINDAL STEEL & POWER LTD. was last trading in BSE at Rs.102.85 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 108.8. The total number of shares traded during the day was 1504129 in over 5689 trades.
The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 108 and intraday low of 102.05. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 156140560.