SRF Limited, a chemical based multi-business entity engaged in the manufacturing of industrial and specialty intermediates today announced its consolidated financial results for the second quarter and half year ended September 30, 2021. The company's unaudited results were approved by the Board of Directors in a meeting held today via video conferencing.
Consolidated Q2FY22 Financials
The consolidated revenue of the company grew 35% from ₹2,101 crore to ₹2,843 crore in Q2FY22 when compared with Corresponding Period Last Year (CPLY). The company's Earnings before Interest and Tax (EBIT) increased 19% from ₹480 crore to ₹570 crore in Q2FY22 when compared with CPLY. The company's Profit after Tax (PAT) increased 21% from ₹316 crore to ₹383 crore in Q2FY22 when compared with CPLY.
Commenting on the results, Managing Director, Ashish Bharat Ram said, "This has been another good quarter for the company. Although we have witnessed an increase in prices of key raw materials and logistics costs due to many domestic and international factors, and despite various challenges linked to COVID-19 and supply chain disruptions, we were able to deliver good numbers."
Consolidated Q2FY22 Segment Results
The Chemicals Business reported an increase of 28% in its segment revenue from ₹881 crore to ₹1,126 crore during Q2FY22 over CPLY. The operating profit of the Chemicals Business increased 44% from ₹174 crore to ₹251 crore in Q2FY22 over CPLY. During the quarter, the Fluorochemicals Business performed well on account of higher sales volumes in the refrigerants, blends, and chloromethanes segments, with better realizations, especially driven by international sales. The Specialty Chemicals Business delivered a robust performance owing to higher sales from exports and domestic markets. Demand for existing and new, niche products has contributed to the overall sales. Rising crude prices, logistics concerns and global shortage of key raw materials had an impact on the business during Q2FY22.
The Packaging Films Business reported an increase of 29% in its segment revenue from ₹833 crore to ₹1,076 crore during Q2FY22 when compared with CPLY. The operating profit of the Packaging Films Business declined (27)% from ₹246 crore to ₹181 crore in Q2FY22 over CPLY. During the quarter, margins of BOPET films were under pressure. However, this trend was partially offset with a sustained demand of BOPP films.
The Technical Textiles Business reported an increase of 68% in its segment revenue from ₹332 crore to ₹558 crore during Q2FY22 over CPLY. The operating profit of the Technical Textiles Business increased 165% from ₹50 crore to ₹133 crore in Q2FY22 over CPLY. Higher sales volumes from the Nylon Tyre Cord Fabrics, Belting Fabrics and Polyester Industrial Yarn segments augured well for the business.
The Other Businesses reported an increase of 52% in its segment revenue from ₹57 crore to ₹86 crore in Q2FY22 when compared with CPLY. The operating profit of the Other Businesses decreased (34)% from ₹9 crore to ₹6 crore in Q2FY22 over CPLY. Both the Coated and Laminated Fabrics Business performed reasonably well in a difficult external environment.
H1 FY22 Financials
In the first six months of FY22, the company's PAT increased 58% from ₹493 crore to ₹779 crore over CPLY. SRF's revenue increased 52% from ₹3,646 crore to ₹5,543 crore over CPLY.
As of September 2021, our net debt position was lower by ₹180 crore when compared with March 2021, despite continued investment in capex.
To enhance the production capacity of a key product catering to the agrochemical industry, the Board has approved a debottlenecking project at Dahej at a projected cost of ₹27.5 crore.
Shares of SRF Limited was last trading in BSE at Rs. 2219.15 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 2270.00. The total number of shares traded during the day was 112423 in over 9685 trades.
The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 2324.75 and intraday low of 2207.00. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 257266194.00.