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SAIL bounces back into black with Net Profit of Rs 2179 Crore during FY’19

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  SAIL bounces back into the black with a Net Profit of Rs 2179 Crore during FY’19

·         Company optimistic for scaling greater heights

 New Delhi, 30th May 2019: Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has staged an impressive turnaround by clocking a Net Profit during the Financial Year 2018-19 after 3 consecutive years of losses. Declaring its annual results today, the Company posted a Net Profit (Profit After Tax) of Rs. 2178.82 Crore in FY 2018-19 (FY’19) as against a net loss of Rs 481.71 Crore in FY 2017-18. During the financial year 2018-19, intensive efforts on improving physical performance throughout the year in tandem with the market conditions made it possible to achieve higher volumes, improve the product mix and increase the share of value-added steel.

Shri Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman, SAIL, dedicated the turnaround to organizational synergy and teamwork. He said, “The entire SAIL Collective worked in mission mode to achieve this turnaround. Together we have done it and it has strengthened our resolve to perform better in coming times. We all are committed to putting SAIL into a higher orbit of performance. The performance during the last year gives us the confidence to aim higher and we shall put in even greater efforts to ramp up production from our sophisticated mills while focusing on augmenting the production of special & valued-added steels and niche products.”

SAIL’s operating margin grew by more than 100% in FY’19 over CPLY indicating an overall improvement in the performance.

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The salient features of SAIL’s performance are given below:

Item

FY 2018-19

FY 2017-18

% Growth

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Turnover

 

Rs 66,267 Crore

Rs 58,297 Crore

14 %

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EBITDA

 

Rs 10,267 Crore

Rs 5,102 Crore

101 %

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EBITDA per tonne saleable steel sales

Rs 7273.82

Rs 3623.32

101 %

Hot Metal Production

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17.5 Million Tonnes

16 Million Tonnes

10 %

Crude Steel Production

16.3 Million Tonnes

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15 Million Tonnes

8 %

Saleable Steel Production

15.1 Million Tonnes

14.1 Million Tonnes

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7 %

The production from new mills of SAIL plants has recorded marked improvement in FY’19, giving an enriched product basket. A dedicated logistics set-up has been created by the Company to smoothly handle the increased despatches from a higher level of production. In FY’19, SAIL had the highest ever production of 9.85 lakh tonnes of UTS-90 Rail.

In Q4 FY’19, SAIL posted a Net Profit of Rs. 468 Crore. During this period, the EBITDA stood at Rs. 2461 Crore and the turnover was Rs. 18,323 Crore, a growth of 9% over CPLY. The Q4 FY’19 recorded growth of 10%, 8% and 14% in respect of production of hot metal, crude steel, and saleable steel respectively while sales grew at 13%.

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