Kolkata: Tata Metaliks Limited (“TML”) today declared its Financial Results for the third quarter of FY’22. TML recorded Revenue from Operations of Rs.690 Crores and Profit before Tax (PBT) of Rs.50 Crores for the quarter ended December 31, 2021.
While the Revenue saw an increase of ~7%, PBT for the quarter (Q3 FY’22) was ~38% lower than the previous quarter (Q2 FY’22). Profits took a hit this quarter mainly due to lower production in one of the Blast Furnaces owing to planned shutdown and much higher cost of raw materials – cost of coke and iron ore increased by ~30% and 50% respectively compared to Q2. The overall impact was however mitigated to some extent by the buoyant Finished Goods prices and much higher sales volumes of Ductile Iron Pipe (DIP). The Company achieved an EBITDA margin of 10.3% for Q3 FY’22.
For the period of nine months ended December 31, 2021, TML recorded Revenue from Operations of Rs.1,938 Crores and PBT of Rs.266 Crores. This was higher year-on-year by ~54% and 46% respectively.
Highlights of the Company’s Q3 performance are:
- Production of Hot Metal was ~5% lower than previous quarter because of ~10 days shutdown of one furnace, but production of DIP was higher by ~20% compared to Q2 FY’22.
- Pig Iron (PI) quarterly deliveries at 75 kt was lower by ~17% compared to Q2 FY’22. DIP deliveries, however, were highest ever recorded in any third quarter and was higher by ~30% compared to Q2 FY’22.
Figures in Rs. Cr. unless specified
|FY’21||9M FY’21||9M FY’22||Q3 FY’22||Q2 FY’22||Q3 FY’21|
|287||207||256||Pig Iron sales (kt)||75||91||89|
|194||119||168||DI Pipe sales (kt)||67||52||43|
|306.63||182.70||266.13||PBT – from continuing operations||50.29||81.01||108.96|
|73.55||49.38||58.59||Earnings per Share – Basic (Rs.)||11.29||17.30||23.81|
|69.61||45.86||58.59||Earnings per Share – Diluted (Rs.)||11.29||17.30||23.81|
Managing Director’s Comments
Mr. Sandeep Kumar, Managing Director of Tata Metaliks said: “While the DIP business of the Company has been able to deliver on its planned volumes, the Pig Iron business got impacted due to lower production from one of the blast furnaces which went for maintenance shutdown and had a few operational problems, post start-up. Profits got impacted due to this as well as due to significant increase in raw material prices. Demand for DI Pipes continues to remain robust on the back of significantly increased allocation in this year’s Union budget for water infrastructure. Pig iron demand is also stable and prices are moving up which is expected due to raw materials cost push.
The DI Pipe expansion project being built on Industry 4.0 concept with high levels of automation and digitalisation has been put on fast track and the 1st phase is expected to be commissioned by end of the current fiscal despite uncertainties on account of Covid 3rd wave.”
Tata Metaliks Limited is a subsidiary of Tata Steel which started its commercial production in 1994. It has its manufacturing facilities at Kharagpur, West Bengal, India which produces Pig Iron and Ductile Iron pipes. The plant annually produces around 550,000 tonnes of hot metal, out of which over 200,000 tonnes is converted into DI Pipes and the rest into Pig Iron.