Solar Industries India Ltd. Q2FY18 Revenue jumps 30 % to Rs.408.40 crore

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Solar Industries India Ltd., the nation’s largest manufacturer and exporter of commercial explosives and explosives initiating systems, has declared its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017. Highlights of the unaudited results (The Sales for the current quarter are “Net of GST”, whereas all the sales previously reported included “Excise Duty”):

Highlights of Q2 FY17-18 performance
Ø NET Sales stood at Rs. 408.40crore in Q2FY18 increasing by 30% YoY compared to Rs. 313.36 cr in Q2FY17
Ø The EBITDA in Q2FY18 is Rs. 90.47 crore up by 30% YoY from Rs. 69.57crore in Q2FY17
Ø EBIDTA % stands at 22.15% in Q2FY18 as compared to 22.20% in Q2FY17
Ø PBT stood at Rs. 69.85 Crore in Q2FY18 from Rs. 52.46 Crore at Q2FY17 up by 33%
Ø PBT % stands at 17.10% in Q2FY18 as compared to 16.74% in Q2FY17
Ø Net profit after minority interest rose by 24% YoY at Rs. 45.74 crore for Q2FY18 up from Rs. 36.93 crore in Q2FY17
Ø Net profit % stands at 11.08% in Q2FY18 as compared to 11.77% in Q2FY17

Highlights of H1 FY17-18 performance
Ø Net sales increased by 22% YoY to Rs. 875.10 crore in H1FY18 from Rs. 716.38 crore of H1FY17
Ø EBITDA rose by 22% YoY to Rs. 194.82 crore in H1FY18 from Rs. 159.33 crore in H1FY17
Ø EBIDTA % stands at 22.26% in H1FY18 as compared to 22.24% in H1FY17
Ø PBT rose to Rs. 155.84 crore in H1FY18 when compared to Rs 126.28 crore in H1FY17, a growth of 23%
Ø PBT % stands at 17.81% in H1FY18 as compared to 17.63% in H1FY17
Ø Net profit after minority interest jumped by 20% to Rs. 100.52 crore for H1FY18 from Rs. 84.04 crore in H1FY17
Ø Net profit % stands at 11.49% in H1FY18 as compared to 11.73% in H1FY17
Ø Capital Expenditure till H1FY18 is Rs. 72.7 crore
Ø Order book stands at 1510.63 crore

Management comment:
Commenting on the results, Mr. Manish Nuwal, Managing Director and CEO, Solar Industries India Limited said, the results are in line with our expectations. Showing satisfaction over the result, he said the same was due to the Indian Governments strong emphasis on creating world class infrastructure, housing for all and improved sentiments in the overseas market. Reacting to the government’s recent announcement, on relaxing the rules governing ammunitions manufacturing, he said that “the domestic production shall increase and focus on indigenous manufacturing will give a spurt to local players”.
Further commenting on defense he said the upcoming Rocket assembly facility which will be completed by Jan 2018 and the upcoming RFP’s under Strategic Partnership Program under Make In India Policy will spurt the revenue from defence segment.

Growth potential:
A leader in India’s commercial explosives and explosives initiating systems industry, Solar Industries India Ltd. has created an unparalleled system and network that will help the company to fire across all the growth cylinders – Mining, Housing, Infrastructure, Defence and Overseas markets. In sync with its vision, the company is on a path to become a global leader in the industrial & military explosives manufacturing providing innovative solutions with a focus on safety, quality and reliability.

Business Update
§ Solar Industries has recently been awarded 36% of total bulk explosive’s tendered quantity of CIL compared to 28% earlier.
§ Manufacturing facility are in Nigeria, Zambia, Turkey and South Africa. Revenue from exports and overseas business increased by 45.26% to 171.74 crore in Q2FY18
§ Defence’s current order book is 131 crore
§ SIIL is aiming to expand it further by increasing the manufacturing facilities in 10 countries by 2020.To achieve above target; the company has decided to set up manufacturing facilities in Australia & Ghana, the capex plans are revised for the year from 175 Cr to 250 Cr.
§ Increasing focus on housing and infrastructural developments to further accelerate demand for products manufactured by SIIL.
§ SIIL's facility in Nagpur manufactures HMX and HMX based compositions like Octol, Oma and Okfol for high explosive anti-tank ammunition and missiles like Akash, LR Sam, Invar and Konkur.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017