Chambal Fertilisers sheds 5% after successful Q3 results
−− Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals delivers strong financial performance Additional allocation by Government of India towards fertiliser subsidy to help the Company in reducing debt and finance cost
Feb. 15, 2021
Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd, a large urea fertiliser manufacturer in India with a fast growing presence in non‐urea fertiliser and other agri‐inputs, has announced its unaudited financial results for the Q3 and 9MFY21.
On standalone basis for Q3:
- EBITDA is increased by 14% to Rs787.25cr versus Rs690.11cr during the corresponding quarter of previous year, translating to EBITDA margin of 20%.
- Profit before Tax stands at Rs663.03cr as compared to Rs506.99cr during the corresponding quarter of previous year.
On standalone basis for 9MFY21:
- Total income is stood at Rs11,171.57cr versus Rs10,387.24cr during the corresponding period of previous year.
- EBITDA (before exceptional items) for was at Rs2225.59cr versus Rs1,835.52cr during the corresponding period of previous year.
- EBITDA margin for the nine months under review stood at 20%.
- Profit before Tax stood at Rs1780.81cr as compared to Rs1231.35cr during the corresponding nine months of previous year.
The performance during the Q3 FY21 was driven mainly by increase in sales of Di‐Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) and NPK fertilisers with better margins, apart from contribution of Urea and other agri‐inputs. For the Q3 FY21, the Company sold 4.57 lakh MT of DAP in comparison to 3.94 lakh MT of DAP sold during the corresponding quarter of last year, registering a growth of 16%. All the three urea plants continued to operate at optimal capacity.
The Government of India has made additional allocation for fertiliser subsidy to clear the backlog. The Company has received Rs3165cr after December 31, 2020 against subsidy arrears. It is expected that Government of India will clear almost entire outstanding subsidy by March 31, 2021 bringing the outstanding subsidy at negligible levels. The fertiliser subsidy allocation in the Union Budget 2021 is also likely to be adequate to meet the fertiliser subsidy outgo during the financial year 2021‐22.
Anil Kapoor, Managing Director said:“The Company achieved stellar growth in the bottom line and margins also continue to remain healthy. We are extremely delighted with progressive steps taken by the Government of India to increase the subsidy allocation which will substantially reduce our debt and it will result in reduction in finance cost.”
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