EID Parry performance – Q3 FY 2015-16

 

Chennai, 1 February 2016 : EID Parry (India) Limited, one of the largest manufacturers of Sugar in India, has reported financial results for the quarter and nine months ended 31st December 2015.

Standalone performance for the quarter and nine months ended 31st December 2015

The turnover for the quarter ended 31st December 2015 was rs600 Crore in comparison to the corresponding quarter of previous year of rs480 Crore. Profit before depreciation, interest and taxes (EBITDA) for the quarter was rs14 Crore in comparison to the corresponding quarter of previous year of rs15 Crore. Standalone loss after tax for the quarter was rs40 Crore as against corresponding quarter of previous year of rs43 Crore.

The turnover for the nine months ended 31st December 2015 was rs1,642 Crore in comparison to the corresponding nine months ended of previous year of rs1,644 Crore. Loss before depreciation, interest and taxes (EBITDA) for the nine months ended 31st December 2015 was rs39 Crore in comparison to Profit before depreciation, interest and taxes (EBITDA) of rs184 Crore in the corresponding nine months ended of previous year. Standalone loss after tax for the nine months ended was rs211 Crore as against corresponding nine months of previous year of rs10 Crore.

Consolidated performance for the quarter and nine months ended 31st December 2015

The consolidated turnover for the quarter ended 31st December 2015 was rs3,807 Crore, registering a growth of 6% in comparison to the corresponding quarter of previous year of rs3,578 Crore. Profit before depreciation, interest and taxes (EBITDA) and before exceptional item for the quarter ended 31st December 2015 was rs217 Crore registering a decrease of 8% in comparison to the corresponding quarter of previous year of rs236 Crore. Consolidated profit after tax and minority interest was rs6 Crore compared to loss after tax and minority interest of rs13 Crore in corresponding quarter of previous year.

The consolidated turnover for the nine months ended 31st December 2015 was rs10,865 Crore registering a growth of 6% against corresponding nine months ended of the previous year of rs10,205 Crore. Profit before depreciation, interest and taxes (EBITDA) and before exceptional item for the nine months ended 31st December 2015 was rs499 Crore against corresponding nine months ended of the previous year of rs777 Crore. Consolidated loss after tax and minority interest was rs217 Crore as against corresponding nine months ended of the previous year of rs21 Crore.

Sugar Division

The Consolidated Sugar operations reported a Loss before Interest and Tax of rs16 Crore (corresponding quarter of previous year: rs50 Crore) for the quarter.

Farm Inputs Division

The Consolidated Farm Input operations reported a Profit before Interest and Tax of rs180 Crore (corresponding quarter of previous year: rs208 Crore) for the quarter.

Bio-products

For the quarter, Bio-products Division (comprising Bio-Pesticides and Nutraceuticals) registered a Profit before Interest and Tax of rs12 Crore (corresponding quarter of previous year of rs15 Crore).

Commenting on the standalone results, Mr. V Ramesh, Managing Director said

“The results for the Company in Q3 FY 2015-16 were almost in line with that of the previous year and substantially better than the previous two Quarters for FY 15-16, largely due to a recovery in sugar prices particularly in the latter half of the Quarter. This is mainly due to the Compulsory Minimum Exports Program with Mill-wise quotas for export, announced by the Central Government. In addition, the Country’s sugar production is estimated to come down by 8% over the previous Sugar Year. Consequently, the sugar prices are expected to remain or marginally improve from the current levels, over the next three Quarters. Sugarcane crushing was commenced in Karnataka and AP almost on schedule this Quarter. However, in TN, crushing could not be commenced till almost the last week of Dec’15, due to heavy rains particularly in November/December. The Company continues to meet its FRP obligations to its farmers and focus on Operational Efficiencies and Cost Savings. Going forward, FY 2016-17 promises to be a much better year than FY 15-16, thanks to better sugar prices”.

About E.I.D. – Parry (India) Limited

E.I.D. Parry is a significant player in Sugar with interests in promising areas of Bio Pesticides and Nutraceuticals. E.I.D Parry was incorporated in 1975. The company also has a significant presence in Farm Inputs business through its subsidiary, Coromandel International Limited. EID Parry has a 100% stake in Parry Sugars Refinery India Private Limited, 93.52% stake in US Nutraceuticals LLC, USA with 100% voting rights and a 65% stake in Parrys Sugar Industries Limited.

EID Parry, together with its subsidiaries, has nine sugar factories having a capacity to crush 39000 Tonnes of Cane per day, generate 160 MW of power and four distilleries having a capacity of 230KLPD. In the Bio Pesticides business, the Company offers a unique neem extract, Azadirachtin, having a good demand in the developed countries’ bio pesticide markets. In the Nutraceuticals business, it holds a strong position in the growing wellness segment mainly catering to the world markets with its organic products.

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Founded in 1900, the rs269 Billion Murugappa Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates. The Group has 28 businesses including nine listed Companies traded in NSE & BSE. Headquartered in Chennai, the major Companies of the Group include Carborundum Universal Ltd., Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd., Coromandel International Ltd., Coromandel Engineering Company Ltd., E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd., Parry Agro Industries Ltd., Parry Sugar industries Ltd, Shanthi Gears Ltd., Tube Investments of India Ltd., and Wendt (India) Ltd.

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