NTPC Q2FY23 Results: State-owned company’s revenue grew 39% YoY, margins see marginal pressure
In segment-wise revenue, power generation grew by over 40 per cent year-on-year (YoY) at Rs 40,551 crore compared to Rs 28,851 crore in Q2FY22.
India’s largest energy conglomerate NTPC Limited on Saturday reported healthy second-quarter earnings for the financial year 2022-23 (Q2FY23). The top line witnessed double-digit growth, while the bottom grew marginally during the quarter, as per the company’s regulatory filing.
State-owned company’s revenue from operations surged by over 39 per cent to Rs 41,015 crore in the July-September quarter of FY23 as compared to Rs 29,471 crore in the same period a year ago.
While the profit for the July-September period jumped marginally by 5.5 per cent to Rs 3,331 crore in Q2FY23 as against Rs 3,156 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal year.
The company’s EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortisation) also grew in double-digits, up 23 per cent to Rs 9521 in Q2FY23 as against Rs 7,723 crore in Q2FY22.
And margins of the company dipped by 300 basis points to 23.3 per cent in the second quarter of the FY23 from 26.2 per cent in a year-ago quarter.
Total expenses jumped to Rs 40,000.99 crore in the second quarter of this fiscal from Rs 28,949.53 crore earlier.
Average power tariff of the company during April to September this year was at Rs 4.77 per unit, compared to Rs 3.86 per unit in the same period in 2021.
Plant load factor (PLF or capacity utilisation) of coal-based thermal power plants climbed to 74.08 per cent in the second quarter from 69.29 per cent.
The imported coal supply rose to 5.58 MMT from 0.42 MMT in the same period a year ago.
The domestic coal supply also increased to 48.72 MMT from 44.83 MMT. Coal production from captive mines stood at 4.32 MMT as against 2.79 MMT a year ago.
The total installed capacity of the NTPC Group (including JVs and subsidiaries) rose to 70,254 MW as on September 30, 2022.
Its gross power generation climbed to 85.48 billion units (BU) in the quarter from 77.42 BU in the same period a year ago.
Shares of NTPC on Friday closed over 2 per cent to Rs 174.15 per share on the BSE as compared to a 0.34 per cent rise in the S&P BSE Sensex. The stock has been trading near its 52-week high of Rs 176.15 per share touched on September 15, 2022.
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