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RIL Q4 Results: Key takeaways - Reliance Industries Limited's business performance decoded
RIL Q4 Results: RIL achieved revenue of Rs 154,110 crore ($22.3 billion), an increase of 19.4% as compared to Rs 129,120 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year.
RIL Q4 Results: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) today reported 1.1 pc rise in Q4 net profit to Rs 10,362 cr, while its revenue witnessed a jump of 19.4 pc to Rs 1,54,110 cr for the quarter ended 31st March 2019, according to the company statement. RIL achieved revenue of Rs 154,110 crore ($22.3 billion), an increase of 19.4% as compared to Rs 129,120 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year. Increase in revenue is primarily on account of strong growth in Retail & Digital Services businesses which grew by 51.6% and 61.6%, respectively. Higher Petrochemical volumes also contributed to growth in revenue, said the company.
Commenting on the results, Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, RIL said, “During FY 2018-19, we achieved several milestones and made significant strides in building Reliance of the future. Reliance Retail crossed Rs 100,000 crore revenue milestone, Jio now serves over 300 million consumers and our petrochemicals business delivered its highest ever earnings. I am proud of the entire Reliance team; their hard work and dedication has laid the foundation for these achievements and many more to come. The Company has delivered record consolidated net profit of Rs 39,588 crore for the year in a period of heightened volatility in the energy markets."
"I am delighted to highlight that our Company has more than doubled its PBDIT in last five years to Rs 92,656 crore – establishing a global benchmark for value creation. Focus on service and customer satisfaction led to higher numbers of subscribers and footfalls across our consumer businesses, driving robust revenue growth. Our endeavour is to create better experiences for our customers, leading to a better shared future,” he added.
The key takeaways of the RIL Q4 results are:
1. Exports (including deemed exports) from RIL’s India operations were lower by 4.4% at Rs 49,052 crore ($ 7.1 billion) as against Rs 51,295 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year due to lower volume in refining business.
2. Other expenditure increased by 59.6% to Rs 21,834 crore ($ 3.2 billion) as against Rs 13,680 crore in corresponding period of the previous year primarily due to higher network operating expenses, regulatory charges, programming and telecast related expenses, lease rent and selling expenses.
3. Operating profit before other income and depreciation increased by 12.7% to Rs 20,832 crore ($ 3.0 billion) from Rs 18,477 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year. The growth in operating profit was led by strong operating performance in Petrochemicals, Retail and Digital services businesses.
4. Significant volume growth and margin improvement in polyester chain boosted Petrochemicals segment earnings. Superior product and value proposition in Retail & Digital Service businesses is driving customer traction and profitability.
5. Profit after tax before exceptional item was higher by 13.1% at Rs 39,588 crore ($5.7 billion) as against Rs 34,988 crore in the previous year. Relatively lower growth in profit after tax is mainly due to higher interest charges and depreciation due to stabilization of projects.
6- 4Q FY19 revenue from the Refining & Marketing segment decreased by 6.1% Y-o-Y to Rs 87,844 crore ($ 12.7 billion) while Segment EBIT declined by 25.5% Y-o-Y to Rs 4,176 crore ($ 603 million). R&M segment performance was impacted by lower crude throughput due to planned maintenance. Also, weak light and middle distillate product cracks impacted GRM. GRM for 4Q FY19 stood at $ 8.2/bbl, outperforming Singapore complex margins by $ 5.0/bbl.
7- 4Q FY19 revenue from the Petrochemicals segment increased by 11.3% Y-o-Y to Rs 42,414 crore ($ 6.1 billion) mainly due to increase in price realizations and volumes in PTA, PP and Paraxylene. Petrochemicals segment EBIT was at Rs 7,975 crore ($ 1.2 billion), up 23.9% Y-o-Y. Petrochemical segment recorded strong EBIT margin of 18.8%, aided by strength in PX margins.
8- 4Q FY19, revenue for the Oil & Gas segment increased by 43.3% Y-o-Y to Rs 1,069 crore. Segment EBIT at ` (267) crore as against Rs (600) crore in the corresponding period of the previous year. The segment performance continued to be impacted by declining volume. Domestic production was lower at 12.5 BCFe, down 32% Y-o-Y whereas production in US Shale operations declined by 35% to 20.9
9. Reliance Retail delivered a record-breaking performance in revenue and profits growth for the year 2018-19. Segment Revenues for FY19 grew by 88.7% Y-o-Y to ₹ 130,566 crore as against Rs 69,198 crore in the previous year. Business PBDIT for FY19 grew by 145.2% Y-o-Y to Rs 6,201 crore as against Rs 2,529 crore in previous year. During the year, retail area under operations grew by 24.2% to 22 Mn.sq.ft.
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Segment Revenue for 4Q FY19 grew by 51.6% Y-o-Y to Rs 36,663 crore as against Rs 24,183 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year. Business PBDIT for 4Q FY19 grew by 77.1% Y-o-Y to Rs 1,923 crore as against Rs 1,086 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year.
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