Escorts Kubota Limited releases financial results for the first quarter of the Financial Year 2023-24

Escorts Kubota Limited (EKL) reported highest ever standalone profit of ₹ 282.8 crore in quarter ended June 30, 2023, up by 91.8% as against a profit of ₹ 147.5 crore in corresponding quarter and up by 52.5% as against ₹ 185.5 crore in sequential quarter.

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  • Revenue from operations for the quarter came at ₹ 2,327.7 crore up by 15.5% as against ₹ 2,014.9 crore in corresponding quarter and up by 6.6% as against ₹ 2,183.0 crore in sequential quarter.
  • EBITDA for the quarter came at ₹ 326.9 crore correspondingly up by 62.2% as against ₹ 201.6 crore and sequentially up by 38.6% as against ₹ 235.8 crore, led by operating leverage, and softening in commodity prices.
  • Consolidated revenue from operations for the quarter ended June 2023 came at ₹ 2,355.2 crore correspondingly up by 15.9% and sequentially up by 6.4%. Consolidated net profit after tax correspondingly more than doubled to ₹ 289.9 crore as against ₹ 140.6 Crore in the previous year and up by 33.9% as against ₹ 216.5 crore in sequential quarter. EPS reported at ₹ 26.76 as against ₹ 13.01 in corresponding quarter and ₹ 19.99 in sequential quarter.

Speaking on the results, Chairman and Managing Director Mr. Nikhil Nanda said, “In the agri business, overall sentiments were mixed last quarter as markets with good rainfall and crop prices showed good momentum, and markets with a delayed monsoon had a slightly dampened demand. Going forward, with further advancement of monsoon across the country, adequate reservoir levels, better liquidity, and consumer credit availability, we expect the demand momentum to improve. Construction business has done well and is poised well for further growth with government thrust and focus on faster execution of infrastructure projects. The demand for construction machinery is still buoyant and post monsoon, we expect the momentum to further accelerate. Railway business, with innovative products and an expanded portfolio is well aligned with growing requirements of rail transport both on the domestic and international front and continues to grow. Our investments will continue towards sustainable products and solutions, expanded portfolio, enhanced customer reach and product experience.”

As per Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Seiji Fukuoka, “In addition to our domestic business growth, we are strategically aligning our efforts to leverage on our export network for further impetus and open new opportunities. Innovative product line expanded coverage and quality excellence remains our top priority. Capacity built-up and process optimization will help us in further growth and create new benchmarks in customer experience.”

Railway Equipments:

  • For the quarter ended June 2023, Railway Equipment’s Segment revenue went up by 71.8% to ₹ 297.7 crore, the highest as against ₹ 173.4 crore in corresponding period last year and was up by 25.5% as against ₹ 237.2 crore in sequential quarter.
  • EBIT margin for the quarter ended June 2023 were up by 738 bps to 20.9% as against 13.6% in the corresponding period last year and were up by 697 bps against 14.0% in sequential quarter. Order book for the division, at end of June 2023, was approx. ₹ 950 crore.

Source: Escorts- Press Release | Image Credit (representational): Escorts

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