Adani Ports Q1 profit falls 9% to Rs 697 cr
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) today reported 9 percent decline in consolidated profit to Rs 697.40 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2018-19.
It had posted a net profit of Rs 767.52 crore in the April-June quarter of last fiscal, 2017-18, APSEZ said in a filing to BSE.
The company's consolidated income also decreased to Rs 2,703.86 crore during the quarter under review, from Rs 2,959.63 crore in the year-ago period.
Its total expenditure during the said period was at Rs 1,781.46 crore as against Rs 1,867.43 crore in April-June 2017.
Cargo volume grew by 9 percent over the year-ago quarter, it said.
"The growth was led by crude which grew by 65 percent and containers which grew by 16 percent. The cargo volume growth was led by our three larger ports. While Mundra port grew by 5 percent, Hazira grew by 14 percent and Kattupalli port grew by 13 percent," it said.
At nine percent, the company has clocked its highest quarterly throughput, APSEZ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Whole Time Director (WTO) Karan Adani said in the statement.
"This has been possible due to our continued efforts to diversify cargo at all our ports. Port EBITDA (earnings before interest taxes depreciation and amortization) margins have expanded...we expect EBITDA to continue to expand due to our focus on higher capacity utilization, automation and mechanization through use of technology. Our focus will be to further strengthen our balance sheet and to continue best practices in health, safety, and environment processes," he said.
APSEZ has 10 strategically located ports and terminals, including Mundra, Dahej, Kandla and Hazira in Gujarat, Dhamra in Odisha, Mormugao in Goa, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, and Kattupalli and Ennore in Chennai - representing 24 percent of India's total port capacity.
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