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Coal India posts decline of 14.78 per cent in net profit in Q1

Depleting interest income on cash reserves, poor response to e-auctions impact bottom line

Low price realisation from e-auctions, fuelled by depleting interest income from banks on its cash reserves, in a situation when the demand of the fossil fuel is at a low, resulted in state-owned miner posting a decline of 14.78 per cent year-on-year in its net profit at Rs 3,065.28 crore for the quarter ended June.

This was also lower than the Street expectation of Rs 3,567 crore, as indicated by Bloomberg consensus estimate.

While the company’s total income or net sales fell 6.12 per cent at Rs 17,796.05 crore for the period under review as against Rs 18,955.75 crore in the year-ago quarter, the total expenses (including depreciation) in the quarter also came lower by 3.18 per cent to Rs 14,834.20 crore.

before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (Ebitda) at Rs 4,255 crore still were not able to match consensus estimate of Rs 4,802 crore, going by Bloomberg poll of analysts.

Coal India posts decline of 14.78 per cent in net profit in Q1
The higher bank interest income arising out of its cash reserves that had helped boost profit of in past also saw a decline in the quarter as the other income declined 20.65 per cent year-on-year to Rs 1,130.62 crore. Interest income earned on company’s cash reserves with banks comprises major portion of other income. But, had paid Rs 17,306.84 crore as dividend during 2015-16 leading to a decline in cash.

“Higher dividend payout has eroded cash reserves due to which other income fell,” a official said.

Although sales volume improved marginally in the quarter by 2.9 per cent at 133.19 million tonnes, lower income from brought down total income. The price realisation from e-auction was down by Rs 614 a tonne during the first quarter of the 2016-17.

“Also, we were able to sell 20 mt less quantity in the April-June period”, the official said adding that the demand for coal from the country’s power plants remains subdued. These apart, lower sales of its high grade coal impacted the company’s top line. However, with China cutting down its production by 9.7 per cent in recent times thereby pulling up global prices, is hoping of posting better in the coming future.

Coal India posts decline of 14.78 per cent in net profit in Q1
“The effects of higher global prices will get reflected in the third quarter onwards,” the official concluded.

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Coal India posts decline of 14.78 per cent in net profit in Q1

Depleting interest income on cash reserves, poor response to e-auctions impact bottom line

Avishek Rakshit  |  Kolkata 

Coal India posts decline of 14.78 per cent in net profit in Q1

Low price realisation from e-auctions, fuelled by depleting interest income from banks on its cash reserves, in a situation when the demand of the fossil fuel is at a low, resulted in state-owned miner posting a decline of 14.78 per cent year-on-year in its net profit at Rs 3,065.28 crore for the quarter ended June.

This was also lower than the Street expectation of Rs 3,567 crore, as indicated by Bloomberg consensus estimate.



While the company’s total income or net sales fell 6.12 per cent at Rs 17,796.05 crore for the period under review as against Rs 18,955.75 crore in the year-ago quarter, the total expenses (including depreciation) in the quarter also came lower by 3.18 per cent to Rs 14,834.20 crore.

before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (Ebitda) at Rs 4,255 crore still were not able to match consensus estimate of Rs 4,802 crore, going by Bloomberg poll of analysts.

Coal India posts decline of 14.78 per cent in net profit in Q1
The higher bank interest income arising out of its cash reserves that had helped boost profit of in past also saw a decline in the quarter as the other income declined 20.65 per cent year-on-year to Rs 1,130.62 crore. Interest income earned on company’s cash reserves with banks comprises major portion of other income. But, had paid Rs 17,306.84 crore as dividend during 2015-16 leading to a decline in cash.

“Higher dividend payout has eroded cash reserves due to which other income fell,” a official said.

Although sales volume improved marginally in the quarter by 2.9 per cent at 133.19 million tonnes, lower income from brought down total income. The price realisation from e-auction was down by Rs 614 a tonne during the first quarter of the 2016-17.

“Also, we were able to sell 20 mt less quantity in the April-June period”, the official said adding that the demand for coal from the country’s power plants remains subdued. These apart, lower sales of its high grade coal impacted the company’s top line. However, with China cutting down its production by 9.7 per cent in recent times thereby pulling up global prices, is hoping of posting better in the coming future.

Coal India posts decline of 14.78 per cent in net profit in Q1
“The effects of higher global prices will get reflected in the third quarter onwards,” the official concluded.

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Coal India posts decline of 14.78 per cent in net profit in Q1

Depleting interest income on cash reserves, poor response to e-auctions impact bottom line

Depleting interest income on cash reserves, poor response to e-auctions impact bottom line Low price realisation from e-auctions, fuelled by depleting interest income from banks on its cash reserves, in a situation when the demand of the fossil fuel is at a low, resulted in state-owned miner posting a decline of 14.78 per cent year-on-year in its net profit at Rs 3,065.28 crore for the quarter ended June.

This was also lower than the Street expectation of Rs 3,567 crore, as indicated by Bloomberg consensus estimate.

While the company’s total income or net sales fell 6.12 per cent at Rs 17,796.05 crore for the period under review as against Rs 18,955.75 crore in the year-ago quarter, the total expenses (including depreciation) in the quarter also came lower by 3.18 per cent to Rs 14,834.20 crore.

before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (Ebitda) at Rs 4,255 crore still were not able to match consensus estimate of Rs 4,802 crore, going by Bloomberg poll of analysts.

Coal India posts decline of 14.78 per cent in net profit in Q1
The higher bank interest income arising out of its cash reserves that had helped boost profit of in past also saw a decline in the quarter as the other income declined 20.65 per cent year-on-year to Rs 1,130.62 crore. Interest income earned on company’s cash reserves with banks comprises major portion of other income. But, had paid Rs 17,306.84 crore as dividend during 2015-16 leading to a decline in cash.

“Higher dividend payout has eroded cash reserves due to which other income fell,” a official said.

Although sales volume improved marginally in the quarter by 2.9 per cent at 133.19 million tonnes, lower income from brought down total income. The price realisation from e-auction was down by Rs 614 a tonne during the first quarter of the 2016-17.

“Also, we were able to sell 20 mt less quantity in the April-June period”, the official said adding that the demand for coal from the country’s power plants remains subdued. These apart, lower sales of its high grade coal impacted the company’s top line. However, with China cutting down its production by 9.7 per cent in recent times thereby pulling up global prices, is hoping of posting better in the coming future.

Coal India posts decline of 14.78 per cent in net profit in Q1
“The effects of higher global prices will get reflected in the third quarter onwards,” the official concluded.
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