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Hindalco Industries Q4 net profit slips 25% to Rs 377 cr

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

firm today reported 24.98 per cent decline in its standalone net profit to Rs 376.97 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31.

The leading had clocked a profit of Rs 502.52 crore in the last quarter of 2016-17.

The company's total standalone income dipped marginally to Rs 11,886.02 crore in the January-March quarter of 2017-18 fiscal, compared to Rs 11,969.66 crore in the same period in 2016-17, it said in a regulatory filing.

Its total expenses in the March quarter was almost stagnant at Rs 11,329.68 crore.

"Having delivered a record performance and a strong balance sheet in FY18, the Company will continue to leverage its core strength in operational and business excellence. In line with its strategy to grow in downstream businesses, the Company will focus on quality, customer centricity and use of to deliver superior shareholder value," the company said in a statement.

Giving project updates, the company said its new in copper was commissioned in Q4 FY18, while work on Utkal's brownfield capacity expansion by 500 has commenced.

"It is expected to be completed in 30 months with a capital outlay of around Rs 1,300 crore. To enrich its product mix, the Company is evaluating investments in aluminium downstream facilities," it added.

The company said its aluminium (Hindalco Plus Utkal) revenue stood at Rs 21,089 crore in FY18 and was driven by higher sales of aluminium metal, better realisations and supportive macros.

For the entire 2017-18 fiscal, the company recorded production of aluminium at 1,291 with alumina (including Utkal) at 2,881

Aluminium production was up 2 per cent as compared to the previous year, it said, adding that value added products (VAP including Wire Rod) production was at 479 Kt, sustained at FY17 levels.

The company said its revenue from copper segment was up 15 per cent at Rs 22,371 crore as overall volumes and realisations in VAP were higher.

"The overall production in copper business was highest ever at 410 Kt, given the improving demand in wire rod and copper cathodeand were up 9 per cent and 4 per cent, respectively," it said.

The shares of the company settled at Rs 240.00 apiece on BSE, down 1.11 per cent from previous close.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 16:00 IST