BPCL posts net profit of Rs 11,940 cr in Q4, to pay final dividend of Rs 58

Privatisation-certain gasoline retailer Bharat Petroleum Corporation Minimal on Wednesday reported a return to net profit in March quarter at Rs 11,940 crore, which features a single-time obtain of Rs 6,993 crore, as in opposition to net reduction of Rs 1,361 crore in the 12 months-ago interval. Revenue before extraordinary merchandise is at Rs five,244.five crore.

Earnings from operations rose 21% to Rs ninety eight,756 crore as compared to Rs 81,296 crore in March 2020.

The firm’s board advisable remaining dividend of Rs fifty eight for each share. The business reported an enhance of fifteen% in earnings and about seventeen% in EBITDA on a sequential foundation.

The complete revenue of the business for the duration of This autumn FY21 saw a strong bounce to Rs 1,00,419.sixty three crore from Rs 82,452.99 crore found in the exact quarter of prior 12 months.

The turnaround witnessed by the business in its profitability is mostly on account of inventory gains, and also on account of a V-condition recovery found by the business in the next 50 % of financial 12 months ensuing in strong growth in gasoline profits.

“As number of Covid-19 scenarios went down in Jan-Mar 2021 quarter, we witnessed fantastic growth in gasoline profits and other petrochemical merchandise subsequent recovery in the overall economy. In an unprecedented 12 months that started with a lockdown across state and subdued business enterprise & financial things to do, the fourth quarter was a stand-out quarter that helped the business to report its greatest at any time growth in major-line and base-line,” BPCL’s Director (Finance)N. Vijayagopal explained.

The remaining dividend would be paid within just 30 times from the day of its declaration at the AGM. It is in addition to the interim dividend of Rs 21 for each fairness share paid for the 12 months by the business.

For the whole 12 months (FY21), the business posted its greatest-at any time profit of Rs 19,041.sixty seven crore as compared to Rs 2,683.19 crore in the prior 12 months.

BPCL’s gross refining margins (GRMs) for the 12 months stood at $4.06 for each barrel and for Jan-Mar 2021 interval at $6.64 for each barrel. Its EBITDA was at Rs 27,923.99 crore EBITDA margin was at 9 for each cent in FY21 and 14 for each cent in Q4FY21. The debt-fairness ratio as on March 31, 2021 was at .48x (as in opposition to 1.26x in FY20).

Overall marketplace profits of BPCL ended up 38.74 MMT in FY 21. The business also extra 2,444 new gasoline stations, using their network toughness to eighteen,637, the 2nd next greatest retailing network in India.

On Wednesday, the firm’s scrip on NSE shut virtually 1% lessen at Rs 470.twenty five.

Mining-to-oil conglomerate Vedanta and personal fairness companies Apollo International and I Squared Capital’s arm Feel Fuel are in the race to acquire govt stake in BPCL.

The stake sale in India’s next-most significant gasoline retailer is critical to options to increase a record Rs 1.seventy five lakh crore from disinvestment proceeds in fiscal 2021-22 (April 2021 to March 2022).

BPCL will give the buyer possession of around fifteen.33 for each cent of India’s oil refining capacity and 22 for each cent of the gasoline promoting share.

The buyer of the business will get 35.three million tonnes of refining capacity — 12 million tonne Mumbai device, fifteen.five million tonne Kochi refinery and 7.8 million tonne Bina device.

BPCL also owns eighteen,639 petrol pumps, 6,166 LPG distributor organizations and 61 out of 260 aviation gasoline stations in the state.

The organization also has upstream presence with 26 property in 9 international locations these types of as Russia, Brazil, Mozambique, the UAE, Indonesia, Australia, East Timor, Israel and India. It is also building a foray into town gasoline distribution and has licences for 37 geographical parts (Fuel).

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