Ambuja Cements, now a part of the Adani Group, has announced its financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023. The company recorded a remarkable increase of 31.2% in its consolidated net profit, amounting to Rs 1,135.46 crore, compared to Rs 865.44 crore in the same quarter last year. This surge in profit was primarily driven by volume growth and cost reduction initiatives.
Revenue Growth and Operational Performance
During the quarter under review, Ambuja Cements’ consolidated revenue from operations rose by 8.46% to reach Rs 8,712.90 crore, as compared to Rs 8,032.88 crore in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year. The company’s sustained volume growth, supported by an increase in blended cement and improved efficiency parameters, contributed to this revenue growth.
Impact of Adani Group Merger
Following its merger with the Adani Group, Ambuja Cements now benefits from synergies with other Adani Group companies, which have helped lower input costs and boost EBITDA growth. Additionally,the company owns around 51% stake in its step-down firm, ACC Ltd, which has also contributed to the positive financial performance.
Operational Efficiency and Future Outlook
The company’s operational excellence initiatives have played a crucial role in reducing operating and logistics costs, leading to an expansion of EBITDA margin. Ambuja Cements remains optimistic about the future, stating that the foundation for long-term economic growth in India remains strong, driven by factors like a growing middle class and robust industrial sectors.
No Independent Investigation for Allegations
Amid recent allegations of financial misconduct made by Hindenburg Research, both Ambuja Cements and ACC Ltd, under the Adani Group, have decided not to conduct any independent investigations. They have instead relied on the reviews conducted by independent law firms, which have confirmed their compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
As of the latest update, shares of Ambuja Cements were trading at Rs 452.35 on the BSE, experiencing a 2.00% decline from the previous close.
Overall, Ambuja Cements’ Q1 results showcase a positive growth trajectory, driven by operational efficiency and the benefits of being a part of the Adani Group. The company remains optimistic about its future prospects and the potential opportunities for further growth in the Indian market.
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