Apollo Tyres’ second quarter sales up 23%

The Board of Directors of Apollo Tyres Ltd today approved the company’s unaudited financial results for the 2nd   quarter (July to Sept) and H1 (Apr to Sept) for the financial year 2018-19.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2018, Apollo Tyres Ltd, on a consolidated level, reported a jump of 4% in its net profit at Rs 146 crores, on a Sales of Rs 4192 crores, which grew 23%. For the first half of the year (April – September), the company posted a profit of Rs 398 crores on a Sales of Rs 8442 crores. Company’s Indian Operations (standalone), which reported a 26% jump in its Sales, was the dominant contributor to the revenue growth in the second quarter. European Operations revenue was up 17% in Q2.

Quarterly Consolidated Performance Highlights 
Q2 FY2018-19 (July-Sept) vs Q2 FY2017-18 
·        Sales grew 23% to close at Rs 4192 crores from Rs 3418 crores
·        Operating profit increased 25% to close at Rs 480 crores as against Rs 384 crores
·        Net profit was up 4% at Rs 146 crores for the second quarter of FY19, as against Rs 140 crores in Q2 FY18

Half Yearly Consolidated Performance Highlights
H1 FY2018-19 (April-Sept) vs. H1 FY2017-18
·        Sales grew 22% to reach Rs 8442 crores as against Rs 6931 crores
·        Operating profit increased 57% to close at Rs 1048 crores as against Rs 666 crores
·        Net profit was up 74% at Rs 398 crores for the first half of FY19 vs. Rs 228 crores in the same period last year

Commenting on the company’s performance Onkar S Kanwar, Chairman, Apollo Tyres Ltd said, “In a quarter, when our two plants were impacted by floods, we had to deal with transporter’s strike in India, and the volatile raw material prices, our teams across geographies have performed remarkably well. We are looking forward to a similar growth momentum in the next few quarters as well.”

Cross Currency Reference Chart for Key Financials:

Rs Billion Rs Crores US$ Million Euro Million
FY 2018-19 Q2 H1 Q2 H1 Q2 H1 Q2 H1
Sales 41.92 84.42 4192 8442 597.29 1231.21 514.02 1046.25
Operating Profit 4.80 10.48 480 1048 68.04 152.88 58.69 129.91
Net Profit 1.46 3.98 146 398 20.46 58.03 17.77 49.31
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