“With sales volumes back to pre-COVID levels in Q2 this year, we look forward to government spending on public infrastructure as the next big push for the sector,” mentioned JSHL’s managing director Abhyuday Jindal.
The firm reported a web revenue of Rs 82 crore throughout the identical interval final yr and a web lack of Rs 49 crore through the June quarter of FY 21.
“The remarkable turnaround of the auto sector, both in passenger vehicles and two-wheeler segments, aided sales volumes of the company,” JSHL mentioned in an announcement.
As retail demand picked up in Q2, the hollowware (kitchen and tableware) section bounced again, rising fivefold over the sequential quarter, the corporate mentioned.
The firm’s web income and earnings earlier than curiosity, tax, depreciation and amortization had been registered at Rs 2,076 crore and Rs 248 crore respectively.
JSHL’s gross sales volumes grew by 9% to 155,470 tonnes in Q2 of FY21 towards 143,139 tonnes in the identical interval final yr.
The specialty merchandise division of JSHL will proceed to stay on the centre of our development technique, he added.
Sales of JSHL’s specialty merchandise division, which produces razor blade metal, precision strips, and coin blanks, witnessed a 14% QoQ rise.
While asserting the outcomes the corporate mentioned that the board has accredited to represent a committee of board of administrators of the corporate.
“This Committee would explore and evaluate various options of consolidation of stainless steel businesses of JSHL and of Jindal Stainless Limited and/or other group entities of the Company by way of scheme of arrangement or otherwise,” the assertion mentioned.
On a half-yearly foundation, the corporate’s revenue after tax stood at Rs 62 crore whereas EBITDA was Rs 288 crore, down by 63% and 40%, respectively, over the identical interval final yr.
To optimize prices and improve customer support, a rise in gross sales from the Hisar warehouse is deliberate from the third quarter onward, the corporate mentioned, including that enough infrastructure upgradation is beneath implementation in the direction of this finish.
To curb dumping, the federal government has imposed an interim Countervailing Duty (CVD) on Indonesian-origin materials through the quarter.
“This has brought temporary relief to the domestic industry, and corrective actions for the long-term are awaited by domestic manufacturers,” the corporate mentioned.