NALCO registers robust growth up to 3rd Quarter

Bhubaneswar: National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has declared its financial results for the 3rd quarter ended December 2017.

According to the reviewed financial results for the 3rd quarter of the financial year 2017-18, NALCO has achieved a record net profit of Rs.722 crore (growth of 207%), as against Rs.235 crore in the preceding quarter and Rs. 144 crore in the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal.

The net sales in the 3rd Quarter was Rs.2,360 crore. With this, the company has been able to break the highest-ever net profit figures in a quarter during the last ten years.

Similarly, the net profit for the 9 months ended December 2017 works out to Rs.1,085 crore (growth of 171%), against the corresponding figure of Rs. 400 crore for the previous fiscal.

The net sales for the 9 months of the fiscal are Rs.6,538 crore as compared to Rs. 5,071 crore in the corresponding period of the last financial year, said a statement.

NALCO has also achieved record growth in production on all fronts. During the first nine months of the current fiscal, NALCO achieved production of 54.40 lakh tonnes of bauxite, as compared to 53.23 lakh tonnes achieved during the comparable period of the previous fiscal.

The company produced 15.51 lakh tonnes of alumina hydrate, against 15.27 lakh tonnes achieved in the corresponding period of the previous financial year.

Metal production was 3.17 lakh tonnes, against 2.86 lakh tonnes during the comparable nine months of the previous fiscal registering a growth of 11 %.

The net power generated during the period was 4,897 million units up by 9%, compared to 4,494 million units achieved in the corresponding period of the previous year.

As a committed and responsible green power producer, the company has generated 211 million units of wind power during the first 9 months of this fiscal.

Operational efficiency, cost reduction, strategic management decisions and teamwork of NALCO played a key role in achieving the record profit.

“With a robust monetary policy of the Government and demand-supply dynamics brightening, aided by growth in the construction and power sectors, pick-up in the automobile segment as well as firming up of aluminium prices globally, we hope to post similar results in the next mandate,” said Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO.

It may be noted that the company has recently released its ‘Corporate Plan – 2032’ wherein it envisages to reach a turnover of Rs.18,171 crore by 2024 and Rs.31,248 crore by 2032.

Worth mentioning that the company is vigorously pursuing its plans for the addition of 0.5 MTPA capacity to its existing Smelter, 1MTPA capacity in its Alumina Refinery.