Suzlon Q3 FY18: Suzlon continues to outperform in the transition year.

Suzlon Group, India’s largest renewable energy solutions provider, todayannounced its third quarter (Q3) results of financial year 2017-18 (FY18) as per India Accounting Standards (IND AS).

J.P. Chalasani, Group CEO, Suzlon, said,“The domestic wind market is on the path to grow significantly in the competitive bidding regimeand increased demand for clean energy, which has now become a reliable and mainstream source of energy. We are confident that the industry will regain the momentum as there is clear business visibility of ~7.5 GWeven before the start of the next financial year.Suzlon is well positioned to capitalize on the market opportunities with our technologically advanced products,14 manufacturing facilities, vertically integrated operations, pan-India presence and best-in-class service capabilities. We will continue to innovate and introduce next-generation turbines which will ensure higher energy yield and unlock even the low-wind sites.Going forward, we will remain focused on maintaining our cost competitivenessby leveraging India as the manufacturing hub. We will also focus on select profitable and high margin international markets.

Kirti Vagadia, Group Chief Financial Officer (GCFO), Suzlon, said,“Our cost optimization efforts along with disciplined approach on cash flows and liabilities and tighter cost control is reflected in our Q3 & 9M performance. In spite of the transition year, we have managed to achieve healthy volumes. Our new market adaptability and continuous focus on robust risk management further adds to our competitive advantage in a rapidly evolving market. With a robust project pipeline and customer tie ups, we are confident of quickly ramping up volumes and execution to meet the expanded market requirements. Our priorities are to build strong order backlog, optimize costs and maintain disciplined working capital levels.”

Suzlon Group financial performance at a glance (consolidated):

Ø  Revenue

·         Q3 FY18 at Rs 2,204 crores

·         9M FY18 revenue at Rs. 6,056 crores

Ø  Operating  Performance

EBIDTA(Pre forex)

·         Rs. 247 croresin Q3 FY18; EBITDA margin at 11.2%

·         Rs. 829 crores in 9M FY18; EBITDA margin at 13.7%

EBIT (Pre forex)

·         Rs. 168croresin Q3 FY18; EBIT margin at 7.6%

·         Rs. 589 crores in 9M FY18; EBIT margin at 9.7%

 

Ø  Net Lossof Rs.33 croresin Q3 FY18; Net Profit of Rs 86 crores in 9M FY18

 

Ø  Debt

·         Consolidated net term debt (excluding FCCB) at Rs. 6,610crores

·         Working capital debt at Rs. 3,881crores

 

Ø  Order backlog:

·         Firm Order backlog stands at 677MW backed by PPAs

·         Framework agreement of 455 MW with advance and signed PPA. Only PPA ratification pending

·         Consolidated Customer advance of Rs.1,505 crores

Key highlights:

·         Suzlon and associates commissioned the first Operational Offshore Met Station in the Arabian Sea

·         Designed and manufactured the country’s longest wind turbine blade of 63 meters. The blades were transported using an innovative two fold transport system, which saw the use of a specialized ‘Adapter Trailer’ for the first time in India

Suzlon Foundation, the CSR arm of Suzlon Group, completed 10 years of making a difference

Business | News published on 13/02/2018 by Rashmi Nargundkar

 
 
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