New Delhi: Adani Power Ltd (APL) has posted around 13 percent jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 5,242 crore for the March quarter of 2022-23. The company had clocked Rs 4,645 crore net profit in January-March 2021-22, it said in a statement Friday.
“Consolidated PAT (profit after tax) for Q4 FY23 grows…On account of lower finance cost as well as certain reversals consequent to the scheme of amalgamation(of six subsidiaries),” APL said. (Also Read: Deals On iPhone 14: Amazon vs Flipkart vs Vijay Sales – Check Where It Is Available At Lowest)
Total income however fell to Rs 10,795 crore from Rs 13,307 crore in the year-ago quarter. Total expenses were higher at Rs 9,897 crore as against Rs 7,174 crore a year ago. (Also Read: Top 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In The World 2023)
“PAT for FY23 higher by 118.4 percent at Rs 10,727 crore vs Rs. 4,912 crore for FY22 due to higher EBITDA, lower finance cost on account of debt repayment, as well as certain reversals consequent to the Scheme of Amalgamation becoming effective,” the company said.
The company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) for FY23 were higher at Rs 14,312 crore against Rs 13,789 crore in FY22.
In FY23, total revenue was also higher by 35.8 percent at Rs 43,041 crore over Rs 31,686 crore in FY22. Last fiscal, APL achieved an average consolidated Plant Load Factor (PLF) of 47.9 percent and sales of 53.39 billion units as compared to a consolidated PLF of 51.5 percent and sales volume of 52.27 BU a year ago.
During Q4 FY23, APL achieved an average consolidated PLF of 52 percent, and aggregate sales volumes of 14.25 BU as against an average consolidated PLF of 52.1 percent and sales volume of 13.15 BU in the year-ago period.
Power offtake under long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) was constrained by high import coal prices, while the PLF of open capacities was affected by domestic coal-related constraints.
“Consequent to approval of the Scheme of Amalgamation by NCLT and fulfillment of the conditions precedent thereto, six operating subsidiaries of APL, viz. Adani Power Maharashtra, Adani Power Rajasthan, Adani Power (Mundra), Udupi Power Corporation, Raipur Energen, and Raigarh Energy Generation have been amalgamated with it effective October 1, 2021,” the statement said.
Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani said India’s growing demand for world-class infrastructure facilities is acting as the springboard for the next phase of its economic growth.
“As the nation’s foremost infrastructure conglomerate, Adani Group is fully committed to meeting it in a sustainable and dependable manner,” he added.
S B Khyalia, CEO, Adani Power said, “We have also started a new chapter in cross-border cooperation with the commissioning of the first 800 MW unit of the Godda Ultra-supercritical thermal power project, which will provide Bangladesh with a reliable source of electricity, and help it achieve its long-term economic goals.
APL is a part of the diversified Adani Group. The company has an installed thermal power capacity of 14,410 MW spread across eight power plants in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand, apart from a 40 MW solar power plant in Gujarat.
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