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SAIL bounces back: Net profit of Rs 2179 crs during FY’19

By IndianMandarins- 30 May 2019


Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has staged an impressive turnaround by clocking a Net Profit during the Financial Year 2018-19 after three consecutive years of losses. Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman, SAIL, dedicated the turnaround to organisational synergy and team work.

Declaring its annual results today, the Company posted a Net Profit (Profit After Tax) of Rs. 2178.82 Crore in FY 2018-19 (FY’19) as against a net loss of Rs 481.71 Crore in FY 2017-18. During the financial year 2018-19, intensive efforts on improving physical performance throughout the year in tandem with the market conditions made it possible to achieve higher volumes, improve the product-mix and increase the share of value-added steel.


SAIL’s operating margin grew by more than 100% in FY’19 over CPLY indicating an overall improvement in the performance.


The production from new mills of SAIL plants has recorded marked improvement in FY’19, giving an enriched product basket. A dedicated logistics set-up has been created by the Company to smoothly handle the increased despatches from higher level of production. In FY’19, SAIL had the highest ever production of 9.85 lakh tonnes of UTS-90 Rail.


In Q4 FY’19, SAIL posted a Net Profit of Rs. 468 Crore. During this period, the EBITDA stood at Rs. 2461 Crore and the turnover was Rs. 18,323 Crore, a growth of 9% over CPLY. The Q4 FY’19 recorded growth of 10%, 8% and 14% in respect of production of hot metal, crude steel, and saleable steel respectively while sales grew at 13%.

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