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HCL pays dividend for 2018-19, highest in last five years

Union minister for mines Pralhad Joshi has received a dividend of Rs 36.59 crore on a share holding of 76.05% on behalf of the government from Santosh Sharma, CMD, HCL. Anil Mukim, Secretary (Mines) was also present on the occasion besides some senior HCL officials.

 

The total payout by HCL on account of dividend related to 2018-19 is Rs 58.00 crore consisting of dividend Rs 48.11 crore and dividend tax Rs 9.89 crore. This is the highest dividend paid by the company in the past five years. During 2018-19, the company recorded ore production of 41.22 lakh tonnes which was the highest ever in last 21 years.

10 Sep 2019
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Hind Copper: Net profit for FY 2018-19 jumps 83%

The audited financial result of Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) for the financial year 2018-19 was approved by its Board of Directors in the meeting held on May 28, 2019. The Net Profit for the financial year 2018-19 was Rs 145.74 crore with an increase of 83% over last year.

 

The Company’s Net Revenue from operations was Rs 1816.25 crore in 2018-19 which is best ever since its inception and is 9% higher than Rs 1670.48 crore last year. During the Q4, HCL has posted Profit Before Tax of Rs 74.63 crore compared with Rs 33.88 crore in Q4 of the corresponding period last year. The Company’s operations have posted significant increase in EBIDTA margin, during FY 19, the margin was 30% compared to 19% achieved in the last year. Operating Profit Margin during FY 19 was 14.19% compared to 6.23% achieved last year.

 

During the FY 2018-19, the Company achieved a robust physical performance. The Copper Ore production was 41.22 lakh tonne which is highest in last 21 years and 12% higher than last year’s 36.75 lakh tonne. The achievement of Ore production is in line with the production ramp-up plan of the Company to 200 lakh tonne.

 

Total Copper sales volume was 38,273 MT which is the highest in last 9 years and 5% higher than last year’s 36,435 MT. During 2018-19, the Company earned record foreign exchanges of Rs 842.67 crore as against Rs 340.69 crore during FY 2017-18 which is mainly due to increased export volume of Copper Concentrate. During the year, Capex was Rs 592.43 crore. The Malanjkhand underground mine project which is the flagship expansion project of the Company is progressing as per schedule. It is planned to commence production from the underground mine in FY 2019-20.

 

The Board of Directors has recommended payment of dividend @ 5.05% approx. on Net Worth, i.e. Re 0.52 per share on Rs. 5/- face value for the year 2018-19, for approval of shareholders in the Annual General Meeting.

28 May 2019
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HCL pays dividend for 2018-19, highest in last five years

By IndianMandarins 10 Sep 2019

Union minister for mines Pralhad Joshi has received a dividend of Rs 36.59 crore on a share holding of 76.05% on behalf of the government from Santosh Sharma, CMD, HCL. Anil Mukim, Secretary (Mines) was also present on the occasion besides some senior HCL officials.

 

The total payout by HCL on account of dividend related to 2018-19 is Rs 58.00 crore consisting of dividend Rs 48.11 crore and dividend tax Rs 9.89 crore. This is the highest dividend paid by the company in the past five years. During 2018-19, the company recorded ore production of 41.22 lakh tonnes which was the highest ever in last 21 years.

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Hind Copper: Net profit for FY 2018-19 jumps 83%

By IndianMandarins 28 May 2019

The audited financial result of Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) for the financial year 2018-19 was approved by its Board of Directors in the meeting held on May 28, 2019. The Net Profit for the financial year 2018-19 was Rs 145.74 crore with an increase of 83% over last year.

 

The Company’s Net Revenue from operations was Rs 1816.25 crore in 2018-19 which is best ever since its inception and is 9% higher than Rs 1670.48 crore last year. During the Q4, HCL has posted Profit Before Tax of Rs 74.63 crore compared with Rs 33.88 crore in Q4 of the corresponding period last year. The Company’s operations have posted significant increase in EBIDTA margin, during FY 19, the margin was 30% compared to 19% achieved in the last year. Operating Profit Margin during FY 19 was 14.19% compared to 6.23% achieved last year.

 

During the FY 2018-19, the Company achieved a robust physical performance. The Copper Ore production was 41.22 lakh tonne which is highest in last 21 years and 12% higher than last year’s 36.75 lakh tonne. The achievement of Ore production is in line with the production ramp-up plan of the Company to 200 lakh tonne.

 

Total Copper sales volume was 38,273 MT which is the highest in last 9 years and 5% higher than last year’s 36,435 MT. During 2018-19, the Company earned record foreign exchanges of Rs 842.67 crore as against Rs 340.69 crore during FY 2017-18 which is mainly due to increased export volume of Copper Concentrate. During the year, Capex was Rs 592.43 crore. The Malanjkhand underground mine project which is the flagship expansion project of the Company is progressing as per schedule. It is planned to commence production from the underground mine in FY 2019-20.

 

The Board of Directors has recommended payment of dividend @ 5.05% approx. on Net Worth, i.e. Re 0.52 per share on Rs. 5/- face value for the year 2018-19, for approval of shareholders in the Annual General Meeting.

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Hindustan Copper signs MoU for FY 2019-20

By IndianMandarins 28 May 2019

Hindustan Copper Limited, a Mini Ratna-I CPSE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Mines, Government of India, on Monday, outlining the performance targets  for the financial year 2019-20.

 

The MoU was signed between Anil Gopishankar Mukim (IAS), Secretary, Ministry of Mines, and Santosh Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, HCL, in presence of Senior Officers of the Ministry.

 

For the financial year 2019-20, target of Copper ore production is 51.5 lakh tonne which is 25% higher than the last year’s achievement of 41.22 lakh tonne. The target of ore production is in line with the HCL’s production ramp-up plan to 200 lakh tonne. The target for revenue from operations has been set at Rs 2000.0 crore and Capex at Rs 600.0 crore to be spent mainly for mine expansion projects of HCL.

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HCL records 77% PBT growth

By IndianMandarins 12 Feb 2019

Hindustan Copper recorded a 77% PBT growth in Q3FY19 over the corresponding quarter in FY18. This was despite high volatility in LME copper prices and high input cost, said Santosh Sharma, CMD.

The Net Revenue from operations during the quarter was Rs 1361.48 crore as compared to Rs 1288.96 crore in the same period of 2017-18. The EBITDA margin during April-December’18 was 28% compared to 17% during the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.


At the production front, the growth momentum has been maintained. During the period April to Dec ’18, Copper ore production has been 30.11 lakh tonne as against 26.08 lakh tonnes in the corresponding period last fiscal, thus registering a growth of 15%.

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HCL adds new feathers on hat: Reopened Rakha Mine, held ground breaking ceremony for Chapri-Sidheswar mines

By IndianMandarins 03 Feb 2019

The groundbreaking ceremony at Ghatsila Unit of HCL took place on 02 February for development of two new mines (Chapri- Sidheswar) and reopening of Rakha mine projects. Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das was the Chief Guest of the event. Bidyut Baran Mahato (LS MP from Jamshedpur), and Lakshman Tudu (Ghatsila MLA) were the Guests of Honour.

 

Hindustan Copper Limited CMD Santosh Sharma presided over the event. S K Bhattacharya, Director (Mining) HCL and Dinesh Shaw, Vice President, Zila Parishad were also present on the occasion.

 

Addressing a large gathering, Raghubar Das congratulated the Management of HCL for initiating the action for development of Chapri-Sidheswar mine which is a new mine and initiating process for re-opening of Rakha mine which was closed in 2001.

 

Speaking on the occasion Jharkhand CM assured the HCL management to extend all possible support for its expansion plan.

 

HCL CMD acknowledged the pro-active role of Bidyut Baran Mahato who had taken the issues with Prime Minister and the state CM for early approval and clearances from the Government. Sharma informed that Chapri and Rakha project have combined production capacity of 50 lakh tonne with an investment of Rs 1000 crore and will be implemented with “Zero Mine Waste” Philosophy. He underlined that these projects would create direct job opportunities for around 8000 people of the area.

 

HCL, the only Copper mining Company in India, in its Unit located at Ghatsila has planned to implement total five mine expansion projects to increase the mine capacity form current 04 to 72 lakh tonne with total capital investment of Rs 1600 crore.  The project is expected to take five years for completion. Successful implementation of the project will also reduce country's dependence on imported copper concentrate.

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HCL CMD elaborates expansion plan at 51st AGM

By IndianMandarins 06 Oct 2018

While addressing 51st Annual General Meeting of Hindustan Copper Ltd, the CMD of HCL Santosh Sharma extended his gratitude to the shareholders. This AGM was held at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, New Town, Kolkata. He said that despite difficult market situations that HCL braved during the fiscal year 2017-18, the Company posted better results as compared to last year. He extended his profound gratitude to all the shareholders for their trust and overwhelming support which is very important for the success of HCL.

 

In his maiden address to the shareholders, Santosh Sharma said that that EBITDA of the company during the FY 2017-18 was Rs 307.98 crore which is 25.5 per cent higher compared to the previous year, which was at Rs 245.46 crore. Profit Before Tax reflected 29 per cent increase in the fiscal year 2017-18 at Rs.121.69 crore against Rs.94.20 crore in 2016-17. The annual accounts of the year 2017-18 were adopted by the shareholders. Keeping in view the Capex and business expansion needs, dividend at the rate 5 per cent on equity was declared for the year 2017-18.

 

The CMD also informed that during fiscal year 2017-18, Kendadih mines at Jharkhand was reopened in December, 2017 and Banwas mine, a new mine at Khetri Copper Complex, Rajasthan was commissioned in June, 2017. During the current year, the Company expects significant progress in mine development activity with MDO for Banwas mine at Khetri, already appointed.

 

The CMD, while addressing the shareholders, also elaborated on the detailed growth strategy and expansion plan of HCL.

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CCEA gives wings to HCL’s expansion plan

By IndianMandarins 02 Aug 2018

The CCEA on August 01, 2018 gave its approval for the issuance of fresh equity of up to 15 per cent by state-owned Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) that would reduce the govt shareholding to 66.13%. First, this move will enable the company to raise around Rs 901 crore which would be mobilised for its expansion plans. Secondly, it will help to comply with SEBI’s mandatory norm which suggests that a PSU should have a minimum public shareholding of 25 per cent. It may be mentioned in the new scenario Govt’s shareholding will come down from 76.05% to 66.13%. Further, the paid-up Share Capital of HCL will increase from the present Rs. 462.61 crore to Rs. 532.00 crore.

CMD Santosh Sharma, on August 02, addressed the media persons in a press conference in Lutyens Delhi and briefed that HCL will issue 138,782,700 equity shares of face value of Rs 5 to the extent of 15% of paid-up equity capital through qualified institutional placement (QIP) route. At the current market price, HCL can raise around Rs 900 crore through the proposed fresh equity issuance. In its expansion plan HCL is aiming at increasing its smelting capacity to 100,000 tonnes per annum from the existing 70,000 tonnes.

HCL, with a market cap of Rs 6,004.66 crore, is targeting a production level of around 1.90 lakh tonne of metal in copper concentrate, which will meet around 30% of the refined copper demand of the country. The proposed expansion plan would create employment opportunities for 9,300 persons approximately, the release further said.

 

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