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RIL Q2 Consolidated Net Profit Flat On-Year At Rs 13,656 crore

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Last Updated: October 21, 2022, 20:29 IST

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RIL's revenues surged 33.7 percent in Q2FY23 to Rs 2.32 lakh crore.

RIL's revenues surged 33.7 percent in Q2FY23 to Rs 2.32 lakh crore.

RIL's consolidated operating profit in the quarter surges 14.5 percent on-year to Rs 34,663 crore

Oil-to-telecom major Reliance Industries on October 21 reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 13,656 crore for the quarter ended September as against Rs 13,680 crore in the year-ago quarter.

Revenues at the petrochemical major surged 33.7 percent to Rs 2.32 lakh croreled by strong performance of the oil-to-chemical, telecom and retail operations in the quarter.

Analysts had expected a 12 percent growth in profit to Rs 15,263 crore and a 34 percent rise in sales to Rs 2.25 lakh crore.

The company’s consolidated operating profit in the quarter, including the impact of special additional excise duty imposed by the government in July, surged 14.5 percent on-year to Rs 34,663 crore, RIL said.

The company said that excluding for the impact of the special excise duty, consolidated operating profit in the reported quarted rose 27.8 percent on-year to Rs 38,702 crore.

The company said that excluding for the impact of the special excise duty, consolidated operating profit in the reported quarted rose 27.8 percent on-year to Rs 38,702 crore.

Overall, the operating profit at the consolidated level of the company was aided by the record quarterly operating profit reported arm Reliance Retail and Jio Platforms.

“I am pleased with the record performance of our consumer businesses which continue to scale new milestones every quarter," said Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani in a press statement.

RIL said that its overall outstanding debt as on September 30, 2022 was at Rs 2.94 lakh crore while its cash and cash equivalents stood at Rs 2.01 lakh crore.

Oil-to-Chemical

The oil-to-chemical business of RIL saw strong growth in topline with sales jumping 32.5 percent on-year to Rs 1.6 lakh crore. However, the segment’s operating profit fell 5.9 percent on-year to Rs 11,968 crore owing to decline in global refining margins and government’s special excise duty.

“Performance of our O2C business reflect subdued demand and weak margin environment across downstream chemical products," Ambani said.

RIL’s production meant for sale was lower by 3.6 percent year-on-year with planned turnaround of primary and secondary units of special economic zone (SEZ) refinery for M&A.

RIL said its joint venture with Bp continued to face adverse market conditions due to retail fuel prices remaining capped despite higher global crude oil prices.

“Jio-bp is committed to safeguarding interest of channel partners while meeting universal service obligations," RIL said.

Jio Platforms

The digital services business of RIL, which included Reliance Jio, had a strong quarter on a sequential basis.

The segment’s operating profit jumped 5.1 percent on a quarter-on-quarter basis to Rs 12,011 crore aided by strong addition of new customers and benefit of recent tariff hikes at the telecom subsidiary.

Reliance Jio added net new subscribers to the tune of 7.7 million in the September quarter taking the total user base to 427.6 million as of September 30.

The operating margin of the digital services business also saw a marked improvement to 49.5 percent in the reported quarter from 48.7 percent in the previous quarter.

Organised Retail

The organised retail segment had a record quarter aided by the full re-opening of the domestic economy post the COVID-19 related restrictions seen through large parts of 2021-22.

The segment’s revenues jumped 44.5 percent on-year to Rs 57,694 crore in the reported quarter aided strong new strore addition and footfalls. RIL said that it received over 180 million footfalls in the September quarter, which was a 23 percent jump over pre-COVID-19 levels.

During the quarter, the company opened 795 new stores to take the total store count to 16,617.

“The quarter was marked by an operating environment at par with pre-COVID levels as the impact of pandemic waned," RIL said.

The oil-to-chemical giant said that across town classes, consumer sentiments remained positive on the back of key promotional events and early onset of festivities.

“Overall, the results reflect strong operational execution that keeps it well poised to deliver sustainable growth in the period ahead," RIL said.

Oil & Gas

The oil and gas production business of RIL benefitted from the surge in domestic administered natural gas prices during the quarter.

RIL reported a 134.4 percent year-on-year surge in reveneus to Rs 3,853 crore driven by higher realisation for the natural gas the company produces in difficult-to-produce fields.

Operating profit of the segment nearly tripled on a year-on-year basis to Rs 3,171 crore in the quarter while operating margins rose 17.2 percentage points to 82.3 percent.

During the quarter, RIL produced 43.6 billions of cubic feet equivalent as against 52 billions of cubic feet equivalent in the year ago quarter.

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    first published:October 21, 2022, 19:51 IST
    last updated:October 21, 2022, 20:29 IST