Steel major, Tata Steel declared its Q1 results for the financial year 2022-23. Profit after tax was down by 12.82% to ₹7,765 crores. The company faced headwinds due to global supply chain issues affecting input raw material costs and steel prices. Let’s check out its key results.
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Key Financial Highlights of Tata Steel Q1 FY23 Results
- 🙂 The revenue from operations stood at ₹63,430 crores in Q1 FY23, an 18.64% increase from Q1 FY22.
- 🙂 Revenue per ton rose by ₹8,534 quarter on quarter to ₹83,625 per ton due to better realizations but was down on an absolute basis due to lower volumes.
- 🙂 The EBITDA margin improved and EBITDA per ton increased by ₹3,780 to ₹22,717. Consolidated EBITDA for the quarter stood at ₹15,047 crores.
- 🙂 The company’s European operations achieved the highest ever quarterly EBITDA at £621 million, which translates to an EBITDA per ton of £290. The revenue from Europe’s operations was up by 33.54% YoY to ₹25,960.88 crores in Q1 FY23.
- 🙂 Net Debt to EBITDA ratio was 0.87x and the Net Debt to Equity ratio was 0.48x in Q1 FY22.
- 🙂 The revenue from operations stood at ₹63,430 crores in Q1 FY23, an 18.64% YoY increase from ₹53,465 crores in Q1 FY22.
- ☹ The PAT for the quarter for the steel major stood at ₹7,765 crore, declining 12.82% YoY (year on year) from ₹8,906.95 crore in Q1 FY22 due to the increased commodity and raw material costs. Other expenses also increased viz stock-in-trade, employee benefit expenses impacting the margins.
- 🙁 Raw Material costs increased primarily due to an increase in coking coal prices.
- 🙁 Deliveries were down 17% driven by lower volumes in India and Europe operations due to the imposition of the 15% export duty.
- 🙁 Tata Steel reported its earnings per share (EPS) for Q1 FY23 at ₹63.59, which declined by 14.35% YoY from ₹74.24 in Q1 FY22.
- The 6 MTPA Pellet plant at Kalinganagar will be commissioned in 3QFY23 followed by the Cold Roll Mill complex and the 5 MTPA expansion.
- Tata Steel Long Products, a subsidiary of Tata Steel, completed the acquisition of Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited on 4th July 2022.
- Apparent steel consumption declined by ~4% QoQ.
- Exports volumes were down by ~40% due to the levy of export duty and moderation in overseas demand.
- Automotive continues to recover while Infrastructure / Construction and Capital goods segments witnessed moderation.
- China steel demand is likely to find support as COVID restrictions ease and pave way for pent-up demand
- India’s steel demand is expected to improve in 2HFY23 with the end of the monsoon, driven by an increase in government spending and auto revival
- EU Steel demand is affected by destocking, but the underlying demand across key steel end-use sectors is more stable.
- Global steel prices have moderated in the April – June period on the slowdown in global growth and regulation.
- Heightened volatility to persist as concerns over inflation and growth collide with supply chain & cost push constraints
- Restocking to drive steel prices, low inventory across steel end-use sectors
- Indian steel prices should pick up post monsoon on revival in construction activities and early onset of festive demand
- European steel prices are expected to be volatile on global cues
Raw material prices
- Coking coal prices to remain range-bound & volatile, thermal coal to provide support
- Seaborne iron ore prices to be impacted by demand dynamics esp. in China.
- European power and energy costs remain volatile due to uncertainty about Russia’s gas supply to Europe.