Apollo Tyres net profit increases 27% in Q1

Apollo Tyres net profit increases 27% in Q1

Net Sales stood at Rs 2832 crores for the quarter



August 11, 2015

The Board of Directors of Apollo Tyres Ltd today approved the company’s unaudited results for the 1st quarter of the financial year 2015-16. Earlier in the day, at the 42nd Annual General Meeting, shareholders approved the annual dividend payout of 200% per share (Rs 2.00 per equity share), for the year ended March 31, 2015.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2015, Apollo Tyres Ltd, on a consolidated level, reported a profit of Rs 291 crores on the net sales of Rs 2832 crores. While the European Operations reported flat revenue growth in the quarter under consideration, the increasing imports of commercial vehicle tyres, into the country, adversely impacted the Indian Operations’ revenue. More than 30% of the demand for truck-bus radials from the replacement market in India is being met by these imported tyres, which are mostly from China.

Quarter 1 Consolidated Performance Highlights
Q1 FY2015-16 (April - June) vs Q1 FY2014-15

  • Net sales stood at Rs 28.32 billion (Rs 2832 crore) from Rs 32.23 billion (Rs 3223 crore)
  • Operating profit was at Rs 5.29 billion (Rs 529 crore) an increase of 15%, from Rs 4.58 billion (Rs 458 crore)
  • Net profit grew 27% to Rs 2.91 billion (Rs 291 crore) from Rs 2.28 billion (Rs 228 crore)

Commenting on the results, Onkar S Kanwar, Chairman, Apollo Tyres Ltd said, “In a slow-growth market across geographies, further marred by unregulated imports of tyres in India, we have planned and invested to capitalise on the future opportunities. This strategic planning will reduce our dependence on a particular market for growth and help us expand our global footprint.”

Cross Currency Reference Chart for Key Financials:

Q1 FY2015-16

Rs Billion

US$ Million

Euro Million

Net Sales

28.32

446.15

403.25

Operating Profit

5.29

83.17

75.17

Net Profit

2.91

45.78

41.37

 

For further information, please contact

- rohit.sharan@apollotyres.com or tamara.oostveen@apollovredestein.com - Rohit: +91 124 2721000 or Tamara: +31(0)20-205 44 37