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Balu Forge Industries Ltd (BFIL) Announces Financial Results for the Q1 FY24

  • Revenue from Operations stands at ₹ 1,124 Mn in Q1 FY24  
  • EBITDA stands at ₹ 219 Mn in Q1 FY24  
  • PAT at ₹ 167 Mn in Q1 FY24 

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 14: Balu Forge Industries Ltd (BFIL) is one of the leading manufacturers of finished and semi-finished forged crankshafts and components. BFIL in its board meeting held on 11th August 2023 has approved the Unaudited Financial Results of the Company for the First Quarter Ended on 30th June 2023 as one of its agenda. 

Consolidated Financial Statement Highlights for Q1 FY24 v/s Q1 FY23 v/s Q4 FY23 

Particulars (Rs. Mn)  Q1 FY24  Q1 FY23  YoY%  Q4 FY23 
Revenue from Operations   1,123.85       527.97      112.86%   1,237.81     
Other Income   1.07    30.09         5.49  
Total Revenue   1,124.92       558.06      101.58%   1,243.29 
Total Expenses excl. D&A & Finance Cost   904.88       449.84         1,031.11     
EBITDA (Excl. Other Income)   218.97       78.13      180.27%   206.69     
EBITDA Margin (%)  19.48%  14.80%  468bps  16.70% 
Depreciation & Amortization   4.59    2.85      4.36  
Finance Cost   24.79       16.39         35.15     
PBT before Exceptional Item   190.66       88.97         172.67 
Exceptional Items  –  –    – 
PBT   190.66       88.97         172.67 
Tax   23.96       15.00         20.29     
PAT   166.70       73.97      125.35%   152.38     
PAT Margin %  14.83%  14.01%    12.31% 
Other comprehensive profit/( loss)   0.04    0.01      0.37  
Net PAT   166.74       73.98      125.33%   152.76 
Diluted EPS (In Rs.)   2.00    0.90      1.83  

Consolidated Financial Performance Comparison – Q1 FY24 v/s Q1 FY23 

  • Revenue from Operations increased by 112.86% and stood at ₹ 1,123.85 Mn in Q1 FY24 from ₹ 527.97 Mn in Q1 FY23, led by an increase in demand for our products in our operating markets and introduction of heavier crankshafts.    
  • EBITDA increased to ₹ 218.97 Mn in Q1 FY24 from ₹ 78.13 Mn in Q1 FY23, margins increased from 14.80% in Q1 FY23 to 19.48% in Q1 FY24 due to better operational efficiency, increased scale of operations and better product mix. 
  • PAT increased by 125.35% and stood at ₹ 166.70 Mn in Q1 FY24, compared to ₹ 73.97 Mn in Q1 FY23, margins increased from 14.01% in Q1 FY23 to 14.83% in Q1 FY24. 

Business Update: 

  • Appointed Mr Amit Todkari as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Amit Todkari is a Qualified Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds an experience of more than 8 years in audit, taxation and finance. 
  • Raised capital of ~₹ 193 crores through preferential issue of equity shares and warrants for the purpose of scaling up operations through capacity augmentation.   

Management Comments

Commenting on the performance of Q1 FY24, the management team of Balu Forge Industries Ltd. stated: 

“We are delighted to share our business performance for Q1 FY24. We continued to witness robust demand for our products in diverse industries. By effectively utilizing our established product range and successfully introducing new products like the enhanced crankshafts, we have not only bolstered our market standing but also enhanced profitability. Additionally, our margins have grown due to improved operational efficiency, expanded scale of activities, and an enhanced product mix. 

We would also like to emphasize that our capex plan for enhancing our machining capacity by ~15,000 tonnes of the Mercedes Benz plant in Belgaum, Karnataka is on track. This enhancement will aid us in diversifying our components/products and will increase our efficiency and productivity while positioning us as a comprehensive solution provider for our clients.        

With a solid foundation and extensive precision engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we are well-positioned to capitalize on emerging opportunities across commercial vehicles, power generation, defence and railway industries. Our ongoing commitment to innovation and customer centricity will continue to guide us on our path to sustainable revenue growth. 

We would like to thank our employees for their efforts and our investors/stakeholders for their continued support and encouragement.” 

About Balu Forge Industries Ltd Limited

Balu Forge Industries Ltd (BFIL) was Incorporated in 1989 & is engaged in the manufacturing of fully inished and semi-finished crankshafts and Forged Components. It has the capability to manufacture components conforming to both New Emission Regulations & New Energy Vehicles. The company has a fully Integrated Forging & Machining production infrastructure with a large product portfolio ranging from 1 Kg to 900 Kgs. The company has a 80+ global distribution networks and operates through both domestic and export segments. The customers include some of the renowned suppliers and manufacturers of light vehicles, Agricultural equipment, power generation equipment, commercial vehicles, off-highway vehicles, ships, locomotives and many others. The company also caters to defence, oil & gas, railway, and marine, among other industries. 

For further information on the Company, please visit: https://www.baluindustries.com/

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