Our aggregate sales saw an substantial increase of 20.33% in FY18 and stood at Rs. 3806 Cr. This increase in sales was on account of increase in rawmaterial prices and also the volume growth across various business segments.
Our export revenues also grew by 11.1% in FY18 and was Rs. 1691.98 Cr. Exports accounted for approx 45% of our revenues.
The company succeeded in maintaining a stable working capital intensity at around 38% of the revenues which was quite a creditable achievement given the sectoral slowdown.
Our ROCE has been maintained at upward of 20%. The marginal dip in FY18 was on account the increased Capital Employed on account of the rising RM prices and ongoing capex activities, the benefits of which would accrue in coming years.
Our earning per share increased to Rs. 40.95 per share in FY18 with an increase of over 6% over the previous year.
The EBITDA and Net Profit of the company consistently grew over the last 5 years. Despite the external challanges, the company saw an increase of about 8% in the past financial year and had an operating profit of Rs. 707 Cr in FY18. This was due to number of factors including capacity utilization, product mix change, reduction in operational costs etc.