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JSW Steel slips into red in Q2, posts Rs 915-crore loss on falling steel prices

JSW Steel slips into red in Q2, posts Rs 915-crore loss on falling steel prices

JSW Steel slips into red in Q2, posts Rs 915-crore loss on falling steel prices
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By Jomy Jos Pullokaran  Oct 21, 2022 5:16:32 PM IST (Updated)

The company's total stood revenue stood at Rs 41,778 crore during the period under review, up 28.5 percent against Rs 32,503 crore QoQ. Shares of JSW Steel Ltd ended at Rs 622, down by Rs 6.50, or 1.03 percent on the BSE.

The Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Steel on Friday, October 21, reported a net loss of Rs 915 crore for the second quarter that ended September 30, 2022, impacted by a sharp fall in steel prices.

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In the corresponding quarter last year, the company posted a net profit of Rs 7,179 crore. CNBC-TV18 Polls had predicted a net profit of Rs 490 crore for the quarter under review.
The company's income stood at Rs 41,778 crore during the period under review, up 28.5 percent against Rs 32,503 crore in the corresponding period of the preceding fiscal.
At the operating level, EBITDA declined 83.2 percent to Rs 1,752 crore in the first quarter of this fiscal compared to Rs 10,417 crore in the corresponding period in the previous fiscal.
The EBITDA margin stood at 4.2 percent in the reporting quarter against 32 percent in the corresponding period in the previous fiscal. EBITDA is earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation.
The company's performance during the quarter was significantly impacted by a sharp fall in steel prices. "Despite a challenging global economic scenario, we expect healthy steel demand growth in India during H2 FY23, which along with the flow through lower raw material prices, should aid the company's performance in the coming quarters," JSW Steel said in a regulatory filing.
The results came after the close of the market hours. Shares of JSW Steel Ltd ended at Rs 622, down by Rs 6.50, or 1.03 percent on the BSE.
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