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Torrent Power reports net loss of Rs 488 cr in Q4 FY22 – EQ Mag Pro

Torrent Power reports net loss of Rs 488 cr in Q4 FY22 – EQ Mag Pro


On a consolidated basis, Torrent Power reported a net loss of Rs 488.04 crore on the back of an exceptional item of Rs 1300 crore in Q4 FY22.

The integrated power utility arm of Torrent Group recorded an exceptional loss of Rs 1,300 crore in Q4 FY22. The company said based on the assessment, recoverable value of PPE by using value-in-use stood at Rs 1,378.90 crore, lower than the carrying amount of Rs 2,678.90 crore. Accordingly, Torrent Power reported an additional impairment loss of Rs 1,300.00 crore which has been disclosed as an exceptional item.
The power utility company reported a net profit of Rs 369.9 crore in the corresponding quarter last year.

Revenue from operations rose 21.4% to Rs 3,743.65 crore in Q4 FY22 from Rs 3,084.13 crore posted in Q4 FY21. The company reported a pre-tax loss of Rs 703.33 crore in Q4 FY22 as compared with a profit before tax of Rs 455.28 crore posted in Q4 FY21. EBITDA rose 15% to Rs 1088 crore in Q4 FY22 as compared to Rs 947 crore in Q4 FY21.

On full year basis, the company reported a 64.8% decline in the net profit to Rs 453.97 crore despite a 17% rise in net sales to Rs 14,257.61 crore in financial year ended 2022 over financial year ended 2021.

Commenting on the results, Samir Mehta, chairman of Torrent Power said, During the year, the company continued to focus its growth initiatives in the identified growth engines of distribution and renewables. In line with this strategy, the company took over the operations as distribution licensee of union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (DNH & DD) with effect from 1 April 2022 post acquisition of 51% equity share capital of the company. Further, during the year the company was able to expand its operational renewable portfolio by 231 mega watts due to acquisition of renewable projects and an additional 565 mega watts projects are under development / acquisition. With our strong balance sheet, the company will continue to pursue profitable growth opportunities across the entire value chain of the power sector.

Shares of Torrent Power were trading 1.22% higher at Rs 474.50 on the BSE. Torrent Power is a private sector integrated power utility engaged in the business of power generation, transmission and distribution.

Source: Capital Market

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network