Indian Oil Profit Slumps 83% To Rs 563 Crore In September Quarter: 10 Things To Know

Expenses stood at Rs 1,32,209.26 crore in the July-September period, as against Rs 1,47,801.53 crore in the year-ago period.

Indian Oil Profit Slumps 83% To Rs 563 Crore In September Quarter: 10 Things To Know

Indian Oil said revenue from its petroleum products segment declined 12.83% to Rs 1,28,139.05 crore

State-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Thursday reported a net profit of Rs 563.42 crore for the quarter ended September 30. That marked a fall of 82.65 per cent compared with its net profit of Rs 3,246.93 crore in the second quarter of financial year 2018-19, and stood way short of Street expectations. Total revenue from operations fell 12.66 per cent to Rs 1,32,375.69 crore in the second quarter of current financial year, the country's largest fuel retailer said in a regulatory filing. Shares fell more than 2 per cent after the earnings announcement before ending flat.

Here are 10 things to know:

  1. Analysts had on an average expected a profit of Rs 3,971 crore in the quarter, news agency Reuters reported citing Refinitiv data.

  2. Quarterly results were impacted due to inventory losses in the three-months ended September 30 against inventory gains a year ago, said Sanjiv Singh, chairman, Indian Oil.

  3. Inventory losses came in at Rs 1,807 crore in the July-September period, as against a gain of Rs 2,895 crore in the year-ago period.

  4. Revenue from the petroleum products segment declined 12.83 per cent to Rs 1,28,139.05 crore in the quarter ended September 30, Indian Oil Corporation said.

  5. Average gross refining margin - a key indicator of a refiner's profitability - stood at $ 2.96 per bbl in the first six months of financial year 2019-20, as against $8.45 per bbl in the corresponding period a year ago.

  6. The gross refining margins were impacted due to lower product margins, Mr Singh said.

  7. Expenses stood at Rs 1,32,209.26 crore in the July-September period, as against Rs 1,47,801.53 crore in the year-ago period.

  8. That included a foreign exchange loss of Rs 1,135.13 crore, as against Rs 2,619.72 crore in the year-ago period.

  9. International crude prices fell 8.7 per cent during the quarter ended September 30, while the refiner bought the commodity at a much higher price, according to Reuters.

  10. Indian Oil shares fell as much as 2.11 per cent after the earnings announcement before trimming most of those losses at the end of the session. Shares ended down 0.20 per cent at Rs 146.80 apiece on the BSE, underperforming the benchmark Sensex index which finished 0.19 per cent higher.

(With agency inputs)



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