HPL Electric & Power Ltd reports Q2 FY21

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HPL Electric and Power, an established electric equipment manufacturing company in India, manufacturing a diverse portfolio of electric equipment, announced its financial results for the quarter ended 30th September 2020.

Consolidated Performance Highlights as follows:

Particulars (In Rs Cr)

Q2 FY21

Q2 FY20

H1FY21

H1FY20

Revenue from Operations

227.1

272.0

323.3

520.2

EBITDA

34.0

35.1

40.6

65.3

EBITDA Margin %

14.9%

12.9%

12.6%

12.6%

Cash PAT

18.2

17.2

9.5

31.6


Gautam Seth, Joint Managing Director, said: “Our performance in the second quarter was far better supported, by the robust growth in the ‘Consumer’ segment. Rationalization of operating costs, employee costs and marketing expenses helped boost our EBITDA margins. This has helped us to get back to an almost pre-pandemic level of revenue and EBITDA. Robust growth in the ‘Consumer’ segment was driven by strong double-digit growth in the ‘lighting’ and wires & cables categories which, grew by 33% YoY and 45% YoY respectively. Further, the ‘switchgear’ segment also witnessed improved traction and achieved high-single-digit growth in Q2 FY21.

At present, we have a robust order book of ₹ 335 crores. This ensures revenue visibility for the rest of the fiscal year. Further, with the festive season upon us, coupled with a gradual pick-up in the economic activity, we expect the growth momentum in our ‘Consumer’ segment to continue in H2 FY21. Even though meter dispatches have remained slow in H1 FY21, we are expecting meter dispatches to gradually pick-up pace from Q4 FY21 onwards.”

He added: “Lastly, we believe that operationally the worst is far behind us. We expect the ‘smart meters’ segment to drive the next leg of growth in the medium-to-long term, as both the SEBs & Private Discoms gear up towards replacing a substantial quantum of conventional meters with smart meters. Enquiry base for metering tenders continues to remain at a healthy level as tenders amounting to ₹ ~2,000 crores have been floated or expected to be floated, in the near-term. Hence, our focus remains on strengthening our position in the smart meter business. In-line with this objective, we have recently launched a new state-of-the-art R&D center exclusively for smart meters at Gurugram, Haryana to foster the development of innovative products. ‘HPL Electric’, as a company remains geared-up and well-placed meet the requirements of the industry with best-in-class solutions.”

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