Source : Crompton Greaves Ltd
Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:18PM IST (4:48PM GMT)
 
(BSE:500093)(NSE:CROMPGREAV)
CG H1FY15 Consolidated Net Profit Up 13% at Rs. 134 Crore Revenue Up 7% to Rs. 6,872 Crore
 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

Highlights for H1FY15 Vs H1FY14     
 

  • Consolidated net profit rose 13% to Rs. 134 crore
  • Consolidated revenue up 7 % at Rs. 6,872 crore
  • Order intake stood at Rs. 5,405 crore up 9%
  • Earnings per share (EPS) at Rs. 2.13 as against Rs 1.86
  • Board approves interim dividend of 20% (Rs 0.40/share)
  • Board approves demerger of Consumer Business to a separate listed company
Avantha Group Company CG reported Consolidated Revenue of Rs. 6,872 crore for the half-year ended September 30, 2014 up 7% as against Rs 6,436 crore on September 30, 2013. The net profit for the period stood at Rs. 134 crore up 13% as against Rs. 118 crore in H1FY14.

CG bagged orders worth Rs. 5,405 crore in H1FY15 and the UEOB (un-executed order backlog) stood at Rs. 9,108 crore as on September 2014.

CG’s Board of Directors in a meeting held today has approved the demerger of the Consumer Business to a separate listed company. Other than increasing shareholder value, the demerger will provide fresh impetus to both the entities to pursue their individual growth strategies and improve the competitiveness in their respective markets. The demerger will be through by the end of next year subject to necessary regulatory and legal approval.

Commenting on the results, Avantha Goup Company CG’s CEO and Managing Director Laurent Demortier said, “The quarter gone by was satisfactory with good order intake from almost all the geographies. Power and Automation businesses continue to see positive growth. The restructuring exercise undertaken in Europe has started translating into operational and financial efficiencies.”

We have taken an important step with the demerger of the Consumer Business. This will create an enabling platform for financing growth of respective businesses and generating long-term value for our shareholders.Mr. Demortier added.
 
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS
 

  • CG’s Power business segment recorded revenue of Rs. 4,157 crore up 7% bagging orders worth Rs. 4,308 crore in H1FY15
  • Orders in Europe grew by 40% to reach Rs.1,949 crore
  • Middle East and Africa also witnessed 39% growth with orders worth Rs. 500 crore in H1FY15
  • Further strengthening the strategy of making India as CG’s manufacturing hub, export orders from India grew by 18% at Rs. 575 crore

About CG

Avantha Group Company CG is a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy. With more than 15,000 employees across its operations in around 85 countries, CG provides electrical products, systems and services for utilities, power generation, industries, and consumers. The company is organized into four business groups: Power, Industrial, Automation, and Consumer. CG clocks US$ 2.3 billion in revenues from product lines that cover the entire value chain of engineering offerings.

For more information on CG, please visit: www.cgglobal.com

About Avantha

The Rs. 25,000 crores (US$4bn) Avantha Group is one of India's leading business conglomerates. Its successful entities in diversified sectors include Crompton Greaves (power transmission and distribution equipment and services), BILT (paper and pulp), The Global Green Company Limited (food processing), Biltech Building Elements Limited (infrastructure), Avantha Power (energy), Salient Business Solutions Limited (IT and ITES), Jg Glass (glass container).

With a global footprint, the Group operates in 90 countries with more than 25,000 employees worldwide. Led by Gautam Thapar, Avantha demonstrates strong leadership globally and emerges as a focused corporate, leveraging its knowledge, leadership and operations, adding lasting value for its stakeholders and investors.

For more information on Avantha, please visit: www.avanthagroup.com

 
Media Contact Details

Paula Sengupta, Global Head – Communications CG (Crompton Greaves Limited), ,+91 (22) 24237516/67558771 , paula.sengupta@cgglobal.com

Shravani Dang, Vice President, Group Head – Corporate Communications Avantha Group, ,+91 (11) 41699282/23368332 , s.dang@avanthagroup.com