US-based global aluminium major Alcoa’s September quarter performance and forecast has led to some disappointment. So has the recent $30-40 a tonne fall in aluminium prices at the London Metal Exchange (LME).
With realisations continuing to be muted, domestic metal companies are increasingly focusing on lowering expenses. These firms have, in fact, identified logistics as one of the major areas where costs can be curtailed to safeguard operating margins.
Hindalco Industries has moved higher to its fresh 52-week high of Rs 152, up 4% on the BSE, after the company reported a standalone net profit of Rs 294 crore for the quarter-ended June 30, 2016 (Q1FY17).
Aluminium majors like Hindalco and Bharat Aluminium Company (Balco) have started feeling the pressure of cheap imports. Cheap aluminium imports are eating up nearly 50 per cent of the total domestic cosumption.
With realisations staying weak quarter after quarter, Hindalco Industries plans to raise the contribution of value-added products to improve the company’s operating income. Satish Pai, managing director of Hindalco, talks to Aditi Divekar about it.
In 1999, when a young Kumar Mangalam Birla was looking for a chief executive officer to head the Aditya Birla group’s metal company Hindalco he zeroed in on Debnarayan Bhattacharya - Debu to his friends — a rising star at Hindustan
Revenue from aluminium was lower at Rs 82,812.11 crore in 2015-16 as against Rs 83,139.49 crore in 2014-15. Copper revenue stood at Rs 17,245.65 crore, dipping from Rs 20,492.34 crore in the previous year.
Hindalco has gained 3% to hit its 52-week high of Rs 124 on the BSE, extending its past one month rally, after the company reported better-than-expected results for the quarter ended March 2016 (Q4FY16).
Market closed weekly in negative territory. It further consolidated in thin range of around 100 points on nifty with high volatility for the entire week. It made a high of 8294.95 levels on nifty & 8162.85 levels during week.
Hindalco Industries has surged 10% to Rs 101 on the BSE in early morning trade after the company reported standalone net profit of Rs 356 crore for the quarter ended March 2016 (Q4FY16) due to lower input costs.
Hindalco Industries’ standalone bottom line more than doubled to Rs 356 crore in the March quarter, up 123.3 per cent year-on-year, mainly because of lower input costs as net sales took a hit due to falling aluminium and copper prices.
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The shares of non-ferrous metal producers have seen a rebound from their lows in February, when there was pessimism in the backdrop of the global economic slowdown. The reaction, though, has had only a limited upside.