Ashok Leyland, the Indian flagship of the Hinduja Group, reported more than eight time jumps in YoY quarter profits in Ql FY'24, the company announced through an exchange filing. Net Profits for the quarter stood at Rs. 576 Cr as against Rs. 68 Cr in the same period last year. Revenue for the quarter stood at Rs. 8,189 Cr as against Rs. 7223 Cr in Ql FY'23. In the same period Ashok Leyland's domestic MHCV volume grew by 7 per cent and market share grew from 30.0% to 31.2%. The MHCV truck market share was at 31.7% for Q1FY24 as against 31.1 per cent in the same period last year.
The Company's domestic LCV volume in Ql FY'24 was 14821 units, 3 per cent higher than Ql of last year (14384 units).
EBITDA shot up to 10.0 per cent for Ql FY24 (Rs. 821 Cr) as against 4.4 per cent (Rs. 320 Cr) in Ql of previous year. Net Debt to Equity stood at 0.2 times at end of Ql'FY24.
The Company continued to see strong demand for the modular AVTR range of trucks. The efforts on network expansion also helped the uptick in revenue and market share. In the LCV segment as well, the volumes grew on the back of good market acceptance of our Bada Dost range. The Power Solutions and Aftermarket businesses continued to contribute strongly to the top line of the Company.
Tax expense for the quarter was lower as it considers a one time deferred tax credit of 172 Crore on account of expected transition to lower tax regime in the following financial year.
Dheeraj Hinduja, Executive Chairman, Ashok Ley/and, said "With the industry maintaining the growth in Ql FY'24, we have been able to post excellent results with focused market performance while reining in costs. We are pleased that we have continued to grow our market share in Q1. We are concurrently intensifying our efforts in international expansion. Through our Electric Vehicle subsidiary, Switch Mobility, we are actively moving towards net zero carbon mobility. The EV market is growing gradually, and we are geared to participating in this growth with a clear road map."
Shenu Agarwal, MD & CEO, Ashok Leyland, added, "With expansion in revenues and efficient cost management we have seen our bottom line improving substantially. While we continue to expand our market penetration on the back of efficient products and expanding the network, we shall remain acutely focused on achieving and sustaining double-digit profitability. This is important for us as we focus on improving our resilience and investing in technologies of the future."
Ashok Leyland shares
The shares of Ashok Leyland on Friday afternoon at 12:01 pm IST after the release of the results were trading at Rs 181.25, up by 3.16 per cent.