New Delhi: Steel Authority of India Limited (Sail) has staged an impressive turnaround by clocking a net profit of Rs 2,178.82 crore in fiscal 2018-19 . This for the first time after 3 consecutive years of losses, the company has posted profit. The loss incurred in the previous year was Rs 481 crore.

“The intensive efforts on improving physical performance throughout the year in tandem with the market conditions made it possible to achieve higher volumes, improve the product-mix and increase the share of value-added steel,” said the Sail chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhary.

Sail’s operating margin grew by more than 100% in FY’19 over CPLY indicating an overall improvement in the performance.

The salient features of SAIL’s performance are given below:

ItemFY 2018-19FY 2017-18% Growth
Turnover Rs 66,267 CroreRs 58,297 Crore14 %
EBITDA Rs 10,267 CroreRs 5,102 Crore101 %
EBITDA per tonne saleable steel salesRs 7273.82Rs 3623.32101 %
Hot Metal Production17.5 Million Tonnes16 Million Tonnes10 %
Crude Steel Production16.3 Million Tonnes15 Million Tonnes8 %
Saleable Steel Production15.1 Million Tonnes14.1 Million Tonnes7 %

The production from new mills of Sail plants has recorded marked improvement in FY’19, giving an enriched product basket. A dedicated logistics set-up has been created by the Company to smoothly handle the increased despatches from higher level of production. In FY’19, Sail had the highest ever production of 9.85 lakh tonnes of UTS-90 Rail.

In Q4 FY’19, SAIL posted a Net Profit of Rs 468 crore. During this period, the EBITDA stood at Rs 2461 Crore and the turnover was Rs 18,323 Crore, a growth of 9% over CPLY. The Q4 FY’19 recorded growth of 10%, 8% and 14% in respect of production of hot metal, crude steel, and saleable steel respectively while sales grew at 13%.