Suzlon Energy’s Major Turnaround, Posts Rs 482 cr Profit in 2015-16

Suzlon Energy’s Major Turnaround, Posts Rs 482 cr Profit in 2015-16

Led by higher sales and low expenses, Suzlon Energy Ltd’s consolidated net loss has come down by Rs 270.55 crore for the quarter ended March 31.

For the entire 2015-16 fiscal, the company posted a net profit of Rs 482.59 crore, against a net loss of Rs 9,157.69 crore in the previous financial year.

Total expenses of the company dropped significantly to Rs 2,972.50 crore, over Rs 5,278.68 crore in the year-ago period.

“We are back to profit, our commissioning increased by more than 100 per cent and we are confident of maintaining the growth with strong focus on execution. The Indian market is expected to increase by 30 per cent in FY17, and Suzlon will continue to outpace the industry,”  said Tulsi R Tanti, Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon.

“Globally, the demand for renewables is growing with a record 64 GW installation and an investment of USD 329 billion during calendar year 2015. The demand for clean, sustainable and affordable power will continue especially in emerging markets,” he added.

“FY16 performance demonstrates our resurgence with a strong and sustainable turnaround. Suzlon is best equipped to cater to the domestic demand and deliver on the government target of 60 GW wind by 2022. We continue to drive technology innovation in wind and introduce next generation turbines which brings down the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE),”  J P Chalasani, Group CEO, Suzlon, said.

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“Our S111 120 meter hybrid tower WTG prototype installed in Gujarat, India is delivering superior results leading to a commercial launch in this fiscal year,” Chalasani said.

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In a statement, the company said that FY16 revenue moved up by 69 per cent to Rs 8,259 crore.

“Annual sales volume of 1,131 MW; Y-o-Y growth of 149 per cent,” it said adding that “FY16 order book stands at 1,243 MW valued at Rs 7,989 crore.”

Kirti Vagadia, Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Suzlon, said, “We started FY16 with a clear focus on profitability which we delivered by ramping up volumes and exercising better control over fixed cost.”

“We have significantly reduced our networking capital, optimised the debt maturity profile and maintained strong liquidity position throughout the year. We continue to demonstrate strong operational performance on every front including volume growth, commissioning and order intake,” Vagadia said.

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