Newsline-National | December 2018
Elgi Equipments compressor biz up 22%
Elgi Equipments Ltd, manufacturer of air compressors, has announced the results for the second quarter ended 30th September, 2018, posting a PAT for the group for the quarter ended 30th September, 2018 at Rs 25.5 crore as compared to Rs 26.5 crore during the corresponding period in 2017-2018. Sales for the group was Rs 452 Crores for the quarter ended 30th September, 2018 compared to Rs 373 crore in the corresponding quarter in 2017-2018. During the quarter, one-time expenses and provisions have been considered in the accounts.
The company’s compressor business in the domestic market grew by 22 per cent over the corresponding quarter in 2017-18. Domestic sales performance has been steady on the back of sustained demand for compressors from most industrial segments. The international business’ performance was satisfactory. Revenues from international operations were augmented by the newly acquired entity, FR Pulford & Son Pty Ltd Australia.
The company’s automotive business grew by 4 per cent in line with domestic auto industry growth, compared to the corresponding quarter in 2017-18. On a YTD basis, the division has registered a 9 per cent growth over H1 of 2017-18. Indications from our markets are that demand for compressors will continue to improve in the coming months and the company is confident of capitalising on the opportunities.