Praj posts Q4 FY23 consolidated PAT at Rs. 88.1 Cr

Praj posts Q4 FY23 consolidated PAT at Rs. 88.1 Cr

Praj is setting up first of its kind demo plant for Polylactic Acid (PLA) at Jejuri in the outskirts of Pune

  • By ICN Bureau | May 26, 2023

Praj Industries (Praj) has reported Q4 FY23 income from operations at at Rs 10,03.98 crore (Q4 FY22: Rs. 830.96 crore; Q3 FY23: Rs. 911.46 crore). The company posts PBT at Rs. 112. 8 crore (Q4 FY22: Rs. 78.06 crore; Q3 FY23: Rs. 85.89 crore). PAT is at Rs. 88.11 crore (Q4 FY22: Rs. 57.65; Q3 FY23: Rs. 62.31 crore)

For the financial Year ended March 31, 2023, Praj, on the consolidated basis, has posted income from operations at Rs. 3528.03 crore (FY22: Rs. 2343.27 crore) and PAT at Rs. 239.81 crore (FY22: Rs. 150. 24 crore)

The consolidated order backlog as on March 31, 2023 stood at Rs. 341.40 crore (FY22 order backlog at Rs. 287.80 crore).

The Board of Directors proposed a final dividend of Rs 4.50 per equity share @225 % of the face value of Rs 2 per equity share, for the financial year ended 31 March 2023, which is subject to the approval of shareholders at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting.

Commenting on the Company’s performance, Shishir Joshipura, CEO & MD, Praj Industries said, “We delivered a healthy and consistent performance throughout FY23 by leveraging our technology edge and strong delivery capabilities. Energy transition and climate action (ETCA) agenda has opened new opportunities for our engineering businesses. Expansion of mobility solutions beyond surface mobility which includes SAF are expanding horizons of opportunity for our business. We are confident of meeting expectations of all our stakeholders, as we move forward on our sustainable journey.”

Key Developments:

Praj joined hands with AirAsia India and IOCL to fly first commercial flight in India powered by a blend of ‘indigenous’ Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The SAF blended in the ATF was produced by Praj using indigenous feedstock leveraging its relationship with Gevo, Inc USA

IOCL Panipat 2G plant is successfully commissioned and first ethanol is out. Continuous operations and reliability enhancement plan under implementation

To address growing opportunity basket from ETCA segment, Praj is setting up most modern manufacturing facility to be housed into a new subsidiary- Praj GenX Limited. The new facility will be set up near a major port with capex of Rs. 100 crore.

To accelerate commercialization of bioplastics, Praj is setting up first of its kind demo plant for Polylactic Acid (PLA) at Jejuri in the outskirts of Pune. This pilot facility will be used for scaled production of Food Grade Lactic Acid and Polylactic Acid.

The board has given in principle approval for formation of joint venture with IOCL for production of variety of biofuels. Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is likely to be the first project out of this JV.

Founder Chairman Dr. Pramod Chaudhari was bestowed with Eminent Engineer Award by Engineering Council of India (ECI) in the industry category for his exemplary contributions in engineering field.

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