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Vedanta Limited: Consolidated Results for the First Quarter ended 30th June 2021

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- Record consolidated quarterly Revenue of ₹ 28,105 crore, up 79% Y-o-Y

- Highest ever quarterly EBITDA of ₹ 10,032 crore, up 150% Y-o-Y

- Attributable PAT (before exceptional items) at ₹ 4,280 crore, up 314% Y-o-Y

- Net Debt at ₹ 20,261 crore, reduced by ₹ 6,989 crore Y-o-Y

- Net Debt/EBITDA ratio at 0.6x, lowest in last 4 years

MUMBAI, India, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vedanta Limited today announced its unaudited consolidated results for the first quarter (Q1) ended 30th June 2021.

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Financial Highlights

Q1 FY2022

Other Financial Highlights

Operational Highlights

Mr Sunil Duggal, Chief Executive Officer, Vedanta, said, "We are happy to announce another strong quarter with continued momentum across all businesses. Our consolidated revenue was up 79% y-o-y at ₹ 28,105 crore and attributable profit after tax (before exceptional items) up 314% y-o-y at ₹ 4,280 crore. We delivered record operational performance, maintaining the trajectory of cost and volumes, driven by structural integration and technology adoption. Despite the uncertain market conditions, we have continued with our winning streak by reporting the highest ever quarterly EBITDA of ₹ 10,032 crore, up 150% y-o-y."

"Our priority remains supporting our employees, partners, and communities to navigate through these tough times by providing every possible medical & other required assistance. We are focused on the key value drivers and lowering our carbon footprint, to unlock a sustainable future growth for the company and maximize value for stakeholders."

Consolidated Financial Performance

The consolidated financial performance of the company during the period is as under:

(In crore, except as stated)

Particulars

Q1

%

Q4

%

FY2021

FY2022

FY2021

Change

FY2021

Change

Net Sales/Income from operations

28,105

15,687

79%

27,874

1%

86,863

Other Operating Income

307

286

7%

332

(8%)

1,158

EBITDA

10,032

4,008

150%

9,107

10%

27,341

EBITDA Margin1

41%

28%

43%

38%

6%

36%

Finance cost

1,182

1,252

(6%)

1,325

(11%)

5,210

Investment Income

726

1,016

(9%)

860

(16%)

3,269

Exploration cost write off2

97

-

-

-

-

-

Exchange gain/(loss) - (Non operational)

(50)

(6)

-

(71)

(30%)

129

Profit before Depreciation and Taxes

9,428

3,766

-

8,571

10%

25,529

Depreciation & Amortization

2,124

1,733

23%

2,055

3%

7,638

Profit before Exceptional items

7,304

2,033

-

6,516

12%

17,891

Exceptional Items Credit/(Expense)3

(134)

0

-

(773)

(83%)

(678)

Profit Before Tax

7,170

2,033

253%

5,743

25%

17,213

Tax Charge/ (Credit)

1,935

511

-

(1,699)

-

2,334

Tax on Exceptional items/ (Credit)

(47)

0

-

(187)

(75%)

(154)

Profit After Taxes

5,282

1,522

247%

7,629

(31%)

15,033

Profit After Taxes before exceptional items

5,369

1,522

253%

8,216

(35%)

15,557

Minority Interest

1,059

489

-

1,196

(11%)

3,430

Attributable PAT

4,224

1,033

-

6,432

(34%)

11,602

Attributable PAT before exceptional items

4,280

1,033

314%

7,013

(39%)

12,151

Basic Earnings per Share (₹/share)

11.4

2.79

-

17.37

(34%)

31.32

Basic EPS before Exceptional items

11.55

2.79

-

18.94

(39%)

32.8

Exchange rate (₹/$) - Average

73.76

75.48

(2%)

72.95

1%

74.11

Exchange rate (₹/$) - Closing

74.28

75.29

(1%)

73.3

1%

73.3


1. Excludes custom smelting at Copper India and Zinc India operations

2. Pertains to unsuccessful exploration wells write off of Open Acreage Licensing policy (OALP) blocks at Cairn

3. Exceptional Items Gross of Tax

4. Previous period figures have been regrouped or re-arranged wherever necessary to conform to current period's presentation

Revenue

Revenue for Q1 FY2022 was at ₹ 28,105 crore, higher by 1% Q-o-Q, primarily due to improved commodity prices, partially offset by lower sales volume at Zinc India, Iron Ore & Steel and Copper business.

Revenue for Q1 FY2022 was higher by 79% Y-o-Y, primarily due to improved commodity prices and higher volumes across businesses.

EBITDA and EBITDA Margin

EBITDA for Q1 FY2022 was at ₹ 10,032 crore, higher by 10% Q-o-Q, primarily due to improved commodity prices, partially offset by lower volumes at Zinc India, Iron Ore & Steel business, and higher COP due to input commodity inflation.

EBITDA for Q1 FY2022 was higher by 150% Y-o-Y, primarily due to improved commodity prices and higher volumes across businesses. This was partially offset by higher COP due to input commodity inflation.

We had a robust EBITDA margin1 of 41% during the quarter compared to 28% in Q1 FY2021.

Depreciation & Amortization

Depreciation & amortisation for Q1 FY2022 was at ₹ 2,124 crore, higher by 3% Q-o-Q, primarily due to projects capitalization at Oil & Gas business and increase in ore production at Gamsberg.

Depreciation & amortisation for Q1 FY2022 was higher by 23% Y-o-Y, primarily on account of project capitalization at Oil & Gas business, higher ore production in Zinc business.

Finance Cost and Investment Income

Finance cost for Q1 FY2022 was at ₹ 1,182 crore, down by 11% Q-o-Q and 6% Y-o-Y, primarily due to lower average borrowings.

Investment Income for Q1 FY2022 was at ₹ 726 crore, down by 16% Q-o-Q, due to one-time investment income in Q4 FY2021.

Investment Income for Q1 FY2022 was down by 29% Y-o-Y, primarily due to Mark to Market movement and change in investment mix.

Exceptional Items

Exceptional items for Q1 FY2022 was at ₹ 134 crore, primarily due to payment under amnesty scheme at Zinc India.

Taxes

The normalized ETR was 26% (excl. tax on exceptional items) compared to 28% (excl. tax on exceptional and one-off items) in Q4 FY2021, primarily on account of change in profit mix.

Attributable Profit after Tax and Earnings per Share (EPS)

Attributable Profit after Tax (PAT) before exceptional items for the quarter was at ₹ 4,280 crore.

EPS for the quarter before exceptional items was at ₹ 11.55 per share compared to ₹ 18.94 per share in Q4 FY2021 and ₹ 2.79 per share in Q1 FY2021.

Balance Sheet

We have robust cash and cash equivalents of ₹ 31,318 crore. The Company follows a Board-approved investment policy and invests in high quality debt instruments with mutual funds, bonds and fixed deposits with banks.

Gross debt was at ₹ 51,579 crore on 30th June 2021, decreased by ₹ 5,449 crore Q-o-Q. This was mainly due to deleveraging of Vedanta Limited Standalone.

Net debt was at ₹ 20,261 crore on 30th June 2021, decreased by ₹ 6,989 crore Y-o-Y and by ₹ 4,153 crore Q-o-Q, primarily driven by strong cash flow from operations post capex and inter-company loan repayment from Vedanta Resources.

  • CRISIL Ratings at AA- with stable outlook

  • India Ratings at AA- with stable outlook

Key Recognitions

Vedanta has been consistently recognized through the receipt of various awards and accolades. During the past quarter, we received the following recognitions:

  • Vedanta has been recognized as 'Great Place to Work-Certified' organization from May 2021 to May 2022.

  • Hindustan Zinc has been awarded the 'Most Sustainable Company in the Mining Industry – 2021' by World finance at their Sustainability Awards 2021.

  • Hindustan Zinc's Captive Power Plants at Chanderiya, Dariba, and Zawar were felicitated with the Gold Award at the SEEM National Energy Management Awards 2020.

  • Hindustan Zinc's innovative solar plant wins CII's 'Best Application & Uses of Renewable Energy' award 2021.

  • Cairn Oil & Gas, Ravva onshore and offshore fields was awarded the "Five Star" rating for the excellence in EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) practices in the large-scale industries.

  • Society of Energy Engineers and Managers (SEEM) awarded Jharsuguda Smelter I & II and 1,215 MW CPP with 'SEEM National Energy Management Gold Award'.

Results Conference Call

Please note that the results presentation is available in the Investor Relations section of the company website http://www.vedantalimited.com/investor-relations/results-reports.aspx

Following the announcement, there will be a conference call at 6:00 PM (IST) on July 26, 2021, where senior management will discuss the company's results and performance. The dial-in numbers for the call are as below:

Event


Telephone Number

Earnings conference call on July 26, 2021

India – 6:00 PM (IST)

Local Dial-in +91 7045671221

Toll free:

1800 120 1221,

1800 266 1221

Universal access:

+91 22 7115 8015

+91 22 6280 1114

Singapore – 8:30 PM (Singapore Time)

Toll free number: 800 101 2045

Int'l Toll: +65 31575746

Hong Kong – 8:30 PM (HKT)

Toll free number: 800 964 448

Int'l Toll: +852 30186877

UK – 1:30 PM (UK Time) *

Toll free number: 0 808 101 1573

Int'l Toll: +44 2034785524

US – 8:30 AM (Eastern Time) *

Toll free number: 1 866 746 2133

Int'l Toll: +1 3233868721

Online Registration Link

https://services.choruscall.in/DiamondPassRegistration/register?confirmationNumber=4977740&linkSecurityString=11e16eb430

Call Recording

Will be available on website 27th July'21 onwards

*Considering Daylight savings

For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations
Varun Kapoor

Director – Investor Relations

Raksha Jain
Manager – Investor Relations

Tel: +91 124 476 4096
vedantaltd.ir@vedanta.co.in

Communications
Ms. Roma Balwani
Director - Communications and Brand
roma.balwani@vedanta.co.in

Mr. Abhinaba Das
abhinaba.das@vedanta.co.in

Mr. Anirvan Bhattacharjee / Lennon D'Souza
Adfactors PR

Tel: +91 22 67574444 / +91 11 40565100
adfactorsvedanta@adfactorspr.com

About Vedanta Limited

Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world's leading Oil & Gas and Metals company with significant operations in Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, and Aluminium & Power across India, South Africa, Namibia, and Australia. For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing significantly to nation building. Governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and environment. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company's flagship social impact program, Nand Ghars, have been set up as model anganwadis focused on eradicating child malnutrition, providing education, healthcare, and empowering women with skill development. Under the aegis of the Anil Agarwal Foundation, the umbrella entity for Vedanta's social initiatives, the Vedanta group has pledged Rs 5000 crore over the next five years on social impact programmes with a thrust on nutrition, women & child development, healthcare, animal welfare, and grass-root level sports. Vedanta and the group companies company have been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020, and was conferred Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Awards 2020, CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2020, CSR Health Impact Award 2020, CII National Award 2020 for Excellence in Water Management, CII Digital Transformation Award 2020, ICSI National Award 2020 for excellence in Corporate Governance, People First HR Excellence Award 2020, 'Company with Great Managers 2020' by People Business and certified as a Great Place to Work 2021. Vedanta's flagship Nand Ghar Project was identified as best CSR project by Government of Rajasthan. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.vedantalimited.com.

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