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Business News/ Markets / Stock Markets/  Adani Wilmar shares surge over 5%; here's why

Adani Wilmar shares surge over 5%; here's why

Shares of Adani Wilmar rallied 5.2% following reports that India will allow the import of edible oils at lower tax rates until March 2025.

The company's shares are currently trading 58% lower from their all-time high of ₹878 per share. (BLOOMBERG)Premium
The company's shares are currently trading 58% lower from their all-time high of 878 per share. (BLOOMBERG)

Shares of Adani Wilmar, one of the largest edible oil and food processing capacities in India, rallied 5.2% to 369.70 apiece in today's trade. The positive momentum stemmed from reports that India will allow the import of edible oils at lower import tax rates until March 2025.

"The lower import duty structure on crude palm oil, crude sunflower oil, and crude soy oil was originally set to expire in March 2024. However, as per the order, refiners can now continue to import at lower duties until March 2025," The Economic Times reported. 

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Adani Wilmar is an equal joint venture between business conglomerate Adani Group and Singapore-based Wilmar International, wherein both hold 43.97% stake each. The company's shares are currently trading 58% lower from their all-time high of 878 per share.

The company reported a net loss of 130.73 crore for the second quarter of FY24 as compared to a net profit of 48.76 crore in the same quarter last fiscal. The company posted a net loss of 78.92 crore in the preceding June quarter.

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The revenue from operations in Q2 FY24 declined 13% to 12,267.15 crore from 14,150 crore, due to a steep correction in the prices of edible oils. It recorded a volume growth of 11% YoY in Q2. H1FY24 volume growth stood at 18% YoY.

On the operational front, earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) dropped by 43% to 144 crore from 254 crore, while the EBITDA margin contracted to 1.2% from 1.8% YoY.

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Meanwhile, during the first half of the current fiscal year, the cash reserves of Adani Group companies exhibited an improvement, increasing by 13.7% to 45,895 crore. This improvement was driven by rising earnings across various business segments, while the level of debt remained nearly unchanged.

In the half-year credit performance report, Adani reported an increase in EBITDA to 71,253 crore in April–September of this fiscal year compared to 57,219 crore a year ago. Simultaneously, gross assets experienced 6% growth, reaching about 4.5 lakh crore.

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While gross debt remained nearly unchanged at 2.26 lakh crore, the net debt, when factoring in cash reserves, stood at 1.80 lakh crore. This represents a 3.6% reduction compared to the 1.87 lakh crore recorded in April–September 2022.

At 01:15 PM, Adani Wilmar shares were trading with a gain of 3.92% at 365.20


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Published: 22 Dec 2023, 01:49 PM IST
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