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Wheels India Q4 net profit up 9% at Rs27.8 crore

Revenues for Q4 ended 31st March 2022 went up 29% to Rs.1101.3crores as compared to Rs. 852crores registered in the same period of the previous year.

May 20, 2022 2:32 IST | India Infoline News Service
Chennai headquartered Steel Wheels manufacturer Wheels India Ltd., has registered a 9% rise in its net profit for the fourth quarter ended 31st March 2022 at Rs. 27.8crores as compared to Rs. 25.5crores registered in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenues for Q4 ended 31st March 2022 went up 29% to Rs.1101.3crores as compared to Rs. 852crores registered in the same period of the previous year.

The Company registered a net profit of Rs. 79.8crores for the full year ended 31st March 2022 as compared to Rs. 6.7crores registered in the year ended 31st March 2021. Revenues for the year ended 31st March 2022 went up 67% to Rs.3686.7crores as compared to Rs.2211.7crores registered in the same period of the previous year.

The Board of the company has recommended a dividend of Rs. 8.30 per share.

For the first time, the exports crossed the milestone of Rs. 1000crores in a year. Exports contribution that was around 16% just over five years ago has increased to 27% of Sales in the year ended 31st March 2022.

In FY21, Wheels India had begun production of cast aluminum wheels from its plant in Thervoy Kandigai near Chennai.  Earlier this month, the Company inaugurated a new plant for machining of large wind turbine castings in Thervoy Kandigai.

Commenting on the performance, Srivats Ram, MD, Wheels India said, “Revenue growth was driven by successive quarters of export growth where we crossed a significant milestone of Rs. 1000crores for the year.”

On the outlook for the year, Srivats said, “We expect the positive trend in the CV segment seen in Q4 of FY22 to continue this year, benefitting both our wheel and suspension business. While the demand outlook is positive, there continues to be industrial inflation. The positive trend of export growth is likely to continue this year.”

Wheels India Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of wheels for trucks, buses, agricultural tractors, cars and utility vehicles representing a little more than 50% of the company sales; with the balance coming from wheels and structures for construction equipment; air suspension systems for trucks and buses; and components for windmills and railway bogies with manufacturing plants at Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

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