Net Revenue up 14% at Rs. 4,537 Cr, volume up by 12% at 7.7 MT Quarter on Quarter (QoQ)
Cost reduction by Rs. 368 PMT from Rs. 5,738 PMT to Rs. 5,370 PMT QoQ
EBITDA jumped from Rs. 124 PMT to Rs. 542 PMT QoQ led by cost optimisation
PAT back into profit at Rs. 113 Cr. compared to negative PAT of Rs. 87 Cr last Quarter
Cash and Cash Equivalents at the end of quarter is Rs. 2,835 Cr.
Mumbai, January 31, 2023: ACC Limited (ACC), the building materials arm of Adani Cement and part of the diversified Adani Group, today announced the financial results for the quarter that ended December 31, 2022. Various initiatives on the business along with synergies of the group on cost optimization has resulted into improvement in business parameters of the Company.
Volume increased by 12% QoQ at 7.7 MT, supported by an increase in blended cement (clinker factor reduced from 57.2% to 56.1%), better route planning and higher operational synergies with parent, M/s Ambuja Cements Limited. Market leadership maintained across key markets
Kiln fuel cost reduced by 17.7% from Rs 3.17 per ‘000 kCal to Rs 2.61 per ‘000 kCal with change in coal basket, group synergies on coal procurement, higher Alternate Fuel and Raw Materials (AFR) factor
Warehouse infrastructure optimized, direct sales improved (40% to 44%), lead distance reduced (307 KM to 292 KM) & higher dispatches through rail helped to reduce logistics cost from Rs. 2.96 ptpk to Rs. 2.86 ptpk
Manpower cost reduced QoQ from Rs. 305 PMT to Rs. 262 PMT
Net Revenue was sequentially up by 14% at Rs. 4,537 Cr. and EBITDA rose by 387% at Rs. 419 Cr. EBITDA margin expanded from 2.2% to 9.4% on cost optimization and leveraging synergies from adjacency businesses of Adani Group
While Fuel cost is on a declining curve, EBITDA is lower YoY due to higher fuel cost compared to last year. Fuel cost is expected to further reduce in the coming months through synergies with the Group
Business initiatives are expected to further bring down operating cost, reduce clinker factor, reduce logistics cost, improve sale of blended cement and expand EBITDA margin
RMX & Construction Chemicals business are stable showing positive uptrend due to improved market demand
Ametha Integrated Unit to be commissioned by Q2 FY24 which will increase Clinker capacity by 2.7 MTPA and Grinding capacity by 1 MTPA
Consolidated Financial Performance for the quarter ended December 31, 2022:
(Cement & Clinker)
Sales Volume – Ready Mix Concrete
Million Cubic Meters
“Higher demand for cement due to a pickup in construction activities and our relentless focus on operational excellence, reduction in fuel and logistics costs by leveraging on synergies with Group’s adjacencies, improvement & expansion of our dealer network to serve nearest markets, helped us to clock a robust sequential growth in our top line and margins. With the rise in construction activities across our markets, we see the continuation of the elevated demand and strong volumes in the coming quarters as well”, said Mr. Ajay Kapur, Whole Time Director & CEO, ACC Limited.
“During the quarter, AFR Consumption volume increased by 33% due to various debottlenecking initiatives and strong focus on cost optimization. We successfully commissioned WHRS at Kymore & Jamul, while Ametha Integrated Unit expansion will be completed by Q2 of FY24.”
Due to transport unions’ unworkable position on the freight rate and distribution model, the Company decided to temporarily suspend operations at its Gagal plant (Bilaspur) in Himachal Pradesh. The Company is holding constructive talks with all stakeholders, including the State government, to arrive at a mutually acceptable and sustainable solution.”
Targeting ESG leadership, ACC continues its focus on achieving its Sustainable Development 2030 plans:
ACC continues its strong focus on low carbon portfolio through green product and solutions-launched ACC ECOMaxX an Expert Green Concrete in various cities in India and higher proportion of blended cement ~90%.
Plans to scale up renewable power
1.21 lakhs new beneficiaries added during the quarter under CSR initiatives. Strong focus on Water Management, Sustainable Livelihoods and Social Inclusion continues.
ACC won the prestigious 10th Global Safety Summit National Safety Award 2022 at the 10th Global Safety Summit in the Large Enterprise-Cement Manufacturing sector
ACC Thondebhavi Plant received the National Indian Chamber of Commerce OHS Gold Award, 2022 in cement, paints and allied sector category.
ACC won the Platinum Award at the Icon SWM-CE Excellence Awards 2022 on Sustainable Waste Management & Circular Economy for its pre-processing and co-processing facility at Wadi.
ACC received the Plaque Award in the Category 1A – Integrated Reporting – Manufacturing Sector of “ICAI Sustainability Reporting Awards 2021-22” from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.