10, Nov 2023
Ice Make H1FY24 PAT grows by 27 Percent to Rs 9.81 CR
|Performance Highlights||Q2 FY24||Q1 FY24||Q2 FY23||H1 FY24||H1 FY23|
Hyderabad, November 10, 2023:
Ice Make Refrigeration Limited (NSE: ICEMAKE), a pioneering leader in innovative cooling solutions and a distinguished manufacturer of over 50 refrigeration equipment in India has reported an impressive 27.07% increase in its H1FY24 consolidated net profit, reaching Rs 9.81 crore, compared to Rs 7.72 crore in the second half of the previous fiscal year.
The H1FY24 consolidated revenue experienced stable growth, rose by 18.23% to Rs 156.33 crore from Rs 132.22 crore in the corresponding H1 of the last fiscal year.
Operating profits significantly improved, owing to effective cost control and an enhanced product mix. During H1FY24, the company recorded an EBITDA of Rs 16.05 crore, representing a strong increase of 24.51%. EBITDA margins for H1FY24 stood at a healthy growth rate of 10.27%.
The quarterly consolidated revenue for Q2FY24 rose by 14.42% to Rs 77.02 crore, while net profit experienced a slight dip of 3.45% to Rs 4.47 crore. The Q2FY24 EBITDA improved by 2.34% to Rs 7.71 crore, with EBITDA margins reaching 10.01% in Q2FY24.
Notably, the earnings per share (EPS) for H1 improved to Rs 6.24, marking a significant increase from Rs 4.91 in the corresponding H1 of the previous fiscal year.
At the midpoint of the year, the operating cash flow stands at a negative Rs 10 crores, primarily driven by the company’s deliberate strategic move to increase inventory of select finished goods, which are anticipated to be quickly converted into cash. Additionally, the allocation of capital advances for machinery orders related to our new capital expenditure project has further impacted operating cash flow, reducing it by Rs 5.33 crores. It is important to note that these measures are part of our long-term growth strategy.
The company remains confident that these initiatives will lead to a robust year-end cash flow position.
Mr. Chandrakant Patel, the CMD of Ice Make Refrigeration Limited, shared his insights on the Company’s success, stating, “Considering the recent spike in input costs, patchy monsoon, and persistent global uncertainties, our second-quarter earnings have remained stable. Given the strong long-term growth opportunities, including increased attention on the manufacturing sector in India, the outlook for our business moving forward is promising. We currently have a robust order book and leads totalling Rs 135 CR, positioning us to sustain an annual growth rate of 30% or higher.”
Mr. Patel further added, “This year we have embarked on our most ambitious growth plan to date. By implementing a Rs. 200 crore Capex plan over the next three years, we aim to substantially augment our production capacity, enabling us to surpass our long-term revenue target of Rs. 1500 crore. Our immediate goal is to exceed the turnover target of Rs. 500 crore by FY 2024-25, and we aspire to achieve a revenue of Rs. 1000 crore by FY 2027-28.”
Mr. Patel concluded by highlighting the Company’s comprehensive presence in all refrigeration segments, including Cold Room Storage, Ammonia Refrigeration, Industrial Refrigeration, Commercial Refrigeration, and Transport Refrigeration. He stated, “With a robust demand for innovative cooling and cold chain storage solutions, both in India and various overseas markets, Ice Make is strategically positioned to capitalize on these opportunities.”