Consolidated net sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2009 stood at Rs 964.99 crore as compared to Rs. 726.77 crore, registering a growth of 32.78%. Net Profit during the fourth quarter grew by 25.24 per cent to Rs. 63.22 crore as compared to Rs. 50.48 crore posted in the same period of last fiscal year. The diluted Earnings per share (EPS) stood at Rs. 10.60 as compared to Rs 8.47 in the corresponding period of last fiscal year.
Order Book Position
The company order backlog stood appx at Rs 7,200 crore as on March 31, 2009. During the year, the company bagged new orders amounting more than Rs 3,000 crore. The Company has been declared as the lowest bidder for projects worth more than Rs 2,500 crore. Management Outlook
The buoyancy in the order book position to continue in the coming next two quarters and we expect our order book position to cross Rs 9,000 crore by mid-year, said Rupen Patel, Managing Director, Patel Engineering Ltd. He also added, We expect government spending to increase in the area of hydropower, irrigation and urban infrastructure in the coming months.