HPCL profit hits all-time high of Rs 10,664 crore in FY21

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May 21, 2021 3:30 AM

Domestic consumption of petroleum products in FY21 fell 9.1% y-o-y to 194.7 MT across the country.

The oil refining and marketing company had announced the buyback of 10 crore equity shares — representing 6.56% equity stake — at Rs 250 per share in November, 2020.The oil refining and marketing company had announced the buyback of 10 crore equity shares — representing 6.56% equity stake — at Rs 250 per share in November, 2020.

State-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) reported a net profit of Rs 10,663.9 crore on a standalone basis for the fiscal ended March 31, which is 304% higher than the profit posted a year ago.

This is the highest annual profit ever reported by the oil refining and marketing company.

HPCL reported its annual results a day after Indian Oil Corporation reported its all-time high annual net profit of Rs 21,836 crore. HPCL attributed the rise in profit to “improvement in refinery margins helped by inventory gains and favourable exchange rate variations”.

HPCL’s profit in Q4FY21 was Rs 3,018 crore as compared to Rs 27 crore for the same quarter last year. Revenue from sales in the quarter increased 19% y-o-y to Rs 84,905, crore, while expenses was up annually by 11% to Rs 81,680 crore in the same period.

While revenue fell 5.6% year-on-year (y-o-y) in FY21 to Rs 2.73 lakh crore, expenses — comprising mostly of crude oil purchase — fell at a sharper rate of 9.7% to Rs 2.59 lakh crore. As retail prices of petroleum products are mapped with international rates, rise of global oil prices during FY21 meant that by the time HPCL sold its products after processing crude, retail rates had increased. HPCL’s inventory gains in FY21 was Rs 5,351 crore against an inventory loss of Rs 1,293 crore in FY20.

During the year, domestic sales of HPCL’s petroleum products fell 6.6% annually to 35.2 million tonne (MT).

“HPCL registered market share gain in MS (petrol), HSD (diesel) and LPG and recorded the least de-growth of 6.6% in domestic sales among the industry,” HPCL chairman Mukesh Kumar Surana said.

Domestic consumption of petroleum products in FY21 fell 9.1% y-o-y to 194.7 MT across the country.

Under the buyback programme which ended on May 14, HPCL has bought back 10.52 crore shares for Rs 2,954 crore, including tax expenses, Surana stated.
The oil refining and marketing company had announced the buyback of 10 crore equity shares — representing 6.56% equity stake—at Rs 250 per share in November, 2020.

HPCL’s stocks were trading at Rs 266.5 at Thursday’s close. HPCL has recommended equity dividend of Rs 22.75 per equity share of face value of Rs 10 each for FY21. The dividend will be paid within 30 days after shareholders approve it in the ensuing annual general meeting to be held in August or September.

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