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Blue Star: Low margin jobs culminate
May 22, 2013

Blue Star has announced fourth quarter and full year results for financial year 2012-2013 (4QFY13). The company reported a 5.5% YoY increase in sales and a net profit of Rs 186 m in the quarter compared to a loss of Rs 454 m in 4QFY12. Here is our analysis of the results.

Performance summary
  • Standalone topline increases by around 5.5% YoY during 4QFY13. This was mainly due to 8.4% YoY growth in the Cooling Products (CP) and 4.4% YoY growth in the Professional Electronics and Industrial Systems (PEIS) segment. Revenues from the Electro Mechanical & Project Services (EMPS) segment also increased 3.8% YoY.
  • The company reported operating profits of Rs 199 m during the quarter compared to a loss of Rs 374 m in the same quarter previous year.
  • Net profit stood at Rs 186 m in 4QFY13 compared to a loss of Rs 454 m in 4QFY12. Other income increased due to write back of provisions and foreign exchange gains.
  • Order book as on 31st March 2013 stood at Rs 14.1 bn, representing a 12% YoY decline.
  • The board of directors recommended a dividend of Rs 2 per share for the year under consideration
  • The standalone debt/equity ratio of the company stood at 0.75x as of 31st March 2013

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