• APRIL 26, 2000

Asea consolidates

ABB or Asea Brown Boveri Limited is a 51% subsidiary of ABB Switzerland and is engaged in the business of power generation,transmission and instrumentation and industrial building systems. It also manufacturers motors, generators and alternators, besides switchgear segment. The company has hived off the power business in the second quarter of the year ended 31-12-99. This business was incurring huge losses.

As a result of demerging the power business, ABB has now been showing marginal profits and is expected to do well in the future as well. The company has declared a 50% dividend for the current year.

(Rs m) QFY99 QFY00 Change
Sales 1,700 1,491 -12%
Other Income 20 26 30%
Expenditure 1,753 1,457 -17%
Operating Profit (EBDIT) (53) 34 -164%
Operating Profit Margin (%) -3.1% 2.3%  
Interest 13 12 0%
Depreciation 49 41 -16%
Profit before Tax (95) 7 -107%
Tax - -  
Profit after Tax/(Loss) (95) 7 -107%
Net profit margin (%) -5.6% 0.5%  
Earnings per share 0.00 0.17  

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