• APRIL 28, 2000

SKF Bearings India Ltd, 4QFY00 operating margins improve

SKF Bearings Ltd has reported a net profit of Rs 34 m in the 4QFY00. The company's sales have grown by 12.2%, as a result of the pick up in the automobile industry.

As a result the company's operating margins jumped to 20.4% in 4QFY00 as expenses grew by only 7.7% YoY.

However due to high interest and depreciation costs and lower other income the profit before tax fell by 15.6% YOY in the 4QFY00.

(Rs m) 4QFY99 4QFY00 Change
Sales 823 923 12.2%
Other Income 33 24 -27.3%
Expenditure 686 735 7.1%
Operating Profit (EBDIT) 137 188 37.2%
Operating Profit Margin (%) 16.6% 20.4%  
Interest 53 72 35.8%
Depreciation 72 102 41.7%
Profit before Tax 45 38 -15.6%
Other Adjustments -137 0 NM
Tax -2 4 NM
Profit after Tax/(Loss) (90) 34 NM
Net profit margin (%) NM 3.7%  
Earnings per share - 54.0  

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