Tata Power has announced its results for the quarter ended 30th June, 2020. On a consolidated basis, Tata Power Group’s Q1 FY21 Revenue stood at ₹ 6,671 crore as compared to ₹ 7,567 crore in Q1 FY20. This is mainly due to lower power demand, delay in Solar EPC businesses on account of COVID-19 and lower Coal FOB prices.
Q1 FY21 Consolidated PAT after exceptional items up 10% at ₹ 268 crore as compared to ₹ 243 crore in Q1 FY20. The company maintained stable performance despite lower profits from Solar EPC Businesses mainly on account of lower financing cost and stable performance across clusters.
The Company also reported strong cash generation due to strong collection and tighter control over working capital.
For the Quarter ended June 30, 2020, Standalone Revenue* stood at ₹ 1,469 crore as against ₹ 1,854 crore in the previous year quarter due to lower demand.
EBITDA stood at ₹ 649 crore up as against ₹ 983 crore in the corresponding quarter last year mainly due to higher dividend from subsidiaries in PY.
PAT after exceptional items stood at ₹ 45 crore as compared to ₹ 297 crore in corresponding period last year due to higher dividend from subsidiaries in previous year.
Commenting on the Company’s performance, Praveer Sinha, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Power said, “All our business clusters have reported a robust performance despite the challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic. We aim to continue our progress in our low carbon journey by achieving 50% generation from clean and green sources by 2025 and set new benchmarks in operational efficiencies.
The proposed Renewable InvIT, will be the growth engine and we intend to grow this to be India’s largest renewable InvIT. At present, it has about 2.6 GW of operating plants and 1.5 GW of capacity in pipeline taking the total capacity to 4.1 GW. This InvIT provides the option to recycle capital once the assets are operational. Further, the InvIT strategy enables Tata Power to raise capital at lower cost post stabilization of assets and grow the portfolio whilst we deconsolidate our debt. Apart from adding capacity in the renewable generation in the next five years, we will also be scaling the Solar Cells & Modules Manufacturing business along with the Solar EPC business.
Moving forward, the Company also plans to scale-up the growth of the consumer-facing energy solution businesses like EV Charging, Smart Metering, Retail Rooftop Solar, Solar Pumps, Home Automation and Solar Micro grids in rural areas. On 1st June 2020, Tata Power acquired CESU distribution in Odisha, doubling the consumer base to 5 million in the distribution segment. The aim is to become a leader in distribution business space by evaluating similar opportunities and achieving 10 million consumer base over the next five years.
The Board also approved a scheme to merge CGPL, TPSSL and Af-taab with the parent company. CGPL has already suffered large losses and is facing difficulty in financing its operations. Given the inordinate delay in resolution of the tariff matter, the merger will provide relief through direct support from the parent company. The Company continue to be in discussion with various state governments and state discoms. We do hope that the State Governments will take a practical view and resolve the PPA amendment issue in the interest of all stakeholders.”