BEML profit narrows to Rs 98 cr in June quarter

BEML Chairman Deepak Kumar Hota. DH Photo

BEML Ltd on Friday reported narrowing of its consolidated profit to Rs 98.21 crore for the quarter ended June 30.

The company had posted a consolidated profit of Rs 162.56 crore in the year-ago period, BEML Ltd said in a filing to the BSE. Its consolidated income during the June 2019 quarter increased to Rs 589.10 crore, compared with Rs 457.91 crore a year ago.

Stating that the company’s order book position has improved substantially over the years, BEML CMD Deepak Kumar Hota said the order book on hand was roughly about Rs 8,900 crore. “Of this, Defence is Rs 2,673 crore, rail and metro is Rs 5,010 crore and mining and construction is Rs 1,250 crore,” he said.

BEML Ltd serves core sectors such as defence, rail, power, mining and infrastructure. The company operates under three major business verticals -- mining and construction, defence, and rail and metro. Hota said that during the year the company expects orders in defence worth Rs 1,500 crore and Rs 1,600 crore in rail and metro.

“In mining and construction, we expect 10 per cent increase by the end of the year in the order book position,” he added.

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