Kolkata, India – 31 October 2013: Linde India Limited, a member of The Linde Group, announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended 30 September 2013, which were approved by the Company’s Board of Directors at its meeting held earlier today.
For Q3 2013, the Company reported a gross turnover of Rs 3,455 million, a decrease of 6 percent as against Rs 3,671 million recorded in the same quarter last year. The gases business recorded a growth of 10 percent, however the turnover of the engineering business net of inter-segment revenue was lower by 40 percent compared to same quarter last year due to slowdown in customer projects. In the quarter, the company’s overall EBITDA grew by 14 percent to Rs 645 million, due to full revenue from newly capitalized plants and cost efficiencies.
Profit before interest and exceptional items rose by 26 percent from Rs 258 million in Q3 2012 to Rs 324 million in the current quarter. Net profit for the quarter rose by 68% to Rs 99.9 million as against Rs 59 million in Q3 2012.
About Linde India Limited: Linde India Limited, formerly known as BOC India Limited, is the leader in gases business in India since 1935, providing a one-stop solution to all businesses for gas supply and related equipment and services. We manufacture cryogenic and non-cryogenic vessels and also design and commission projects. The company has excelled through successfully blending local innovation and adaptation with international expertise from The Linde Group. Be it for food processing, medical, domestic or industrial use, Linde India provides tailor-made solutions for its customers, conforming to the strictest international standards of production and safety.
For more information, see Linde India online at www.linde.in
About The Linde Group: The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 62,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2012 financial year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 15.28 bn. The strategy of the Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com