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Bayer CropScience Limited Releases Q3 Financial Results for FY 2023-24

Bayer CropScience Limited's financial results for Q3 and the nine months ended December 31, 2023 aimed at sustaining profitability and supporting agricultural development in India.

Shivam Dwivedi
Bayer CropScience Limited Releases Q3 Financial Results for FY 2023-24 (Photo Source: GBR)
Bayer CropScience Limited Releases Q3 Financial Results for FY 2023-24 (Photo Source: GBR)

Bayer CropScience Limited has disclosed its unaudited financial results for the quarter and nine months concluding on December 31, 2023. The report sheds light on the company's performance during the third quarter (Q3) of the financial year (FY) 2023-24, comparing it with the corresponding period of FY 2022-23, along with a summary of the nine months ending December 31, 2023.

Performance in Q3 FY 2023-24

In Q3 FY 2023-24, Bayer CropScience Limited (BCSL) recorded a Revenue from Operations of Rs 9,549 million, witnessing a decline from Rs 10,379 million in the same period of FY 2022-23. The Profit Before Tax (Before Exceptional Items) stood at Rs 1,242 million, marking an increase from Rs 829 million in the corresponding period of FY 2022-23. However, the Profit Before Tax (After Exceptional Items) was reported at Rs 1,242 million, a decrease from Rs 1,836 million in the corresponding period of FY 2022-23.

Performance for 9 Months Ended December 31, 2023

For the nine months concluding on December 31, 2023, BCSL reported a Revenue from Operations of Rs 43,117 million, compared to Rs 41,572 million for the corresponding period in FY 2022-23. The Profit Before Tax (Before Exceptional Items) for this period stood at Rs 8,360 million, as opposed to Rs 6,942 million for the corresponding period in FY 2022-23. Furthermore, the Profit Before Tax (After Exceptional Items) was reported at Rs 8,360 million, compared to Rs 7,949 million in the corresponding period of FY 2022-23.

Insights from Company Executives

Simon Wiebusch, Vice Chairman/Managing Director and CEO of BCSL, highlighted the challenges faced during the quarter, attributing the lower sales performance to an erratic monsoon resulting in low water reservoir levels. This led to crop shifts and missed sprays, impacting sales volumes and returns. Despite these challenges, the company managed to maintain margins through active management of rebates and discounts. Additionally, a diversified corn footprint supported seed sales, while efforts to support the Government's collectivization initiatives continued, with BCSL reaching out to over 3000 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), including 10 women-led ones.

Simon Britsch, Chief Financial Officer of BCSL, emphasized the company's focus on optimizing operating expenses, leading to increased profit margins amidst a challenging market environment. Despite cost management, significant investments were made towards future growth and market expansion.

Despite the impact of an erratic monsoon, the company's focus on cost optimization and strategic investments signals a commitment to long-term growth and resilience in the face of market challenges.

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