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Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Crosses Rs. 100 Crore Mark in Cumulative Sales of Industrial Products in Current Financial Year

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

Despite the current Coronavirus pandemic across the world, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd- RCF a PSU Under the Department of Fertilizers government of India has been successful in keeping its operations running and has crossed Rs. 100 Crores in sales of its Industrial Products in the first two months of the current Financial year 2020-21.  

S.C. Mudgerikar, CMD RCF, has stated that during the FY 2019-20 the overall sale of manufactured & traded fertilizers increased by 7 percent over previous year. Company's Complex Fertilizer-Suphala sale increased by more than 15 percent over previous year. RCF launched two new products during FY 2019-20 viz. Organic Growth Stimulant & Water Soluble Silicon Fertilizer. RCF commissioned 15 million litre per day capacity Sewage Treatment Plant during FY 2019-20. RCF also got recognized as a State Trading Enterprise for import of Urea on government account & imported 16 lakh MT of Urea. 

Going forward, the farming sector is expected to get help from a good monsoon forecast in FY 2020-21. In the ongoing current Covid-19 pandemic, Company is fully geared -up to face the upcoming challenges and ready to capitalize on the opportunities coming its way. 

Major Products are: Ammonia- as refrigerant, for nitriding of steel, rocket fuel, pharmaceuticals. 

Ammonium Nitrate- in explosives for coal mining etc. 

Ammonium Bi-Carbonate- for bakery products, tanneries. 

Methyl Amines- in pesticides, dyestuff, pharmaceuticals. 

Concentrated Nitric Acid: in explosives, pharmaceuticals. 

Dilute Nitric Acid: in jewellry, propellant. 

Argon - arc welding. 

Formic Acid - in rubber, leather. 

Di-Methyl Formamide - as solvent for fibres, spandex, polyamides. 

Di-Methyl Acetamide - as solvent for polyester film, acrylic fibres. 

Sodium Nitrate : in propellants, explosives 

RCF’s Q4 2019-20 Profit after Tax rises over 190 percent  over Q4 2018-19 

Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd. (RCF) tripled its standalone profit after tax in the March quarter to Rs.142.28 crores from Rs.48.47 crores in previous year registering an increase of 193.54 percent.  

RCF’s Profit after Tax For FY 2019-20 rises 49 percent  over FY 2018-19 

Profit after tax for financial year ended 31st March 2020 surged to Rs.208.15 crores from Rs 139.17 core in previous year. 

Annual revenue from operations jumped 9 % year-on-year (y-o-y) to Rs. 9698 crores, which is the highest ever since inception. Annual EBIDTA before exceptional items grew 36  percent  y-o-y to Rs. 711.96 crores. 

Despite various challenges being faced by the Company, the financial performance for the current year has been better as compared to previous year. 

Fertilizer industry got some relief as Government approved vintage allowance of Rs. 150 per tonne to certain plants (30years old + converted to Gas) and additional fixed cost of Rs. 350 per tonne of Urea as per Modified NPS III which was long awaited. RCF has accounted for the same in Q4 of FY 2019-20. 

The Board has recommended a dividend of 28.40 percent, its highest-ever dividend declaration in the history of the Company.  

Source - PIB

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