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Alok Export Sales registers a growth of 50.16%
May '08
Alok Industries Limited, one of the leading integrated textile companies in India, reported a Net Sales of Rs 724.79 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2008, a jump of 26.25% as against Rs 574.08 crore posted in the same period of the last fiscal.

Operating Net Profit for the fourth quarter stood at Rs 60.98 crore, a growth of 24.45% as compared to Rs 49.00 crore posted in the same period of last year. The operating margin for Q4 FY08 was at 24.89% as against 23.34% recorded in Q4 FY 07.

Net sales for the year ended March 31, 2008 grew by 18.34% to Rs 2159.25 crore compared to Rs 1824.68 crore in the previous year, while operating net profit for the year ended March 31, 2008 rose by 23.79% to Rs 167.34 crore, as against Rs 135.18 crore posted in the same period of last fiscal. Earnings Per Share (EPS) for FY08 worked out to Rs 11.51 as compared to Rs 9.70 for the same period last fiscal.

Export Sales for the fourth quarter stood at Rs 385.45 crore, a growth of 50.16% as compared to Rs 256.69 crore posted in the same period of last year. The figure of Export Sales for 2007-08 rose by 59.87% to Rs 1025.87 crore as compared to Rs 641.71 crore in 2006-07.

Commenting on the results, Mr. Dilip Jiwrajka, Managing Director, Alok Industries Limited said, “It is indeed a gratifying feeling to have record export growth in a year when the rupee was in an appreciation mode and generally testing conditions had set in towards the latter half of the year.

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