Sobha limited up by 38 pc income

Sobha limited up by 38 pc income

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Bengaluru, Feb 2: SOBHA Limited on Sunday announced unaudited financial results for the quarter and nine months ended December 31 with all time high total income of Rs 28.98 billion for 9M-20, up by 38 per cent as compared to 9M-19.

The EBITDA for 9M-20 stands all time high at Rs 6.47 billion, up by 35% as compared to 9M-19. The PAT for 9M-20 also stands all time high at Rs 2.31 billion, up by 26% as compared to 9M-19. The total income for Q3-20 stands at Rs 9.01 billion, which is up by 12% as compared to Q3-19. The EBITDA for Q3-20 stands Rs 2.16 billion, which is up by 21% as compared to Q3-19. The PAT for Q3-20 stands Rs 0.74 billion, which is up by 6% as compared to Q3-19.

On the operations front, SOBHA has achieved total sales volume of 1.07 million square feet valued at Rs 7.26 billion during the quarter, up by 17% and 4% respectively for the same period. Total average price realisation showed upward trend as compared to Q2-20, as we saw good sales traction for our luxury and super luxury ongoing projects across cities. Total cash inflow for the quarter stands at Rs 8.01 billion. The company has also generated net operational cash flow of Rs 0.59 billion during the quarter. We continue to enjoy sufficient liquidity from various financial institutions at competitive cost. During 9M-20, the company has achieved all time high total sales volume of Rs 3.17 million squares valued at Rs 21.86 billion.

The total cash inflow for 9M-20 stands all time high at Rs 24.42 billion, up by 6% as compared to 9M-19. Speaking on the occasion, Mr JC Sharma, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, SOBHA Limited said, “New year brings new hopes, aspirations and ambitions followed by fresh challenges. With our strong brand presence across geographies and a history of unmatched delivery track record of quality products, we believe SOBHA will scale new heights in the years to come. With CY 2019 witnessing geo-political stability at the centre, we underwent a series of measures taken by the Government, such as corporate tax reduction, financial sector restructuring, and interest rate reductions (RBI has announced 5 rate cut in 2019 alone), to help revive the slowing economy in general and real estate sector in particular. Nonetheless, the economic outlook for 2020 remains tepid. Rate cuts have not been as impactful as hoped initially, as banks have not yet passed on the lower rates to consumers, and there are still challenges in reviving domestic consumption.

We are hopeful that in the coming months, the Government will take more steps for the revival of the economy and the real estate sector.” Commenting on the Budget Mr. J.C. Sharma said .“The Union Budget 2020-21 presented by the Government today was around the themes of aspirational India, economic development for all, caring society and ease of living. It is a step towards the growth of the country while taking the economy to the $5 trillion mark.(UNI)