Profit after Tax (PAT) for Q2 2013 was Rs. 29.9 crores against Rs. 297.5 crores for Q2 2012. The difference is primarily accounted for by a charge of Rs. 90 crores in the quarter on account of revised estimates of revenue, costs and project-related provisions as against a credit during the corresponding quarter of the previous year of Rs. 265.98 crores.
Dr. Armin Bruck, Managing Director, Siemens Ltd. said, “The results of the current quarter bear the impact of the prolonged slowdown in the economy. The significant improvement in New Orders is positive. However, profits are under pressure due to continued delays by our customers in project completion leading to updates in project costs. Further, the volatility in commodity and foreign exchange rates which, when marked to market, have also resulted in additional costs. The Company is continuing its measures to realize synergies from the acquisitions made in the last couple of years and to optimize further its cost position to increase its competitiveness in these challenging times.”
Among the highlights of the second quarter, Siemens IC Sector won an order worth over Rs. 350 crore to supply traction motors for Diesel Locomotive Works, Siemens Energy Sector won Rs. 100-crore order from BSRM (the largest private sector-funded GIS project in Bangladesh) and Siemens Industry Sector won a significant order worth Rs. 97 crores from Surana Industries for its pelletization plan. Siemens Healthcare Sector installed India’s first simultaneous PET-MRI at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital’s PET SUITE, which features state-of-the-art PET-MRI and ultra HD PET CT under one roof.
During the quarter, the Company completed the amalgamation of Winergy Drive Systems India Pvt. Ltd.