IRCTC Q4 Results: Net profits jumped 30%, Rs 2 per share dividend declared
IRCTC, the railway catering and ticketing major recently reported its results for the Jan - Mar ‘23 period. The majority owned Government company witnessed a rise in both revenues and net profits aided by a revival in travel demand post the pandemic years.
After a stellar run in 2021, the IRCTC share price performance has been muted in recent times. In 2023 so far, the IRCTC share price has eased by close to 2% while over the past year it has declined by more than 9%.
So, how did this rail PSU perform in the March quarter? What were the IRCTC revenues reported in the Jan - Mar ‘23 period? Did the IRCTC margins improve? What were the IRCTC profits in the March quarter? What was the IRCTC dividend? Let’s try and decode!
Decoding IRCTC Q4 Earnings
- IRCTC reported revenues of Rs 965 crores for the Jan - Mar ‘23 period, up 39.7% from the previous year. Growth across all the major revenue segments due to a revival in travel activities in the country led to this revenue jump.
- Revenues from the Catering and Ticketing segments contributed the majority of the revenues of the company. Catering revenues for the March quarter were about 396 crores which denotes a jump of 49% from the previous year. However, revenues from the ticketing segment rose by a mere 0.9% yearly to Rs 295 crores in the March quarter.
- Interestingly, the revenues from the Rail neer segment witnessed a 34.4% yearly jump to Rs 73.4 crores in the Jan - Mar ‘23 period. Meanwhile, the Tourism revenues saw the sharpest yearly growth at 155% to Rs 138.5 crores for the March quarter. This can be attributed to the holiday and wedding season activities in the country during this particular period.
IRCTC margins: Operating margins at the end of the March quarter stood at 33.6%. This denotes a decline from the previous year’s figure of 40.3%.
However, operating profits rose by 16.5% from the prior year to Rs 324.6 crores in the Jan - Mar ‘23 period.
IRCTC dividend: IRCTC declared a dividend of Rs 2 per share. This is in addition to the interim dividend of Rs 3.5 per share declared in February, 2023.
IRCTC net profits: In the Jan - Mar ‘23 period, IRCTC reported net profits of Rs 279 crores. This denotes a yearly growth of 30.4%.
In the year-ago period, the company clocked net profits of Rs 214 crores.
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What were IRCTC revenues in Q4FY23?
IRCTC reported revenues of Rs 965 crores for the Jan - Mar ‘23 period, up 39.7% from the previous year.
What were IRCTC net profits in Q4FY23?
In the Jan - Mar ‘23 period, IRCTC reported net profits of Rs 279 crores. This denotes a yearly growth of 30.4%.
What was the IRCTC dividend?
IRCTC declared a dividend of Rs 2 per share. This is in addition to the interim dividend of Rs 3.5 per share declared in February, 2023.