Quarter 03.2017-2018 financial results

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Bosch Limited registers 14.1 percent growth in total revenue from operations

  • Total Revenue from Operations grew by 14.1 percent in Q3 of FY2017-18
  • PAT for the period from continuing operations increased by 30.9 percent
  • Mobility Solutions businesses outperformed Indian automotive market with 17.8 percent growth

Bengaluru – Bosch Limited, a leading supplier of technology and services, posted revenue from operations of INR 3,072 crores in Quarter 3 of FY 2017-18, registering a 14.1 percent increase over the same period of the previous year on a comparable basis. The total revenue from operations increased by 9.2 percent over the period July-September 2017.

In this reporting period, Profit Before Tax (PBT) stood at INR 423 crores, a growth of 41.4 percent. This positive result was achieved on account of higher sales volume, improvement in material and personnel cost. However, the net Profit After Tax (PAT) from continuing operations increased by 30.9 percent mainly due to marginal increase in effective tax rate.

The company’s income from operations of INR 8,532 crores during the period April-December 2017 grew by 8.4 percent over the same period of previous year.

The Profit Before Tax (PBT) during the period April-December 2017 at INR 1,411 crores declined marginally by 1.5 percent compared to the same period of the previous year mainly due to lower non-operating income. Net profit from continuing operations stood at INR 937 crores for the same period. Net profit for previous year period April-December 2016 included income from sale of the Starter Motors & Generators Business.

“Bosch is offering the right technologies to shape the future while also taking care of the core businesses. We expect to remain on a path of growth in both areas in the current business year and are well prepared”, stated Mr. Soumitra Bhattacharya, managing director, Bosch Limited, and president Bosch Group in India, while announcing the results for Quarter 3.

Snapshot of business divisions’ performance in Quarter 3

Overall, Bosch Limited’s Mobility Solutions businesses grew by 17.8 percent and outperformed the automotive market which grew by 14.0 percent (excluding two-wheeler) in this period. Key performing divisions were the Gasoline Systems business, which registered an impressive growth of 37.1 percent. Sales of the Diesel Systems’ division registered a similar growth of 33.6 percent supported by higher demand and price for new generation products with the changes in emission norms with effect from April 2017. Bosch’s Automotive Aftermarket division witnessed a stable growth of 4 percent after recovering from GST transition. It was impacted by low availability of working capital with channel partners, and a reduction in the company’s Car Multimedia business.

With regard to the company’s business beyond the Mobility Solutions sector, the divisions Security Systems, Packaging Technology and Thermotechnology achieved double-digit growth, while the Energy Solutions business saw a decrease. This led to an overall decline of 3.1 percent.

“Bosch Limited is strongly committed to the electrification vision of the Indian government”, commented Mr. Bhattacharya. “Bosch has always been a pioneer of technologies for the automotive domain and has driven technology transformations such as the introduction of electronic fuel injection equipment. We will continue to develop technologies tailored to the requirements of the Indian market and enable the electrification of the powertrain. We will start with 2W and 3W components and as the market picks up, we will foray into other segments,” he continued.

About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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