Maruti Suzuki Q4 net rises to 42 per cent; sales report

Maruti Suzuki India reported a 42 per cent rise in consolidated net profit to Rs 2,671 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 2023, driven by higher sales, improved realisation and favourable forex movement. The country’s largest carmaker logged a net profit of Rs 1,876 crore in the January-March of 2021-22.

Net sales during the fourth quarter rose to Rs 32,060 crore compared to Rs 26,749 crore in the year-ago period, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a regulatory filing. For the entire 2022-23, MSI posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 8,211 crore against Rs 3,879 crore in 2021-22.

Net sales last fiscal stood at Rs 1,17,571 crore against Rs 88,330 crore in 2021-22. The company said its board has approved the creation of an additional capacity of up to 10 lakh cars per year to cater to the estimated market demand, including exports.

In the fourth quarter, the company said, it sold a total of 5,14,927 vehicles, higher by 5.3 per cent year-on-year. The sales volume in the year comprised 17,06,831 units in the domestic market and the highest-ever exports of 2,59,333 units, MSI said. The company’s board recommended the highest-ever dividend of Rs 90 per share compared to Rs 60 per share in FY 2021-22.

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