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Moser Baer Posts Loss in Q2

Moser Baer India Limited announced financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2011-2012.

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Moser Baer announces Q 2 results
November 9, 2011

• Revenue growth of 5.8% Y-o-Y resulting in a turnover of INR 518 crores registered during the quarter
• New customer orders booked at a higher ASPs during previous quarters continue to lead the business resurgence Company has robust demand visibility in the storage media business in the future quarters
• Company registers an EBITDA of INR 96 crores before foreign exchange impact during Q2 FY12
• Stabilizing input costs and continued robust demand in the global storage media market indicates return to profitability in the coming quarters
• Amicably settled a long term wafer supply contract dispute with REC Wafer Norway AS (formerly REC ScanWafer AS) Company to benefit from the bank guarantees of $ 85 million released by REC
• Provided Project Integration Services towards commissioning of Asia’s largest solar farm (30 MW Gujarat project) during the quarter solar farm commissioned in October 2011.

Moser Baer India Limited (MBIL) today released its financial results for the second quarter of FY 2011-12. The company’s Board of Directors, at its meeting in New Delhi, approved the financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2011.

Highlights include:

• Net sales during Q2 FY 12 is INR. 518 crores, up from Rs. 489 crores Y-o-Y.
• Registers an EBITDA growth of 47 % Q-o-Q
• The orders signed at higher ASPs during previous quarters along with the restoration of demand supply balance have resulted in strong margin growth.

Commenting on the development in the markets, Bhaskar Sharma CEO, Storage Media, MBIL, said: “The Q2 FY12 has been along the predicted lines with company accruing the benefits of orders signed at higher ASPs during previous quarters and stability seen in the costs of key input materials. The resurgent business environment should help the storage media business return to profits in the coming quarters. The strong operating cash generation in the quarter augurs well for the company in both short term and medium term as well.”

Talking about the commissioning of the Asia’s largest Solar farm K.N Subramaniam, CEO, Moser Baer Solar Systems said, “We feel very happy to have set the new benchmark for solar EPC business yet again by providing Project Integration Services towards commissioning of the largest (30 MW) solar farm in Asia at Gujarat. The Guidelines issued in August 2011 for batch II of Phase I of National Solar Mission for allocation of 350 MW will further help enhance our significant order book.”

Commenting on the results, Yogesh Mathur, Group Chief Financial Officer, said: “Sustainable cost innovation and cost reduction initiatives along with the improved ASPs, surge in demand and stability in the commodity prices is propelling the resurgence of our storage media business. Our strategy of robust product pricing will continue in the coming quarters thereby, helping the Company maintain its leadership position.” Talking about the developments in the solar business, he added, “The Bank Guarantees of $ 85 million submitted by MBPV are now released by REC, signalling closure of all disputes. This brightens MBPV’s prospects in the crystalline silicon business in the future.”

Storage Media

• As indicated during previous quarter, EBITDA for the Blank optical Media business clocks 20% for Q2 FY12
• Visibility of strong shipments in the coming quarters Blu-Ray shipments expected to increase in next few quarters
• Robust product pricing to continue in the coming quarters
• Key input costs have now stabilized leading to better cost positioning of the company
• Continue to explore cheaper power options and other cost reduction initiatives
• EBITDA margins expected to firm up further in the coming quarters
• Substantial operating cash generation to continue

Solar photovoltaic

• Provided Project Integration services towards commissioning of the Asia’s largest solar farm (30 MW Gujarat project) during the quarter the solar farm has been commissioned in October 2011
• Long term Wafer supply related dispute with REC has been amicably settled Company to benefit from the bank guarantees released by REC
• Business continues to achieve higher market pricing on account of its strong quality certified products
• Excellent performance (above benchmark levels) of a-Si based Thin Film Solar farm projects has been recorded
• Modules and Services provided for 14 MW in Q2 FY12

About MBIL:
Moser Baer India Limited: Established in 1983, the company has successfully developed cutting edge technologies to become one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Optical Storage media like CDs and DVDs. It has the distinction of manufacturing every 5th disc globally. The company also has emerged as a leading player in the next-generation of storage formats like Blu-Ray discs in India. Over the years, Moser Baer India has emerged as one of the most credible brands focussed on hi-tech manufacturing and R & D activities. It is continuing to unfold the next generation innovative technologies that will catapult India into a respectable manufacturing hub. The Group is set to lead the technology curve in tapping renewable energy in the high growth area of photovoltaic. Moser Baer Solar Limited (subsidiary of MBIL) manufactures world-class solar modules and provides EPC solutions for effective deployment of PV Systems. It has been conferred with the prestigious “5 Star Rating” certificate by TÜV Rheinland for maintaining highest standards of quality in manufacturing for consecutive second year.

Moser Baer’s Unaudited Standalone Financial Results for the quarter ended
September 30, 2011

Particulars 3 months ended 30.09.2011 Corresponding 3 months ended in the previous year
Year to Date figures for Current Period ended 30.09.2011 Year to Date figures for the Previous Year ended
Previous Accounting Year ended
(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Audited)
a. Net Sales / Income from Operations 51,755 &nbsp48,926 104,062 &nbsp93,612 182,013
b. Other Operating Income 1,444 2,649 3,677 &nbsp3,675 5,275
Net Sales / Income from Operations 53,199 51,575 107,739 &nbsp97,287 187,288
a. (Increase)/Decrease in stock in trade and work in progress (370) (1,102) 3,759 (4,599) (2,870)
b. Consumption of raw materials 28,951 29,647 57,503 55,623 106,097
c. Purchase of traded goods/ rights 303 913 427 1,930 3,232
d. Employees cost 4,323 4,720 9,117 9,879 18,934
e. Depreciation/Amortisation 8,384 9,992 17,440 19,750 38,558
f. Other expenditure 12,470 10,448 24,512 23,119 46,694
g.Total 54,061 54,618 112,758 105,702 210,645
Profit (+)/ Loss (-) from Operations before Other Income Interest and Exceptional Items (1-2) (862) (3,043) (5,019) (8,415) (23,357)
Other Income 854 735 1,677 1,922 3,824
Profit (+)/ Loss (-) before Interest and Exceptional Items (3+4) (8) (2,308) (3,342) (6,493) (19,533)
Interest 6,198 &nbsp4,861 12,084 9,461 20,196
Profit (+)/ Loss (-) after Interest but before Exceptional Items (5-6) (6,206) (7,169) (15,426) (15,954) (39,729)
Exceptional items - - - - (343)
Profit (+)/ Loss (-) before tax (7+8) (6,206) (7,169) (15,426) (15,954) (40,072)
Tax expense - - - - -
Net Profit (+)/ Loss (-) from Ordinary Activities after tax (9-10) (6,206) (7,169) (15,426) (15,954) (40,072)
Extraordinary Item (net of tax expense) - - - - -
Net Profit (+)/ Loss (-) for the period (11-12) (6,206) (7,169) (15,426) (15,954) (40,072)
Paid-up equity share capital
(Face value:Rs.10/- per share)
16,831 16,831 16,831 16,831 16,831
Reserves excluding revaluation reserves as per balance sheet of previous accounting year &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 109,284
Earnings Per Share: (not annualised)
a) Before Extraordinary items
- Basic (Rs.) (3.69) (4.26) (9.17) (9.48) (23.81)
- Diluted (Rs.) (3.69) (4.26) (9.17) (9.48) (23.81)
b) After Extraordinary items
- Basic (Rs.) (3.69) (4.26) (9.17) (9.48) (23.81)
- Diluted (Rs.) (3.69) (4.26) (9.17) (9.48) (23.81)
Public shareholding
- Number of shares 140,885,963 140,885,963 140,885,963 140,885,963 140,885,963
- Percentage of shareholding 83.71 83.71 83.71 83.71 83.71
Promoters and promoter group Shareholding
a) Pledged/Encumbered
- Number of shares - 3,379,626 - 3,379,626 -
- Percentage of shares (as a % of the total shareholding of promoter
and promoter group)
- 12.33 - 12.33 -
- Percentage of shares (as a% of the total share capital of the
- 2.01 - 2.01 -
b) Non-encumbered
- Number of shares 27,420,141 24,040,515 27,420,141 24,040,515 27,420,141
- Percentage of shares (as a % of the total shareholding of promoter and promoter group) 100.00 87.67 100.00 87.67 100.00
- Percentage of shares (as a% of the total share capital of the
16.29 14.28 16.29 14.28 16.29


  1. The Company is primarily in the business of manufacture and sale of Optical Storage Media. The other activities of the Company comprise, replication of content, sales of consumer electronic products and operation and maintenance of sector specific Special Economic Zone for non-conventional energy. The segment revenues, results and assets of the other activities do not constitute reportable segments under AS-17 and accordingly no disclosure is required.
  2. There were no outstanding complaints from the shareholders at the beginning of the quarter and no complaints received from the shareholders during the quarter.
  3. The above results were reviewed by the Audit Committee and approved by the Board of Directors at their meeting held on November 09, 2011.
  4. Figures of the previous period/ year have been regrouped and rearranged wherever necessary.
  5. Statement of Assets and Liabilities as at September 30, 2011 are as under :-

Statement of Assets and Liabilities as at
September 30, 2011

(Rs. in lacs)

Particulars 6 months ended 30.09.2011 Corresponding 6 months ended 30.09.2010
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
(a) Capital 16,831 16,831
b) Reserves and Surplus 88,249 135,228
Deffered Government Grant 350 -
(a) Secured Loan 186,911 174,984
(b) Unsecured Loan 43,352 39,790
TOTAL 335,693 366,833
FIXED ASSETS 140,417 170,828
INVESTMENTS 70,092 60,450
(a) Inventories 63,920 71,241
(b) Sundry Debtors 108,870 101,170
(c) Cash and Bank balances 15,122 25,186
(d) Other Current assets 2,481 1,673
(e) Loan and Advances 24,043 30,159
Less : Current Liabilities and Provisions &nbsp &nbsp
(a) Liabilities 69,226 78,857
(b) Provisions 20,026 15,017
TOTAL 335,693 366,833

Fixed Assets includes Capital work in progress Rs. 5047 lacs.

  1. The figures for periods ended September 30, 2010 June 30, 2011 and financial year ended March 31, 2011 were reviewed/ audited by erstwhile auditors.
  2. The Limited review by the Statutory Auditors for the quarter as required under clause 41 of the Listing Agreement has been completed and the related report is being forwarded to the Stock Exchanges. The report does not have any impact on the above Results and Notes which need to be explained.