Posts net loss of Rs 410 crore, Retail News, ET Retail

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Q1 results: Posts net loss of Rs 410 croreNEW DELHI: Aditya Birla Trend and Retail Ltd (ABFRL) on Thursday reported a consolidated net decline of Rs 410.36 crore for quarter ended June, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The business experienced posted a net income of Rs 21.56 crore in the same quarter a yr in the past.

Whole profits during the quarter underneath evaluation stood at Rs 501.fifty four crore. It was at Rs 2,082.97 crore in the yr-in the past period, ABFRL mentioned in a regulatory filing.

The June quarter has been 1 of the most tough quarters for the business and for the general Indian clothing marketplace, ABFRL mentioned.

The functions of the business had been severely impacted due to the unprecedented financial standstill induced by the pandemic, it included.

Through April and May perhaps, most of the retail network was closed, although e-commerce income far too restarted only in the third 7 days of May perhaps, when the restrictions on non-important products had been lifted, the business mentioned.

“Outlets commenced to open up during the month of June, though operational hrs had been limited in many places which slowed down the return to normalcy. By the stop of June, virtually 80 for each cent of our network experienced re-opened. The final results of this quarter should really be witnessed in the higher than context,” it mentioned.

As the pandemic struck, the business embarked on a series of cost reduction initiatives including renegotiating rentals at stores, offices, and warehouses, cutting discretionary costs together with curtailing overhead costs.

The business mentioned it managed to convey down costs by a lot more than Rs 450 crore above the former quarter, on account of these steps.

The business included that it is self-confident of regular advancement in business performance above the upcoming two quarters and expects to obtain total normalcy by the fourth quarter of FY21.

Shares of Aditya Birla Trend and Retail closed nine.44 for each cent higher at Rs 129.ninety apiece on BSE.