BPCL shares rally 4.50% after Q4 earnings announcement

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New Delhi: The stock of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) on Friday climbed 4.50 per cent after the company for the full 2023-24 fiscal reported a record net profit of Rs 26,858.84 crore, and announced one bonus share for each share held.

Shares of the company went up by 4.44 per cent to settle at Rs 618.60 on the BSE. During the day, it jumped 4.98 per cent to Rs 621.80.

On the NSE, it climbed 4.50 per cent to Rs 618.80. During the day, it soared 5 per cent to Rs 621.95.

The company's market capitalisation (mcap) went up by Rs 5,705.13 crore to Rs 1,34,189.97 crore.

In traded volume terms, 10.93 lakh shares of the company were traded at the BSE and 220.80 lakh shares at the NSE during the day.

BPCL on Thursday reported a 30 per cent fall in its March quarter net profit on lower refining margins and announced one bonus share for each share held.

Its consolidated net profit of Rs 4,789.57 crore in January-March -- the fourth quarter of the 2023-24 fiscal -- was compared to Rs 6,870.47 crore in the same period of the preceding financial year, according to a company's stock exchange filing.

BPCL board also approved a 1:1 bonus issue -- one additional share for each share held.

EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) dropped 19.4 per cent in the fourth quarter mainly because of the twin impact of falling refining margins and a pre-election petrol and diesel price cut despite a rise in input (crude oil) prices.

Turnover was almost flat at Rs 1.32 lakh crore when compared to Rs 1.34 lakh crore in January-March 2023.

For the full 2023-24 fiscal, BPCL reported a record net profit of Rs 26,858.84 crore as opposed to a profit of Rs 2,131.05 crore in the previous year.