Hindalco reports consolidated third quarter FY2024 results

13 February 2024

Robust performance by Aluminium and Copper

Consolidated PAT up 71 per cent YoY
Consolidated EBITDA up 61 per cent YoY

Q3 FY24 Performance Highlights

  • Consolidated Net Profit at Rs.2,331 crore, up 71 per cent YoY
  • Consolidated EBITDA at Rs.6,322 crore, up 61 per cent YoY
  • Novelis’ Adjusted EBITDA per ton at $499*, up 33 per cent YoY
  • Aluminium Upstream EBITDA at Rs.2,443 crore, up 54 per cent YoY; Industry-leading EBITDA margins at 30.7 per cent
  • Record Copper EBITDA at Rs.656 crore, up 20 per cent YoY
  • Hindalco’s India Business pre-pays long-term debt of Rs.4,370 crore during the year
  • Consolidated Net Debt to EBITDA ratio at 1.43x at the end of December 31, 2023 (vs 1.6x as of December 31, 2022)
  • Hindalco begins work on India’s first Copper and e-waste recycling project in Gujarat
  • Hindalco wins Energy Transition Changemaker Award at COP28
  • Hindalco listed among the top 1 per cent in the aluminium industry in the S&P Global (DJSI) Sustainability Yearbook 2024

*As per US GAAP

Mumbai: Hindalco Industries Limited, the Aditya Birla Group metals flagship, reported a consolidated Net Profit of Rs.2,331 crore, up 71 per cent YoY in Q3 FY24, driven by a robust performance across aluminium and copper business segments. The Copper Business achieved a record quarterly EBITDA of Rs.656 crore, a 20 per cent rise YoY on the back of higher volumes and robust operations. Novelis reported an improvement of 33 per cent YoY in Adjusted EBITDA and EBITDA per ton in Q3 FY24, driven primarily by favourable metal benefit from recycling and lower operating costs. In the Indian Aluminium segment, Upstream Business EBITDA for the quarter was Rs.2,443 crore, up 54 per cent YoY on account of lower input costs and continued strong operating performance. The company maintained a strong balance sheet and liquidity with a consolidated Net Debt to EBITDA ratio well below 2x, positioning it well for organic growth.

Consolidated financial highlights for the quarter ended 31 December 2023

(Rs. crore)
Particulars Q3 FY23 Q2 FY24 Q3 FY24 9M FY23 9M FY24
Revenue from Operations 53,151 54,169 52,808 167,345 159,968
Earning Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation & Amortisation (EBITDA)          
  Novelis* 2,848 3,998 3,783 11,229 11,237
  Aluminium Upstream 1,591 2,074 2,443 6,210 6,452
  Aluminium Downstream 157 171 103 515 421
  Copper 546 653 656 1,655 1,840
Business Segment EBITDA 5,142 6,896 6,985 19,609 19,950
  Inter Segment Profit/ (Loss) Elimination (Net) 101 (1) (47) 472 (58)
  Unallocable Income/ (Expense) - (Net) & GAAP Adjustments (1,313) (799) (616) (1,768) (1,365)
EBITDA 3,930 6,096 6,322 18,313 18,527
Finance Costs 934 1,034 944 2,660 2,970
PBDT 2,996 5,062 5,378 15,653 15,557
Depreciation & Amortisation (including impairment) 1,784 1,864 2,051 5,299 5,705
Share in Profit/ (Loss) in Equity Accounted Investments (Net of Tax) 2 - 1 7 3
Profit before Exceptional Items and Tax 1,214 3,198 3,328 10,361 9,855
Exceptional Income/ (Expenses) (Net) - 33 - 41 21
Profit Before Tax (After Exceptional Item) 1,214 3,231 3,328 10,402 9,876
Tax (148) 1,035 997 2,716 2,895
Profit/ (Loss) After Tax 1,362 2,196 2,331 7,686 6,981
EPS (Rs./share)-Basic 6.13 9.88 10.50 34.57 31.43

*As per US GAAP

Commenting on the results, Mr. Satish Pai, Managing Director, Hindalco Industries, said, “We continue to stay on our growth track despite challenging market conditions, delivering a strong performance, driven by an enhanced product mix and lower input costs across our businesses.

The Copper Business registered a record EBITDA, up 20 per cent YoY on the back of strong volume growth and robust operations. The Aluminium Upstream Business EBITDA rose 54 per cent YoY, supported by stable operations and lower raw material costs, which keeps us positioned in the first quartile of the global cost curve. We continue to invest in promising growth areas both in aluminium and copper downstream. Our overseas business and global recycling leader Novelis showed 33 per cent YoY improvement in EBITDA and EBITDA per ton, driven by favourable metal benefit from recycling, higher pricing, and lower operating costs.

Robust cash generation in India operations enables further deleveraging of our India business; Hindalco has pre-paid long-term loans of Rs.4,370 crores during the year amid a high-interest rate scenario. On the ESG front, our first-of-its-kind energy transition initiative is on course to begin ramp-up of 100 MW of round-the-clock carbon-free power for our Odisha smelter, by Q4 of CY2024.”

Consolidated results in Q3 FY24 (vs Q3 FY23)

Consolidated revenue for the third quarter stood at Rs.52,808 crore (vs Rs.53,151 crore in Q3 FY23), down 1 per cent YoY. Hindalco reported an EBITDA of Rs.6,322 crore in Q3 FY24 (vs Rs.3,930 crore in Q3 FY23), up 61 per cent YoY. Consolidated PAT in Q3 FY24 was Rs.2,331 crore compared to Rs.1,362 crore in Q3 FY23, up 71 per cent YoY. Consolidated Net Debt to EBITDA stood at 1.43x as of 31 December, 2023 vs 1.6x as of 31 December, 2022.

Business segment performance in Q3 FY24 (vs Q3 FY23)


Total shipments of flat rolled products were at 910 Kt in Q3 FY24 vs 908 Kt in Q3 FY23, flat YoY. Novelis’ revenue stood at $3.9 billion (vs $4.2 billion), down 6 per cent YoY, impacted by lower average aluminum prices. Novelis reported an adjusted EBITDA of $454 million (vs $341 million), up 33 per cent YoY driven by favourable metal benefit from recycling, higher pricing, and lower operating costs. Novelis’ adjusted EBITDA per ton, at $499, was up 33 per cent YoY.

Aluminium (India)

Upstream revenue was Rs.7,971 crore in Q3 FY24 vs Rs.8,046 crore in Q3 FY23. Aluminium Upstream EBITDA stood at Rs.2,443 crore in Q3 FY24, compared to Rs.1,591 crore in Q3 FY23, up 54 per cent YoY driven by lower input costs. Upstream EBITDA margins were at 30.7 per cent and continue to be one of the best in the global industry.

Downstream third quarter revenue was Rs.2,547 crore vs Rs.2,647 crore in Q3 FY23. Sales of Downstream Aluminium stood at 90 Kt vs 91 Kt in Q3 FY23, flat YoY. Downstream EBITDA was Rs.103 crore in Q3 FY24 compared to Rs.157 crore for Q3 FY23, down 34 per cent YoY, majorly impacted by unfavourable product mix and lower realisations.


Revenue from the Copper Business stood at Rs.11,954 crore, up 16 per cent YoY, driven by higher sales volumes and prices. EBITDA for the Copper Business was at an all-time high of Rs.656 crore in Q3 FY24 compared to Rs.546 crore in Q3 FY23, up 20 per cent YoY backed by higher shipments and robust operations. Copper metal sales were 119 Kt (vs 109 Kt). Copper Continuous Cast Rod (CCR) sales were at 93 Kt (vs 88 Kt), up 6 per cent YoY supported by growing market demand for value-added products and increased utilisation of our rod mills.

Business updates & recognition

  • Novelis signs new contracts with Ball Corporation, Coke and Ardagh for beverage packaging for the upcoming Bay Minette facility in the US. While the capital expenditure for the Bay Minette project has escalated primarily due to higher civil and construction costs than initially estimated, the strategic rationale remains firmly in place. This investment provides a first mover advantage, with a highly efficient facility that is being built as a long-term investment. Once established this capacity can be doubled in a cost and time-efficient manner, as experienced in various other brownfield projects.
  • Hindalco commences work on India’s first Copper and e-waste recycling project in Dahej, Gujarat; land already acquired.
  • India’s first Copper Inner Grooved Tubes (IGT) plant on track to be commissioned by end of CY2024. IGT for air conditioners and specialty copper rods for the railways, will help the nation achieve self-sufficiency in critical components under the government’s Make in India initiative
  • Hindalco wins Energy Transition Changemaker Award at COP28, for setting up one of the first round-the-clock renewable energy projects backed by pumped hydro, in the aluminium sector
  • Hindalco featured among the top 1 per cent in the aluminium industry for the fourth consecutive year globally - 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, in S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment 2024 Yearbook
  • Hindalco Renukoot receives 1st prize at The National Energy Conservation Awards 2023 presented by Hon’ble President of India

About Hindalco Industries Limited

Hindalco Industries Limited is the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group. A $28 billion metals powerhouse, Hindalco is the world’s largest aluminium company by revenues, and a major player in copper serving more than half of India’s copper requirement.

Hindalco operates across the value chain, from bauxite mining, alumina refining, coal mining, captive power plants and aluminium smelting to downstream rolling, extrusions, and foils. Along with its subsidiary Novelis, Hindalco is the global leader in flat rolled products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminium.

Hindalco’s copper facility in India comprises a world-class copper smelter, downstream facilities, and a captive jetty. The copper smelter is among the world’s largest custom smelters at a single location.

Hindalco’s global footprint spans 52 manufacturing units across 10 countries. Hindalco was named the world’s most sustainable aluminium company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

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