New Delhi: Indian Railway Finance Corporation Limited (IRFC), a dedicated market borrowing arm of the Indian Railways has posted profit growth of 126 percent for Q4 FY'21 to stand at Rs 1,482.55 crore against Rs 654.63 crore reported in Q4 FY 2019-20. The net profit for FY 2020-21 grew by 38.34 percent to Rs 4,416.13 crore as against Rs 3,192.06 crore for the corresponding financial year ended March 31, 2020. The total revenue from operation grew by 17.50 percent on YoY basis for the same period to stand at Rs 15,770.47 crore.
The annual disbursement for IRFC grew by 46.19 percent on YoY basis from Rs 71,392 crore in FY 2019-20 to Rs 1,04,369 crore for FY 2020-21. The assets under management (AUM) for FY 2020-21 stands at Rs 3,60,079 crore as against Rs 2,66,137 crore registering a growth of 35.29 percent on YoY basis.
“IRFC continued to show strong growth momentum both in terms of revenue and profit during the financial year driven by the massive investment outlay of Indian Railways which is on an expansion and modernisation drive"- Amitabh Banerjee, CMD, IRFC
The capital adequacy ratio of IRFC continues to remain strong at 415.85 percent for FY 2020-21 as against 395.39 percent for FY 2019-20. The company continues to raise funds at the most competitive rates and terms both from the domestic and overseas financial markets which has helped to keep its cost of borrowing low.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) remains to be a focal area for IRFC as the company spent Rs 93.44 crore for FY 2020-21 as compared to Rs 49.45 crore for FY 2019-20.
Commenting on the financial results, IRFC’s Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Amitabh Banerjee said, “IRFC continued to show strong growth momentum both in terms of revenue and profit during the financial year driven by the massive investment outlay of Indian Railways which is on an expansion and modernisation drive. There will be sustained growth in revenue and profitability going forward as a major portion of the funding requirement of Indian Railways is to be met through IRFC.”
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