Castrol India Limited reports first quarter results for 2023

Resilient performance despite rising inflationary and input costs, forex pressures

Mumbai, 9 May 2023: Castrol India Limited (BSE: 500870; NSE: CASTROLIND) has announced its results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2023. The Company follows a calendar year basis (January to December) for its financial reporting.

For the first quarter (1Q) ended 31 March 2023, the Company registered Revenue from Operations of ₹1,294 Crores, marking a growth of 5% compared to ₹1,236 Crores in 1Q 2022 (corresponding quarter in the previous year), and a growth of 10% from ₹1,176 Crores in 4Q 2022 (previous quarter). Profit Before Tax for 1Q 2023 stood at ₹288 Crores, a drop of 7% compared to ₹311 Crores in 1Q 2022, and 16% higher than ₹248 Crores in 4Q 2022.

Commenting on the quarterly results, Sandeep Sangwan, Managing Director, Castrol India Limited, said, “While we built on the growth momentum from 4Q 2022 and registered quarter on quarter growth in 1Q 2023, our performance versus 1Q 2022 was impacted due to inflationary pressures, high input costs and fluctuating forex. We continued to invest in our brand and safeguard our margins while maintaining our pricing premium and providing our customers an elevated brand experience. We expanded our presence in service & maintenance, increasing our Castrol Auto Service outlets to over 300 and Castrol Bike Points to over 5000 across India.”

Sharing an outlook for the year ahead, Sandeep Sangwan added, “We will continue to drive consistent growth in the subsequent quarters and enhance our industry partnerships to ramp up our service & maintenance offerings and in new strategic segments such as automotive aftercare.”