The Country’s largest power generator – NTPC Ltd. who along with its group companies, has installed capacity of 53651 MW, declared the audited annual financial results for the year 2017-18 along with the unaudited financial results for fourth quarter of the year 2017-18.
For FY 2017-18, NTPC Ltd. generated 265.80 Billion Units against 250.31 Billion Units generated in the previous year, registering an increase of 6.19%. For Q4 FY 2017-18, NTPC generated 68.56 Billion Units against 63.77 Billion Units generated in Q4 FY 2016-17, registering an increase of 7.51%. The generation during Q4 FY 2017-18, is the highest quarterly generation, surpassing previous highest quarterly generation of 67.78 Billion Units during Q3 FY 2017-18. NTPC Coal stations achieved PLF of 77.90% in FY 2017-18 as against National Average of 60.72%.
For FY 2017-18, Audited Total Income is Rs. 85,207.95 crore, registering an increase of 7.39% over the previous year Audited Total Income of Rs. 79,342.30 crore. For Q4 FY 2017-18, Unaudited Total Income is Rs. 23,617.83 crore against Rs. 20,886.85 crore for Q4 FY 2016-17, registering an increase of 13.08%.
Audited Profit After Tax for FY 2017-18 is Rs. 10,343.17 crore as compared to Rs. 9,385.26 crore in the previous year, registering a growth of 10.21%. For Q4 FY 2017-18, unaudited Profit After Tax is Rs. 2,925.59 crore against Rs. 2,079.40 crore in Q4 FY 2016-17.
The Gross Generation of NTPC Group for financial year 2017-18, is 294.27 Billion Units as against 276.77 Billion Units during previous year. On consolidated basis, for the financial year 2017-18, the Audited Total Income is Rs. 89,641.59 crore as against the Audited Total Income of Rs. 83,009.31 crore during previous year. Audited Profit After Tax for FY 2017-18 is Rs. 10,501.50 crore as compared to Rs. 10,713.94 crore declared in FY 2016-17.
The Board of Directors of NTPC Ltd. has recommended final dividend for the financial year 2017-18 @ 23.90% of paid-up share capital i.e. Rs. 2.39 per equity share of the face value of Rs. 10/- each, subject to the approval of shareholders in the Annual General Meeting scheduled to be held in September 2018. The Company had paid Interim Dividend at the rate of 27.30% of paid-up share capital i.e. Rs. 2.73 per equity share in February 2018. Thus, total dividend for the Financial Year 2017-18 will be 51.20% of the paid-up share capital i.e. Rs. 5.12 per equity share. This is the 25thconsecutive year of dividend payment.