Blue Dart Sales at Rs. 471.02 crore

Mumbai : October 15, 2013

Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia's premier express air and integrated transportation, distribution and logistics company, today declared its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, at its Board Meeting held in Mumbai.

Net Sales/Income from operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 stood at Rs. 471.02 crore, an increase of 12.87% over the corresponding quarter of the previous financial year. The company posted Rs. 30.06 crore profit after tax for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

The Board of Directors at its Meeting held today also approved a scheme of arrangement ("Scheme") for issue of Unsecured, Redeemable, Non-convertible fully paid Debentures of Rs. 10 each, by way of Bonus, out of Surplus in the Statement of Profit and Loss to reward the shareholders in the 30th year of its operations. The Scheme is subject to approval from the Hon'ble High Court of Judicature at Bombay, shareholders and creditors of the Company, Reserve Bank of India, Stock Exchanges and other authorities.

The Scheme entails issue and allotment of 7 (seven) Debentures under Series I Debentures redeemable at the end of 36 months from the date of allotment, 4 (four) Debentures under Series II Debentures redeemable at the end of 48 months from the date of allotment and 3 (three) Debentures under Series III Debentures redeemable at the end of 60 months from the date of allotment for every 1 (one) equity share of the Company held by the Shareholders on the Record date to be fixed for this purpose. The aggregate value of the Debentures that will be issued will be up to a maximum of Rs.332.20 crore (Rupees Three Hundred and Thirty Two Crore and Twenty Lacs Only).

The Debentures will carry a coupon rate payable annually, that will be determined by the Board of Directors of the Company. The Company intends to list the Debentures on BSE Limited and/or National Stock Exchange of India Limited.

Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express Limited said, "In tough times like these when the industry is grappling to cope with the current economic scenario and the slow GDP growth, we have worked as one team with determination to overcome the challenges and have kept up to our commitment to service excellence.

We are delighted to serve in "Blue Dart Country" with a business and human conscience to remain the Provider, Investment and Employer of Choice. We will continue to focus on product innovation, customer centricity, deliver world-class service quality and maintain our reliability quotient".

He further added, "Recently Blue Dart has been the proud recipient of a host of prestigious recognitions this year including the 'Cost Management Excellence Award', 'Reader's Digest Most Trusted Award - Platinum' and one of 'India's Best Companies To Work' (Rank 10). These awards are a validation of our customer centricity, People First philosophy and commitment to Blue Dart Country."

About Blue Dart:

Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia's premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 33,745 locations in India. As part of the DP DHL Group (DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding & DHL Supply Chain), Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries and territories and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding supply chain solutions and customs clearance.

The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people force, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart's market leadership is further validated by numerous awards and recognitions from customers for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability. Some of these include SUPERBRAND and 'Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brand Gold Award' 7 years in a row, one of 'India's Best Companies to Work For' by The Great Place to Work® Institute four time in a row, 'Outstanding Contribution to the Cause of Education' - Global HR Excellence Awards 2011-2012, BSE Best CSR Practice Award and 22nd CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Fair Business Practices Award - 2010 in the category of Service Enterprises (Medium) to name a few.

Blue Dart accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach).



(Rs in Lakhs)


Statement of Standalone Unaudited Results for the Quarter and Half Year Ended 30/09/2013

Standalone Statement of Assets and Liabilities as at 30/09/2013
(Rs in Lakhs)


  Particulars Quarter Ended 30/09/2013(Unaudited) Quarter Ended 30/06/2013(Unaudited) Quarter Ended 30/09/2012(Unaudited) Nine Months Ended 30/09/2013 (Unaudited) Nine Months Period 30/09/2012 (Unaudited) Fifteen Months Period Ended 31/03/2013(Audited)   Particulars As at 30/09/2013(Unaudited) As at 31/03/2012 (Audited)
1. Income from operations               A. EQUITY AND LIABILITIES    
  (a)Net Sales / income from operations 47,102 45,319 41,731 92,421 84,737 216,206   1.Shareholders'funds    
  (b)Other operating income 58 33 77 91 242 445   (a)Share Capital 2,376 2,376
  Total income from operations(net) 47,160 45,352 41,808 92,512 84,979 216,651   (b)Reserves and surplus 69,663 62,593
2 Expenses               Sub-total - Shareholder's funds 72,039 64,969
  (a)Freight,handling and servicing costs(net) 32,001 30,231 27,649 62,232 55,373 141,023   2. Non-current liabilities    
  (b)Employee benefits expense 6,893 6,385 6,060 13,278 12,210 29,828   (a)Deferred tax liabilities(net) 1,434 1,486
  (c)Depreciation and amortisaton expense 683 673 744 1,356 1,485 3,448   (b)Other long-term liabilities - -
  (d)Other expenses 4,087 3,901 3,603 7,968 7,157 19,170   (c)Long-term provision 1,131 1,235
  Total expenses 43,664 41,190 38,056 84,854 76,225 193,469   Sub-total - Non-current liabilities 2,565 2,721
3. Profit From operations before other income,finance costs and exceptional items 3,496 4,162 3,752 7,658 8,754 23,182   3. Current liabilities    
4. Other income 856 1,848 795 2,704 1,598 3.941   (a)Trade payables 8,669 7,288
5. Profit from ordinary activities before finance costs and exceptional items 4,352 6,010 4,547 10,362 10,352 27,123   (b)Other current liabilities 11,299 8,791
6. Finance costs 1 1   2   1   (c)Short term provisions 747 20,246
7. Profit from ordinary activities after finance costs but before exceptional items 4,351 6,009 4,547 10,360 10,352 27,122   Sub-total - Current liabilities 20,715 36,325
8. Exceptional items - - - - - -   TOTAL-EQUITY AND LIABILITIES 95,319 104,015
9. Profit from ordinary activities before tax 4,351 6,009 4,547 10,360 10,352 27,122   B. ASSETS    
10. Tax expense 1,345 1,944 1,327 3,289 3,070 8,256   1. Non-current assets    
11. Net Profit from ordinary activities after tax 3,006 4,065 3,220 7,071 7,282 18,866   (a)Fixed assets 23,208 23,246
12. Extraordinary items (net of tax expense) - - - - - -   (b)Non-current investments 1,977 1,977
13. Net Profit for the period 3,006 4,065 3,220 7,071 7,282 18,866   (c)Long-term loans and advances 25,953 26,782
14. Paid-up equity share capital(Face value Rs 10/- per share) 2,373 2,373 2,373 2,373 2,373 2,373   (d)Other non-current assets 26 26
15. Reserves excluding Revaluation Reserve as per Balance Sheet of previous accounting year           62,593   Sub-total - Non current assets 51,164 52,031
16.i Earnings per share(before extraordinary items)(of Rs.10/- each)(not annualised)               2. Current assets    
  (a)Basic 12.67 17.13 13.57 29.80 30.69 79.51   (a)Current investments 3,040 -
  (b)Diluted 12.67 17.13 13.57 29.80 30.69 79.51   (b)Inventories 242 235
16ii. Earnings per share(after extraordinary items)(of Rs.10/- each)(not annualised)               (c)Trade receivables 24,247 22,721
  (a)Basic 12.67 17.13 13.57 29.80 30.69 79.51   (d)Cash and Bank balances 7,676 23,649
  (b)Diluted 12.67 17.13 13.57 29.80 30.69 79.51   (e)Short-term loans and advances 8,867 5,354
PART II                 Other current assets 83 25
A PARTICULARS OF SHAREHOLDING               Sub-total-Current assets 44,155 51,984
1. Public shareholding:               TOTAL-ASSETS 95,319 104,015
  -Number of shares 5,931,984 5,931,984 4,500,047 5,931,984 4,500,047 5,931,984  
  -Percentage of shareholding 25.00 25.00 18.97 25.00 18.97 25.00
2. Promoters and Promoter Group Shareholding            
  -Number of shares - - - - - -
  -Percentage of shares(as a % of the total shareholding of promoter and promoter group) - - - - - -
  -Percentage of shares(as a % of the total share capital of the company) - - - - - -
  -Number of shares 17,795,950 17,795,950 19,227,887 17,795,950 19,227,887 17,795,950
  -Percentage of shares(as a % of the total shareholding of the promoter and promoter group) 100 100 100 100 100 100
  -Percentage of shares(as a % of the total share capital of the company) 75.00 75.00 81.03 75.00 81.03 75.00
  Particulars 3 months ended 31/12/2013          
  Pending at the beginning of the quarter -          
  Received during the quarter 2          
  Disposed of during the quarter 2          
  Remaining unresolved at the end of the quarter -          

Notes :

  1. Net Sales/income from operations (inclusive of fuel surcharge and currency adjustment factor) has recorded an increase of 12.87 % for the quarter ended Septemer 30,2013 as compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
  2. The Company has changed its Accounting year to commence from 1st April of every year and to end on 31st March of the following year,to comply with the Companies Act 2013. Consequent to this,the previous accounting period was for the fifteen month period from January 1,2012 to March 31,2013
  3. On November 23,2012 DHL Express(Singapore) Pte.Ltd. reduced its promoter shareholding in the Company to 75% to comply with the minimum 25% public shareholding requirements as set out in Rule 19(2)(b)of the Securities Contracts(Regulation) Rules,1957,as amended.
  4. The Company is primarily engaged in a single segment business of integrated air and ground transportation and distribution of time sensitive packages in India and is managed as one entity for its various service offerings and is governed by a similar set of risks and returns. The said treatment is in accordance with the guiding principles enunciated in the Accounting Standard on Segment Reporting (AS-17) as notified under Section 211(3C) of the Companies Act, 1956.
  5. The prior period's figures have been regrouped and reclassified wherever necessary to conform to current period's classification.
  6. The Board of Directors have approved,subject to the approval of the Bombay High Court,shareholders and creditors of the Companny,RBI,Stock Exchanges and other authorities,a scheme of arrangement for issue of Unsecured,Redeemable,Non-convertible fully paid Debentures of Rs.10/- each to be offered to the Sharholders, by way of Bonus.Consequently,the Surplus in the Statment of Profit and Loss shall stand reduced by an amount equivalent to the aggregate value of these Debentures to be issued, up to a maximum of Rs.33,219 lacs and dividend distribution tax on such value at the applicable rate on the date of issuance of such Debentures.
  7. In accordance with the requirements of Clause 41 of the Listing Agreement with the Stock Exchanges,the Statutory Auditors have performed a limited review of the Company's financial results for the quarter ended September 30,2013 as well as of the statement of Assets and Liabilities as at September 30,2013.There are no qualifications in the limited review report issued for the above period.
  8. The above results were reviewed by the Audit Committee and were thereafter approved by the Board at its meeting held on October 15,2013.

By Order of the Board
For Blue Dart Express Limited



Anil Khanna
(Managing Director)


Date : October 15,2013
Place : Mumbai

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