Though margins on its oils-to-chemicals business was under pressure during the quarter, its consumer business showed strong resilience. Analysts expect these to be the growth drivers going ahead.
In the fourth quarter, the revenue was up 2 per cent on year (down 2 percent sequentially) at ₹2 lakh crore.
EBITDA was at ₹3, 8440 crore, up 23 per cent YoY, 9 per cent up QoQ, driven by the O2C segment.
Net profit at ₹19,299 crore was up 19 per cent YoY, and 22 per cent up QoQ, on lower-than-expected tax.
Analysts expect tariff hikes in the telecom business to be a key monitorable and the O2C business to improve with addition of new refining capacity and a pick up in demand in China.
At 9.23 a.m., shares of RIL were up by more than 1 per cent at ₹2,376 on the NSE.