Sesa Sterlite Limited: Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended 31 December 2013

Sesa Sterlite Limited: Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended 31                                 December 2013    PR Newswire    MUMBAI, India, January 28, 2014  MUMBAI, India, January 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Sesa Sterlite Limited ("Sesa Sterlite" or "the Company") today announced its unaudited consolidated results for the third quarter (Q3) and Nine Months ended 31 December 2013.   (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140117/663814 )  Highlights of the Quarter  Operational    *Increased production of integrated refined zinc, lead and silver at Zinc     India   *Record oil & gas production of 224 kboepd   *Resumed iron ore mining operations at Karnataka  Financial    *Adjusted proforma PAT of Rs.1,780 crore in Q3 vs. Rs.1,402 crore in Q2  Mr. Anil Agarwal, Chairman: "The Sesa Sterlite merger was completed a few months ago, and the merged company has delivered a strong set of results, benefiting from its scale and diversification. We have record production of oil & gas and copper. We continue to focus on driving value-accretive growth across our portfolio of long-life assets and this, combined with efficient cost management has positioned us well to deliver superior returns for our shareholders"  Consolidated Financial Performance  Q3 and nine months numbers are not comparable with the corresponding prior periods of FY 2013 since the merger got effective in August 2013.  Merger related profit and loss and tax impact for current year from April 2013 has been taken into account in Q2. Q2 actual numbers included pre-merger Sesa Goa Ltd and its subsidiaries; both Q1 and Q2 numbers of pre-merger Sterlite Industries and its subsidiaries, VAL & MALCO power; and Cairn India from 26 August 2013. Nine months actual financial numbers include results of all consolidating entities of Sesa Sterlite Limited for the nine months FY2014, except Cairn India, which is consolidated from 26 August 2013. Hence, company has drawn a unreviewed adjusted proforma account for the Q2 and nine months to indicate the performance during the period, had the restructuring been effected from 1 April 2013, to illustrate the effects of the restructuring on the profit from continuing operations. The adjusted proforma Q2, Q3 and nine months number excludes impact of tax write back and accelerated amortisation for Lisheen mine.  In line with the Q2 adjusted proforma numbers, Q3 adjusted proforma have been provided to reflect the goodwill amortisation on the basis of production at Lisheen mine as compared to the accelerated amortisation carried out in Q2 actuals.  The adjusted proforma numbers for FY 2013 have been prepared on the same lines, as if the restructuring and full consolidation had taken place as of 1 April 2012.  The adjusted proforma financial information has been prepared for illustrative purposes only and, because of its nature, addresses an assumed situation and therefore does not reflect the Group's reported financial results.       FY2013     (Adjusted     Proforma)                       Q3            Q2     Nine months period               Particulars               (In Rs.        FY2014             FY2014       FY2014               Crore, except (Adjusted  FY2014  (Adjusted  (Adjusted  FY2014               as stated)    Proforma) (Actual) Proforma)  Proforma) (Actual)                Net               Sales/Income               from        71,780 operations       19,414   19,414    18,026     51,807   44,949        25,232 EBITDA            6,565    6,565     6,955     18,999   13,743               EBITDA margin               excl. custom               smelting [1]           48% (%)                 48%      48%       49%        48%      42%         4,664 Finance cost      1,530    1,530     1,473      4,574    3,558         2,953 Other Income        390      390       459      1,446    1,310               Forex loss/         (154) (gain)             (82)     (82)     (235)      (535)      705               Profit before               Depreciation        23,355 and Taxes         5,432    5,432     6,030     16,038   10,642         4,948 Depreciation      1,415    1,415     1,398      4,115    3,234               Amortisation         2,620 of goodwill         678      589       654      1,916    1,655               Profit before               Exceptional        15,788 items             3,339    3,428     3,979     10,007    5,753               Exceptional           139 Items                 -        -        62         62       62         1,024 Taxes             (139)    (139)       501        673  (1,175)               Profit After        14,625 Taxes             3,478    3,567     3,416      9,272    6,866               Minority         7,373 Interest          1,698    1,698     2,014      5,490    3,271               Share in               Profit/(Loss)             - of Associate          -        -         -          -    1,082               Attributable               PAT after               exceptional         7,252 item              1,780    1,868     1,402      3,782    4,677               Basic               Earnings per               Share         24.46 (Rs./share)        6.00     6.30      4.73      12.76    15.99               Underlying               attributable         7,649 PAT               1,650    1,739     1,405      3,728    5,235               Underlying               Earnings per               Share [2]         25.80 (Rs./share)        5.57     5.87      4.74      12.57    17.89               Exchange rate               (Rs./$) -         54.45 Average           62.03    62.03     62.13      60.08    60.08               Exchange rate               (Rs./$) -         54.39 Closing           61.90    61.90     62.78      61.90    61.90  1.Excludes custom smelting at Zinc and Copper India operations 2.Based on profit for the period after adding back exceptional items and     other gains and losses, and their resultant tax and minority interest     effects  Revenue for the quarter was Rs.19,414 crore as compared with revenue Rs.18,026 crore in Q2. Revenue increased primarily on account of higher volume of oil & gas and copper. Copper India had a record production of copper cathodes during the quarter.  EBITDA for the quarter was Rs.6,565 crore as compared with adjusted proforma of Rs.6,955 crore in Q2. The EBITDA was lower primarily in Zinc International due to lower production and sales volumes. At Cairn India contribution from higher revenues was offset by increased exploration costs and one time charge on account of adoption of fair value methodology for stock option valuation.  The company continues to maintain strong EBITDA margins (excluding custom smelting) at 48% for the quarter.  Finance cost in nine months is higher as compared with corresponding prior period due to cessation of interest capitalization pertaining to the Jharsuguda-II smelter, and higher interest on Rupee equivalent on foreign currency borrowings due to the INR depreciation.  There was tax credit in Q3 on account of reversal of higher tax provision made in the previous quarter and consequently higher attributable profit.  Zinc - India Business                                         Q3            Q2    Nine months period                                               %                           %                                             change                      change     Particulars               FY2014 FY2013  YoY   FY2014 FY2014 FY2013  YoY      Production (in'000     tonnes, or as stated)     Mined metal content          220    233   (5%)    222    680    610    11%     Refined Zinc - Total         196    171    15%    196    567    495    14%     Refined Zinc - Integrated    196    168    17%    195    564    479    18%     Refined Zinc - Custom          -      3      -      1      3     14      -     Refined Lead - Total [1]      27     32  (15%)     32     92     90     2%     Refined Lead - Integrated     27     22    20%     31     87     75    15%     Refined Lead - Custom          -     10      -      1      5     15      -     Saleable Silver - Total     (in tonnes) [2]               73    108  (33%)     90    259    266   (3%)     Saleable Silver -     Integrated (in tonnes)        72     54    35%     83    233    197    18%     Saleable Silver - Custom     (in tonnes)                    1     55      -      7     26     68      -      Financials (In Rs. crore,     except as stated)     Revenue                    3,388  3,117     9%  3,460  9,722  8,504    14%     EBITDA                     1,810  1,484    22%  1,844  5,093  4,241    20%     Zinc CoP without Royalty     (Rs./MT)                  52,000 44,900    16% 50,500 49,700 45,700     9%     Zinc CoP without Royalty     ($/MT)                       840    829     1%    816    828    838   (1%)     Zinc CoP with Royalty     ($/MT)                     1,000    993     1%    975    986    999   (1%)     Zinc LME Price ($/MT)      1,907  1,947   (2%)  1,859  1,869  1,920   (3%)     Lead LME Price ($/MT)      2,111  2,199   (4%)  2,102  2,088  2,051     2%     Silver LBMA Price ($/oz)      21     33  (36%)     21     22     31  (29%)  1.Includes captive consumption of 1,927 tonnes in Q3 FY 2014 vs. 1,647     tonnes in Q3 FY 2013, and 5,271 tonnes in nine months period FY 2014 vs.     4,723 tonnes in nine months period FY 2013 2.Excludes captive consumption of 10 tonnes in Q3 FY 2014 vs. 8 tonnes in Q3     FY 2013, and 28 tonnes in nine months period FY 2014 vs. 25 tonnes in nine     months period FY 2013.  Mined metal production was 5% lower as compared with the corresponding prior quarter. For the nine month period, mined metal production was 11% higher, which is the highest ever mined metal production for the nine month period and was driven by higher production at Rampura Agucha and Zawar mines.  Integrated refined zinc production was 17% higher in Q3 due to improved operational efficiencies at the smelters. Production of integrated refined lead was 20% higher due to improved utilization of smelter capacity.  EBITDA for Q3 was up by 22% due to higher integrated sales volumes and Rupee depreciation, partially offset by lower silver prices and higher cost of production (COP). EBITDA from the silver business was Rs.294 crore during the quarter. The zinc metal cost of production excluding royalty during the quarter was Rs.52,000 ($840), 16% higher in Rupee terms from a year ago. The increase in Rupee costs was primarily due to lower by-product sulphuric acid prices, higher diesel and coal costs due to Rupee depreciation, higher mine development expense, partly offset by higher volumes and operational efficiencies.  Mined metal production is expected at around 900kt in FY 2014 reflecting slower than expected ramp up of underground mining project and some change in mining sequence wherein preference has been given to primary mine development during this period. Integrated saleable silver production is expected to be in the range of 290 - 300 tonnes in FY 2014.  Mine development is progressing well at all our underground projects. Kayad mine has become operational during the quarter. Our project capex will be in line with our guidance of $250 million per year.  Zinc - International Business                                         Q3            Q2    Nine months period                                               %                           %                                             change                      change     Particulars               FY2014 FY2013  YoY   FY2014 FY2014 FY2013  YoY      Production (in'000     tonnes, or as stated)     Refined Zinc - Skorpion       23     36  (37%)     35     92    109  (16%)     Mined metal content- BMM     and Lisheen                   62     68   (9%)     71    189    215  (12%)     Total                         84    104  (19%)    106    281    324  (13%)     Financials (In Rs. crore,     except as stated)     Revenue                      764  1,065  (28%)  1,147  2,849  3,201  (11%)     EBITDA                       149    439  (66%)    393    841  1,169  (28%)     CoP - ($/MT)               1,257  1,079    17%  1,059  1,169  1,071     9%     Zinc LME Price ($/MT)      1,907  1,947   (2%)  1,859  1,869  1,920   (3%)     Lead LME Price ($/MT)      2,111  2,199   (4%)  2,102  2,088  2,051     2%  Production at Zinc International was 19% lower in Q3 due to an unplanned maintenance shutdown at Skorpion in November and December after a tank failure. The operations are ramping up and we expect a total production of 90 kt in Q4 FY2014.  EBITDA for Q3 was 66% lower due to lower production; as well as lower despatches from Skorpion and BMM, that had an EBITDA impact of approximately Rs. 120 crore. These are expected to be despatched in Q4. COP was higher at $1,257 per tonne as compared with $1,079 per tonne, due to the shutdown.  Z  - International Business  Oil & Gas Business                                                                         Nine                                                              Nine     months                                          Q3                 months    FY2014                                        FY2014  Q2 FY2014    FY2014     Particulars                       (Actual) (Proforma) (Proforma) (Actual)*      Production (in boepd, or as     stated)     Average Daily Gross Operated     Production                        2,24,493   2,13,299   2,16,760  2,16,760     Rajasthan                         1,86,359   1,75,478   1,78,469  1,78,469     Ravva                               27,857     29,151     28,421    28,421     Cambay                              10,277      8,671      9,870     9,870     Average Daily Working Interest     Production                        1,40,830   1,32,862   1,35,271  1,35,271     Rajasthan                         1,30,451   1,22,835   1,24,928  1,24,928     Ravva                                6,268      6,559      6,395     6,395     Cambay                               4,111      3,468      3,948     3,948     Total Oil and Gas (million boe)     Oil & Gas- Gross                     20.65      19.62      59.61     28.25     Oil & Gas-Working Interest           12.96      12.22      37.20     17.72     Financials (In Rs. crore, except     as stated)     Revenue                              5,000      4,650     13,713     6,855     EBITDA                               3,555      3,619     10,203     4,966     Average Price Realisation - Oil &     Gas ($/boe)                           94.9       95.3       94.5      96.7     Brent Price ($/bbl)                    109        110        107       110   Note:  * Sesa Sterlite acquired a 38.7% stake in Cairn India Limited, effective 26th August 2013. This has increased the company's stake in Cairn India from 20.1% to 58.8%. The total oil and gas production (in million boe) and Financials (in Rs.crore) in the 'Nine Months FY2014 (Actual)' are for the period from 26 August 2013. However, the average daily gross operated and working interest production numbers in 'Nine Months FY2014 (Actual)'are on proforma basis for nine months.  In Q3, average gross operated production and working interest production were 224,493 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) and 140,830 boepd, respectively, 10% higher as compared with last year, driven primarily by the production ramp-up at Rajasthan. In Rajasthan, 42 new wells were brought on line during the quarter and have resulted in production increase of 10% to 186,359 boepd, as compared with last year. Development Area (DA1) produced gross average of 160,975 boepd and DA2 a gross average of 25,384 boepd respectively. The overall facility uptime was at 99%.  Production at Cambay was 51% higher yoy at 10,277 boepd, due to the infill wells campaign that was completed in FY2013. Production at Ravva was marginally lower in Q3 at 27,857 boepd though recovery rates continue to be over 47%.  Revenue for the quarter was Rs.5,000 crore, post profit sharing with the GoI in all the producing blocks and the royalty expense in the Rajasthan block, up 8% QoQ driven by higher volume. EBITDA for the quarter was Rs.3,555 crore, lower than the previous quarter as the contribution from higher revenues was primarily offset by increased exploration costs and one time charge on account of adoption of fair value methodology of stock option valuation.  There have been encouraging results from the exploration programme across the portfolio. Since resumption of exploration in Rajasthan, our drilling program achieved over 50% success rate, opened up 3 new play types and added oil in place resources of 500 - 600 MMbbls. With 4 rigs now dedicated to exploration in Rajasthan and two high impact pact wells being drilled, we are on track to drill out 50% of the gross risked prospective resources in the block by fiscal year end. Aishwarya Barmer Hill was recognized as the 27 ^th Discovery, with successful testing at 450 bopd. The 28 ^th Discovery, the V2Y Channel, opened up multiple pay zones in the low permeability Barmer Hill formation; the zones together have demonstrated a flow of 450 bopd.  At Ravva, we spudded a 'high value high risk' deep exploration prospect, drilling for which is likely to be completed in the current quarter and testing would follow thereafter.  The Declaration of Commerciality for the Nagayalanka discovery was submitted during the quarter, and first oil is expected in 2017 at an expected production rate of over 10,000 bopd. In addition, appraisal wells are yielding early indications of potential resource accretion. This is expected to strengthen the Eastern India portfolio.  Acquisition of seismic data is ongoing in other exploration assets, such as South Africa, KG Offshore and Mumbai Offshore blocks.  Oil & Gas Business  Iron Ore Business                                         Q3            Q2    Nine months period                                               %                           %                                             change                      change     Particulars               FY2014 FY2013  YoY   FY2014 FY2014 FY2013  YoY      IRON ORE [3] (in million     dry metric tonnes, or as     stated)     Sales                          -      -      -      -      -     3.1     -     Goa                            -      -      -      -      -     3.0     -     Karnataka[4]                   -      -      -      -      -     0.1     -     Production of Saleable     Ore                            -      -      -      -      -     3.7     -     Goa                            -      -      -      -      -     3.7     -     Karnataka                      -      -      -      -      -     0.0     -     Production ('000 tonnes)     Pig Iron                     139     83    67%    129    377     204    85%     Financials (In Rs. crore,     except as stated)     Revenue                      290    230    26%    459  1,116   2,437  (54%)     EBITDA                      (23)   (84)  (73%)   (78)  (148)     558 (127%)  In Karnataka, following clearance from the Supreme Court of India and obtained other statutory clearances, we have resumed mining operations from December 28, 2013 at a provisional capacity of 2.29 mtpa. We are ramping up production to a run-rate of around 0.5 million tonnes per month.  In Goa, sale of the inventory through e-auction is expected to commence shortly. These e-auctions will be conducted post verification of the inventory, and will be monitored by a Committee appointed by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has also set up a separate committee to conduct a macro EIA study to arrive at a ceiling of annual excavation of iron ore in the state of Goa. Both these committees are expected to separately submit their reports to the court by February 15, 2014 for the Court's consideration.  EBITDA in Q3 was Rs. (23) crore as compared to Rs. (84) crore in the corresponding prior quarter, due to higher contribution from the pig iron business.  Copper - India / Australia Business                                         Q3            Q2    Nine months period                                                  %                           %                                             change                      change     Particulars               FY2014 FY2013    YoY FY2014 FY2014 FY2013    YoY      Production (in'000     tonnes, or as stated)     Copper - Mined metal     content                        5      6  (23%)      6     17     19  (13%)     Copper - Cathodes             99     92     7%     82    197    267  (26%)     Tuticorin power sales     (million units)              162      7      -    158    457      7      -     Financials (In Rs. crore,     except as stated)     Revenue                    6,599  5,164    28%  4,812 13,876 15,882  (13%)     EBITDA                       392    234    68%    421    820    842   (3%)     Net CoP - cathode     (USCent/lb)                  9.6   10.8  (12%)    8.6   11.7    7.8    50%     Tc/Rc (USCent/lb)           16.6   12.4    34%   14.7   15.6   12.0    30%     Copper LME Price ($/MT)    7,153  7,909  (10%)  7,073  7,124  7,827   (9%)  In Q3, copper cathode production was 99,000 tonnes, highest ever for a quarter.  Mined metal production at Australia was 5,000 tonnes in Q3, lower due to disruption of operation caused by an accident at the mine. Q4 production will remain affected due to a mud rush incident at one of the stopes.  Net unit cost of conversion at Copper- India was 9.6 US cents/lb compared with 10.8 US cents/lb in the prior period. Cost of production was lower due to improved operational efficiency resulting from higher volumes, lower power cost, partially offset by lower by-product (sulphuric acid) credits.  Tc/Rc in the current quarter further increased to 16.6 US cents/lb, which was 34% higher as compared to the corresponding prior period. Tc/Rc is expected to remain high on the back of rising global mine supply from brownfield and greenfield expansions.  EBITDA in Q3 was 68% higher due to higher Tc/Rc and higher contribution from the 80 MW power plant, partially offset by lower by-product credit.  Aluminium Business                                 Q3               Q2       Nine months period                                            %                                 %                                       change                            change     Particulars       FY2014   FY2013    YoY   FY2014   FY2014   FY2013    YoY      Production     (in'000 tonnes,     or as stated)     Alumina -     Lanjigarh            181      104    74%      116      297      527  (44%)     Aluminium -     Jharsuguda           136      135     1%      137      407      394     3%     Aluminium -     BALCO                 63       62     1%       63      187      185     1%     Aluminium -     Total                199      197     1%      200      595      579     3%      Financials (In     Rs. crore,     except as     stated)     Revenue            2,594    2,445     6%    2,799    7,757    7,291     6%     EBITDA               430      312    38%      469    1,182      952    24%     Alumina CoP -     Lanjigarh     (Rs./MT)             352      406  (13%)      329      355      353      -     Alumina CoP -     Lanjigarh     ($/MT)            21,800   23,200   (6%)   20,500   21,300   19,200    11%     Aluminium CoP     -(Rs./MT)       1,01,100 1,04,600   (3%) 1,02,900 1,00,800 1,03,200   (2%)     Aluminium CoP     -($/MT)            1,629    1,931  (16%)    1,651    1,678    1,893  (11%)     Aluminium CoP -     Jharsuguda     (Rs/MT)           98,700 1,04,400   (5%)   99,700   97,400 1,03,200   (6%)     Aluminium CoP -     Jharsuguda     ($/MT)             1,591    1,928  (17%)    1,602    1,621    1,892  (14%)     Aluminum CoP -     BALCO (Rs/MT)   1,06,200 1,05,000     1% 1,09,800 1,08,000 1,03,300     5%     Aluminium CoP -     BALCO ($/MT)       1,709    1,939  (12%)    1,755    1,798    1,893   (5%)     Aluminum LME     Price ($/MT)       1,769    1,997  (11%)    1,781    1,794    1,964   (9%)  The Lanjigarh alumina refinery recommenced operations in July and has ramped up well, producing 181,000 tonnes in Q3. It had a capacity utilization of 72% in Q3 as compared with 46% in Q2 and is expected to further increase in the current quarter. Alumina produced from our refinery has been able to meet 43% of our total alumina requirement, as compared with 17% during Q2.  Jharsuguda-I and Korba-II smelters continued to operate above their rated capacities with a consistent cost performance.  Aluminium COP at Jharsuguda and the Balco smelter was Rs. 98,700/tonne (US$1591/tonne) and 1,06,200/tonne (US$1709/tonne), respectively. COP at Jharsuguda was lower mainly due to improved efficiencies and reduced power cost, on account of better quality of coal and lower e-auction coal. BALCO COP increased due to higher coal cost on account of coal tapering, partially offset by operational efficiencies in the plant.  EBITDA in Q3 was up 38% as compared with the corresponding period mainly on account of lower COP and Rupee depreciation, partially offset by lower LME price.  We expect to tap first metal at the 325 ktpa BALCO-III Aluminium in H1 FY2015. We expect to synchronize the first unit of the BALCO 1,200 MW power plant in Q1 after obtaining all regulatory approvals, which are progressing well. We continue to evaluate the potential start-up date of the first of four lines of the 1.25 mtpa Jharsuguda smelter.  Power Business                                         Q3            Q2    Nine months period                                             %                           %                                             change                      change     Particulars               FY2014 FY2013 YoY    FY2014 FY2014 FY2013 YoY      Production (in million     units)     Total Power Sales          2,196  2,128     3%  1,910  7,282  7,491   (3%)     2400 MW Jharsuguda power     plant[1]                   1,827  1,578    16%  1,494  5,924  5,457     9%     270 MW BALCO power plant      75    275  (73%)     44    306    959  (68%)     274 MW HZL Wind power     plants                        59     62   (5%)    151    372    432  (14%)     100MW MALCO power plant      236    212    11%    221    681    643     6%      Financials (in Rs. crore     except as stated)     Revenue                      775    646    20%    793  2,841  2,652     7%     EBITDA                       247    198    25%    286    975    892     9%     Average Cost of     Generation(Rs./unit)        2.27   2.46   (7%)   2.35   2.29   2.32   (1%)     Average Realization     (Rs./unit)                  3.39   3.56   (5%)   3.77   3.60   3.60      -     Jharsuguda Cost of     Generation (Rs./unit)       2.09   2.22   (6%)   2.32   2.20   2.23   (1%)     Jharsuguda Average     Realization (Rs./unit)      3.07   3.20   (4%)   3.47   3.34   3.39   (1%)  1.Includes production under trial run of Nil units in Q3 FY2014 vs. 456     million units in Q3 FY2013 and Nil units in 9M FY2014 vs. 795 million     units in 9M FY2013.  Power sales were higher at 2,196 million units in Q3, up 3% over the previous year, primarily due to higher power sales from the Jharsuguda 2,400MW power plant which had a PLF of 38%. PLFs at Jharsuguda and BALCO 270 MW remained low largely due to a combination of weak demand and evacuation constraints.  Average power realization in Q3 was at Rs. 3.39 per unit against Rs. 3.56 per unit in the corresponding prior quarter. The power generation cost at Jharsuguda during the quarter was lower at Rs. 2.09 per unit as compared with Rs. 2.22 per unit in the corresponding prior quarter. The marginal decline in realization during the quarter has been compensated by marginal decline in our COP on account of improvement in the quality of coal and lower auxiliary consumption.  EBITDA improved by 25% in Q3 primarily due to higher power sales from the 2,400MW Jharsuguda power plant as compared to a year ago.  The boiler light up of the first 660 MW unit of the 1,980 MW Talwandi Sabo was achieved in Q3 and is expected to be synchronized in the next few months.  Cash and Debt      Amount in Rs. Crore       30 September 2013          31 December 2013     Company                  Debt Cash & LI Net Debt   Debt Cash & LI  NetDebt      Sesa Sterlite     Standalone             41,450     3,687   37,763 40,960     3,667   37,293     Zinc India                  -    22,772 (22,772)      -    22,834 (22,834)     Zinc International          -     1,180  (1,180)      -     1,137  (1,137)     Cairn India                 -    20,196 (20,196)    566    22,108 (21,542)     BALCO                   5,019        86    4,933  5,014        44    4,970     Talwandi Sabo           4,536        13    4,523  4,996        26    4,970     Cairn acquisition SPV     (1)                    31,977        95   31,882 31,529       105   31,424     Others squared          1,081       111      970    953       135      818     Sesa Sterlite     Consolidated           84,063    48,140   35,923 84,018    50,056   33,962  1.As on 31 December 2013, debt at Cairn acquisition SPV comprises Rs.7,428     crore of bank debt and Rs.24,101 crore of inter-company debt from Vedanta     Resources Plc. There was an accrued interest payable of Rs. 2,400 crore on     the inter-company debt. 2.Others includes CMT, VGCB, Fujairah Gold, and Sesa Sterlite investment     companies.      Debt Maturity     Profile                                                                 FY19 &     (Rs. crore) (1)     Q4 FY14   FY15   FY16   FY17   FY18      Later  Total     Sesa Sterlite     Standalone              395  6,185  2,325  2,303  4,047     10,226 25,481     Sesa Sterlite     Subsidiaries            358  3,838  2,419  2,820  2,270      3,769 15,474     Total                   753 10,023  4,744  5,123  6,317     13,995 40,955  1.Maturity profile excludes working capital facilities of Rs.18,962 crore     and inter-company debt from Vedanta Resources Plc of Rs.24,101 crore at     Cairn acquisition SPV.  Gross debt at Sesa Sterlite was Rs.84,018 crore as at 31 December 2013 at similar level as on 30 September 2013.  This comprises long term loans of Rs.65,056 crore and short term working capital loans of Rs.18,962 crore. Out of total loan of Rs.84,018 crore, Rs.40,960 crore loan is in Sesa Sterlite standalone and balance Rs.43058 crore in the other subsidiaries. The loan in INR currency is Rs.27,868 crore and balance Rs.56,150 crore is in US dollar. On a consolidated basis the debt equity ratio is healthy at 0.8.  The company has consolidated cash, cash equivalents and liquid investments of Rs.50,056 crore, out of which Rs.31,143 crore was invested in debt mutual funds, Rs.5,423 crore in bonds, and Rs.13,490 crore in bank deposits. Therefore, the net debt of the company was at Rs.33,962 crore. The company continues to follow a conservative investment policy and invests in high quality debt instruments with the mutual funds, bonds and fixed deposits with banks.  Note:   Figures in previous periods have been regrouped or restated, wherever necessary to make them comparable to current period.  About Sesa Sterlite Limited  Sesa Sterlite Limited ("Sesa Sterlite") is one of the world's largest diversified natural resource companies. Our business primarily involves exploring, extracting and processing minerals and oil & gas. We produce oil & gas, zinc, lead, silver, copper, iron ore, aluminium and commercial power and have a presence across India, South Africa, Namibia, Ireland, Australia, Liberia and Sri Lanka. Sesa Sterlite has a strong position in emerging markets with over 80% of its revenues from India, China, East Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  Sustainability is at the core of Sesa Sterlite's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and environment and on enhancing the lives of local communities.  Sesa Sterlite is a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc, a London listed company. Sesa Sterlite is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.  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