Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) Secures ₹3,000 Crore Worth of Orders, Shares Surge Over 6%

Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) Secures ₹3,000 Crore Worth of Orders, Shares Surge Over 6%
Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) Secures ₹3,000 Crore Worth of Orders, Shares Surge Over 6%
Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) Secures ₹3,000 Crore Worth of Orders, Shares Surge Over 6%
Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) Secures ₹3,000 Crore Worth of Orders, Shares Surge Over 6%

Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) Secures ₹3,000 Crore Worth of Orders, Shares Surge Over 6%

Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) Secures ₹3,000 Crore Worth of Orders, Shares Surge Over 6% image/Mint

Positive Start for BEL Shares

In an impressive start to the week, Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) witnessed a significant surge in its share price, with an early morning rally of more than 6% on Monday. BEL’s shares soared to ₹145.00 apiece on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), marking a substantial increase of 6.85%.

Key Orders Bolster BEL

Bharat Electronics clinched substantial orders valued at over ₹3,000 crore, contributing to the enthusiasm in the market. One of the notable orders, amounting to ₹2,118.57 crore, was awarded by Cochin Shipyard Limited. This order entails the supply of an array of equipment, encompassing Sensors, Weapon equipment, Fire Control systems, and Communication equipment. The equipment will serve aboard six Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMV), classified as anti-surface warfare corvettes for the Indian Navy.

Moreover, the project boasts the involvement of Indian electronics and associated industries, including Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) acting as sub-vendors of BEL, as stated by the defense Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) in an exchange filing. In addition to this substantial order, BEL also secured contracts valued at ₹886 crore for upgrading the AFNET SATCOM N/W, Akash Missiles equipped with RF Seeker technology, Inertial Navigation Systems, and other associated equipment and spares.

With these significant contracts in its portfolio, BEL has amassed orders totaling ₹14,384 crore in the fiscal year 2024 thus far. This impressive order book underscores the company’s robust performance in the defense sector.

Strong Financial Performance

BEL’s exceptional performance extends beyond order wins. In the first quarter of the fiscal year 2024, the company reported a net profit of ₹530.84 crore, reflecting a remarkable year-on-year growth rate of 23%. During this period, BEL’s total revenue reached ₹3,510.8 crore, marking a substantial increase of 12.8% compared to ₹3,112.8 crore in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year.

Market Response and Future Outlook

The resounding success of BEL is also reflected in its share price performance. Over the past month, BEL shares have exhibited a gain of 10%. Furthermore, year-to-date, the stock has witnessed a remarkable rally of more than 40%, demonstrating its strong market position and investor confidence.

As of 10:25 am, BEL’s share price continued to trade on a positive note, with a 3.17% increase, reaching ₹140.00 apiece on the BSE. The future appears promising for BEL as it continues to secure substantial contracts and exhibit robust financial growth in India’s defense sector.

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