Textile manufacturer Arvind’s quarterly profit has fallen by nine per cent.
The company has been hit by a weak demand for denim garments. Quarterly revenue from operations fell 12 per cent from last year.While demand and volumes of woven fabric remained steady during the quarter, denim continued to struggle due to lower demand and over-supply.
The company’s revenue from the textiles segment, which contributes about 80 per cent of the company’s total revenue, fell by 19 per cent in the quarter. Revenue from denims, which is included in the textiles segment, fell by 44 per cent. Its advanced materials unit reported a 26 per cent rise. The price realisations started to trend down since the second quarter for Arvind reflecting the recent softness in raw material prices. The company’s expenses were down 11 per cent in the quarter.
The macro environment in the US and EU markets has started to show some improvement in the outlook, though the overall prognosis still remains cautious given a still higher-than-target inflation in the US, continuing war in Europe and the reopening of China. Demand for Indian textiles in international markets has been hit as consumers have cut spending on clothing following a surge in inflation after the war in Ukraine.