A robust foundation for the golden decade
Dear Fellow Shareowners,
It gives me great pleasure to share with you the exceptional performance of our Company in FY 2018-19. Our revenue and profit numbers have touched new heights, strengthening our position as India’s largest private sector company by market capitalization and profitability.
We now rank in the top 100 profitable companies in the Fortune Global 500 list of ‘World’s Largest Corporations’. We delivered a solid performance in our hydrocarbons businesses despite the volatile oil price environment and incremental capacities in some of our product categories.
Consumer businesses witnessed phenomenal growth in terms of revenues and profitability, with Reliance Retail and Jio now collectively contributing nearly 25% of consolidated segment EBITDA.
Global economic growth remained healthy at 3.6% in CY 2018, as against 3.8% in CY 2017, impacted by weaker performance in the European Union and China. Economic activity was driven by a boost in spending due to tax cuts by the US. Global trade growth was robust in the first half of 2018, but tapered later in the year with trade tensions and higher energy prices.
The Indian economy continued to witness an increase in investments, with Gross Fixed Capital Formation growth at a six-year high of 10%. Healthy industrial activity continued and service indicators sustained positive trends. Service exports growth is at a seven-year high of almost 17%. The Indian economy remains the fastest growing major economy in the world. Continue reading