Indian Navy`s seventh `Landing Craft Utility` at GRSE dock in Kolkata, on Nov 24, 2016

Kolkata: Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), one of India's leading warship builders for Indian Navy and Coast Guard, on Wednesday reported a 51 per cent dip in its net profit to Rs 33.62 crore in the fourth quarter of 2018-19 (FY19), as compared to Rs 69.06 crore in the year-ago period.

Its revenue from operations during the quarter under review was at Rs 489.20 crore, down from Rs 630.50 crore in corresponding period of 2017-18 (FY18).

However, for the entire FY19, the defence PSU reported a healthy increase of 19 per cent in its net profit to Rs 109.93 crore as against to Rs 92.40 crore in FY18. Revenue from operations for the year ended March 31, 2019 at Rs 1,386.43 crore, compared to Rs 1,349.66 crore during the same period previous year.

The ship-maker reported earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of Rs 211.16 crore, about 29 per cent higher in FY19, as against Rs 164.39 crore in FY18.