Carso, a prominent player in the infrastructure and construction industry, has reported a remarkable growth in sales during the second quarter of 2023. The company's sales surged by an impressive 21.5 percent, reaching a total of 11,682 million pesos, in comparison to the same period in the previous year.
Carso attributed this significant growth to the positive performance across all sectors, with construction being the primary driver. The company's construction division experienced a surge in demand, fueled by the initiation of several key projects, including the construction of hospitals in major cities like Mexico City, Puebla, and Tijuana.
In addition to the hospital construction projects, Carso's growth was also fueled by other crucial ventures. The company actively engaged in commercial and housing projects, as well as the installation of pipelines and networks to support telecommunications, manufacturing, and chemical industry services.
Carso also provided updates on its ongoing infrastructural projects, demonstrating its continued commitment to enhancing Mexico's infrastructure. Notable projects included the Tren Maya project, the Mitla-Tehuantepec highway, and the Las Varas-Vallarta highway. The latter is slated for completion in the first half of 2023, further bolstering Carso's reputation as a reliable and efficient player in the construction and infrastructure sector.
Financial Performance and Profitability
The positive growth was not limited to sales alone, as Carso also reported impressive figures for consolidated operating income and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA). The company's operating income reached an impressive 1.308 billion pesos, reflecting an 85 percent increase in profitability. Simultaneously, EBITDA surged to 1.526 billion pesos, marking a substantial growth of 72.2 percent. These figures are indicative of Carso's strong financial health and efficient management practices.
With such a robust financial performance, it comes as no surprise that Carso's net income also witnessed significant growth. In the second quarter of 2022, the parent company recorded a net income of 502 million pesos. However, in the second quarter of 2023, the net income soared to 716 million pesos, showcasing a remarkable annualized growth rate of 42.8 percent. This surge in net income reflects Carso's prowess in capitalizing on opportunities and delivering value to its stakeholders.
Looking ahead, Carso remains optimistic about its prospects, given its strong track record and ongoing projects. The growth in infrastructure and construction sales signals not only the company's success but also the positive momentum in Mexico's infrastructure development. The completion of crucial projects will further strengthen the nation's capabilities, support economic growth, and create opportunities for businesses and communities alike.
Carso's impressive growth in infrastructure and construction sales during the second quarter of 2023 showcases its industry leadership and commitment to the development of Mexico's infrastructure. With a portfolio of diverse and impactful projects and a solid financial performance, Carso is well-positioned for continued success. As the company surges ahead with its ongoing ventures and capitalizes on opportunities, it is expected to play a pivotal role in shaping the nation's infrastructure landscape while delivering value to its stakeholders.