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Bharti Airtel completes secondary sale of 10.3 pct stake in Bharti Infratel

Bharti Airtel completes secondary sale of 10.3 pct stake in Bharti Infratel

New Delhi [India], Mar 28 : Largest telecommunications services provider Bharti Airtel Limited on Tuesday announced the successful completion of the secondary sale of over 190 million shares of its subsidiary Bharti Infratel Limited (Bharti Infratel) representing 10.3 percent, to a consortium of funds advised by KKR and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for a total consideration of over Rs. 6,193.9 crore (approx. USD 951.6 million), executed at a price of Rs. 325 per share.

Bharti Airtel will primarily use the proceeds from this sale to reduce its debt. Following the closure of this transaction, Bharti Airtel's equity holding in Bharti Infratel stands at 61.7 percent, and that of KKR and CPPIB at 10.3 percent.

Idea Cellular slips seven pct after posting loss of Rs. 385 crore in Q3

Idea Cellular slips seven pct after posting loss of Rs. 385 crore in Q3

New Delhi [India], Feb 13 : Mobile network operator Idea Cellular's shares on Monday plunged 7.5 percent in the early traded after the company posted a net loss in the quarter ended December 2016.

The operator had posted a consolidated loss of Rs. 385.6 crore in the quarter ended December 2016 against profit of Rs. 90.04 crore in previous quarter, impacted by demonetisation and Reliance Jio's free offerings that have been extended till March 31, 2017.

The company reported a loss of Rs. 478.9 crore in Q3FY17 on standalone basis, for the first time in 40 quarters since its IPO in 2007.

It reported consolidated revenue during the quarter fell 6.9 percent to Rs. 8,662.7 crore compared with Rs. 9,300.24 crore in previous quarter.

Morepen Labs reports yet another growth-filled quarter

Morepen Labs reports yet another growth-filled quarter

New Delhi [India], Feb 9 : The pharma-cum-healthcare major, Morepen Laboratories Ltd., has reported a yet another growth-filled quarter by registering a 23 percent rise in its net sales in the third quarter (Q3) of fiscal 2016-17.

The net sales increased to Rs. 134.05 crore in Q3 FY 2016-17 compared to Rs. 108.72 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.

Sales from the domestic operations contributed majorly to the company's top-line by registering a growth of 43 percent at Rs.79.52 crore in Q3 FY 2016-17. Export sales, however, remained flat during the quarter at Rs. 54.53 crore, registering a marginal growth of three percent.

HCL Infosystems posts revenue of Rs. 765 crore in Q3 FY17

HCL Infosystems posts revenue of Rs. 765 crore in Q3 FY17

New Delhi, Feb. 1 : HCL Infosystems, one of India's premier IT Services, Distribution and Digital Solutions Company, has announced its financial results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2016.

Quarter Highlights:

• Overall Revenue of Rs. 765 Crore in Q3

• Enterprise Business continues to grow with revenue of Rs. 490 Crore in Q3 (+5% YoY) on the back of strong order book growth

• Progress made towards project completion and receivables in the System Integration (SI) business with a collection of Rs. 200 Crore from a major Defence Project

• Consolidated Profit / (Loss) before Tax at Rs. (65.8) Cr in Q3

• Consumer Business readies for Multi-Brand Telecom Distribution

L&T Q3 profit up 39 pct, cuts FY17 revenue growth guidance to 10 pct

L&T Q3 profit up 39 pct, cuts FY17 revenue growth guidance to 10 pct

New Delhi [India], Jan 29 : Construction major Larsen and Toubro on Saturday announced its consolidated profit in Q3, which has increased 39 percent year-on-year to Rs. 972.4 crore.

The company announced a slash in its full year revenue growth guidance to 10 percent from 12-15 percent earlier due to challenging business conditions.

It recorded consolidated revenue for the quarter at Rs. 26,286 crore, a growth of only 1.4 percent on yearly basis due to delay in execution of projects despite healthy order book. It was mainly impacted by infrastructure, power, heavy engineering, electrical and automation and developmental projects businesses.

Aksh Optifibre reports second quarter results

Aksh Optifibre reports second quarter results

New Delhi [India], Nov.12 : Aksh Optifibre Limited, the leading Indian manufacturer of Optical Fibre, Optical Fibre Cables, Fibre Reinforced Composites and a major e-Governance service provider announced its Q2 FY17 results.

Revenue recorded at Rs. 90.41 Crore, EBIDTA at Rs. 10.68 Crore.

Export Sales for the quarter at Rs. 50.96 Crore.

The company would like to thank all its shareholders for reposing faith in AKSH values and business competencies which has led to 25% increase in shareholder base.

The upgradation and expansion plans announced by the company earlier this year is on track. Upgradation in Optical Fibre (OF) and Optical Fibre Cables (OFC) has been completed while expansion in OF and Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) is progressing for timely completion by March 2017.

Best Buy releases Q1 financial results

Best Buy releases Q1 financial results

Financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2016 were released by Best Buy, one of the largest consumer electronics retailers in the world.

Best Buy's domestic segment revenues in the first quarter rose 1.4% year-over-years to $7.89 billion. This indicated good growth rate for the retail industry that has regularly witnessing fall in revenues and negative comps in the past few years.

On an enterprise basis, Best Buy's comparable sales were up 0.6%, which was much better than last year's comparable store sales growth rate of (1.8) %. Online revenues were up 5.3% compared against 29.2% in the year ago quarter.

First Quarter Operating Profit of BMW 20.6% higher

First Quarter Operating Profit of BMW 20.6% higher

BMW announced that its first-quarter operating profit rose by a forecast-beating 20.6%. The profits of the German car maker was supported by strong demand for large offroaders in Europe and the United States.

Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) came in at 2.52 billion euros ($2.83 billion), above the 2.191 billion euros forecast in a Reuters poll.

The Munich-based company said on Wednesday that its automotive EBIT margin was 9.5% in the quarter, remaining at the same level to the year-earlier quarter and at the upper end of its target range of between 8% and 10%.

On the other hand, the quarterly return on sales from ongoing business at rival Mercedes-Benz Cars jumped to 9.2% from 7% a year ago. Audi's operating margin slipped to 9.7 % from 10.1 %.

Honda’s Q4 Profit drops due to recall costs

Honda’s Q4 Profit drops due to recall costs

Japan's third-largest automaker Honda, reported a drop in its net profit for the fiscal fourth quarter.

According to Honda, recall costs and a decline in auto sales in Japan dragged profits down. Quality problems delayed vehicle development and hampered sales.

The air bag recalls led to 43% drop in profit. The net profit shrank to 97.8 billion yen ($897 million), versus a year-ago profit of 170.5 billion yen.

The air bags were manufactured by Takata Corp. of Japan, which supplied air bags for a wide range of Honda models. In the defect, the air bag inflators can explode with too much force. The problem proved fatal to six people worldwide.

Daimler’s Q1 profit surges with strong sales of Mercedes-Benz

Daimler’s Q1 profit surges with strong sales of Mercedes-Benz

On Tuesday, German auto group Daimler AG said that it took a good start in 2015 as the company’s sales and profits surged strongly in the first three months.

The maker of Mercedes-Benz said that its net profit during the period from January to March rose to 2.05 billion euros ($2.23 billion) from 1.086 billion in the same quarter a year ago. Operating profit grew 63% to 2.906 billion euros on a 16% increase in revenues to 34.236 billion euros.

The overall revenue of the company rose to 16% percent during the quarter to 34.2 billion euros. The improvement in sales has been noticed after the company invested in renewing its model line, including a new C-Class sedan. It also expanded range of smaller vehicles.

Container Store Group announces financial results for fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014

Container Store Group announces financial results for fourth quarter and fiscal

The Container Store Group announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 that ended on February 28, 2015.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, the company’s adjusted net income was $11.8 million or $0.24 per adjusted diluted common share in comparison to $10.7 million or $0.22 per adjusted diluted common share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013.

For the full fiscal year 2014, the adjusted net income was $16.5 million or $0.34 per adjusted diluted common share as compared to $16.4 million or $0.33 per adjusted diluted common share in fiscal 2013

Philips net profit slumps 27% in first quarter

Net Profit of Philips slumps 27% in first quarter

Consumer electronics company ROYAL Philips NV has reported that its net profit declined by 27% to 100 million euros in the first quarter of 2015. According to the company, the net profit has slumped as higher restructuring costs wiped out gains from higher sales.

Philips, which is the biggest lighting maker in the world, stated that sales of the company rose 14% to about 5.34 billion euros. Strong growth from the company’s ‘Consumer Lifestyle’ has helped the company to see rise in the sales. The ‘Consumer Lifestyle’ division of Philips includes kitchen appliances, dental hygiene and hair removal tools. The company has reported fall in its healthcare and lighting divisions.

Novartis' net profit jumps in Q1

Novartis' net profit jumps in Q1

On Thursday, Novartis, a Swiss-based pharmaceutical company, reported an enormous jump in first-quarter net profit.

The company's net profit rose to $13.005 billion from $2.968 billion in the year-ago quarter. Profit was boosted by a $10.8 billion gain from transactions with GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Eli Lilly and Co.

Novartis' animal health business was sold to American global pharmaceutical company Lilly. Novartis also bought cancer drugs from British multinational healthcare company GSK and sold its non-flu vaccines business.

Both the companies combined their consumer health care businesses. These deals helped the company to focus on three core businesses, which include pharmaceuticals, generic drugs and eye care.

Samsung Posts Strong Quarterly Profit

Samsung Posts Market-Beating Quarterly Profit

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday posted a strong quarterly profit on growing demand for memory chips and displays. The tech giant in a regulatory filing said that its operating profit increased 11.5 % quarter-on-quarter to 5.9 trillion won ($5.44 billion) in the January-March period. The profit represented a 30.5% drop from a year earlier.

The first-quarterly operating profit of the company was far above the median market forecast of 5.47 trillion won among South Korea's 21 brokerage houses.

Total sales at Samsung were estimated to be at 47 trillion won from the period of January to March. Sales were 12.44% less from a year earlier and were down 10.87% from the previous three-month period.

Sony’s Net Profit for Third Quarter increases more than three times

Sony’s Net Profit for Third Quarter increases more than three times

On Tuesday, Sony announced that the company's net profit for the third quarter of 2014 was more than three times compared to net profit for the same period, a year earlier. The company also said that it was on course to experience annual loss.

According to the company, the improvement is due to weak yen, increased sales of the company's smartphones, strong demand for image sensors for cameras and robust PlayStation console businesses. Sony further stated, "It was primarily related to Sony's exit from the PC business, and a decrease in sales in the Pictures segment, mainly due to lower Motion Pictures and Television Productions sales."

Apple enjoyed 89 pc of smartphone profits in Q4 last year

Apple enjoyed 89 pc of smartphone profits in Q4 last year

Washington, Feb 27 : Apple enjoyed 89 percent of all smartphone profits in Q4 last year.

According to Tech Crunch, Strategy Analytics said that Apple in Q4 last year accounted for 89 percent of all smartphone profits, equating to 18.8 billion dollars, with Android taking only 11 percent, or 2.4 billion dollars.

It is reported that other platform players like Microsoft, Blackberry and Firefox did not make profit at all.

Neil Mawson, research director for Strategy Analytics, named Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi as "three big profit drivers" for Android.

He said that Samsung is the Android giant that delivers most of Android's smartphone profits worldwide, adding that the company accounted for well over half of all Android smartphone profits globally in Q4 2014. (ANI)

HDFC Bank Q3 net profit jumps 20% at Rs 2,794.51 crore

HDFC Bank Q3 net profit jumps 20% at Rs 2,794.51 crore

New Delhi: Private lender HDFC Bank today reported 20 percent jump in net profit at Rs 2,794.51 crore for the third quarter ended December 2014 on account of higher interest income.

The bank had reported a net profit of Rs 2,325.70 crore during the same period of last financial year, HDFC Bank said in a filing to stock exchanges.

Total income of the bank rose to Rs 14,930.74 crore during the October-December period of FY15 from Rs 12,738.95 crore in the corresponding quarter of last financial year.

Net non performing assets (NPAs) stood at 0.26 percent as compared to 0.3 percent a year ago, while gross NPAs were at 0.99 percent as against 1.01 percent a year ago.

BPCL reports Q3 net profit at Rs 551.16 crore

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

New Delhi - Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) on Friday reported a net profit of Rs 551.16 crore for the December quarter on the back of full compensation for losses on fuel sales.

The company had reported a net loss of Rs 1,088.94 crore in the corresponding period of previous fiscal, BPCL said in a regulatory filing.

The government paid Rs 1,079.92 crore in cash subsidy while upstream oil producers like ONGC extended an assistance of Rs 2,332.88 crore to make up for all the losses that the firm had incurred on selling domestic LPG and PDS kerosene at rates lower than cost.

BPCL earned USD 1.54 on turning every barrel of crude oil into fuel in the quarter as compared to a gross refining margin of USD 1.76 per barrel in third quarter of previous fiscal.

M&M posts Q3 net profit of Rs 930.32 crore

M&M posts Q3 net profit of Rs 930.32 crore

Mumbai - Home-grown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra on Friday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 930.32 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2014.

M&M had posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 1,230 crore in the same period last fiscal.

Its revenue stood at 18,371.91 crore in the latest quarter, as against 20,679.92 crore in the same period last fiscal, the company said in a regulatory filing.

The company said the figures are not comparable from the year-ago levels due to the merger of its associate companies.

SpiceJet shares down 4% as Q3 loss widens

SpiceJet shares down 4% as Q3 loss widens

Mumbai: Shares of budget airline SpiceJet today fell by 4 percent after the company reported widening of net loss by a steep 59 percent during the third-quarter at Rs 275 crore.

The stock went down by 3.99 per cent to Rs 19.25 at the BSE.

The company announced its results post market hours yesterday.

In the middle of an ownership change, SpiceJet had yesterday reported a steep 59 percent rise in third-quarter net loss at Rs 275 crore on lower passenger numbers and a one-time cost of Rs 295 crore.




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