Company Results

TVS Motor logs seven percent sales growth

TVS-MotorChennai, March 1 : Two and three wheeler maker TVS Motor Company Saturday said it closed last month with a seven percent increase in total sales as compared to sales logged in February 2013.

In a statement the company said it has logged total sales of 177,762 units in february, up form 165,696 units sold in the same month 2013.

Sales of two wheelers increased six percent last month to 170,293 units from 160,895 units in February 2013.

Last month the company sold 7,375 three wheelers as against 4,801 units sold in February 2013.(IANS)

Maruti Suzuki sales down .40 percent in February

Maruti-SuzukiNew Delhi, March 1 : India's largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Saturday reported a .40 percent decline in total sales including exports for February, which stood at 109,104 units due to a fall in exports.

The company had sold 109,567 units in February 2013.

There was a sharp drop in the company's exports. Maruti Suzuki exported just 9,346 units last month, which was 19.50 percent less than 11,612 units sold overseas during the corresponding month of 2013.

Toyota Kirloskar sales down in February

Toyota Kirloskar sales down in FebruaryChennai, March 1 - Japanese-Indian car joint venture Toyota Kirloskar Motor Saturday said it closed last month with a total sales of 11,284 units down from 13,979 units sold in February 2013.

In a statement, the company said it sold 10,100 units last month in the domestic market as compared to 12,756 units sold in February 2013.

Bosch reports over 19% fall in net profit

Bosch reports over 19% fall in net profitWeighed down by prolonged slowdown of the automotive industry, Germany-based engineering & electronics giant Bosch on Thursday reported a fall of more than 19 per cent in net profit for the October-December quarter.

Bosch said its net profit fell 19.22 per cent to Rs 138.98 crore in the three months ended December 31, 2013, from Rs 172.05 crore in the previous three months.

J.C. Penney reports better than expected results

J.C. Penney reports better than expected resultsTroubled retailer, J. C. Penney has said that it has recorded a better than expected results during the fourth quarter as it recorded a small profit during the period.

The company is in between a turnaround and the better than expected results might be able to convince some investors that the retailer might be able to revive its business. The department store retailer recorded a small profit in the fourth quarter compared to a huge loss recorded in the same quarter of the previous year.

Fairtrade records 14% rise in sales

FairtradeFairtrade has said that it has recorded a rise of 14 per cent in sales of Fairtrade products in the UK market to the level of 1.78 billion.

The Fairtrade Foundation said before the fortnight of events to promote the products and benefits of buying the fair products. Fairtrade Fortnight has launched a campaign to highlight the low cost of bananas in UK supermarkets. It said that the banana price war might force farmers in developing countries to go out of business.

HSBC's profits to rise to $24 billion for 2013

HSBCBanking giant, HSBC has said that its profits are expected to rise to about $24 billion for 2013 as it implemented a cost cutting programme.

Under the cost cutting plan, the company is aiming to revive business by reducing costs across functions. Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver has sold or closed 60 businesses, cut 40,000 jobs and aimed at cutting costs across the global organisation during the previous three years.

HP's Q1 results top estimates fuelled by surprising PC business spurt

Hewlett-PackardWashington, Feb 21 : Hewlett-Packard has reportedly surpassed its expected first quarter earnings and revenue as the PC business delivered sales growth amid enterprise demand.

The company's first quarter earnings reached 1.4 billion dollars or 74 cents a share, on revenue of 28.2 billion dollars, against Wall Street's prediction of 84 cents a share on revenue of $27.2 billion.

According to Cnet, on a constant currency basis, HP's revenue was up slightly, while non-GAAP earnings for the first quarter were 90 cents a share.

Lodha buys second prime property in London for Rs 930 crore

LodhaIntensifying its focus on London, Indian developer Lodha Group bought a second prime property in the city for £90 million (around Rs 920 crore) from West End of London Property Unit Trust.

Mumbai-based Lodha Group said it bought a property called New Court, which is situated on Carey Street, next to the London School of Economics & Political Science and the Royal Courts of Justice.

The total land area is 1.15 acres with a sale-able area of around two lakh square feet.

IHG records 10% rise in pre-tax profits

IHG records 10% rise in pre-tax profitsIHG, which owns InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn brands, has said that it has recorded a 10 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to the level of $US600 million.

The company said that profit after tax fell to the level of 31 per cent to $US372 million or about $A413.26 million compared to the previous year. IHG said that its revenues recorded an increase 4.0 per cent to $US1.9 billion in 2013 while revenue per available room rose to 3.8 per cent.

Air Arabia announces $118-mn net profit in 2013

Air-ArabiaAbu Dhabi, Feb 18 : The United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based low cost carrier Air Arabia has announced a net profit of 435 million dirhams (around $118.4 million) for 2013, an increase of two percent compared to the same period in 2012.

Turnover for the full year ending Dec 31, 2013, stood at 3.2 billion dirhams, up 14 percent compared to the same period in 2012.

"Air Arabia has enjoyed consistent and sustained growth since launching operations back in October 2003, and our performance in the year of our tenth anniversary was no exception," Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammad Al Thani, chairman of Air Arabia, said in a statement Monday

Centrica to announce results amid pressure over high margins

Centrica to announce results amid pressure over high marginsCentrica, a leading gas provider in the UK, is set to announce its annual results at a time when the energy firms in the UK are facing pressure over high margins.

Experts have said that the group might record an increase of 5.5 per cent to £18.8 billion during the previous year. They expect the underlying pre-tax profits to rise 9 per cent to the level of £1.8 billion. The firm is facing criticism for earning large margins from customers while households face pressure on bills.

Mahindra’s Q3 standalone net profit jumps 12% y-o-y

Mahindra’s Q3 standalone net profit jumps 12% y-o-yMahindra & Mahindra (M&M), the biggest utility vehicle manufacturer of India, on Friday reported a 12 per cent year-on-year rise in standalone net profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2013.

Net profit at its wholly-owned subsidiary Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd (MVML) grew 9.3 per cent to Rs 1,000 crore in the October-December quarter of current financial year.

DLF suffers nearly 50% fall in quarterly net profit

dlfHit hard by a one-off loss, Indian real estate developer DLF Ltd on Friday reported a decline of 49 per cent in its quarterly net profit.

The country's biggest real estate developer said in a statement that its consolidated net profit slipped to Rs 1.45 billion in the October-December quarter of current fiscal, from Rs 2.85 billion in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.

The third quarter results included an exceptional charge of Rs 4.11 billion over a 'foreseeable loss' on account of a settlement of a dispute with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) over a real estate project.

SBI profit slumps by 34 percent in Q3

SBIMumbai, Feb 14 : The country's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) Friday reported 34 percent slump in its net profit for the third quarter of the current financial year.

The bank posted a net profit of Rs. 2,234.34 crore for the quarter ended Dec 31, 2013 as compared to Rs. 3,396.06 crore posted in the corresponding quarter of last year, registering a decline of 34.20 percent.

SBI's non-performing loans or bad loan as proportion of total assets rose to 5.7 percent during the quarter under review as compared to 5.6 percent posted in the previous quarter.

ONGC posts 28% jump in Q3 net

ONGC posts 28% jump in Q3 net Despite heavy burden of subsidy, Oil & Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on Thursday reported an impressive increase in its quarterly net profit as rupee depreciation helped it realize more revenues.

The state-run energy giant announced that its net profit increased 28 per cent year-on-year to Rs 7,126 crore in the October-December quarter of 2013. In the October-December quarter of 2012, the company had pocketed a net profit of Rs 5,563 crore.

Indian Oil posts Q3 net loss of Rs.961 crore

Indian-OilNew Delhi, Feb 13 : State-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) Thursday posted a net loss of Rs. 961.45 crore in the third quarter ending December owing to lower subsidy payment by the government on the sale of petroleum products.

"The company posted losses mainly on account of higher absorption of under recoveries on sale of sensitive petroleum products," IOC chairman R. S. Butola said here announcing the results.

Cipla posts nearly 17% fall in Q3 profit; shares fall

Cipla posts nearly 17% fall in Q3 profit; shares fallStock in Cipla Ltd plunged more than 5 per cent in morning trade on Thursday after the drug giant announced that it suffered a decline of 16.5 per cent profit in the three months ended December 31, 2013.

Cipla announced that its net profit slipped to Rs 284.31 crore in thee October-December quarter of current financial year, from Rs 340.31 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous financial year.

Lenovo posts 29% jump in Q3 net income

Lenovo posts 29% jump in Q3 net incomeChinese tech giant Lenovo on Wednesday reported better-than-expected profit for quarter ended December 31, thanks to strong sales in both its personal computer (PC) and smartphone businesses.

The Beijing-based company reported an increase of 29 per cent in net income, from $204.9 million in the October-December quarter of 2012 to $265.3 million in the October-December quarter of 2013.

The third-quarter profit figure reported by the company is well above analysts' $247.2 million consensus forecast.

HT Media reports 25% rise in Q3 net profit

HT MediaAjay Piramal-controlled Piramal Enterprises and CPPIB Credit Investments on Wednesday announced the launch of $500 million (Rs 3,100 crore) realty fund in India.

CPPIB Credit Investments is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; while Piramal Enterprises is already well-known for its investments in diverse businesses, including telecommunications giant Vodafone.

Each of the two investors will contribute $250 million to the fund that will provide debt financing to residential real estate projects across India.

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