The companys total income during the period stood at Rs 19,554.07 crore, an increase of 18.22% over the figures reported last year, as per the unaudited Q3 financial results announced by NTPC on Tuesday. NTPC shares fell 0.58% to Rs 128.70 a share at close of market hours on BSE on Tuesday. For the nine-month period of FY13-14, the total income stood at Rs 52,972.26 crore and the profit after tax stood at Rs 7,881.20 crore.
Highest-ever interim dividend
As per a company statement, the board of directors have recommended highest-ever interim dividend of 40% of paid up equity share capital being Rs 4.00 per equity share for the FY13-14. The dividend will be paid on February 10, 2014. Central government, which holds 75% stake in the company will get nearly Rs 2,500 crore by the way of dividend.