Unitech profit dips 47% to Rs.49 cr in Q2

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Nov 11 2012, 06:34am hrs
Real estate firm Unitech on Saturday reported a 46.8% fall in its consolidated net profit to R49.19 crore for the quarter ended September 30.

The company had posted a net profit of R92.46 crore in the corresponding period last year, it said.

The consolidated net income during the second quarter also went down by 20.54% to R539.83 crore from R679.35 crore in the year-ago period, it added.

As on September 30, Unitech's consolidated net debt stood at R5,566 crore, the statement said.

Net debt to equity ratio as of September 30 was 0.47, one of the lowest in the industry, it added.

The company further said it received sales bookings of 1.55 million sq ft, worth R836 crore during the July-September period, up 19.26% from the previous quarter of this fiscal.

Commenting on the numbers, Unitech managing director Sanjay Chandra said: With improving liquidity and with focused efforts, construction activity at various sites has witnessed marked improvement during the last quarter and should reach the targeted levels soon.

Demand in real estate continued to be healthy during the quarter, he added.

The average price realisation also increased by about 17% to R5,413 per sq ft compared to the previous quarter this fiscal because of a better product mix and an overall uptick in prices, Chandra said.