1. Ashok Leyland Q1 net jumps over 2-fold at Rs 290.78 cr

Ashok Leyland Q1 net jumps over 2-fold at Rs 290.78 cr

Hinduja flagship firm Ashok Leyland today reported over two-fold jump in net profit at Rs 290.78 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, riding on robust volume growth.

By: | New Delhi | Published: July 21, 2016 2:12 PM
The company had posted a net profit of Rs 144.49 crore in the same period last fiscal, Ashok Leyland said in a BSE filing. (Reuters) The company had posted a net profit of Rs 144.49 crore in the same period last fiscal, Ashok Leyland said in a BSE filing. (Reuters)

Hinduja flagship firm Ashok Leyland today reported over two-fold jump in net profit at Rs 290.78 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, riding on robust volume growth.

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 144.49 crore in the same period last fiscal, Ashok Leyland said in a BSE filing.

Net sales during the quarter under review stood at Rs 4,175.79 crore as against Rs 3,775.29 crore in the year-ago period, up 10.6 per cent.

“We recorded a domestic volume growth of 18.5 per cent as against the industry growth of 14.5 per cent. Our initiatives on network development, operational efficiency, talent development and new products continue,” Ashok Leyland Managing Director Vinod K Dasari said.

Key export markets were down in June quarter of this fiscal but are expected to bounce back in the second quarter and beyond, he added.

MHCV (medium and heavy commercial vehicles) domestic volume for the quarter was at a record high of 22,061 and the company had reported orders from various state transport undertakings for nearly 3,600 buses to be executed this year, Ashok Leyland said.

The quarter includes a gain on currency and interest rate swap of Rs 49.67 crore as against Rs 18.05 crore in the previous year, it added.

Shares of Ashok Leyland were trading 1.98 per cent up at Rs 95.30 apiece on BSE.

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