Earnings show few signs of revival in investments

Jan 28 2013, 09:32 IST
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The earnings season got off to a good start with heavyweights putting up a good show. (Reuters) The earnings season got off to a good start with heavyweights putting up a good show. (Reuters)
SummaryThe earnings season got off to a good start with heavyweights putting up a good show.

mining operations in Goa and Karnataka, for instance, hit Sesa Goa’s bottom line with the miner posting a loss of R170 crore.

So far the results show few signs that corporate India is getting back into investment mode; while L&T’s order book grew 14% y-o-y in the December quarter, analysts point out that about 22% of the inflows during the quarter was from overseas markets. Moreover, they add that execution of projects remains tardy.

While the IT companies have done well to combat the slowdown in the global market — both Infosys and TCS reported good numbers and strong deal flows, sectors like two-wheelers remain under pressure.

Both Bajaj Auto and Hero MotoCorp turned in lukewarm results, especially the latter. The profit warning from Tata Motors for its Jaguar-Land Rover subsidiary is a sign that the global economy too needs to look up before India Inc can call a recovery.

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