Hero MotoCorp Q3 net falls 20% to Rs.488 cr
Total income during the period went up 2.51% to R6,187.62 crore against R6,035.96 crore in the corresponding period last fiscal. Ebitda margins stood at 12.59%, lower than the 13.86% in Q2 and 15.6% during the same period last fiscal.
Pawan Munjal, MD & CEO, Hero MotoCorp, said, “The last two quarters have been challenging for the industry on account of the delayed monsoons, rising fuel prices and subdued sentiments. However, we have had good growth this festive season. Not only have we sold over 1.1 million two-wheelers in the months of October and November, our despatches were consistently over 5-lakh every month of this quarter. This trend may be an early sign of recovery and we hope the domestic two-wheeler industry will revert to higher growth rates in near future”.
Raw material costs went up 120 bps in Q3 as a percentage of net sales on account of product mix, said Ravi Sud, CFO, in an investor call. However, he added that some gains are expected in Q4 with the depreciation of the yen. Meanwhile, ‘other expenses’ increased 25% in Q3 to R625 crore on land purchases and building
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