Dr Reddy’s tanks 10%; mcap dips by Rs 5,529 cr on weak Q1 nos

By: | Published: July 27, 2016 5:33 PM

On the volume front, 3.93 lakh shares of the company were traded on BSE and over 47 lakh shares changed hands at NSE during the day.

At NSE, shares of the company plunged 10.22 per cent to end at Rs 2,980.20. (PTI)At NSE, shares of the company plunged 10.22 per cent to end at Rs 2,980.20. (PTI)

Extending its previous session’s losses, shares of drug major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories today fell sharply by over 10 per cent, wiping out Rs 5,529 crore from its market valuation, after the company’s consolidated net profit declined by 80 per cent for the June quarter.

The scrip slumped 10.07 per cent to settle at Rs 2,988.40 on BSE. During the day, it tanked 10.70 per cent to Rs 2,967.

At NSE, shares of the company plunged 10.22 per cent to end at Rs 2,980.20.

The stock was the biggest loser among the bluechips on both Sensex and Nifty during the day.

The company’s market valuation dipped by Rs 5,529.15 crore to Rs 49,473.85 crore.

On the volume front, 3.93 lakh shares of the company were traded on BSE and over 47 lakh shares changed hands at NSE during the day.

The scrip had lost nearly 5 per cent in the previous session also.

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories yesterday said its consolidated net profit declined by 80 per cent to Rs 126.3 crore for the June quarter due to price erosion and dip in US sales, besides stoppage of dispatches to Venezuela due to a currency crisis.

The company had reported a net profit of Rs 625.7 crore for the same quarter last fiscal, said Saumen Chakraborty,

President, CFO and Global Head of HR and Abhijit Mukherjee, Chief Operating Officer, DRL.

According to them, the decline in net profit is 75 per cent to Rs 153.5 crore as per Indian accounting standards.

DRL’s consolidated net income from sales and services declined 14 per cent to Rs 3,234.5 crore for the quarter under review as against Rs 3,757.8 crore in the year-ago period.

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