December 2009

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Britannia Industries net profit falls by 37% on higher costs

Biscuits maker Britannia Industries Ltd reported a 37% drop in standalone operating profit and net profit as higher prices of commodities like sugar, wheat and milk have led to higher costs. Edible oil prices, which were ruling softer compared to a year ago period, too are seeing an increase. Inflation seems to have hit demand for its products too, as overall revenues (including other operating income) grew by just 8% during the quarter. Continue Reading →

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Reliance Industries’ higher output offset by lower margins in the December 2009 quarter

Reliance Industries results were largely in line with expectations. The petroleum major’s sales rose by 93% to Rs 58,848 crore in the December quarter, compared to the same period last year. Its net profit, however, rose by a more modest 16% to Rs 4,008 crore. There were a few reasons for the significantly higher growth in sales. The December 2008 quarter was a relatively bad one and RIL’s sales had fallen by 9%. Its refinery at Jamnagar had been commissioned in December 2008 and would have operated at much lower capacity, than in the current fiscal. Continue Reading →

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