M&M standalone net up 12.4% at Rs 955 cr

| Updated on: Aug 10, 2016
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Mahindra & Mahindra today reported 12.36 per cent increase in standalone net profit at Rs 955.21 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2016-17.

It had posted a standalone net profit of Rs 850.09 crore in the same quarter of last fiscal, M&M said in a BSE filing.

Total revenue during the quarter under review stood at Rs 11,942.9 crore against Rs 10,470.86 crore in the year-ago period, up 14 per cent.

The company said it had sold 1,10,959 vehicles during the April-June period of the current fiscal, up 9.7 per cent from the year-ago period. Utility vehicles sales were up 13 per cent at 55,909 units.

Tractor sales during the first quarter stood at 71,785 units, up 21 per cent.

The company said despite rising global uncertainties, India’s economic recovery is slowly but surely gaining momentum. While public investment expenditure remains strong, urban demand has been picking up pace since the third quarter of the previous fiscal and is expected to receive further impetus from the 7th Pay Commission, which will be given effect this current month.

“More importantly, the double-digit growth in domestic sales of tractors and two-wheelers witnessed in the first quarter of 2016-17 suggests that a recovery in rural demand is underway,” M&M said.

Given the robust rainfall received thus far and IMD’s prediction of normal rains during the rest of the monsoon season, rural demand is expected to gain further strength in the coming months providing a much needed boost to industrial activity in the country, it added.

On the challenges, M&M said: “Weak external demand, underutilised capacities and balance sheet stress, however, continue to weight heavily on domestic private investment.

“Even as we recognise the downside risks currently emanating from major advanced economies, our outlook on domestic growth remains positive and we look to the future with confidence.”

Shares of M&M were trading at Rs 1,445.50 apiece, down 2.37 per cent from the previous close on the BSE.

Published on January 17, 2018

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