Tata Motors Q4 net profit triples on strong JLR sales

| Updated on: May 30, 2016
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Tata Motors Ltd, India's top automaker by revenue, posted a three-fold rise in quarterly net profit, lifted by strong sales at its luxury unit Jaguar Land Rover and higher demand for its trucks as the domestic economy recovers.

Profit was helped by a one-time gain of Rs 555 crore ($83 million) in an insurance payment for damage caused to Jaguar Land Rover cars in an explosion at Tianjin port in China last year.

Consolidated net profit for the three months ended March 31 beat analyst estimates, rising to Rs 5,170 crore ($771 million) compared with Rs 1,717 crore in the year-ago quarter.

Analysts on average expected Tata Motors to post a profit of Rs 3,436 crore, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Net sales rose 19 percent to Rs 79,930 crore.

Operating margin at Jaguar Land Rover for the quarter fell to 16.2 per cent from 17.4 per cent a year earlier.

Published on January 20, 2018

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