Earnings of Sensex cos to drop by 2% in Q1: Report

PTI Mumbai | Updated on January 17, 2018 Published on July 06, 2016

Earnings of Sensex companies are expected to drop 2 per cent led by telecom, energy, automobile and banking sectors during the first quarter of 2016-17 over the same period a year ago.

According to Kotak Institutional Equities, net profit of companies under BSE-30 index for April-June quarter would decline by 2 per cent year-on-year, while it would plunge by 6 per cent on quarter-on-quarter basis.

However, excluding energy sector, the net profit of Sensex companies would rise marginally by 0.9 per cent during the first quarter ended June 2016 compared to the year-ago period.

The same would decline by 6.8 per cent on quarter-on-quarter basis.

“For the BSE-30 Index, we expect net profit to decline 2 per cent year-on-year and 6 per cent quarter-on-quarter,” the report said.

Earnings of telecom companies in the BSE-30 index are likely to decline 28.2 per cent followed by 13 per cent dip in energy sector, on year-on-year basis, data compiled by Kotak Institutional Equities showed.

For automobile, it would fall by 11.2 per cent and banking 10.4 per cent.

Net profit of utilities sector is expected to grow 26.8 per cent, followed by 23.6 per cent growth for pharmaceuticals.

Infrastructure (14.4 per cent), industrials (15.7 per cent) and consumer products sector (12.8 per cent) would also see rise in earnings for the period under review.

The report noted that sales for the BSE-30 companies is expected to grow 4 per cent during the first quarter compared to the same period a year-ago, led by infrastructure, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.

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Published on July 06, 2016
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