Bosch shares plunge nearly 5 per cent post Q2 earnings

PTI New Delhi | Updated on November 07, 2019

At the NSE, it dropped 4.62 per cent

Shares of auto component major Bosch on Thursday fell nearly 5 per cent after the firm reported 76.57 per cent drop in consolidated net profit for the second quarter ended September.

The scrip of the company fell 4.19 per cent to Rs 14,601 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), it dropped 4.62 per cent to Rs 14,590.55.

Bosch on Wednesday reported a 76.57 per cent drop in consolidated net profit at Rs 98.4 crore for the second quarter ended September, owing to sluggish demand in the automobile industry.

The company, which had posted a net profit of Rs 419.99 crore in the July-September period of 2018-19, also hinted at initiating process to reduce its workforce.

Total income declined to Rs 2,480.14 crore as against Rs 3,304.21 crore in the year-ago period, Bosch Ltd said in a regulatory filing.

“The dip in the company’s performance is mainly due to the downward trend in the automotive sector as a whole, which has been caused not only by sluggish demand but also by a paradigm shift in consumer behaviour,” Bosch Ltd Managing Director Soumitra Bhattacharya said.

To deal with this, the company has initiated a restructuring process, he added.

Published on November 07, 2019

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