Petronet LNG stock gains on robust June quarter numbers

PTI Mumbai | Updated on March 12, 2018

Shares of Petronet LNG Ltd jumped by as much as 9 per cent in morning trade on the bourses today after the nation’s largest liquefied natural gas importer reported robust numbers for the June quarter.

The company’s June quarter net profit more than doubled to Rs 256.7 crore from Rs 111.37 crore a year earlier. The turnover rose 83 per cent to Rs 4,623.31 crore in the first quarter of 2011-12.

Reacting to the robust numbers, shares of the company opened on a bullish note and then surged to a 52-week high of Rs 166.60, up 8.78 per cent from their previous closing price.

Similar movement was witnessed on the National Stock Exchange, where the stock opened at Rs 154.10, then jumped 8.63 per cent to an intra-day high of Rs 166.75, which was also a 52-week high for the company on NSE.

Marketmen attributed the surge in the counter to the stellar performance by the company and positive announcements such as plans to increase the capacity of its Dahej terminal to 15 million tonne a year from the current 10 mt a year by 2015.

The stock was later trading at Rs 163.40, up 6.69 per cent on BSE, and at Rs 163.50, up 6.51 per cent on NSE, at 11.11 a.m. On the volume front, nearly 18.12 lakh shares of the company exchanged hands on BSE and 99.35 lakh shares got traded on NSE by 11.11 a.m.

“The profit has been higher because we were able to regasify and send out more volumes,” Petronet Managing Director and CEO, Mr A.K. Balyan, said yesterday adding that Petronet’s Dahej terminal processed 2.62 mt of LNG during the quarter, compared with 1.87 mt a year-ago.

Published on July 21, 2011

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