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Aurobindo Pharma Q1 net drops 11% at Rs 519 cr on low US sales, GST

Shares of the company closed 6% lower at Rs 683.60


Aurobindo Pharma
Aurobindo Pharma

Drug maker Pharma Ltd reported an 11 per cent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by lower sales from its formulations business in the US and pre-launch disruptions of a pan-reform.

Profit for the three months ended June 30 fell to Rs 519 crore ($81.15 million) from 5.85 billion rupees a year earlier, the company, which is engaged in producing oral and injectable generic formulations, said on Wednesday.

Analysts on average expected to post a profit of Rs 567 crore, Thomson Reuters data showed.

US formulations sales, which accounted for 46 per cent of total revenue, fell 0.5 percent to Rs 1,695 crore Revenue from Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients (API) business was down about 15 per cent, impacted by reforms in and deferment of certain products sale, India's third largest drugmaker by sales said in a statement.

Shares of the company closed 5.9 per cent lower at 683.60 rupees ahead of the

First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 18:49 IST