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Bajaj Auto Q2 net profit dips marginally to Rs 1,194 cr

Bajaj Auto's turnover inched up by 1% to Rs 6,863 crore from Rs 6,774 crore earned during Q2 of FY17

IANS  |  Mumbai 

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Two-and three-wheeler manufacturer on Tuesday reported a marginal decline of 1 per cent in its standalone net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017-18.

According to the company, its standalone net profit during the quarter under review declined to Rs 1,112 crore from Rs 1,123 crore reported for the corresponding period of 2016-17.

However, Bajaj Auto's turnover inched up by 1 per cent to Rs 6,863 crore from Rs 6,774 crore earned during Q2 of FY17.

The company's total quarterly sales including exports grew by 4 per cent to 1,071,510 units from 1,031,945 units sold during the corresponding period of 2016-17.

"With all high margin products and business verticals doing well (international business, commercial vehicle and pulsar) and higher capacity utilisation driven by CT and Platina, the company has maintained its industry-high operating () margin of 20.8 per cent," said in a statement.

"Standalone profit before tax was Rs 1,517 crore... Profit after tax was Rs 1,112 crore as against Rs 924 crore in Q1/FY18 and Rs 1,123 crore in Q2/FY17."

On the consolidated basis, the company's net profit during Q2 declined to Rs 1,194 crore from Rs 1,201 crore reported for Q2 FY17.

First Published: Tue, October 17 2017. 17:57 IST
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