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Tata Power posts surprise Rs 247 crore Q4 loss on one-time charge

Consolidated exceptional loss towards contractual obligations amounted to Rs 651 crore

Reuters 

Tata Power posts surprise Rs 247 crore Q4 loss on one-time charge

Co Ltd on Friday reported a fourth-quarter adjusted profit that missed analysts' estimates, as lower recovery on the cost of fuel at one of its major power plants and higher fuel costs hurt margins.

On an adjusted basis, excluding a one-time charge, the company posted an increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 389 for the quarter ended March 2017.

Analysts on average had expected a consolidated profit of Rs 426 crore according to Thomson Reuters data.

The charge is related to a write-off of a major part of the company's investments in the equity shares of Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL), in which holds an interest.

Including the charge, posted a consolidated net loss for the quarter of Rs 247 crore.

had made a provision of Rs 651 crore that came from Tata Teleservices' share buy-back from Japan's NTT DoCoMo, after an arbitration award in favour of DoCoMo, said in an exchange filing.

The Delhi high court last month had approved the settlement of a dispute between Tata Sons and NTT DoCoMo, allowing the Indian firm to buy out the Japanese firm's stake in the telecoms joint venture.

said consolidated revenue from its power business dipped 12 per cent to Rs 598 crore in the March quarter.

Shares of the Mumbai-based power company closed up 0.5 per cent on the National Stock Exchange.

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