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GST regime, low industrial growth pulled down Q2 net by 1.5%: Care Ratings

Net profit declined by 1.5% year-on-year to Rs 1,03,438 crore in the September quarter

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 


Lower and adjustment to the regime have pulled down by about 1.5 per cent to Rs 1.03 trillion during the second quarter, against a healthy 13.2 per cent rise in the year ago period, says a report.

"declined by 1.5 per cent year-on-year to Rs 1,03,438 crore in the September quarter from Rs 1,05,021 crore in same period year-ago when the bottomline had grown by 13.2 per cent over the previous year," said a Care Ratings report citing results of 1,241 companies.

The overall performance has been driven by large companies that accounted for 71 per cent of total net sales. "They recorded negative growth in of 7.4 per cent in the second quarter as against a growth of about 10.9 per cent a year ago," it said.

At the same time, the study found that net sales growth slowed down to 7 per cent after registering a growth of 10 per cent in the same period year-ago.

The agency noted that while overall performance is skewed due to banks, oil companies, IT and finance which were guided by other exogenous factors, after excluding these sectors, earnings still depict a downward trend as that of the aggregate sample in the reporting period.

excluding banks, IT, oil & refineries, and finance dropped 4.4 per cent to Rs 45,945 crore in second quarter and the report attributed this to the disruptions arising from the rollout in beginning of the quarter.

Profits of companies with sales higher than Rs 500 crore and the ones below Rs 100 crore posted year-on-year decline during the quarter.

First Published: Thu, November 16 2017. 18:43 IST