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Punj Lloyd slips after reporting net loss in Q2

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lost 2.68% to Rs 20 at 10:12 on after the company reported net loss of Rs 225.80 crore in Q2 September 2016, compared with net loss of Rs 226.41 crore in Q2 September 2015.

The result was announced after market hours yesterday, 30 November 2016.

Meanwhile, the S&P Sensex was up 7.68 points or 0.03% at 26,660.49.

On the BSE, 1.22 lakh shares were traded on the counter so far as against the average daily volumes of 7.91 lakh shares in the past one quarter. The stock had hit a high of Rs 20.50 and a low of Rs 19.80 so far during the day. The stock had hit a 52-week high of Rs 31.65 on 5 January 2016. The stock had hit a record low of Rs 16.90 on 9 November 2016. The stock had underperformed the market over the past one month till 30 November 2016, declining 10.07% compared with the Sensex's 4.57% fall. The scrip had, however, outperformed the market in past one quarter, sliding 0.96% as against the Sensex's 5.96% fall.

The small-cap company has equity capital of Rs 66.42 crore. Face value per share is Rs 2.

The company's net sales declined 1.3% to Rs 990.57 crore in Q2 September 2016 over Q2 September 2015. Earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) fell 58.33% to Rs 25 crore in Q2 September 2016 over Q2 September 2015.

Atul Punj, Chairman - said, the quarter under review saw some acceleration in execution across all the company's projects. A key development during the quarter was the Cabinet's decision on payment of arbitration awards by the government agencies to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies. This is a significant positive for the industry and will go a long way towards reducing debt and infusing money into the business, enabling timely project execution. In line with the management's strategy of exiting non-core businesses, is under the process of exiting/divesting in some special purpose vehicles (SPVs) under Infrastructure (PLIL), a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, Atul Punj said.

is a diversified international conglomerate offering EPC services in energy and infrastructure along with engineering and manufacturing capabilities in the defence sector.

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 10:06 IST