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KPTL Q1 net up 9 pc at Rs 70 crore

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Kalpataru Power Transmission (KPTL) today posted 9 per cent rise in standalone net profit at Rs 70.45 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.

The company had reported a standalone net profit of Rs 64.53 crore in the year-ago period, KPTL said in a statement.

Total increased to Rs 1,218.24 crore in the said quarter, up from Rs 1,199.71 crore in June quarter last year.

The company recorded growth of 17 per cent in railway and 27 per cent in pipeline business. It also reported financial cost reductionof12 per cent year-on-year.

Its margin improved as a result of cost rationalisation enhancement, productivity enhancement initiatives and working capital efficiencies. The company's order book was at Rs 9,753 crore as on June 30, 2017.

KPTL's subsidiary JMCProjects(India) had a of Rs666.7crore, up 19 per cent year-on-year as a result of improved projectexecution.It receivedordersofRs710crore inJune quarter and the orderbook stoodat Rs7,000crore asonJune30.

"Wecontinuetodeliverstrongprofitabilityin linewithourbudgets.ThefirstquarterrevenueatKPTL wasnegativelyimpactedduetoGST-relatedfactors," MD and CEO of KPTL, ManishMohnotsaid.

He further said on the back of a solid order book, the company is confidentofachievingagrowthof15 per cent forfullyear, bothforKPTLandJMC.

"Wewillalso continue our efforts on improving our return ratios.Ourcostreductionandproductivityimprovement initiativesacrossourbusinesseswillhelpusachieveaprofi tablegrowth," he said.

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 15:57 IST