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Colgate-Palmolive June quarter PAT up 18% to Rs 233 cr, sales up 12%

Gross margin expanded by 301 bps and 148 bps over previous quarter, reflecting the price hikes taken during April-June.

During the second wave, consumers are behaving differently as people are buying  more essential supplies online, price inflation in personal care is collapsing. (Photo: Bloomberg)
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Its net sales grew 12 per cent to Rs 1,158 crore from Rs 1,033.6 crore last year. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Arnab Dutta New Delhi
Personal-care products major Colgate-Palmolive India reported a 17.7 per cent year-on-year jump in its profit after tax (PAT) for the April-June quarter. The Mumbai-based firm’s PAT stood at Rs 233.2 crore, up from Rs 198.2 crore during the corresponding quarter previous year.

Its net sales grew 12 per cent to Rs 1,158 crore from Rs 1,033.6 crore last year. Colgate’s sales and net profit remained 1.8 per cent and 1.9 per cent below street estimates.

During the quarter, the company's cost of material consumed rose 28.3 per cent but favourable adjustments in changes in inventories of finished goods, work-in-progress and stock-in-trade, helped

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First Published: Jul 29 2021 | 2:41 PM IST

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