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Fortis Healthcare net falls 88% to Rs 16 crore in September quarter

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 124.04 crore for the corresponding period of the previous fiscal

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Consolidated revenue from the operations stood at Rs 994.70 crore for the quarter under consideration

on Thursday reported an 87.52 per cent decline in its consolidated net profit to Rs 15.47 crore for the quarter ended September.

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 124.04 crore for the corresponding period of the previous fiscal, said in a filing to BSE.

Consolidated revenue from the operations stood at Rs 994.70 crore for the quarter under consideration. It was Rs 1,212.17 crore for the same period a year ago, it added.

For the second quarter of FY21, hospital business revenues were at Rs 746.3 crore as against Rs 972.3 crore earlier, said.

"Q2 FY21 diagnostics business gross revenues at Rs 282.4 crore, versus Rs 276.6 crore in Q2 FY20," it added.

The company in the quarter witnessed gradual signs of recovery and uptick in performance as the number of Covid-19 cases in India reflected a declining trend, Fortis said.

"Our Q2 reiterate our belief that the Company has weathered well the current challenges. We have successfully ensured business sustainability and in parallel have continued to work towards strategic actions that would be value accretive in the medium to long term," Fortis Healthcare Board of Directors Chairman Ravi Rajagopal said.

While challenges remain, the company has maintained a healthy balance sheet and has a comfortable liquidity position to progress with its plans for bed expansion and investments in new medical equipment and technologies in key facilities, he added.

Fortis Healthcare MD and CEO Ashutosh Raghuvanshi said, "We are quite encouraged by the pick up in business momentum as reflected in the for Q2FY21." Given the improvement in business the company has re-initiated its growth and expansion plans, he added.

"I'm hopeful that as we move forward the pandemic will continue to recede and allow business to return to complete normalisation by the start of the next fiscal," Raghuvanshi said.

Shares of Fortis Healthcare Ltd closed at Rs 134.85 per scrip on BSE, up 2.66 per cent from its previous close.

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First Published: Thu, November 12 2020. 22:48 IST
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