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Hindalco tumbles after weak Q1 numbers

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Industries slumped 7.57% to Rs 219.80 at 15:12 on after net profit fell 1.36% to Rs 290 crore on 27.55% growth in from operations to Rs 10407 crore in Q1 June 2017 over Q1 June 2016.

The result was announced during market hours today, 11 August 2017.

Meanwhile, the S&P Sensex was down 302.87 points or 0.96% at 31,228.46.

On the BSE, 14.42 lakh shares were traded on the counter so far as against the average daily volumes of 11.81 lakh shares in the past one quarter. The stock had hit a high of Rs 236.40 and a low of Rs 218.20 so far during the day. The stock had hit a 52-week high of Rs 244.80 on 8 August 2017 and a 52-week low of Rs 138.60 on 11 August 2016.

The stock had outperformed the market over the past one month till 10 August 2017, advancing 21.45% compared with the Sensex's 0.58% fall. The stock had also outperformed the market over the past one quarter, gaining 27.1% as against the Sensex's 4.24% rise. The scrip had also outperformed the market over the past one year, advancing 63.16% as against the Sensex's 13.52% rise.

The large-cap company has equity capital of Rs 224.35 crore. Face value per share is Rs 1.

Hindalco's net profit in Q1 June 2017 factors the exceptional provisioning of Rs 104 crore which is on the basis of recent Supreme Court judgement in a matter relating to mining regulation (to which the company was not a party). anticipates that the judgement may have an implication on its existing litigation which is sub-judice. The provision has been made as a matter of abundant caution.

The company's earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) rose 3.92% to Rs 1404 crore in Q1 June 2017 over Q1 June 2016, on account of higher aluminium and copper volumes, supportive macros partly offset by higher input cost.

Industries, metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group, is the industry leader in aluminium and copper.

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 15:10 IST