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Future Retail Q1 net rises 3.56%; Mittal resigns from board

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Kishore Biyani-led today posted a 3.56 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 153.12 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, against a net profit of Rs 147.85 crore in the same period a year ago.

also announced resignation of Mittal as non-executive of the company "due to preoccupations".

Mittal came on board of after merger of Bharti group's retail business under the chain with in an all-stock deal.

In June 2018, three years after the merger, sold more than half of its stake in Future Retail for nearly of Rs 1,697 crore through open market transactions.

entity Support Services disposed of 3.03 crore shares, amounting to 6.04 per cent stake in Future Retail.

Support Services, which held 9.23 per cent stake in Future Retail as on March 31, 2018, also exited from Biyani's Future Enterprises by selling its 13.64 per cent stake for nearly Rs 243 crore.

According to a regulatory filing by Future Retail, total income during the April-June quarter stood at Rs 4,541.94 crore. It was Rs 4,707.44 crore in the year ago period.

The company said revenue from operations, part of total income, for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 was reported inclusive of excise duty. Goods and Service Tax (GST) was implemented with effect from July 1, 2017, which replaced excise duty and other input taxes.

"Revenue from operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 is reported net of GST. Therefore, revenue from operations for the current periods are not comparable with the corresponding earlier periods," it added.

Future Retail also announced appointment of as additional (non-executive) on the board of the company.

Future Retail shares settled 1.06 per cent lower at Rs 515.05 apiece on BSE.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 17:20 IST
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