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Deepak Fertilisers Q4 results: PAT falls 16% to Rs 215 cr on weak demand

Net profit fell to Rs 215 crore ($25.81 million) during the three months ended March 31 from Rs 255 crore a year earlier. Revenue from operations fell about 25.4% to Rs 2,086 crore

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Peers Coromandel International and SRF also posted a decline in their quarterly earnings.

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Indian agricultural chemicals firm Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals posted nearly a 16% fall in profit on Wednesday, dragged by muted performance in its mainstay chemicals segment.
Net profit fell to Rs 215 crore ($25.81 million) during the three months ended March 31 from Rs 255 crore a year earlier. Revenue from operations fell about 25.4% to Rs 2,086 crore, marking the company's fourth consecutive quarter of decline.
The company's chemicals segment which deals in products catering to sectors such as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, drugs and dye intermediates, among others, clocked a 9.4% drop in revenue.
 
KEY CONTEXT
Factors such as excessive inventory in the domestic market, water scarcity in southern India and unfavourable subsidies hit the performance of agrochemical and fertiliser companies in the fourth quarter.
Analysts, however, expect above-average monsoon rainfall and more subsidies for chemicals during the financial year 2025 would help change the fortunes of firms like Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals.
Peers Coromandel International and SRF also posted a decline in their quarterly earnings.
 

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First Published: May 29 2024 | 5:03 PM IST

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