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Infrastructure spending to drive growth...

Jun 10, 2000

The nature of the Indian engineering industry is very diverse. Its major segments are capital goods (electrical, non-electrical machinery and static equipment), castings, forging and foundries. Castings, forging and foundries all have a strong inter-relation to the capital goods and automobile industry.

Divestment is the key...

Jun 10, 2000

What would you call a company operating 12 manufacturing facilities across the country manufacturing transformers, traction motors, thermal sets, locomotives, gas turbines, boilers and boiler auxiliaries, wind mills, heat exchangers, insulators, capacitors, compressors, oil field equipment, power devices, defence equipment, control gears, light aircrafts…..? Whew! A behemoth, a super company, a giant. Simply put, the company in question is Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited or BHEL, India's larges

Wartsila profits decline during the first quarter.

Apr 14, 2000

The company's order book position shows orders of Rs 1415 million.

Volvo breaks into excavator market

Feb 16, 2000

Auto major, Volvo has launched two excavator models, marking its entry in the Rs 30 billion Indian construction equipment market.

Kirloskar Elec. records loss of Rs 142 m

Feb 10, 2000

Kirloskar Electric has registered loss of Rs 141.7 m compared to a loss of Rs 40.8 m last year. The company's sales have slumped 17.6% to Rs 826.0 m.

Wellwin posts 70% jump in net

Jan 29, 2000

Wellwin Industry has posted a 70% jump in profits during the quarter ended 31st December 1999. The company has benefited from a sharp rise in turnover, other income and a decline in interest expenditure. The margins however contracted to 14.6% due to a deterioration in operating profits.

NRB Bearings posts 24% jump in sales

Jan 29, 2000

NRB Bearings has posted a 24% rise in sales during the quarter ended 31st December 1999. The company has benefited from improved operating margins even as interest expenditure reduced during the quarter. The company was thus able to post a significant rose ein margins to 10.1%.

KEC International posts sharp decline in net

Jan 29, 2000

KEC International has posted a 94% decline in net profits during the quarter ended 31st December 1999. The company has suffered from a deterioration in operating margins. Further more the sharp jump in interest expenditure has exerted a downward pressure on the bottomline.

Cummins net vaults 43.5%

Jan 29, 2000

Cummins has witnessed a 43.5% appreciation in net profit to Rs 201.9 m. Sales has grown 41.1% to Rs 2.1 bn.

Margins under pressure at Carbon Everflow

Jan 29, 2000

Despite a 31.6% growth in the topline of Carbon Everflow both topline as well as bottmline are under pressure. This indicates a tough market yet for its products.

Asian Electronics Ltd net up by 94%

Jan 28, 2000

Asian Electronics Ltd net up by 94% to Rs 22.1 m for the 3QFY2000. Inspite of net sales going down by 13.3% for the 3QFY2000, net profit went up due to fall in operating expenditure and growth in other income. However decline in net sales is a point of concern.

Disappointing results from Hitech Drilling

Jan 28, 2000

Hi–Tech Drilling has reported disappoiting results with a 43.6% reduction in the topline accompanied by a 75% decline in the bottomline. The company had only two drilling rigs in operations as against three in the last quarter. Even of the two rigs the contract for one expired on October 22nd, 1999. This is expected to restart in January.

Kirloskar Oil net slumps 46.3%

Jan 25, 2000

Kirloskar Oil Engines has posted 46.3% decline in net profit to Rs 25.1 m in 3QFY2000. Sales improved marginally by 0.1%. The company's net profit margin has taken a hit declining to 14.2% (26.5% in previous year).

Bharat Electronics reports a sharp jump in profits

Jan 24, 2000

Bharat Electronics net is up 427.5% due to higher operating income, and lower interest expenses. It net margins have jumped from 1.7% to 6%.

Kirloskar Brothers net up 29%

Nov 3, 1999

In 2QFY2000, Kirloskar Brothers has witnessed 28.5% rise in net profit to Rs 36 m.

Engineers net increases 26%

Nov 1, 1999

Engineers India has posted 26.1% rise in net profit to Rs 558 m in 2QFY2000. Sales were also up 53.5% to Rs 1.6 bn.

Fag net leaps 88%

Nov 1, 1999

Fag Bearings has posted net profit of Rs 26 m (up 87.6%) in 2QFY2000. Sales have increased by 13.5%.

Hitech registers a miniscule jump in net profit in 2QFY2000

Nov 1, 1999

Hitech Drilling has registered a small jump of 3% in its net profit to Rs 100 m in second quarter ended September 30, 1999. Turnover however, declined by 15% to Rs 352 m during the same period.

Amara Raja posts 16% decline in net

Oct 30, 1999

Amara Raja has posted a 16% decline in net for the quarter ended 30th September 1999. A slower top line growth in largely responsible for the decline in net.

Sandvik Asia back in black

Oct 29, 1999

Sandvik Asia turned the corner to post a net profit of Rs 17 m for the quarter ended 30 th September 1999. The company was able to post a profit due to a sure in operational efficiencies.

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