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Fixed costs take a toll on Kerala Chemicals bottomline

Jan 27, 2000

While both sales have grown and operating margins have improved, Kerala Chemicals has still suffred a loss due to the high interest and depreciation expenses. The company had projected a profit of Rs.47.3 million for the full year but for the first nine months has run up a loss of Rs.56 million

(Rs m) 3QFY2000 3QFY1999 Change
Sales 153.5 86.7 77.0%
Other Income 2.3 1.5 53.3%
Expenditure 143.2 97.4 47.0%
Interest 11.0 0.5 2100.0%
Depreciation 27.1 3.0 803.3%
Profit before Tax (29.7) 16.0 -285.6%
Tax - 1.5 -100.0%
Profit after Tax/(Loss) (29.7) 14.5 -304.8%
Net profit margin (%) -19.3% 16.7%  

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