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Sterlite rides the boom in product prices

Apr 26, 2000

Sterlite Industries has posted a sharp improvement in operating margins during the quarter ended 31st March 2000. The company has benefited from improved realisations even as costs have remained under control. However, the interest expenditure has increased dramatically and this has subdued the growth in bottomline. Neverthelss, Sterlite's net profit margins too have improved to 8.6% during the quarter.

(Rs m) 3QFY99 3QFY00 Change
Net Sales 5,101 7,357 44.2%
Other Income 85 87 2.1%
Expenditure 4,418 6,190 40.1%
Operating Profit (EBDIT) 683 1,167 70.9%
Operating Profit Margin (%) 13.4% 15.9%  
Interest 192 386 101.0%
Depreciation 200 237 18.5%
Profit before Tax 376 631 67.8%
Tax - -  
Profit after Tax/(Loss) 376 631 67.8%
Net profit margin (%) 7.4% 8.6%  

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