HLL has reported a year on year 16 % growth in profits on revenues of Rs 25 bn. The net profit margins of the company improved to 13.5% in 3QFY01 compared to 11.6% in the corresponding previous quarter.
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The sluggish growth in the topline was due to reduced sales in tea, oil & fats and personal products. On the other hand exports led by personal care, beverages and marine categories grew strongly.
At the current market price of Rs 185 HLL is trading at a P/E of 31 times its 3QFY01 annualised earnings.
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