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  • Oct 22, 1999

    HPCL posts a 10% jump in profits

    The sharp jump in depreciation and the lower other income factor have been largely responsible of the decline in margins. The depreciation cost has increased due to the higher provisioning for LPG cylinders.

    (Rs m) 2QFY2000 2QFY1999 Change
    Net Sales 75,898 56,973 33.2%
    Other Income 158 664 -76.2%
    Expenditure 69,987 53,529 30.7%
    Interest 246 321 -23.6%
    Depreciation 2,409 429 462.0%
    Profit before Tax 3,414 3,358 1.7%
    Tax 921 1,093 -15.7%
    Profit after Tax 2,493 2,265 10.1%
    Net profit margin 3.3% 4.0%  

     

     

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