• JANUARY 22, 2000

S Kumars profits vault 166%

S Kumars has posted a 166% jump in net profits even as sales grew by just 50% during 3QFY00. The company has benefited from improved operating efficiencies. The sharp jump in interest costs has however limited the growth in profits.

(Rs m) 1QFY2000 1QFY1999 Change
Net Sales 1,526.6 1,015.2 50.4%
Other Income 13.5 15.6 -13.5%
Expenditure 1,182.7 872.0 35.6%
Interest 131.2 70.1 87.2%
Depreciation 79.5 28.2 181.9%
Profit before Tax 146.7 60.5 142.5%
Tax 12.5 10.0 25.0%
Profit after Tax/(Loss) 134.2 50.5 165.7%
Net profit margin (%) 8.8% 5.0%  

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