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Cadbury benefits from strong fourth quarter

Cadbury India Limited has announced a 56% jump in profits for the year ended 31st December 1999. The company has benefited from a surge in profits duing the last quarter (up 104% YoY) and a ris ein operating margins.

Among the other contributors to bottomline growth is the surge in other income, a decline in interest expenditure and slow growth in depreciation expenditure. As a consequence the company has benefited from a rise in net margins to 8.1%.

(Rs m) FY2000 FY1999 Change
Net Sales 5,110.8 4,283.3 19.3%
Other Income 79.3 26.0 205.0%
Total Expenditure 4,335.8 3,668.3 18.2%
Interest 37.7 62.8 -40.0%
Depreciation 199.5 193.4 3.2%
Profit before Tax 617.1 384.8 60.4%
Tax 204.8 120.6 69.8%
Profit after Tax/(Loss)* 412.3 264.2 56.1%
Net profit margin (%) 8.1% 6.2%  
* before exceptional items      

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