Grasim consolidated net profit at Rs 549 cr in Q3
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Aditya Birla Group Company Grasim Industries today reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 549.17 crore for the quarter ended December 2012, against Rs 669.07 crore in during the year-ago quarter.
Total income stood at Rs 6,945.75 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 where as the same was at Rs 6,505.20 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2011.
The company has posted a net profit of Rs 197.95 crore on stand alone basis for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, against Rs 274.48 crore for the quarter ended December 2011.
Total income has decreased to Rs 1,299.09 crore for thequarter ended December 31, 2012, from Rs 1,352.12 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2011, a company said in a filing to BSE.
Given the challenging global and domestic market conditions, the company has performed satisfactorily, a company statement said.
The company said that results for the current quarter were not comparable as financial results of UltraTech Cement, the cement subsidiary, for Q3 FY 2011-12 included subsidies amounting to Rs 86 crore for the earlier period, and Grasim's proportionate share amounting to Rs 25 crore in the loss incurred by the recently acquired pulp JV, AV Terrace Bay, Canada is included in the current quarter.
The company said that the market conditions for the textile industry, the key consumer of Viscose Staple Fibre (VSF), continued to be challenging. This was compounded by the surplus VSF capacity in China and depressed cotton prices.
Despite the difficult environment, sales volumes of company's VSF division at 78,579 tonnes have been sustained.
However, volumes during the nine months have grown by 14 per cent. Global VSF prices declined sharply by 14 per cent as compared to Q3 last year. The rupee depreciation has reduced its impact in the domestic market to some extent.
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