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Tuesday, July 26, 2005
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MTNL Q1 net falls 26 pc to Rs 172 cr
NEW DELHI: Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd today reported 26-per cent decline in net profit for the quarter ended June 30 to Rs 172.48 crore compared to Rs 233.9 crore during the corresponding quarter last year. The income from services ... More

CEMENT


India Cements posts Rs 5.21-cr net; to issue GDRs
INDIA Cements Ltd has reported a net profit of Rs 5.21 crore on sales of Rs 452 crore for the April-June 2005 period compared to a loss of Rs 18.10 crore on sales of Rs 312.14 crore for the corresponding period last year. The board on Monday ... More

ELECTRONICS


Bharat Electronics Q1 net dips 2.6 pc
BANGALORE: Bharat Electronics Ltd posted a marginally lower net profit of Rs 56.59 crore for the first quarter of this fiscal. This was a 2.6 per cent dip over the net profit of Rs 58.14 crore it made during April-June 2004. Total ... More

PETROLEUM


Petronet LNG comes out of red — Eyes equity participation in LNG plants abroad
ENTHUSED by its performance for the first quarter of 2005-06, Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL), the country's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer, today unveiled its ambitious expansion plans. The company is not only looking at equity ... More

MRPL posts Rs 216-cr net profit in Q1
NEW DELHI: MANGALORE Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) has reported a net profit of Rs 216 crore during the first quarter of the current fiscal year up from Rs 112 crore recorded during the same period in the previous year. The ONGC ... More

PHARMACEUTICALS


Cipla Q1 net rises 40 pc
MUMBAI: THE Mumbai-based drug company Cipla has posted a 40 per cent growth in net profit for the three months period ended June 30, 2005. Operating margins improved due to a better product mix, a company official told Business ... More

Elder Pharma Q1 net up 30.72 pc to Rs 7.02 cr
MUMBAI: Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd has seen a 30.72 per cent growth in net profit to Rs 7.02 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2005. This stands compared to a net profit of Rs 5.37 crore for the same period in the previous year. ... More

Nectar Lifesciences Q1 sales down marginally
NEW DELHI: Nectar Lifesciences Ltd has registered a marginal decline in sales at Rs 54.36 crore, for the first quarter ended June 30, 2005. However, net profit grew by 22 per cent to Rs 7.16 crore from Rs 5.86 crore reported in the ... More

TEA


Tata Tea PAT soars 90.69%
TATA Tea Ltd (TTL) on Monday reported a 90.69 per cent rise in profit after tax for the quarter ended June 30, 2005 to Rs 42.81 crore from the previous corresponding Rs 22.45 crore. Its income from operations was up 8.49 per cent to Rs 223.22 ... More

PERSONAL PRODUCTS


Colgate-Palmolive net up 10%
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE (India) Ltd has reported a 10 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 28 crore for the June quarter. Net sales increased by six per cent to Rs 258.3 crore. Sales were impacted by the discontinuation of toilet bar soaps. If ... More

Gillette Q2 net down 7.85 pc
NEW DELHI: Gillette India posted 7.85 per cent lower net profit at Rs 17.6 crore for the second quarter ended June 30, 2005 even as net sales were up 12 per cent to Rs 112.1 crore. Net sales of continuing business grew 16 per cent to Rs ... More

RADIO/TV


TV18 Q1 net up 29%
NEW DELHI: Television Eighteen has registered a 29-per cent rise in net profit for the first quarter of the current fiscal at Rs 8 crore, up from Rs 6.20 crore recorded during the same period last year. Total revenues grew 55 per cent to ... More

CARS


Maruti Q1 net rises 32.5 pc
MARUTI Udyog Ltd (MUL) has posted 32.5 per cent increase in net profit to Rs 226.46 crore during the first quarter ended June 30, even as the company's total income (net of excise) grew only 6.1 per cent to Rs 2,725.37 crore. During the first ... More

ELECTRICAL GOODS


Siemens Q4 net up 11 pc
MUMBAI: Siemens Ltd has reported a 11 per cent jump in its net profit in the last quarter to touch Rs 39.5 crore, as against Rs 35.6 crore in the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal. During the quarter, the company's turnover stood ... More

Eveready Q1 net up 7.6 pc
KOLKATA: EVEREADY Industries India Ltd, the flagship company of the BM Khaitan group that deals in batteries, flashlights, and packet tea, has registered a 7.6 per cent growth in gross sales at Rs 213.15 crore for the first quarter ended ... More

MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS & HOSPITALS


Apollo plans hospitals in seven `mini metros'
APOLLO Hospitals group will utilise Rs 105 crore of the Rs 305 crore collected through its recent GDR issue, to put up 120-bed `First Med Hospitals' in seven mini-metros. Each hospital is expected to cost Rs 15 crore. `First Med' is Apollo's ... More

HARDWARE


TVS-Electronics Q1 net down
CHENNAI: TVS-Electronics, the Chennai-based computer peripheral manufacturer, has reported a net loss of Rs 79 lakh on revenues of Rs 52.09 crore for the first quarter ended June 30 compared to net profit of Rs 1.47 crore on revenues of Rs ... More

SOFTWARE


Raju is now Chief Mentor of VisualSoft
THE Chairman and Managing Director of VisualSoft Technologies Ltd, Mr D.V.S. Raju, is stepping down as Managing Director of the company to pave the way for Mr Sudhakar R. Gunturu. However, Mr Raju, who started the company in December 1995, ... More

Helios & Matheson posts higher net, turnover
CHENNAI: Helios & Matheson, the Chennai-based software firm, has reported a net profit of Rs 7.91 crore on revenues of Rs 49.67 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2005 compared to a net profit of Rs 2.92 crore on revenues of Rs 24.71 ... More

PRIVATE BANKS


Bank of Rajasthan Q1 net dips
BANK of Rajasthan reported a dip in net profit to Rs 5.22 crore for the quarter ended June 30, from Rs 20.15 crore in the corresponding quarter last year, according to a press release from the bank. The release quoted Mr Pravin Kumar Tayal, ... More

PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS


Union Bank Q1 net up 14 per cent
UNION Bank of India has reported a net profit of Rs 240.39 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2005, an increase of 14.25 per cent from Rs 210.40 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. The growth in profit is on account of an increase ... More

Vijaya Bank Q1 net down 72 pc
VIJAYA Bank has reported net profit of Rs 27.56 crore for the first quarter ended June, a 71.74 per cent dip from Rs 97.6 crore in the corresponding previous period. During the quarter, it clocked operating profits of Rs 202.32 crore. The focus ... More

RETAILING


Shopper's Stop net up
SHOPPER'S Stop Ltd's net profit has gone up by 19 per cent to Rs 3.56 crore for the June 2005 quarter against Rs 3 crore in the year-ago period. Its turnover moved up by 30 per cent to Rs 138.3 crore (Rs 106.20 crore). Operating profit ... More


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