Adani Ports Q3 Results: Net profit rises 16% YoY to Rs 1,576 crore

Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) Ltd reported a 16.22% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,576.53 crore for the quarter ended December (Q3). Its consolidated revenue rose 12% YoY to Rs 4,274.79 crore during the same period. APSEZ’s overall cargo volume surged 37% YoY to 76 million metric tonnes (MMT) in Q3. The revenue from port operations increased by 35% YoY, while its logistics business grew by 8% YoY during the October-December period.

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GAIL acquires IEX’s 5% stake in Indian Gas Exchange

State-owned GAIL (India) Ltd has acquired a 5% stake in Indian Gas Exchange (IGX) from its parent company, Indian Energy Exchange (IEX). It has been reported that 36.93 lakh equity shares of IGX have been sold to GAIL for a cash consideration of Rs 3.69 crore. IEX stated that the partnership between IGX and GAIL will add robust value addition in the development of gas markets in India.

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Muthoot Finance Q3 Results: Net profit rises 17% YoY to Rs 1,006 crore

Muthoot Finance reported a 17% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,006.6 crore for the quarter ended December (Q3). Its revenue rose 16% YoY to Rs 3,000.78 crore during the same period. The company’s consolidated loan assets grew by 28% YoY to Rs 55,800 crore during the nine months of 2020-21. Muthoot Finance said that its active customer base crossed 50 lakh. 

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HFCL partners with Qualcomm for development of Wi-Fi 6 products

HFCL Limited has partnered with US-based Qualcomm Technologies for the development of Wi-Fi 6 products. WiFi 6 is the next generation of WiFi, which is compatible and complementary to 5G networks. HFCL said it is eyeing to increase its WiFi segment revenue by threefold to Rs 450 crore over the next 3 years. The company will market the co-developed products worldwide after necessary trials under its IO brand.

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Berger Paints Q3 Results: Net profit rises 51% YoY to Rs 275 crore

Berger Paints India Ltd reported a 51.2% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 274.98 crore for the quarter ended December (Q3). Its revenue from operations rose 25% YoY to Rs 2,118.2 crore during the same period. The company has witnessed a consistent pick-up in demand for its high-margin decorative paints business. 

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Tata Steel Q3 Results: Net profit at Rs 3,989 crore

Tata Steel Limited reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 3,989 crore for the quarter ended December (Q3). It had posted a net loss of Rs 1,228 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. The company’s revenue rose 11.5% YoY to Rs 39,594 crore in Q3 FY21. The company’s performance in Q3 was driven by higher prices, better product mix, lower exports, and operating efficiency initiatives.

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IOB Q3 Results: Net profit at Rs 213 crore

Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) reported a net profit of Rs 213 crore for the quarter ended December. The bank has posted a net loss of Rs 6,075 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. Net interest income (NII) rose 19% YoY to Rs 1,522 crore in Q3 FY21. IOB’s gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio declined to 12.19%, compared with 17.12% in Q3 FY20.

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Bharat Electronics secures order worth Rs 1,000 crore from Ministry of Defence

Bharat Electronics Ltd has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence for the procurement of Software Defined Radio Tactical (SDR-Tac). The estimated contract value is Rs 1,000 crore. SDR-Tac is a radio system primarily used in ships. BEL will deliver the product to the Indian Navy within three years.

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Mahanagar Gas Q3 Results: Net profit rises 16% YoY to Rs 217 crore

Mahanagar Gas Ltd (MGL) reported a 16.8% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 217.2 crore for the quarter ended December (Q3). Its revenue rose 10.4% YoY to Rs 666.4 crore during the same period. MGL has increased the price of CNG by Rs 1.50 per kg and that of domestic PNG (cooking gas) by 95 paise per unit in Mumbai. The company’s board has declared an interim dividend of Rs 9 per share.

Indoco Remedies Q3 Results: Net profit jumps 169% YoY to Rs 25 crore

Indoco Remedies reported a 169.2% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 25.1 crore for the quarter ended December (Q3). The company’s consolidated revenue rose 17.2% YoY to Rs 332.3 crore during the same period. Revenue from its international business registered a strong growth of 73% YoY in Q3. Indoco Remedies is a Mumbai-based research-oriented pharma company that has a presence in over 55 countries.

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BPCL to sell 61.6% stake in Numaligarh refinery by March-end

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) said it plans to complete its 61.65% stake sale in Numaligarh Refinery (NRL) to Oil India Limited and the Government of Assam by March 31. The transaction is subject to government approvals. The sale of NRL is considered to be the first step towards the disinvestment of BPCL. In the nation’s biggest privatisation till date, the Central government will sell its entire 52.98% stake in BPCL.

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NBCC’s subsidiary secures project worth Rs 1,800 crore

NBCC (India) Ltd announced that its subsidiary, HSCC Limited, has secured a project for the upgradation of district hospitals and medical colleges in 12 districts of Rajasthan. The agreement was signed between HSCC and the Medical Education Department, Government of Rajasthan. The total cost of the project is estimated at Rs 1,800 crore.

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