Bank of Baroda Q4 Results: Net loss at Rs 1,046 crore

Bank of Baroda reported a standalone net loss of Rs 1,046.5 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY21). It had posted a net profit of Rs 506 crore in the corresponding quarter last year (Q4 FY20). Net interest income (NII) rose 4.5% YoY to Rs 7,107 crore in Q4 FY21. The gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio stood at 8.87% during the quarter, compared with 8.48% in Q3 FY21. The bank’s provisions for bad loans rose 44% YoY to Rs 4,593 crore during the quarter under review.

The state-owned lender has announced plans to raise Rs 5,000 crore through the issuance of equity shares and bonds.

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M&M to invest Rs 12,000 crore to revamp vehicles, regain market share

Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) Ltd plans to spend around Rs 12,000 crore over the next three years towards launching and upgrading its range of passenger vehicles (PV) and commercial vehicles (CV). The funds will be utilized for launching 23 new products across its PV and CV segments in the next five years. M&M will invest Rs 3,000 crore towards its farm equipment segment and launch 14 news products across last-mile mobility and new pick-up ranges. Through these investments, the automaker seeks to regain lost market share. 

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Divi’s Laboratories Q4 Results: Net profit rises 29% YoY to Rs 502 crore

Divi’s Laboratories Ltd reported a 29.31% YoY (or 7% QoQ) increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 502.02 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Its revenue from operations rose 28.7% YoY to Rs 1,788.19 crore during the same period. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit has increased by 44.15% YoY to Rs 1,984.29 crore. The board of Divi’s Labs has declared a final dividend of Rs 20 per share.

The pharma company said it has taken up another capital expenditure (capex) program with an estimated investment of ~Rs 400 crore for fast-tracking a customs synthesis project.

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HDFC Bank, SBI Cards warn customers of restrictions if they deal in cryptocurrencies: Report

According to a report from BloombergQuint, HDFC Bank has begun cautioning its customers officially against dealing in virtual currencies (or cryptocurrencies). These emails inquire about the customers’ virtual currency transactions and advise against such transactions citing a 2018 circular from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which was later struck down by the Supreme Court. Other companies such as SBI Cards & Payment Services have also sent out mailers stating that services may be curtailed if customers use their cards to deal in cryptocurrencies.

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Glenmark Pharma Q4 Results: Net profit rises 6% YoY to Rs 234 crore

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd reported a 6.15% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 233.87 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has declined by 5.76% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 3% YoY to Rs 2,859.9 crore during the same period. For the quarter ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit increased by 25% YoY to Rs 970 crore. The pharma company’s board has declared a dividend of Rs 2.5 per share.

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Zydus Cadila gets USFDA approval to market Fluphenazine Hydrochloride tablets 

Zydus Cadila has received final approval from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) to manufacture and market Fluphenazine Hydrochloride tablets. The drug is used to treat symptoms of a certain type of mental condition/disorder called schizophrenia. The pharma company will manufacture the drug at its formulation manufacturing facility at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Ahmedabad.

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Advanced Enzyme Tech Q4 Results: Net profit rises 1.12% YoY to Rs 31 crore

Advanced Enzyme Technologies reported a 1.12% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 31.68 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has declined by 26.5% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 20.82% YoY to Rs 133.22 crore during the same period. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit rose 13% YoY to Rs 146.20 crore. The company’s board has recommended a dividend of Rs 0.9 per share.  

The Board of Directors of Advanced Enzyme Technologies has also approved the acquisition of an additional 15% stake in JC Biotech. The company will purchase 31.06 lakh shares of JC Biotech for a consideration of Rs 21.12 crore.

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Fuel prices touch record highs; petrol cross Rs 100 per litre in Mumbai

Petrol and diesel prices were hiked across India for the 15th time this month on Saturday (May 29). In New Delhi, petrol prices were raised by 26 paise to 93.94 per litre, while diesel prices were increased by 28 paise to Rs 84.89 per litre. The price of petrol has crossed the Rs 100 per litre mark in Mumbai. This is the 15th increase in fuel prices since May 4, when state-owned oil firms ended an 18-day hiatus in rate revision they observed during assembly elections in states such as West Bengal and Kerala.

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Affle India Q4 Results: Net profit jumps 282% YoY to Rs 58.5 crore

Affle India reported a 282% YoY jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 58.5 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has increased by 90% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 76.9% YoY to Rs 141.57 crore during the same period. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit has jumped 105% YoY to Rs 134.80 crore. Affle India is a global technology company that delivers consumer acquisitions, engagements, and transactions through relevant mobile advertising.

Nazara Technologies Q4 Results: Net profit at Rs 3.15 crore

Nazara Technologies reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 3.15 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY21). It had posted a net loss of Rs 3.30 crore in the corresponding quarter last year (Q4 FY20). Its revenue from operations rose 41.69% YoY to Rs 123.38 crore in Q4 FY21. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), the net profit stood at Rs 9.24 crore. This is compared to a net loss of Rs 24.65 crore in FY20. Recently-listed Nazara Technologies is a diversified gaming and sports media company. 

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