Bosch Q4 Results: Net profit jumps 5 times to Rs 482 crore

Bosch Limited reported a 495% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 482 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has jumped 161% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 44% YoY to Rs 3,217 crore during the same period. Bosch’s Mobility Solutions Business segment grew 56.6% in Q4. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit has declined by 26% YoY to Rs 480.7 crore. The company’s board has recommended a dividend of Rs 115 per share.  

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Cipla launches RT-PCR test kit ‘ViraGen’ in India

Cipla Limited announced the launch of ‘ViraGen’— a polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test for Covid-19 in India. The pharma company will launch the test kit in partnership with Ubio Biotechnology Systems. It will commence the supply of ViraGen from May 25, 2021. This will be Cipla’s third offering in the Covid-19 testing segment. 

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HPCL Q4 Results: Net profit rises 28% QoQ to Rs 3,018 crore

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) reported a 28% quarter-on-quarter (or 400% YoY) increase in net profit to Rs 3017.96 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Its total income stood at Rs 85,748 crore in Q4 FY21, compared with Rs 71,978.62 crore in Q4 FY20. The average gross revenue margin (GRM) stood at $3.86 per barrel, compared to $1.02 per barrel in Q4 FY20. HPCL’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 22.75 per share.

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Unichem Labs receives approval from USFDA for generic antidepressant drug

Unichem Laboratories has received approval for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Amitriptyline HCl tablets from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA). The drug is indicated for the relief of symptoms of depression. It is a generic version of ‘ELAVIL’ of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. The product will be manufactured and distributed from Unichem Lab’s plant in Goa.

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Havells India Q4 Results: Net profit rises 71% YoY to Rs 304 crore

Havells India reported a 70.95% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 303.83 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has declined by 13.2% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 50.59% YoY to Rs 3,339.21 crore during the same period. The company’s cable segment grew 50.85% YoY to Rs 1,029.20 crore, while revenue from the lighting and fixtures segment rose 43% YoY to Rs 336.74 crore. The board of Havells India has announced a total dividend of Rs 6.50 per share.

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SEBI fines Biocon, senior executive for violating market norms

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has imposed a total penalty of Rs 14 lakh on Biocon Limited and one of its senior executives for violation of market norms. Narendra Chirmule, senior Vice President of Research & Development (R&D), had traded in the company’s shares when the trading window was closed. Biocon failed to notify the particulars of the executives’ trading details to SEBI within the stipulated time. The company is facing a penalty of Rs 9 lakh for violating various provisions of Prohibition of Insider Trading (PIT) norms.

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Relaxo Q4 Results: Net profit rises 97% YoY to Rs 102 crore

Relaxo Footwears Ltd reported a 97.23% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 102.17 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has increased by 13.4% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 38.3% YoY to Rs 747.68 crore during the same period. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit has increased by 28.86% YoY to Rs 291.56 crore. The company’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 2.5 per share.

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Steel Strips Wheels secures export orders of over 97,000 wheels for US and EU market

Steel Strips Wheels Ltd (SSWL) has received export orders of more than 97,000 wheels from the trailer and caravan markets of the US and European Union (EU). The orders will be executed by early July 2021 from its plants in Chennai and Dappar (Punjab). SSWL stated that orders of similar capacity are anticipated in the coming months from a similar customer base as businesses continue to recover rapidly.

Zee Entertainment Q4 Results: Net profit at Rs 276 crore

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 275.8 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY21). It had posted a net loss of Rs 766.70 crore in the corresponding period last year (Q4 FY20). ZEEL’s revenue from operations grew 0.8% YoY to Rs 1,965.8 crore in Q4 FY21. The company’s advertising revenue grew 8.09% YoY to Rs 1,122.96 crore during the same period. ZEEL’s board has recommended a dividend of Rs 2.5 per share.

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Happiest Minds signs pact with CyberArk to deliver access management services 

Happiest Minds Technologies has signed a managed service provider (MSP) agreement with CyberArk to deliver end-to-end next-gen privileged access management services to customers across verticals and geographies. CyberArk is an information security company based in the United States. Through this deal, Happiest Minds aims to address the evolving need for credentials management in multi-cloud environments and robotic process automation through end-to-end consulting, implementation, and maintenance services.

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Torrent Power Q4 Results: Net profit at Rs 398 crore

Torrent Power reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 398.10 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY21). It had posted a net loss of Rs 273.94 in the corresponding quarter a year ago (Q4 FY20). Its total income rose 3.17% YoY to Rs 3116.54 crore in Q4 FY21. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit has increased by 10% YoY to Rs 1,295.87 crore. Torrent Power’s board has announced a final dividend of Rs 5.5 per share and an interim dividend of Rs 5.5 per share.

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JK Lakshmi Cement Q4 Results: Net profit rises 54% YoY to Rs 153 crore

JK Lakshmi Cement reported a 54.22% YoY (or 34% QoQ) rise in net profit to Rs 152.91 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Its total income rose 25% YoY to Rs 1,451.72 crore during the same period. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit increased by 63.5% YoY to Rs 405.38 crore. The company’s board has recomennded a final dividend of Rs 3.75 per share.

Mindtree to acquire L&T’s NxT Digital for Rs 198 cr

Mindtree Ltd has signed an agreement to acquire NxT Digital Business from Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Group for Rs 198 crore. This acquisition would enable Mindtree to capture opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 market by leveraging the capabilities of NxT Digital Business to cross-sell and create holistic solutions for new prospects as well as for existing clients. The transaction is expected to be completed by July 31, 2021.

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