Cadila Healthcare Q1 Results: Net profit rises 29% YoY to Rs 587 crore

Cadila Healthcare Ltd reported a 29.34% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 587.2 crore for the quarter ended June (Q1 FY22). Net profit declined by 13.5% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 14.5% YoY to Rs 4,025.4 crore during the same period. Revenue from its India business grew 43% YoY to Rs 1,943 crore, while US sales declined by 11% YoY to Rs 1,451 crore in Q1.

The pharma company has also applied to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) for its Covid-19 vaccine, ZyCOV-D.

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L&T to divest entire stake in hydroelectric power project to Renew Power

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has announced the divestment of a 100% stake in the 3×33 megawatt (MW) run of the river hydroelectric power plant owned by L&T Uttaranchal Hydropower Ltd (LTUHPL) to Renew Power Services Pvt Ltd. The sale consideration is Rs 985 crore. This move is in line with the declared L&T focus of divesting non-core assets and improving shareholder value.

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Pidilite Industries Q1 Results: Net profit jumps 721% YoY to Rs 220 crore 

Pidilite Industries Ltd reported a 721.77% YoY jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 220 crore for the quarter ended June (Q1 FY22). Net profit declined by 28.13% when compared to the previous quarter. Its total income rose 116.4% YoY (but declined by 13.7% QoQ) to Rs 1,942.91 crore during the same period. Pidilite Industries is a leading manufacturer of adhesives and sealants, construction chemicals, and polymer emulsions in India.

RBL Bank gets accredited as an Agency Bank to RBI

RBL Bank has been empanelled by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as an ‘Agency Bank’ to conduct banking business for the Centre and state governments. The authorization will enable the private sector lender to handle a broad range of transactions related to government business, such as distributing subsidies, pension payments, and collecting taxes. With RBI’s accreditation, RBL Bank will be in a position to offer the government cost and time-efficient products and solutions.

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Kitex Garments Q1 Results: Net profit rises 62% YoY to Rs 20.5 crore

Kitex Garments Ltd reported a 62.13% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 20.51 crore for the quarter ended June (Q1 FY22). Net profit jumped 148.3% when compared to the previous quarter. Its total income rose 71.9% YoY (or 39.5% QoQ) to Rs 159.04 crore during the same period. Kitex Garments is a leading manufacturer of fabric and readymade garments in India.

KFC, Pizza Hut operator Sapphire Foods files IPO papers with SEBI

Sapphire Foods India Ltd has filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with market regulator SEBI to raise funds via an initial public offering (IPO). The company primarily operates KFC and Pizza Hut outlets in India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. The IPO will be entirely an offer for sale (OFS) of up to 1.75 crore equity shares by promoters and existing shareholders. Sapphire Foods is the largest franchisee of Yum! Brands in the Indian subcontinent. It is backed by prominent investors such as Goldman Sachs, Samara Capital, and Edelweiss.

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India Cements Q1 Results: Net profit more than doubles to Rs 37 crore

The India Cements Ltd reported a 120% YoY jump in standalone net profit to Rs 37.4 crore for the quarter ended June (Q1 FY22). Its revenue from operations rose 35% YoY to Rs 1,022.5 crore during the same period. EBITDA stood at Rs 165 crore, recording a growth of 3.77% YoY. The company’s cement production rose to 1.88 million tonnes (MT) in Q1 FY22, compared to 1.34 MT in Q1 FY21.

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Zomato divests stake in subsidiary NexTable for $100,000

Food tech startup Zomato has divested its stake in step-down subsidiary NexTable Inc for $100,000 (~Rs 74.2 lakh). The company’s step-down subsidiary, Zomato Inc, had entered into a stock purchase agreement with three individuals— Justin Doshi, Thusith Desilva, and Robert Tyree— for the sale of shares held by it in NextTble. US-based NexTable is a cloud-based restaurant reservation and table management platform.

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Bajaj Electricals Q1 Results: Net loss at Rs 22 crore

Bajaj Electricals Ltd (BEL) reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 21.87 crore for the quarter ended June (Q1 FY22). It had posted a net loss of Rs 15.93 crore in Q1 FY21 and a net profit of Rs 54.6 crore in the previous quarter (Q4 FY21). The company’s total income rose 22.3% YoY (but declined by 26.3% QoQ) to Rs 875.36 crore in Q1 FY22. BEL is a leading consumer electrical equipment manufacturing company based in Mumbai. 

BSE issues clarification on circular regarding additional price surveillance measures

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has issued a clarification on its circular on additional price surveillance measures that had triggered a major sell-off in midcap and smallcap stocks over the past two days. BSE clarified that the add-on measures that sought to limit movement in stock prices beyond their price-band limit on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis is only limited to X, XT, Z, ZP, ZY, Y group shares exclusively listed on BSE. The new surveillance measure will only be applicable on shares worth Rs 20 or above and having a market capitalisation of less than Rs 1,000 crore. 

[The securities traded on BSE are classified into different groups. You can learn more about it here]

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