GAIL Q4 Results: Net profit rises 28% QoQ to Rs 1908 crore

GAIL (India) Limited reported a 28% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) increase in net profit to Rs 1907.7 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Its revenue from operations rose 0.6% QoQ to Rs 15,548.1 crore during the same period. Revenue from the petrochemicals and natural gas segments rose 14.5% and 0.7%, respectively, over the previous quarter. Net margins increased to 16%, compared with 12.4% in Q3 FY21. Net profit for the financial year 2020-21 (FY21) declined by 26% YoY to Rs 4,890.18 crore.

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Dr Reddy’s partners with Rockwell for Sputnik V rollout in India

Dr Reddys Laboratories has entered into a strategic partnership with Rockwell Industries to provide WHO-certified Covid-19 vaccine freezers for the storage of Sputnik V vaccines across India. On May 14, Dr Reddy’s had announced a limited pilot soft launch of Sputnik V in India, ahead of the commercial launch in June. Rockwell will provide end-to-end logistics and after-sales service support for vaccine freezers across the country. The freezers play a critical role in the safety of the vaccine and its potency. 

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Cabinet allocates 5 MHz spectrum for Indian Railways to improve communication

The Union Cabinet has allocated a 5 MHz spectrum in the 700 MHz band to the Indian Railways to boost hi-speed radio communication. The Centre will spend around Rs 25,000 crore in the next 5 years for signal modernization and 5G spectrum implementation in Railways. Long Term Evolution (LTE) for Indian Railways will enable secure and reliable voice, video, and data communication services for better safety. 

In other news, the Cabinet has approved an increase in minimum support prices (MSP) for Kharif crops. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has also approved the revival of Ramagundam Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd (RFCL) to boost local production of gas-based urea. RFCL is a joint venture (JV) company of National Fertilizers Ltd and Engineers India Ltd.

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Varroc Engineering signs MoU with Candera GmbH for integrating HMI technology

Varroc Engineering Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Candera GmbH for a strategic association to integrate the Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology in Varroc’s thin-film-transistor (TFT) instrument cluster. As per the MoU, Varroc will develop the hardware and base software of the product. Austria-based Candera will provide software solutions for HMI. The TFT cluster provides an array of features such as navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and mobile phone synchronization.

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Petronet LNG Q4 Results: Net profit rises 71% YoY to Rs 638 crore

Petronet LNG reported a 70.9% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 637.92 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has declined by 27.7% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations declined by 11.6% YoY to Rs 7,575.32 crore during the same period. Net profit for the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21) increased by 8.7% YoY to Rs 2,939.23 crore. Petronet LNG’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 3.5 per share.

The company has announced plans to invest $2.6 billion (~Rs 18,960 crore) over the next five years to expand local infrastructure. Its head of finance stated that investing in overseas projects is ‘not lucrative’ in the current liquefied natural gas (LNG) surplus market.

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Sterlite Tech signs fibre network expansion deal with Vocus Group

Sterlite Technologies Ltd (STL) has signed a partnership with Australia-based Vocus Group to expand its fibre network in the country. Under the agreement, STL will supply its ‘Opticonn’ solutions to the Australian fibre and network solutions provider. The Opticonn offerings include a range of optical fibre and cable products, optical interconnect, and pre-connectorised kits. This deal will enable STL to strengthen its presence in the Australian market and help network creators to deploy high-capacity networks nationwide.

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Bajaj Healthcare Q4 Results: Net profit rises 70% YoY to Rs 21.28 crore

Bajaj Healthcare Ltd reported a 69.5% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 21.28 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has declined by 19.45% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 11.54% YoY to Rs 132.18 crore during the same period. Bajaj Healthcare’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 0.5 per share and a special dividend of Rs 0.5 per share.

Ramco Systems launches AI-based Self Explaining Payslip

Ramco Systems Ltd announced the launch of Self Explaining Payslip, an AI-based service that lets employees seek explanations of their compensation and payslip component. It helps employees receive prompt and personalized responses to their payroll queries. The Self Explaining Payslip eases employee experience through proactive notifications across payslip availability, tax declarations, and salary analytics. Ramco Systems is a software and services provider based in Chennai.

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Star Cement Q4 Results: Net profit rises 4.72% YoY to Rs 62 crore

Star Cement Limited reported a 4.72% YoY increase in standalone net profit to Rs 62.11 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has jumped 195% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 12.35% YoY to Rs 589.86 crore during the same period. Net profit for the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21) declined 28.09% YoY to Rs 157.27 crore.

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Net inflows into equity MFs rise to 14-month high in May

Net inflows into equity and equity-linked schemes jumped nearly threefold over the preceding month to Rs 10,083 crore in May 2021. This is the highest inflow since March 2020. Large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap funds witnessed net inflows for the third straight month. A net outflow of Rs 44,512 crore was seen in debt funds in May, compared to an inflow of Rs 1 lakh crore in April. The data was released by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI).

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Indian Metals Q4 Results: Net profit at Rs 65.4 crore

Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys Ltd reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 65.4 crore for the quarter ended March 2021 (Q4 FY21). It had posted a net loss of Rs 51.94 crore in the corresponding quarter last year (Q4 FY20). Total income rose 54.31% YoY (or 36.7% QoQ) to Rs 587.95 crore in Q4 FY21. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit jumped 350.5% YoY to Rs 166.55 crore. The company’s board has recommended a dividend of Rs 7 per share.

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