Godrej Consumer Q4 Results: Net profit rises 59% YoY to Rs 366 crore

Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) reported a 59.13% year-on-year (YoY) increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 365.84 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). On a quarterly basis, net profit has declined by 27%. Its revenue from operations rose 27% YoY to Rs 2,705.69 crore during the same period. GCPL’s revenue from the Indian market was up 34.63% YoY to Rs 1,499.74 crore. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit rose 14.98% YoY to Rs 1,720.82 crore. GCPL said localised lockdowns could impact frontline servicing and replenishment of its outlets.

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JSW Hydro raises $707 million in first offshore bond issuance

JSW Hydro Energy, a subsidiary of JSW Energy Ltd, has raised $707 million (~Rs 5,185 crore) through its first-ever offshore bond issuance. The proceeds from the issue will be used to repay the existing debt of the company’s two operational hydro projects. The senior secured notes will bear interest from May 18, 2021, to May 18, 2031, at the rate of 4.125% per annum. The bonds will be listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX).

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Moody’s cuts India’s FY22 GDP forecast to 9.3%

Rating agency Moody’s has slashed India’s gross domestic product (GDP) forecast for FY 2021-22 to 9.3% from the earlier projection of 13.7%. The downward revision in GDP estimates comes on the back of the second wave of Covid-19 infections across the country, which have triggered localised lockdowns and mobility curbs. Moody’s stated that the second wave will slow the near-term economic recovery and could also affect long-term growth dynamics.

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Infosys announces strategic collaboration with Britvic

Infosys Limited announced that it has been selected by UK-based Britvic as an end-to-end partner to help them deliver their strategic digital transformation roadmap and operations. Britvic is one of the leading branded soft drinks businesses in Europe. The IT services major will simplify and streamline Britvic’s cloud infrastructure and operations using its Infosys Cobalt platform.

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Granules India Q4 Results: Net profit rises 38% YoY to Rs 128 crore

Granules India Ltd reported a 38.15% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 127.6 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Its revenue from operations rose 33% YoY to Rs 799.3 crore during the same period. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit increased by 63.8% YoY to Rs 549.45 crore. The pharma company’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 0.75 per share.

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JSW Steel’s crude steel out jumps two-fold to 13.71 LT in April

JSW Steel Limited said its crude steel output jumped over two-fold to 13.71 lakh tonnes (LT) in April 2021. The company had produced 5.63 LT in the same month last year. Crude steel output has declined by 5% when compared with March 2021. JSW Steel’s production of flat-rolled products rose three-fold to 9.57 LT, compared with 3.44 LT in April 2020. It produced 3.37 LT long-rolled products in April 2021, compared with 0.89 LT in April 2020.

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UPL signs licensing agreement with Japan-based Meiji Seika Pharma

UPL Limited said its subsidiary has entered into a licensing agreement with Japan-based Meiji Seika Pharma Co. Ltd for exclusive access to Flupyrimin in Southeast Asia. Flupyrimin is a patented active ingredient developed by Meiji. It is a novel insecticide that is effective against rice pests. UPL will obtain exclusive rights to develop, register, and commercialise formulations of Flupyrimin for applications in rice in Southeast Asia.

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Siemens Q2 Results: Net profit rises 90% YoY to Rs 334 crore

Siemens Limited reported a 90.3% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 334.4 crore for the quarter ended March (Q2 FY21). The company follows the October-September financial year cycle. On a quarterly basis, net profit has risen by 13.16%. Its total income rose 30% YoY to Rs 3,540 crore during the same period. Siemens registered new orders from continuing operations worth Rs 3,309 crore, registering a 16.9% rise compared with the same period last year (Q2 FY20). 

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Firstsource Solutions Q4 Results: Net profit falls 49% YoY to Rs 46 crore

Firstsource Solutions Ltd (FSL) reported a 49% YoY decline in net profit to Rs 46.68 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). On a quarterly basis, net profit has fallen by 61%. The company’s revenue from operations rose 35% YoY (or 7% QoQ) to Rs 1,460 crore during the same period. Its BFSI vertical grew 66% YoY to Rs 758 crore, while the communications, media, and technology (CMT) vertical grew 23% YoY to Rs 300.94 crore. FSL is a leading business process management (BPM) company based in Mumbai.

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Linde India Q1 Results: Net profit jumps 676% YoY to Rs 303 crore

Linde India Limited reported a 676% YoY jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 303.23 crore for the quarter ended March (Q1 CY21). The company follows the January-December financial year cycle. On a quarterly basis, net profit increased by 433.8%. Its consolidated revenue rose 17% YoY to Rs 441.42 crore during the same period. The rise in profit has been primarily due to an exceptional item worth Rs 294 crore.

Indiabulls Housing Finance to divest its mutual fund business to Groww for Rs 175 crore

Indiabulls Housing Finance has entered into a definitive agreement with Nextbillion Technology Pvt. Ltd (which operates Groww) to divest its entire stake in the mutual fund business of its subsidiaries— Indiabulls Asset Management Co. Ltd and Indiabulls Trustee Co. Ltd for Rs 175 crore. The deal includes a cash equivalent of Rs 100 crore to be invested in Groww. The transaction is expected to be completed by June 30, 2022. Indiabulls Housing said it will narrow focus on its real estate asset management business, as it looks to operate with an asset-light strategy. 

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Kalpataru Power Q4 Results: Net profit falls 43% QoQ to Rs 174 crore

Kalpataru Power Transmission reported a 43.51% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 174 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has jumped 461% YoY.  Its revenue from operations rose 16% QoQ (or 15.8% YoY) to Rs 4,086 crore during the same period. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), its net profit has increased by 72.05% YoY to Rs 671 crore. The company’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 1.5 per share.

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