HUL Q3 Results: Net profit rises 17% YoY to Rs 2,243 crore

Hindustan Unilever Ltd reported a 16.76% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 2,243 crore for the quarter ended December (Q3 FY22). Net profit rose 5% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 10.23% YoY to Rs 13,183 crore during the same period. EBITDA stood at Rs 3,279 crore, up 15% YoY. HUL’s home care segment grew 23% YoY, while its beauty & personal care segment grew 7% YoY in Q3. 

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Asian Paints Q3 Results: Net profit falls 18% YoY to Rs 1,016  crore

Asian Paints Ltd reported an 18% YoY decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,015.69 crore for the quarter ended December (Q3 FY22). Its revenue from operations rose 25.6% YoY to Rs 8,527.24 crore during the same period. The rise in raw input costs offset the benefits of price hikes. The company’s paint business grew 25.4% YoY to Rs 8,319.4 crore. Its domestic decorative business registered an 18% volume growth in Q3.

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Delhi HC restrains HFCL for manufacturing multitube cable as STL claims patent

The Delhi High Court has restrained Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd (HFCL) and its subsidiaries for allegedly manufacturing and selling optic fibre cable based on Sterlite Technologies Ltd’s (STL) multitube technology in a patent infringement case. HFCL has initiated required legal actions to get the restrain order vacated and also for the cancellation of the subject patent.

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Cyient Q3 Results: Net profit rises 38% YoY to Rs 132 crore

Cyient Ltd reported a 38% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 131.8 crore for the quarter ended December (Q3 FY22). Net profit rose 13.84% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 13.3% YoY (or 6.5% QoQ) to Rs 1,183.4 crore during the same period. The digital solutions company registered a 5% QoQ increase in EBITDA to Rs 163.2 crore in Q3.

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Natco Pharma signs pact with MPP to sell Molnupiravir capsules

Natco Pharma Ltd has signed a non-exclusive license agreement with the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), Switzerland, to manufacture and sell Molnupiravir capsules. The capsules will be sold under the brand name MOLNUNAT for treatment of Covid-19 infection in patients who have a high risk of progression of the disease, including hospitalisation or death. 

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Havells Q3 Results: Net profit falls 12% YoY to Rs 305 crore

Havells India Ltd reported a 12.6% YoY decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 305.82 crore for the quarter ended December (Q3 FY22). Net profit rose 1.13% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 15% YoY to Rs 3,664.2 crore during the same period. The company’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) fell 13.4% YoY at Rs 440 crore.

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Vedanta to create $10 billion fund to bid for BPCL stake, other assets

Vedanta Resources Ltd plans to create a $10 billion (~Rs 74,395 crore) fund to bid for assets, including the Indian government’s stake in Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL). The government is seeking to privatise state-run BPCL by selling its ~53% stake in the firm (worth over $6 billion). The fund will be made up of its own resources and outside investment. Vedanta may also finance the BPCL acquisition through debt.

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Bajaj Finserv Q3 Results: Net profit falls 3% YoY to Rs 1,256 crore

Bajaj Finserv Ltd reported a 2.63% YoY decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,256 crore for the quarter ended December (Q3 FY22). Its revenue from operations rose 10.21% YoY to Rs 17,589 crore during the same period. The company’s expenses increased by 29% YoY to Rs 899 crore in Q3. Bajaj Finserv’s assets under management (AUM) grew 26% YoY to Rs 1,81,250 crore.

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Larsen &Toubro dispatches coke drums to Mexico

Larsen & Toubro Ltd’s (L&T) heavy engineering arm has dispatched six of the world’s largest coke drums, weighing 658 tonnes, each to Mexico. The drums were manufactured at L&T’s state-of-the-art Heavy Engineering Complex located at Hazira near Surat. It will be used for a refinery project by PTI Infraestructura de Desarrollo, a subsidiary of the Mexico’s state-owned oil company PEMEX (Petróleos Mexicanos).

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Independent directors of PTC Financial Services resign citing governance issues

All three independent directors of PTC Financial Services Ltd resigned on Wednesday, citing corporate governance lapses. They have flagged serious concerns on the conduct of the management of PFS India Ltd (the parent company), led by managing director and CEO Pawan Singh. They also referred to the issues regarding a Rs 125 crore-bridge loan given to NSL Nagapatnam Power and Infratech Pvt Ltd, besides alleging that no action has been taken on certain corporate governance issues.

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PNB Housing Q3 Results: Net profit falls 19% YoY to Rs 188 crore

PNB Housing Finance Ltd reported a 19% YoY decline in net profit to Rs 188 crore for the quarter ended December (Q3 FY22). Its net interest income (NII) fell 26% YoY to Rs 439 crore during the same period. The gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio stood at 7.64% in Q3 FY22, compared to 5.94% in Q2 FY22.

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