Power Grid Corp Q4 Results: Net profit rises 6% YoY to Rs 3,526 crore

Power Grid Corporation of India reported a 6.42% YoY (or 4.7 QoQ) increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 3,526.23 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Its revenue from operations rose 3.5% YoY to Rs 10,510.32 crore during the same period. Net profit for the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21) rose 8.83% YoY to Rs 12,036.46 crore. The company’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 3 per share. Its board has also declared a bonus issue in the ratio 1:3. [Eligible shareholders will receive one extra share for every three shares held in the company]

Federal Bank to raise Rs 916 crore from IFC, associate entities

Federal Bank will raise nearly Rs 916 crore by issuing shares to International Finance Corporation (IFC) and its affiliates. The private lender’s board has approved the issuance of up to 10.5 crore equity shares (of the face value of Rs 2 each) to IFC, IFC Financial Institutions Growth Fund (FIG), and IFC Emerging Asia Fund (EAF) at Rs 87.39 per share. Federal Bank is also seeking shareholders’ approval to raise Rs 4,000 crore through a rights issue or Follow on Public Offer (FPO).

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Natco Pharma Q4 Results: Net profit declines 43% YoY to Rs 53 crore

Natco Pharma Ltd reported a 43.68% YoY decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 53 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has declined by 15.57% when compared to the previous quarter. Its total income declined by 24.62% YoY (or 6.81% QoQ) to Rs 359.7 crore during the same period. Net profit for the financial year 2020-21 (FY21) declined by 4.32% YoY to Rs 440.9 crore. The company expects strong growth during the current financial year due to multiple high-value product launches in the US and a rebound in its India business.

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Lupin receives USFDA approval for Sevelamer Hydrochloride tablets 

Lupin Limited has received approval from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) to market Sevelamer Hydrochloride tablets. The drug is used to control serum phosphorus in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis. According to IQVIA data, the tablets had estimated annual sales of $80 million (~Rs 592 crore) in the US for the 12 months ended March 2021. The product will be manufactured at Lupin’s facility in Nagpur.

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IndusInd Bank launches digital lending platform ‘IndusEasyCredit’

IndusInd Bank announced the launch of ‘IndusEasyCredit’, a digital lending platform that enables customers to meet their financial requirements from the comfort of their homes. Both existing customers and non-IndusInd Bank customers can instantly avail of personal loans or credit cards on a single platform in a completely paperless and digital manner. Currently, customers can only apply for the ‘IndusEasyCredit’ facility through the bank’s website.

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DB Corp Q4 Results: Net profit jumps 157% YoY to Rs 61.9 crore

DB Corp Limited reported a 157.42% YoY jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 61.91 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has declined by 37.48% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations declined by 6.17% YoY to Rs 456.60 crore during the same period. Net profit for the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21) declined by 48.57% YoY to Rs 141.42 crore. The company’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 3 per share. DB Corp is a print media and publishing company based in Madhya Pradesh. 

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Nazara Technologies to acquire 69.82% stake in gaming firm Publishme

Nazara Technologies Ltd has signed a binding term sheet to acquire a 69.92% stake in Publishme, a mobile game publishing agency based in the Middle East and Turkey. The company will invest nearly Rs 20 crore for acquiring the majority stake in Publishme. With this acquisition, Nazara Tech will expand its international footprint in the freemium segment. It aims to build local execution capabilities by cutting across key growth segments— freemium, gamified learning, and esports.

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Adani Enterprises to invest Rs 1,000 crore in cement business: Report

According to a report from BusinessLine, the Adani Group is setting up a 5 metric tonne per annum (MTPA) cement plant in Maharashtra with an initial investment of Rs 1,000 crore. Adani Enterprises Limited (AEL) had recently announced the incorporation of a new wholly-owned subsidiary, Adani Cement Industries Ltd, to carry out the business as manufacturers and processors of all types of cement. The company has identified a 100-acre land in the Raigad district of Maharashtra to set up the cement plant. 

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Novartis India Q4 Results: Net profit rises 43% YoY to Rs 9.7 crore

Novartis India Ltd reported a 43.07% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 9.7 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Its revenue from operations rose 6%YoY to Rs 99.29 crore during the same period. Net profit for the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21) jumped 107.34% YoY to Rs 20.9 crore. The pharma company’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 10 per share. 

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Domestic air passengers in May 63% lower than April: DGCA

The total number of domestic passengers that travelled by air declined by 63% to 21.15 lakh in May 2021, compared to 57.25 lakh passengers in April. The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has severely hit the aviation sector. IndiGo carried 11.69 lakh passengers in May and secured 55.3% of the domestic market share. SpiceJet flew 1.99 lakh passengers during the same month, accounting for a 9.4% market share. Go First (previously known as GoAir) carried 1.38 lakh passengers in May. The data was released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

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Tube Investments Q4 Results: Net profit jumps 141% YoY to Rs 143 crore

Tube Investments of India reported a 141.91% YoY jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 143.84 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Net profit has increased by 34% when compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations jumped 165.3% YoY to Rs 2,624.72 crore during the same period. Net profit for the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21) declined by 6.54% YoY to Rs 286.32 crore. The company’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 1.5 per share. Its board has also approved the fundraising of up to Rs 200 crore via debt securities. 

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Infosys Finacle launches digital banking SaaS offering for urban co-op banks

Infosys Finacle has launched a digital banking software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to help Indian urban cooperative banks (UCBs) modernize their business and operations. The company is a part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys Ltd. The platform has already been adopted by three leading UCBs in India— Vidya Sahakari Bank, Urban Co-operative Bank, Bareilly, and Zoroastrian Cooperative Bank

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IPO Updates: 

Dodla Dairy

The Rs 520-crore IPO of Dodla Dairy Ltd was subscribed 3.3 times on the second day of bidding. The portion reserved for retail investors was subscribed 6.18 times. The portion set aside for non-institutional investors (NIIs) saw a subscription of 6% and that of qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) 28%. You can learn more about the IPO here.

KIMS 

The Rs 2,144-crore IPO of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd was subscribed 56% on the second day of bidding. The portion reserved for retail investors was subscribed 1.95 times. The portion set aside for non-institutional investors (NIIs) saw a subscription of 9% and that of qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) 32%. You can learn more about the IPO here.

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