Tata Elxsi Q4 Results: Net profit rises 39% YoY to Rs 160 crore

Tata Elxsi Ltd reported a 39.95% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 160 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY22). Its revenue from operations rose 31.51% YoY (or 7.3% QoQ) to Rs 681.7 crore during the same period. Tata Elxsi posted a 35% YoY increase in revenue to Rs 2,470.8 crore for FY 2021-22. Net profit stood at Rs 549.7 crore in FY22, up 49.3% YoY. The company’s board has declared a final dividend of Rs 42.5 per share.

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Future Group proposes to transfer 45% of its debt to Reliance: Report

Future Group has proposed to transfer 45% of its debt to the books of Reliance Industries Ltd on the sale of assets. However, lenders have not received any assurance from the hypermarket operator on whether the offer is endorsed by RIL. Against outstanding loans of Rs 28,921 crore owed by the 19 companies involved in the deal as of January 31, 2022, Future Group has proposed a transfer of Rs 12,612 crore owed to lenders and domestic & offshore bondholders to RIL.

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Alembic Pharma gets tentative approval for Ivabradine tablets

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd has received tentative approval from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for Ivabradine tablets. The drug is indicated to reduce the risk of worsening heart failure in adult patients with stable, symptomatic chronic heart disease with left ventricular ejection fraction. According to IQVIA data, Ivabradine tablets had an estimated market size of $102 million for the 12 months ended December 2021.

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PSP Projects secured orders worth Rs 940 crore in FY22

PSP Projects Ltd received orders worth Rs 938.76 crore (including orders worth Rs 503.56 crore for the construction of a sports complex at Ahmedabad) in FY22. The total work orders at the end of FY 2021-22 stood at Rs 1,802.23 crore. The company has also secured orders worth Rs 327.4 crore in the current financial year (FY23).

ITC to commence 20th manufacturing facility in West Bengal

ITC Limited will set up a new state-of-the-art personal care manufacturing unit in Howrah, West Bengal. It will be ITC’s 20th facility in the state. The company is also in the process of commissioning a green building in the Rajarhat area. It will house the FMCG firm’s information technology arm ITC Infotech. Over the last few years, ITC has invested nearly Rs 4,500 crore in West Bengal.

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Cement demand expected to grow 7-8% in FY23

As per an ICRA report, cement demand in India is expected to grow by 7-8% to ~382 million metric tonnes in the current financial year (FY23). This will be aided by strong demand from rural housing and infrastructure sectors. The recent budgetary allocation of over Rs 9.2 lakh crore towards agriculture, affordable housing, and capital expenditure could boost cement demand.

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Mastek Q4 Results: Net profit rises 16.5% YoY to Rs 88.2 crore

Mastek Limited reported a 16.5% YoY increase in net profit to Rs 88.2 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY22). Net profit grew 5.7% compared to the previous quarter. Its revenue from operations rose 20.3% YoY (or 5.4% QoQ) to Rs 581.5 crore during the same period. Mastek secured contracts worth more than $65 million in Q4 FY22. The IT company’s board has declared a final dividend of Rs 12 per share.

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Ajanta Soya’s board approves 5:1 stock split

The Board of Directors of edible oils manufacturer Ajanta Soya Ltd has approved a stock split in the ratio of 5:1. For every one share held, investors will receive five shares after the split takes place. The record date for the purpose of the stock split will be intimated in due course. A stock split happens when a company increases the number of its shares to boost the stock’s liquidity. 

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Nykaa partners with Aveda to launch premium salon chain

Nykaa has partnered with haircare brand Aveda to launch a premium salon chain across India. The first Aveda X Nykaa salon will be launched in Bengaluru on Thursday, followed by Delhi and Mumbai. The stores will house spa rooms, manicure/pedicure stations, and hair & makeup stations. The salons will offer Nykaa’s best-selling products and Aveda’s haircare range.

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Domestic air passenger traffic rises 6.1% YoY in Q4

Domestic air passenger traffic in the January-March period (Q4 FY22) stood at 248 lakh, recording a 6.1% YoY growth. In March alone, domestic airlines carried 106.96 lakh passengers, a 36.7% YoY increase compared to Feb. IndiGo continued to maintain its leadership position in March with a market share of 54.8%. The data was released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

HDFC to sell 10% stake in HDFC Capital to ADIA

HDFC Ltd will sell a 10% stake in private equity arm HDFC Capital Advisors Ltd. to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) for ~Rs 184 crore. ADIA is also the primary investor in the alternative investment funds managed by $3-billion HDFC Capital.