Zydus Wellness Q4 Results: Net profit rises 92% YoY to Rs 133 crore

Zydus Wellness reported a 92.66% YoY increase in consolidated net profit to Rs 133.13 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Its revenue from operations rose 24% YoY to Rs 600.75 crore during the same period. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit has declined by 16.22% YoY to Rs 118.73 crore. Its e-commerce business grew by ~250% in FY21, which accounted for nearly 3.6% of its overall domestic revenue. The company’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 5 per share.

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SBI Cards raises Rs 455 crore via issue of bonds

SBI Cards and Payment Services said it has raised Rs 455 crore by issuing bonds. The Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee of the company has approved the allotment of 4,550 fixed-rate, unsecured, rated, taxable, redeemable, non-convertible debentures (NCDs). Under this, SBI Cards will issue NCDs of the face value of Rs 10 lakh each, aggregating to Rs 455 crore, on a private placement basis. The bonds will offer a coupon rate of 5.70% per annum. It will be listed on the wholesale debt market segment of the BSE.

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Cipla, Lupin, Sun Pharma to manufacture and sell low-cost versions of Eli Lilly’s Covid-19 drug

US pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly has issued royalty-free, non-exclusive voluntary licenses to Cipla, Lupin, and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries to manufacture and sell low-cost versions of its Covid-19 drug Baricitinib in India. This will enable the Indian pharma companies to leverage their distribution footprints and make the essential drug accessible across the country. On May 3, India’s drug regulator DCGI had given approval for the restricted emergency use of Baricitinib for treating Covid-19 infections. 

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Reliance, affiliates buy more than three-fourths of KG-D6 gas volumes: Report

According to a report from Economic Times, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and its affiliates have picked up more than three-fourths of the new gas volumes from the firm’s eastern offshore KG-D6 block. Last week, RIL and its UK-based partner BP Plc auctioned 5.5 million standard cubic meters per day (mmscmd) of incremental gas from the newer discoveries in the KG-D6 block. India Gas Solutions (IGS), a gas sourcing and marketing joint venture of RIL and BP, picked up another 1 mmscmd. The report further states that the remaining volumes were picked up by Adani Gas, IRM Energy, GAIL, and Torrent Gas. 

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Venky’s Q4 Results: Net profit at Rs 77.90 crore

Venky’s (India) reported a standalone net profit of Rs 77.90 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY21). It had posted a net loss of Rs 96.73 crore in the corresponding period last year (Q4 FY20). On a quarterly basis, net profit fell 26.85% in Q4 FY21. The company’s revenue rose 42.44% YoY to Rs 941.35 crore during the same period. Its oilseeds vertical grew 52% YoY to Rs 515.63 crore, while the poultry products vertical grew by 32% YoY to Rs 391 crore. The board of Venky’s (India) has approved a dividend of Rs 17 per share.

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Vehicle registrations in India declined 30% in FY21: FADA

According to a report from the Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA), total vehicle registrations in India declined by 29.85% YoY to 1.52 crore units in the financial year 2020-21. Two-wheeler and three-wheeler segments fell 31.51% and 64.12%, respectively, in FY21. Registrations in the commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles segment declined by 49% and 13.96%, respectively (compared with FY20). Total vehicle registrations in April 2021 were down 28.15% at 11.85 units, compared to March.

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Federal Bank partners with UAE-based Mashreq Bank to facilitate instant money transfer

Federal Bank has entered into a partnership with Mashreq Bank to facilitate instant money transfers from the UAE to India. This partnership will support Mashreq’s faster payment product— QuickRemit, which was launched in 2017. Mashreq Bank is one of the oldest banks in the UAE and has a presence in twelve countries across Europe, the US, Asia, and Africa.

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Vinyl Chemicals Q4 Results: Net profit declines 19% QoQ to Rs 3.87 crore

Vinyl Chemicals India Ltd reported a 19.88% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline in net profit to Rs 3.87 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4). Its revenue rose 31.29% QoQ to Rs 166.88 crore during the same period. For the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY21), net profit has increased by 52.14% YoY to Rs 11.35 crore. The company’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 3.75 per share.

Vivimed Labs receives DGHS approval to make Favipiravir

Vivimed Labs Limited has received approval from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Govt of India, to manufacture and market Favipiravir tablets in the Indian market. The pharma company will be marketing the oral anti-viral drug under the brand ‘Favulos’. Favipiravir has been approved for treating patients with mild-to-moderate Covid-19 infections in several countries.

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TelOne Zimbabwe selects Tejas Networks’ DWDM solution for network capacity expansion

Tejas Networks Ltd announced that Zimbabwe-based TelOne has deployed its 100G/100G+ coherent DWDM solution for its network expansion. [Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing or DWDM is a technology used to increase bandwidth over existing fiber networks]. The company’s state-of-the-art solution was selected by TelOne after a competitive bidding process and a successful field trial. Tejas Networks was able to successfully demonstrate the high-speed transmission of multiple 100G lambdas while meeting the stringent performance and reliability requirements in a cost-effective manner.

Dabur India enters pain relief spray category

Dabur India has announced the launch of a pain relief spray under the existing ‘Dabur Rheumatil’ pain-relieving brand, which is used for joint aches. The product has already been launched across e-commerce platforms and through regular retail channels. The Dabur Rheumatil Spray is priced at Rs 130 for a 40g/ 57 ml pack. In this category, Dabur will be competing against Reckitt and Sun Pharma that sell popular pain relief sprays and ointments such as Moov and Volini, respectively.

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HFCL Q4 Results: Net profit at Rs 84.6 crore

HFCL Limited reported a net profit of Rs 84.67 crore for the quarter ended March (Q4 FY21). It had posted a net profit of Rs 5.78 in the corresponding period last year (FY20). On a quarterly basis, net profit has increased by 2.95% in Q4 FY21. The company’s revenue from operations rose 109% YoY (or 8% QoQ) to Rs 1,391 crore during the same period. HFCL’s board has recommended a final dividend of Rs 0.15 per share.

IndiGo’s board approves raising up to Rs 3,000 crore via QIP

The Board of Directors of InterGlobe Aviation Ltd (IndiGo) has approved fundraising of up to Rs 3,000 crore through a qualified institutional placement (QIP). The proposal is subject to shareholder and other regulatory approvals. In January 2021, IndiGo had shelved plans to raise funds up to Rs 4,000 crore through a QIP. Instead, the airline opted to raise money through sale and leaseback (SLB) transactions and other alternative options.

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