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INDIA: Grasim Performance for Q3FY 2009.

Grasim , an Aditya Birla Group Company, today announced its results for the 3rd quarter ended 31st December, 2008. Its Consolidated Revenues were higher by 6% at Rs.4,632 crores (Rs.4,350 crores). Net Profit was lower at Rs.460 crores (Rs.721 crores) due to the weak performance by its Viscose Staple Fibre (VSF) business and higher input and energy costs. The performance is to be viewed in the backdrop of the unprecedented global economic downturn which has adversely impacted Company's key businesses. During the 9-months ended 31st December, 2008, Grasim's Consolidated Revenues rose by 10% at Rs.13,578 crores (Rs.12,376 crores). Net Profit for the period was Rs.1,618 crores (Rs.2,011 crores). The Company earned a Cash Profit of Rs.2,824 crores, vis--vis Rs.2,948 crores in the corresponding period. Given the current economic environment and its impact on Company's key businesses, the overall performance is considered satisfactory. On a stand-alone basis, Grasim's Revenues for the quarter stood at Rs.2,690 crores (Rs.2,615 crores). Interest cost rose by 90% as a result of commissioning of new projects and increased borrowings. Depreciation too was higher by 38% due to commissioning of new projects. These, coupled with the constrained VSF business performance and general slowdown in economy, impacted the Net Profit which stood at Rs.330 crores (Rs.554 crores). For the nine-months period, the Company earned a Net Profit of Rs.1,263 crores (Rs.1,565 crores) and Cash Profit of Rs.1,744 crores (Rs.1,899 crores).

 

Added: January 31, 2009 Source: Agencies

 

 

 

 

 

     

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