Maruti Suzuki Q1 Profit up by 4.4%
Total income of Maruti rose 17 percent to 204.60 billion rupees. The company sold a total of 394,571 vehicles during the quarter, up 13.2 percent from the year-ago period.
Corporate office of Maruti Suzuki India Limited is pictured in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd posted a 4.4 percent rise in quarterly profit on Thursday, but missed estimates as a rise in commodity prices and the impact of a new nationwide sales tax ate into earnings. The company, majority-owned by Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp, said it posted a profit of 15.56 billion rupees ($242.66 million) for the first quarter ended June 30, compared with 14.91 billion rupees a year earlier. Analysts on average had expected a profit of 17.01 billion rupees, according to Thomson Reuters data. Total income of Maruti rose 17 percent to 204.60 billion rupees. The company sold a total of 394,571 vehicles during the quarter, up 13.2 percent from the year-ago period.
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