India's ONGC Q2 slips 32 pct, misses forecast

MUMBAI Thu Nov 8, 2012 4:34pm IST

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MUMBAI Nov 8 (Reuters) - Indian state-run producer Oil & Natural Gas Corp reported a 32 percent fall in quarterly profit, just missing expectations, as lower average crude oil prices and a higher subsidy burden weighed on profits.

The company reported a net profit of 58.97 billion rupees ($1.1 billion) for its fiscal second quarter ended September, down from 86.42 billion rupees a year earlier.

Analysts, on an average, had expected a net profit of 60.9 billion rupees, according to a Reuters poll of brokerages.

Net sales fell 13 percent to 197.88 billion rupees.

Shares of ONGC, India's third-biggest company with a market value of $41.9 billion, closed 0.6 percent lower on Thursday, ahead of the results. The stock has risen 3.5 percent so far in 2012, nearly matching a 4.3 percent rise in the sectoral index . ($1 = 54.10 rupees) (Reporting by Prashant Mehra; Editing by G.Ram Mohan)

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