Sun Pharma Q2 net falls 46.5 pct on Protonix provision

MUMBAI Thu Nov 8, 2012 2:57pm IST

A pharmacists sorts free medication provided by the government, which will be given to patients, at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) in Chennai July 12, 2012. REUTERS/Babu/Files

A pharmacists sorts free medication provided by the government, which will be given to patients, at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) in Chennai July 12, 2012.

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (SUN.NS) reported a 46.5 percent drop in quarterly net profit after it set aside 5.84 billion rupees towards a possible compensation in a patent dispute case related to drug Protonix.

The Mumbai-based drugmaker said consolidated net profit fell to 3.2 billion rupees during fiscal second quarter ended September from 5.98 billion rupees a year earlier. Net sales rose 40.2 percent to 26.57 billion rupees.

Analysts had estimated the net profit at 7.68 billion rupees, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. (Reporting by Kaustubh Kulkarni; Editing by Jijo Jacob)

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