Cipla Q4 net profit down 3 percent on higher costs

MUMBAI Thu May 29, 2014 6:52pm IST

Related Topics

Stocks

   
Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels as they rehearse for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

"Beating The Retreat" Rehearsals

Rehearsals are on for "Beating the Retreat" ceremony which symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Republic Day celebrations.  Slideshow 

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Drugmaker Cipla Ltd (CIPL.NS) on Thursday reported a 3 percent drop in fourth-quarter net profit, slightly below analysts' estimates due to higher raw material and employee expenses.

The company, among the world's largest suppliers of HIV/AIDS medicines, said January-March net profit was 2.61 billion rupees ($44.33 million), compared with 2.68 billion rupees a year earlier. Analysts on average expected 2.76 billion rupees, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Net sales rose about 15 percent to 21.94 billion rupees, while total expenses shot up 35 percent.

Cipla, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in India, gets more than half its revenue through exports to nearly 180 overseas markets, including Africa, Latin America and the United States.

Shares of the company, down 6.4 percent so far this year, closed down 2 percent on Thursday, in line with the Nifty.($1 = 58.8750 rupees)

(Reporting by Zeba Siddiqui in Mumbai; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

FILED UNDER:
Photo

After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.

EARNINGS

Reuters Showcase

Vodafone Ruling

Vodafone Ruling

Government will not appeal Vodafone tax ruling   Full Article 

Indian Railways

Indian Railways

Private refiners compete with state firm to sell diesel to railways   Full Article 

Facebook Results

Facebook Results

Facebook tops Wall Street revenue target in 4th quarter.  Full Article 

Tackling Deficit

Tackling Deficit

Government makes push to boost revenue as deficit deadline nears.  Full Article 

Ranbaxy Results

Ranbaxy Results

Dec-quarter net loss widens on forex loss  Full Article 

Tech Talk

Tech Talk

Apple takes high road in China smartphone standoff with Xiaomi.  Full Article 

Business Strategy

Business Strategy

Uber scraps commissions for its New Delhi taxis.  Full Article 

Job Cuts

Job Cuts

Sony to cut 1,000 jobs in smartphone business - sources.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device  Full Coverage