(Reuters) - India’s Ambuja Cements Ltd, part of global conglomerate LafargeHolcim Ltd, posted a 10.2 percent rise in its first-quarter profit, underpinned by higher cement sales volumes.
Standalone net profit rose to 2.72 billion rupees ($40.68 million) in the quarter ended March 31, from 2.47 billion rupees a year earlier, Ambuja said on Friday.
Analysts on average expected the company to post a profit of 2.97 billion rupees, according to Thomson Reuters data.
Revenue from operations fell 2.1 percent to 28.63 billion rupees.
Cement sales volume were 3.3 percent higher for the quarter.
($1 = 66.8650 Indian rupees)
Reporting by Tanvi Mehta in Bengaluru