COVID drags Zensar Tech’s revenue, boosts Q1 profit

Zensar Tech, a mid-size IT and outsourcing company based in India, reported a 3.1% dip in its revenue (after adjusting for currency fluctuations) as the number of onshore employees fell sharply year-on-year due to COVID-19. Constant currency calculations measure how the company’s revenue would have performed had there been no change in currency exchange rates […]

HT Media group’s ad-for-equity portfolio crosses Rs 500 cr

The Hindustan Times group, which runs a similarly named English newspaper and the Hindi daily Hindustan, said its total investment in various companies under its ‘ad for equity’ scheme has crossed the Rs 500 cr mark. Most large media houses in India offer a fixed amount of ad inventory in return for equity of the […]

COVID second-wave impact temporary: Bharat Forge

Baba Kalyani, chairman and managing director of India’s largest forging and metal components manufacturer Bharat Forge, today expressed the opinion that the current economic setback on account of the second wave of COVID-19 is of a temporary nature. “The lock down in India to curtail the spread of Covid has clearly had an impact on […]

PVR issues profit warning, all screens remain shut

PVR, India’s No.1 film exhibitor, said it has put on hold all construction and other capital expenditure related to new projects and screens, and issued a profit warning for the current quarter on account of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The Company opened 13 new screens in FY’21 which were already under fit-out prior to lockdown. […]

Zee Entertainment reports mixed Q4 results

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, the country’s largest home-grown television and broadcasting company, reported a modest year-on-year improvement in its advertising and subscription revenue, but also saw the usual sequential decline when compared to the preceding, holiday quarter. The company’s results have become more difficult to compare due to the fact that the seasonally strong third […]

Bharti takes Airtel Broadband to 72 new cities in 3 months

Bharti Airtel reported yet another strong quarter of financial and operational performance as it continued to benefit from increased demand for connectivity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has constrained face-to-face meetings. In an effort to tap demand for high-speed services, the number of cities in which the company is offering its wired […]

Aarti Drugs caps strong year with Q4 growth

Aarti Drugs, one of the biggest manufacturers of ingredients for the pharmaceuticals industry in India, reported a strong performance for the fourth quarter and full year 2020-21. All three of the Mumbai-based company’s business divisions — APIs or pharmaceutical ingredients, formulations or medicines, and specialty chemicals — contributed to a strong peformance, resulting in an […]

Lockdown blues spells boon for matrimony sites

COVID-19 season has failed to make any dent in the growth of India’s matchmaking websites such as Matrimony.com, the largest. Going by the numbers, youngsters in the country seem to be finding more time for online matching making services during the COVID-19 era than ever before. In a year when most companies have seen double-digit […]

HAL points to 6% FY sales growth, double-digit PAT growth despite COVID

HAL or Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, a government-owned aircraft maker, reported a 6% growth in its revenue for the current year despite a one-month shut-down related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bangalore-based company reported provisional revenue of Rs 22,700 crores for the year ending today, up from Rs 21,438 crores for the year ended March 2020. […]

TV Today sees growth in TV, digital; Radio continues to bleed

TV Today, one of India’s largest news broadcasting companies, reported a strong set of numbers for the Oct-Dec quarter, indicating that the TV broadcasting business had more or less completely recovered from the impact of COVID-19. Revenue at the core TV broadcasting business returned to growth after a year, posting revenue of Rs 186 cr […]

Titan Co returns to growth thanks to Diwali shift

Jewellery and accessories maker Titan Company returned to growth after nearly a year, with third-quarter sales rising 12% on year, excluding bullion sales. The total income for the quarter was Rs. 7,324 crores, including sales of gold bullion to the extent of Rs. 340 crores,  compared to the income of Rs. 6,226 crores for the […]

Zee Entertainment returns to growth for the first time after COVID-19

Zee Entertainment Enterprises reported its first sales growth figure in the post-pandemic period after advertising revenue grew by 7.5% and domestic subscription revenue rose 9.3% on a like-to-like basis. It also generated another Rs 551 cr during the quarter by licensing its content to third parties, taking its revenue growth to 33%. However, excluding this […]

In a change, Havells beats Polycab in Q3 performance

After several quarters, Polycab India Ltd reported a set of financial results that were decidedly less rosy than those of its primary rival Havells India Ltd. Two days after Havells reported a 39% year-on-year jump in revenue to Rs 3,175 cr, Polycab said its third-quarter revenue rose 12% on year to Rs 2,799 cr. While […]

V-Mart recovers 81% of Q3 sales YoY

After two torturous quarters, value-focused fashion and general merchandise retailer V-Mart reported an 81% like-to-like sales recovery for the Oct-Dec quarter. The number indicates that modern retail, with its air-conditioned showrooms, is still struggling to attract visitors unlike several other retail segments. Some of the other segments, such as automobiles, consumer durables and even some […]

Bajaj Auto rides pent-up demand, festive sales to record quarter

Bajaj Auto Ltd, one of India’s oldest two-wheeler makers, today reported its highest ever quarterly revenue, profit and volume numbers as consumers again loosened their purse strings with COVID-19 uncertainty receding into the background. Like most other companies in India, Bajaj Auto had taken a severe beating in the first quarter (Apr-Jun) due to COVID-19, […]

Havells reports best quarter ever as sales rocket

Electrical goods maker Havells India Ltd reported its best ever quarter after pent up demand lifted the company’s sales and profits to unprecedented levels in October-December 2020. The company’s third-quarter revenue jumped nearly 40% year-on-year, breaking the Rs 3,000 cr mark for the first time in its history. Similarly, pretax profits zoomed 101% to Rs […]