ITC Ltd on Friday reported a 21.46% increase in net profit at Rs.
2,230.53 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, driven by a strong performance in the FMCG business.
It had reported net profit of Rs.
1,836.42 crore in the July-September quarter of the previous fiscal, 2012-13.
Its net sales during Q2, 2013-14 increased by 8.81% to Rs.
7,775.79 crore, from Rs.
7,146 crore in the year-ago period, ITC said in a filing to the BSE.
The company's Q2 revenue from FMCG business increased by 12.01% to Rs.
5,686.03 crore, as against Rs.
5,075.95 crore in the second quarter of last fiscal.
ITC's FMCG business is divided into two categories -- cigarettes and others. Revenue from cigarettes increased by 10% to Rs.
3,723.81 crore, while 'others' category showed an increase of 16.05 % at Rs.
Others in FMCG business include packaged foods (bakery and confectionery foods, snack foods, staples, spices and ready-to-eat foods), apparel, education and stationery products, personal care products, safety matches and incense sticks.
Revenue from non-FMCG business which includes hotels, agriculture and paperboard, paper and packaging were at Rs.
3,198.17 crore, a decrease of 3.08%.
ITC's total expenses during Q2 were at Rs.
4,907.56 crore, an increase of 3.84%, compared with Rs.
4,725.91 crore in the year-ago period.
The ITC scrip closed at Rs.
340, down 0.74%, on the BSE.
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