ITC Q3 profit rises 17% to Rs 3,090 crore; beats estimates

ITC Limited said its profit rose to Rs 3,090 crore in the October-December quarter from Rs 2,647 crore a year ago.

business Updated: Jan 19, 2018 13:41 IST
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ITC,cigarette maker,ITC Ltd
Analysts on average had expected a profit of Rs 2,832 crore, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon data.

ITC Ltd, India’s biggest cigarette maker, posted a 16.8% rise in its third-quarter profit on Friday, helped by a one-time gain.

The company, which also makes consumer goods ranging from biscuits to skincare products, said its profit rose to Rs 3,090 crore ($484.53 million) in the quarter ended December 31, from Rs 2,647 crore a year ago.

Analysts on average had expected a profit of Rs 2,832 crore, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon data.

The company reported a gain of Rs 413 crore on account of entry tax in the state of Tamil Nadu that was written back in the quarter.

First Published: Jan 19, 2018 13:40 IST