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  Business   Companies  25 May 2017  Ashok Leyland posts net profit in fourth quarter

Ashok Leyland posts net profit in fourth quarter

REUTERS
Published : May 25, 2017, 4:05 pm IST
Updated : May 25, 2017, 4:05 pm IST

The company said sales of medium and heavy commercial vehicles rose 10 percent to 38,643 units in the quarter.

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Bengaluru: Ashok Leyland posted a net profit in the fourth quarter against a net loss in the same period last year, as the truck maker sold more medium and heavy commercial vehicles.

Net profit stood at 4.76 billion rupees ($73.72 million) in the quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of 1.41 billion rupees, the company said on Thursday.

 

Analysts on average estimated the company, which is majority-owned by the U.K.-based Hinduja Group, to post a profit of 4.34 billion rupees in the March-quarter, Thomson Reuters data showed.

The company said sales of medium and heavy commercial vehicles rose 10 percent to 38,643 units in the quarter.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru