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India Cements Q1 Net Profit Falls 34 Percent to INR 26 cr

PTI Last Updated at 11 Aug 2018, 15:08 IST India

India Cements today reported a 34 percent drop in its standalone net profit at Rs 26.69 crore during the first quarter of the 2018-19 fiscal on poor sales.

Its net profit stood at Rs 40.43 crore in the same quarter of the previous fiscal, the company said in a BSE filing.

Net income declined to Rs 1,366.17 crore during April-June quarter of 2018-19 fiscal from Rs 1,466.75 crore in the year-ago period.

Expenses, however, remained lower at Rs 1,339.48 crore as against Rs 1,426.32 crore in the said period.

India Cements informed that the Enforcement Directorate Authorities had issued an order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) to attach Rs 120.34 crore worth of assets of the company.

"The company, has already appealed against the said order and the matter is presently sub-judice," it said.

Also, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in its order dated June 20, 2012, had imposed a penalty of Rs 187.48 crore on the company and on other cement firms and Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA), based on a complaint filed by Builders Association of India, alleging cartelisation and abuse of dominance.

India Cements along with other cement companies filed an appeal before the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), which directed the company to pay 10 percent of the penalty amount (Rs 18.75 crore) before granting the interim stay which was deposited by the company, it said.

NCLAT in its order dated July 25, 2018, dismissed the appeal filed by the companies including India Cements, "Based on expert legal advice the company is in the process of challenging the NCLAT order. In view of the proposed appeal challenging the order of NCLAT, no provision has been made in the financial statement," it added.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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