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Marico Q4 net zooms over two-folds to Rs 405 crore; revenue from operations rises to Rs 1,609 crore

New Delhi: Homegrown FMCG major Marico Monday posted over two-fold increase in consolidated net profit at Rs 405 crore for the fourth quarter of 2018-19, aided by one-time write-back of tax provisions amounting to Rs 188 crore.

The company had reported a net profit of Rs 183 crore in the corresponding period of fiscal 2017-18.

Revenue from operations rose to Rs 1,609 crore for the March quarter, as compared with Rs 1,503 crore in the same period of 2017-18, Marico said in a regulatory filing.

 Marico Q4 net zooms over two-folds to Rs 405 crore; revenue from operations rises to Rs 1,609 crore

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For the 2018-19 fiscal, the company posted a net profit of Rs 1,135 crore, up 37.24 percent from Rs 827 crore in 2017-18.

Revenue from operations during the last fiscal rose to Rs 7,334 crore from Rs 6,333 crore in 2017-18.

The company, which sells brands like Parachute Coconut Oil and Saffola, said the estimated capital expenditure in current fiscal is likely to be around Rs 125–150 crore.

On the outlook, it added: "The company will aim for volume growth of 8-10 percent and a topline growth of 13-15 percent depending on inflation over the medium term."

The FMCG firm further said investments towards brand building will be stepped up to support market growth initiatives in core categories and expansion into adjacent categories.

"The company will also aggressively invest behind the recent innovations and a visibly strong pipeline for the next 2-3 years," it added.

Marico shares Monday ended 4.56 percent lower at Rs 340 apiece on the BSE.

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Updated Date: May 06, 2019 17:04:37 IST