Piramal Enterprises shares tank nearly 14% after company reports net loss of Rs 1,703 cr in March quarter

Shares of Piramal Enterprises on Tuesday plunged nearly 14 percent after the company reported a net loss of Rs 1,702.59 crore in the quarter ended 31 March

Press Trust of India May 12, 2020 11:46:40 IST
Piramal Enterprises shares tank nearly 14% after company reports net loss of Rs 1,703 cr in March quarter

New Delhi: Shares of Piramal Enterprises on Tuesday plunged nearly 14 percent after the company reported a net loss of Rs 1,702.59 crore in the quarter ended 31 March.

On BSE, it plunged 9.99 percent to Rs 839.05, while the scrip of the company dived 13.87 percent to Rs 802.30 on NSE.

The Ajay Piramal-led firm on Monday reported a net loss of Rs 1,702.59 crore in the quarter ended 31 March, mainly on the back of additional provisioning in lieu of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The company had reported a net profit of Rs 454.63 crore in the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal.

Its total income for the quarter also declined to Rs 3,341 crore from Rs 3,408.62 crore as the company is focusing on deleveraging its business.

"The COVID-19 crisis comes at a time when there is a prevailing slowdown. Therefore, the board thought it prudent to make an additional provisioning of Rs 1,903 crore, which has resulted in the total provisioning increase to Rs 2,693 crore, which represents 5.8 percent of the book," Piramal said.

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