CESC net profit in June quarter flat at Rs174 crore

Revenue rises to Rs1,912 crore from Rs1,713 crore a year earlier, but increased costs offset gains

Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint
Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint

Power utility CESC Ltd on Wednesday announced a net profit of Rs174 crore in the quarter ended June, almost unchanged from a year ago, as an increase in costs offset 11.6% year-on-year gains in revenue.

The company reported total revenue of Rs1,912 crore, as against Rs1,713 crore in the same quarter a year ago. The biggest jump in costs came from power purchased from other producers—from Rs502 crore a year ago, it shot up to Rs684 crore in the June quarter.

CESC’s shares rose 2.66% to Rs655.10 apiece on BSE in a flat market.

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