Jaiprakash Associates Q1 loss widens to Rs603 crore

Total standalone income of Jaiprakash Associates fell 27.11% to Rs1,734.98 crore in the June quarter from Rs2,380.58 crore a year ago


Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

New Delhi: Jaiprakash Associates Ltd on Friday reported widening of its standalone net loss to Rs.602.95 crore for the quarter ended June 2016.

The company posted a net loss of Rs.482.43 crore in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.

Total income of the company on standalone basis declined 27.11% to Rs.1,734.98 crore in the quarter under review from Rs.2,380.58 crore a year ago, the infrastructure firm said in a regulatory filing to the BSE.

Its expenses too declined to Rs.1,744.75 crore during the quarter under review from Rs.2,299.95 crore.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) in August imposed a fine of Rs.1,323.60 crore on Jaiprakash Associates for cartelization. The company said, “Based on the advise of the Company’s counsels as well as its own assessment, the company believes it has strong reasons for successful appeal. Accordingly, the company is taking steps to file appeal against the above order before the appropriate authorities.”

Jaypee Group has on a consolidated basis failed to repay Rs.2,905.6 crore in principal amount to banks and another Rs.1,558.93 crore in interest payments.

Jaiprakash Associates, the group’s flagship company, saw its net loss widening to Rs.3,345 crore in the last fiscal on a consolidated basis. In 2014-15, the same stood at Rs.1,735.10 crore.

Earlier this year, in one of the biggest deals in the domestic cement industry, debt-ridden Jaypee Group had announced part sale of its cement business to Kumarmangalam Birla-led Ultratech for Rs.15,900 crore.

The transaction will see Ultratech become possibly the biggest cement player in the country after gaining an overall capacity of 21.2 million tonnes per annum from Jaypee’s cement plants in five states and a grinding unit in Uttar Pradesh.

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