Lanco posts Rs.464.6 crore loss in December quarter

A steep decline in EPC business, higher finance costs and foreign exchange losses weigh
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First Published: Tue, Feb 12 2013. 09 56 PM IST
Lanco needs to recover `3,525.22 crore from state utilities, as of 31 December.
Lanco needs to recover Rs.3,525.22 crore from state utilities, as of 31 December.
Hyderabad: Independent power producer Lanco Infratech Ltd on Tuesday reported a loss of Rs.464.6 crore for the quarter ended 31 December because of a steep decline in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) business, higher finance costs and foreign exchange losses.
The company made a net profit of Rs.60.92 crore in the same period last year.
Revenue before elimination of inter-segment operating income declined by 19% from Rs.4,596.18 crore in the third quarter.
The EPC business declined by 70% to Rs.928 crore from the previous year, while the power segment that accounts for two-thirds of revenue doubled to Rs.2,534 crore.
The average plant load factor, an indicator of capacity utilization, stood at 57% because of fuel shortages and maintenance shutdowns. Lanco has a total operating capacity of 4,000 megawatts.
Lanco said it needs to recover Rs.3,525.22 crore from state utilities, as of 31 December. The company has a net debt of Rs.33,833 crore.
Shares of Lanco declined by 3.13% to close at Rs.12.08 on BSE, while the benchmark index rose by 0.52% to 19,561.04 points.
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