New Delhi: State-run Hindustan Copper on Wednesday reported a 12% jump in profit at Rs18.92 crore for the third quarter ended on 31 December 2017.

The company had posted a Rs16.87 crore profit for the period from continuing and discontinued operations in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal, it said in a BSE filing. Total income of the company also rose to Rs497.73 crore for the quarter under consideration, as against Rs269.22 crore in the same period a year ago.

Its total expenses during the said quarter were at Rs469.60 crore as against Rs243.09 crore in the year ago quarter. Hindustan Copper, a vertically integrated copper producer, is primarily engaged in business of mining and processing of copper ore to produce refined copper metal.

Shares of Hindustan Copper closed 0.23% down at Rs85.05 apiece on BSE.