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Mumbai: Shares of local search engine Justdial on Thursday plunged 8.5% as the company reported 16% decline in net profit for the quarter ended 31 December. The stock slumped 8.50% to settle at 717.95 on BSE.

During the day, it dipped 9.11% to 713.10 - its 52-week low. At NSE, shares of the company tanked 6.86% to end at 731.10. The company lost 468 crore to 5,062.98 crore in market valuation. In terms of volume, 4.29 lakh shares of the company changed hands at BSE and over 26 lakh shares were traded at NSE during the day.

Justdial on Thursday reported 16% decline in net profit to 27 crore for the October-December quarter of the current fiscal due to sharp increase in expenses. The company had reported a net profit of 32 crore in the same quarter a year ago. Justdial’s total income from operations grew 10.95% to 171.3 crore in the quarter under review as against 154.4 crore a year ago, it said in a BSE filing.

Its overall expenses stood at 142 crore, up 28.60%, compared with 110.4 crore in the third quarter of the previous fiscal.

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