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Mumbai: Wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy Ltd’s shares rose as much as 10% after its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (Ebitda) for the March quarter turned positive after a gap of seven quarters.

Its net loss for the quarter ended 31 March declined to 603.45 crore from 1,912.72 crore in the year-ago period, helped by cost reductions and restructuring of operations.

The company turned Ebitda-positive and Ebit-positive after a gap of seven quarters, said Kirti Vagadia, Suzlon’s group head of finance. Ebitda is a measure of operating profitability while Ebit stands for earnings before interest and tax.

Income from operations rose 53.23% to 6,645.05 crore in the three months ended March compared with 4,336.44 crore a year ago. The company swung to an operating profit of 328 crore from an operating loss of 594 crore in the same period.

The debt-laden company has plans to raise about 1,000 crore from the sale of non-core assets this fiscal year.

At 10:18am, Suzlon Energy shares were trading at 24.15 on BSE, up 9.97% from their previous close, while India’s benchmark Sensex rose 0.4% to 24,338.39 points.

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