Tata Steel Last Quarter Net Profit Jumps Five-Fold

02/09/18 05:55 AM EST
   By Debiprasad Nayak 
 

MUMBAI--Tata Steel, one of the world's biggest steelmakers, reported a five-fold jump in its net profit during the last quarter on better revenue growth.

The company, which has operations in India as well as Europe, posted a net profit of INR11.36 billion ($176 million) during the three months ended Dec 31, compared with INR2.32 billion a year ago. However, it was below the INR13.92 billion estimated by analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.

Its revenue rose 14.5% to INR331 billion.

The company had been struggling earlier to reduce losses at its European operations. However, the company recently signed a deal with Thyssenkrupp for a merger of some of its operations in Europe.

 

Write to Debiprasad Nayak at debiprasad.nayak@wsj.com

 

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February 09, 2018 05:55 ET (10:55 GMT)

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