Larsen & Toubro shares tank 5% after Q2 earnings

Larsen & Toubro shares tank 5% after Q2 earnings

On the NSE, it tanked 4.85 per cent to close at Rs 935.20

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Shares of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Thursday tanked 5 per cent after the company posted a 45 per cent decline in consolidated net profit for the quarter ended September.

The stock plunged 4.99 per cent to close at Rs 934.60 on the BSE. During the day, it declined by 5.75 per cent to Rs 927.

On the NSE, it tanked 4.85 per cent to close at Rs 935.20.

In traded volume terms, 5.26 lakh shares were traded at the BSE and over 1.18 crore units on the NSE during the day.

The engineering and construction giant on Wednesday posted a 45 per cent decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,410.29 crore for the quarter ended September, hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company had clocked a net profit of Rs 2,551.67 crore in the year-ago period, it said in a regulatory filing.

"Net profit after tax (PAT) and share in profit / (loss) of joint ventures/associates from continuing operations before exceptional items for the quarter is at Rs 1,410 crore, registering a sequential improvement of nearly 4 times reflecting a pickup in the business momentum.

"However, the impact of the pandemic in terms of lower revenue, higher credit provisions in the financial services business and disruption of the Metro services led to the decline of 45 per cent vis-a-vis reported PAT of the corresponding quarter of the previous year at Rs 2,552 crore," the company said in a statement.

Total consolidated income fell to Rs 31,593.77 crores in the July-September quarter from Rs 35,924.89 crore in the year-ago period.