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Dabur India's Q2 net profit up 4 % to Rs 377.55 crore

New Delhi: FMCG major Dabur India Wednesday reported a 4.10 per cent increase in consolidated net profit at Rs 377.55 crore for the second quarter ended September, 2018 helped by growth of the core business in the domestic market.

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 362.67 crore in the July-September quarter a-year-ago, Dabur India said in a BSE filing.

Total income during the quarter under review, was up by 7.97 per cent to Rs 2,206.18 crore, as against Rs 2,043.25 crore in the corresponding quarter a year ago.

"Despite higher competitive intensity, we have sustained a good growth momentum in the domestic FMCG business with our key brands reporting strong market share gains during the quarter," Dabur India CEO Sunil Duggal said.

Dabur's total expenses were at Rs 1,732.80 crore as against Rs 1,592.43 crore, up 8.81 per cent. During the September quarter, Dabur's sales in the international markets was "muted" due to currency devaluation headwinds in the key overseas markets.

"Performance in our international business was relatively muted due to the weakness in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and currency devaluations in markets like Turkey," Duggal added.

Its revenue from consumer care business was up by 10.03 per cent to Rs 1,776.66 crore in the second quarter of FY 2018-19 as against Rs 1,614.69 crore in the corresponding

quarter a year ago.

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