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Tata Motors Q4 profit skid nearly 50% to `2,176 crore

New Delhi: Homegrown auto major Tata Motors on Wednesday reported 49.82 per cent decline in consolidated net profit at Rs 2,176.16 crore for the March quarter with its British arm JLR continuing to face challenges in the UK and Europe, in addition to one time impairment charge.
It had posted consolidated net profit of Rs 4,336.43 crore in the corresponding period of last fiscal, Tata Motors said in a BSE filing.
Its consolidated income from operations in the fourth quarter of 2017-18 was Rs 91,279.09 crore. It was at Rs 78,746.61 crore in the year-ago quarter.
The company said an exceptional debit of Rs 1,641.38 crore was provided after it reviewed product development programmes in capital-work in progress and consequently provided for impairment during the quarter.
The two figures are not comparable due to GST implementation from July 1 last year, after which revenue from operations is reported net of GST.
During the quarter under review, Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR) net revenue grew by 4 per cent to 7,555 million pounds. Its wholesales were up 2.2 per cent.
While it has done well in global markets like China and North America, JLR faced major challenges of currency fluctuation and Brexit issue in the UK besides the uncertainty over diesel engines as it faced in Europe.
JLR will invest 4.5 billion pounds in 2018-19 on new models and technologies.
Tata Motors which has been on a turnaround journey for its domestic business said that in 2017-18 consolidated net profit was at Rs 9,091.36 crore as against Rs 7,666.56 crore in the previous fiscal, up 18.58
per cent.
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