USL in low spirits under Diaego, loses Rs 1,799 cr
Liquor firm United Spirits Ltd (USL) on Wednesday reported a standalone net loss of Rs 1,799.28 crore for the three months ended March 2015 on account of increasing debt and liabilities. The company had run up a net loss of Rs 5,380.10 crore in the same period of the previous fiscal, USL said in a filing to BSE.
However, <g data-gr-id="30">total</g> income of the company on standalone basis rose 5.55 per cent to Rs 2,051.25 crore during the quarter under review, from Rs 1,943.34 crore in the year-ago period. During 2014-15, USL reduced the gap of its consolidated net loss to Rs 1,687.71 crore as against a net loss of Rs 4,489.08 crore a year earlier.
However USL’s total consolidated income from <g data-gr-id="29">operation</g> during 2014-15 came down 12.06 per cent to Rs 9,334.99 crore, from Rs 10,615.41 crore a year ago. Its total income from operations on <g data-gr-id="28">standalone</g> basis also declined 5.48 per cent to Rs 8,049.34 crore in 2014-15 from Rs 8,516.60 crore in 2013-14. USL suffered a loss of Rs 3,083.51 crore in 2014-15 transferred from the previous year.
However, in 2013-14, USL had got a surplus of Rs 2,023.38 crore from the previous year. “In relation to the standalone financial results of the company, during the financial year ended March 31, 2015, the company has recorded the provision for diminution on long-term investment in subsidiaries amounting to Rs 361.81 crore and loans and advances to subsidiaries amounting to Rs 354.35 crore,” USL said. This provision arises primarily due to low capacity utilisation, negative margins or strategic shift in focus of business. The company has recorded the provision based on third-party <g data-gr-id="35">valuations</g>, it added. It added: “In relation to the consolidated financial results, during the financial year ended March 31, 2015, the company has recorded the impairment of goodwill amounting to Rs 120.90 crore. The company has recorded this impairment in line with the factors considered above.”
Scrip dips 3.5% on Q4 results
Shares of liquor firm United Spirits Ltd (USL) on Wednesday fell by 3.5 <g data-gr-id="85">per cent</g> after the company reported a standalone net loss of Rs 1,799.28 crore for the three months ended March 2015. The stock settled at Rs 3,509.05, down 2.98 per cent on the BSE. During the day, it slipped 3.78 per cent to Rs 3,480. On the NSE, shares of the company ended with a loss of 3.54 <g data-gr-id="86">per cent</g> at Rs 3,500.60.
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