Data network solutions provider Sterlite Technologies on Thursday posted over 63 percent year-on-year decline in consolidated net profit for the second quarter ended September 2020 at Rs 58.5 crore, hurt by lower revenue and higher mix of service business.
However, the profit and revenue in the September quarter were substantially higher sequentially, and the company exuded confidence that the sequential growth logged would continue for the next two quarters as well.
The net profit (attributable to owners) for Q2FY21 came in at Rs 58.47 crore, down 63.3 percent year-on-year. The net profit in the corresponding period of previous year stood at Rs 159.56 crore, according to a regulatory filing. Revenue from operations slipped nearly 15 percent to Rs 1,159.5 crore in Q2FY21 from Rs 1,359.6 crore in the year-ago period.
However, the net profit was nine-fold higher than Rs 6 crore reported in first quarter of current fiscal. Revenue also rose over 32 percent from the June quarter. The company said its manufacturing operations have exceeded pre-COVID levels and its order book is at an ”all-time high” of over Rs 10,705 crore with diversified wins.
”Digital network creators globally continue to invest aggressively in strengthening their current network, to increase the reach and quality of their networks. Our strategic investments in building deep technology expertise, integrated digital network solutions, and global talent, positions us strongly to address this market demand,” Sterlite Technologies Ltd (STL) Group CEO Anand Agarwal said in a statement. Agarwal told.
First Published: IST