Analysts believe that the margins have bottomed out and should start showing improvement YoY hereon, ending three years of contraction, from 26 percent in FY14 to 16 percent in FY17.
Operating profit is seen falling 24 percent to Rs 364 crore and margin may shrink 200 basis points to 9 percent on year-on-year basis, mainly due to negative operating leverage and higher raw material cost.
Analysts expect the company to guide its dollar revenue growth in the range of 0-2 percent or 1-3 percent for July-September quarter.
Appreciation in rupee against US dollar may hurt net numbers, analysts feel.
Operating profit during the quarter is likely to drop 9 percent to Rs 1,075 crore and margin may be flat at 20 percent on year-on-year basis.
Low cost deposit flow may be strong for the bank, analysts feel.
Dollar revenue is likely to increase by half a percent to USD 129 million QoQ, according to average of estimates of analysts polled by CNBC-TV18.
According to average of estimates of analysts polled by CNBC-TV18, dollar revenue growth is expected to be 4 percent at USD 203.3 million QoQ.
Analysts say if slippages come below Rs 2,500 crore (against Rs 3,100 crore in Q4FY17) and gross non-performing assets improve (from 9.63 percent in Q4) then that will be taken positively.
The growth in assets under management is expected at 35-40 percent against 36.1 percent in Q4.
Analysts say topline could see a bump up of 10 percent due to excise duty added in gross sales.
Operating profit may increase 21 percent year-on-year to Rs 77.6 crore and margin may expand 300 basis points to 13 percent in the quarter gone by.
Topline and operational performance will be key to watch out for while the Street is divided on volume growth given uncertainty post GST rollou
Sales volumes are expected to boost results on a low base. Volumes may be driven by ramp-up at new capacities in East India at Jamul and Sindri plants.
Analysts polled by CNBC-TV18 say that the company could post a 6 percent rise in net profit to Rs 20.1 crore, while its income could rise to Rs 647.5 crore.
Analysts feel the large deal pipeline continued to be healthy but skewed towards renewals rather than new wins.
Profit is seen rising 29 percent year-on-year to Rs 460 crore and revenue may increase 23 percent to Rs 10,620 crore in January-March quarter, according to average of estimates of analysts polled by CNBC-TV18.
The company’s revenue could be up 2.3 percent at Rs 10,400 crore against Rs 10,160crore during March 2016.
Analysts expect capitalisation of Rs 12,000-14,000 crore in Q4, driven by commissioning of Champa-Kurukshetra HDVC line.
Operating profit during the quarter is likely to increase 4 percent to Rs 5,064 crore but margin may shrink 90 basis points to 13.8 percent due to high base in same quarter last year.
Revenue during the quarter is seen rising 9 percent to Rs 19,805 crore and operating profit may increase 1 percent to Rs 5,510 crore but margin may contract 220 basis points to 27.8 percent compared with year-ago period.
Power revenues are expected to increase by 20 percent YoY while industrial revenues are likely to decline by 21 percent YoY.
Blended realisation may increase 3-4 percent YoY on higher international coal prices, higher contribution from e-auction sales of total sales, hike in coking coal prices in Q4FY17.
The cigarette volume growth is expected to be in the range of 1-2 percent. It must be noted that the company took blended price hike of 7-8 percent this quarter.
The revenue of the company is seen down 3 percent at Rs 2272 crore, according to analysts polled by CNBC-TV18.