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Bajaj Auto Q2 profit seen down 4% at Rs 1,082 cr, commodity prices may hit margin

Operating profit is seen falling 5 percent year-on-year to Rs 1,228 crore and margin may contract by 270 basis points to 18.7 percent mainly on the back of higher commodity prices.

October 17, 2017 / 12:48 PM IST

Bajaj Auto's second quarter profit is seen falling 4 percent to Rs 1,082.25 crore compared with Rs 1,122 crore in same quarter last fiscal due to weak operational performance.

Analysts said Q2 is expected to be relatively better quarter in terms of sales but volumes may be under pressure.

Net sales during the quarter are expected to increase 8 percent to Rs 6,556.14 crore year-on-year, according to average of estimates of analysts polled by CNBC-TV18.

Sales volume increased 3.8 percent year-on-year in Q2 while export market saw some positive traction during the quarter, up 6.4 percent YoY.

Analysts expect realisations to increase 4 percent in Q2.

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Among motorcycles, share of entry and premium has risen but executive segment has seen a decline, analysts said.

Operating profit is seen falling 5 percent year-on-year to Rs 1,228 crore and margin may contract by 270 basis points to 18.7 percent mainly on the back of higher commodity prices.
CNBC-TV18
first published: Oct 16, 2017 05:31 pm
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