Earnings growth without a growth in sales or volumes tends to run out of steam quickly. Thus, the key things to monitor would be is the growth in sales and volumes better than Q2 and what managements are guiding for the next few quarters.
India's manufacturing sector may show growth improvement in the October-December quarter with a slightly better outlook for production, driven by better export prospects, according to a report.
India is the most optimistic country globally in terms of hiring plans for the next three months, however there is some sign of "increased caution" among employers amid global slowdown and impact of automation in the IT sector, says a survey.
The company had reported net profit of Rs 14.90 crore in the year-ago period, it said in the filing to BSE.
The software services exporter has revised dollar revenue growth guidance upwards to 8.9-9.3 percent from 6.4-8.4 percent earlier and also raised revenue guidance to 12.8-13.2 percent in constant currency from 10-12 percent earlier.
Provisions remained at elevated levels, rising 14 percent quarter-on-quarter to Rs 75.1 crore in Q3FY16. There was a provision writeback of Rs 0.82 crore in corresponding quarter of last fiscal.
Net interest income, the difference between interest earned and interest expended, may grow 30.5 percent to Rs 1,124.5 crore during the quarter compared to Rs 861.4 crore in year-ago period.
Two-wheeler and commercial vehicle maker Eicher Motors will announce its fourth quarter earnings on Friday. Profit after tax may spike up 73 percent year-on-year to Rs 167 crore during the quarter, driven by strong revenue and operating income.
Bata India's fourth quarter profit after tax is seen rising 24.8 percent year-on-year to Rs 65.8 crore, according to the average of estimates of analysts polled by CNBC-TV18. Adjusted profit may increase 10.7 percent on yearly basis.
NCC may report standalone profit of Rs 14.8 crore during October-December quarter against loss of Rs 7.3 crore in same quarter last year, according to a CNBC-TV18 poll. Profit may get additional boost from lower interest expense, with the rights issue leading to debt repayment.
Power Finance Corporation's third quarter profit is expected to be impacted due to higher provisions. Profit is likely to increase 3.6 percent year-on-year to Rs 1,589.3 crore during the quarter, according to the average of estimates of analysts polled by CNBC-TV18.
Hathway Cable and Datacom's third quarter loss is expected to widen to Rs 60 crore from Rs 37 crore in the year-ago period, according to a CNBC-TV18 poll.
PI Industries' third quarter net profit is seen rising 57 percent year-on-year to Rs 55 crore supported by revenue and operational income, according to the average of estimates of analysts polled by CNBC-TV18.
Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemical Corporation's third quarter net profit is seen falling 77 percent year-on-year to Rs 15 crore due to lower operating income and revenues, according to a CNBC-TV18 poll.
Essar Oil's third quarter net profit plunged 78 percent sequentially to Rs 52 crore on the back of inventory loss of Rs 592 crore.
United Bank of India has turned profitable during October-December quarter due to sharp slide in provisions and jump in other income. However, the net was impacted by lower net interest income.
Cadila Healthcare's net profit during October-December quarter climbed 51.6 percent year-on-year to Rs 282 crore on consolidated basis, driven by strong operating performance and growth in US business.
Cadila Healthcare is expected to show a 55 percent growth year-on-year in its profit at Rs 288.5 crore driven by strong operating income during October-December quarter, according to a CNBC-TV18 poll.
Corporation Bank's third quarter net profit climbed 16 percent year-on-year to Rs 147 crore, largely driven by lower provisions.
Jaiprakash Power Ventures (JPVL) is expected to report a loss of Rs 92 crore during October-December quarter against loss of Rs 153 crore in the year-ago period.
Larsen and Toubro (L&T) is expected to report a 1.1 percent (year-on-year) decline in standalone profit at Rs 1,255 crore for Q3FY15, according to a CNBC-TV18 poll. Adjusted profit after tax may jump 10.4 percent.
Marksans Pharma's third quarter consolidated net profit surged 23.7 percent year-on-year to Rs 27.7 crore led by strong revenue.
Ipca Laboratories' third quarter net profit plunged 70.2 percent year-on-year to Rs 41.5 crore dented by lower exports and operating income.
State-run iron ore miner NMDC beat street expectations on Friday with the third quarter profit rising 1.6 percent year-on-year to Rs 1,593 crore. According to CNBC-TV18 poll, profit was expected at Rs 1,503 crore on revenue of Rs 1,780 crore for the quarter.
DLF is expected to report a 15.9 percent decline (year-on-year) in profit at Rs 122 crore for October-December quarter. The real estate major will announce its earnings on Monday.