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SAIL Q1 net profit rises 18 per cent to Rs 530 crore

The state-run steel maker had clocked Rs 451 crore net profit in the same quarter in the year-ago period.

SAIL Q1 net profit rises 18 per cent (Photo: Reuters) SAIL Q1 net profit rises 18 per cent (Photo: Reuters)

Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) on Monday reported an 18 per cent increase in net profit for the April-June quarter at Rs 530 crore on higher sales and realisation.

The state-run steel maker had clocked Rs 451 crore net profit in the same quarter in the year-ago period, it said in a statement. The turnover of the company rose to Rs 12,515 crore, registering a growth of 10 per cent as compared to year-ago period, it added.

"Net sales realisation of the company rose to Rs 36,858 per tonne from Rs 35,777 a tonne," said SAIL Chairman C S Verma.

SAIL sold 2.76 million tonnes (MT) of steel during the quarter, against 2.62 MT during the same period last year.