India: Ambuja Cement reports 26% profit in second quarter of 2014


Updated Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:46:29 GMT

Ambuja Cement has reported a 26% year-on-year increase in stand-alone net profit for the second-quarter of 2014, led by increase in sales and other income. The company posted a second-quarter stand-alone net profit of US$68.0m, up from US$53.9 for the second quarter of 2013. Ambuja Cement's quarterly net sales were US$450m, up by 15% from US$390m in the preceding year quarter, while other operating income was US$2.28m, compared with US$5.48m in the second-quarter of 2013. During the second quarter, sales volumes rose by 8% to 5.79Mt from 5.38Mt in the prior-year quarter.