The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday reported 20.69 per cent increase in net profit at Rs. 762.28 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2014-15, riding on robust sales, cost reduction and forex gains.
It had posted net profit of Rs. 631.60 crore in the same period last fiscal, MSI said in a statement.
Net sales during Q1, 2014-15 stood at Rs. 11,073.51 crore, up 10.78 per cent as against Rs. 9,995.12 crore in the same quarter of last fiscal.
MSI said it sold 2,99,894 vehicles during Q1, a growth of 12.6 per cent over the year-ago period.
Sales in the domestic market stood at 2,70,643 units, up 10.3 per cent. Exports were at 29,251 units, up 38.7 per cent.
The company said its cost reduction and localisation initiatives, growth in volumes and favourable foreign exchange helped improve the bottomline during the quarter.