Asian Paints on Wednesday reported a net profit of Rs 655.44 crore for the April-June period. That marked an increase of 17.70 per cent from the company's net profit of Rs 556.85 crore for the corresponding three-month period a year ago. In a regulatory filing during market hours, Asian Paints said its total income grew 16.68 per cent to Rs 5,204.19 crore in the quarter ended June 30. The company's total income had stood at Rs 4,460.25 crore in the year-ago period.
Shares in Asian Paints rose as much as 1.66 per cent after the earnings announcement by the company.
“The decorative business segment in India registered a high double digit volume growth and delivered strong performance across regions,” said KBS Anand, managing director and CEO, Asian Paints.
The paint company said its revenue from the paints segment grew 16.60 per cent to Rs 5,022.79 crore in the June quarter. Revenue from the home improvement segment increased 18.56 per cent to Rs 107.84 crore, according to the regulatory filing.
The company said its automotive coatings and industrial coatings businesses were impacted by a demand slowdown.
“Benign raw material prices, however, supported the margins for the entire coatings business,” Mr Anand added.
At 1:41 pm, Asian Paints shares traded 0.98 per cent higher at Rs 1,442.35 apiece on the BSE, outperforming the benchmark Sensex index which was down 0.31 per cent amid a broad-based selloff.