Heritage Foods Q4 net up 41% at Rs 18 cr

Hyderabad-based Heritage Foods Limited has reported a 41 per cent increase in consolidated net profit at Rs 18.04 crore for the quarter ended March, 2016 as compared to Rs 12.74 crore in the corresponding quarter previous year.

The company's improved profitability comes from the dairy business, which contributed little over 70 per cent to the top line in the quarter under review.

Heritage Foods' consolidated income grew 16.30 per cent to Rs 632.70 crore in the quarter ended March, 2016 from Rs 544.01 crore in the year ago period. Net profit for the full year ended March, 2016 stood at Rs 55.42 crore, an increase of 95.47 per cent over Rs 28.35 crore in the previous year. Total income from operations rose by 14.84 per cent to Rs 2,380.58 crore from Rs 2072.96 crore in the previous year.

The board of directors of the company has recommended a dividend of Rs 3 per share of the face value of Rs 10 each subject to the approval of the shareholders.

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