SPARC back in the black in Q1, reports profit of Rs 57 cr; stock jumps 14%

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SPARC's sister firm, Sun Pharma, too, was trading 1 per cent higher at Rs 534 apiece on the BSE
Shares of SPARC (Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company) zoomed 14.5 per cent to Rs 200 apiece on the BSE on Wednesday after the company declared healthy June quarter results on Tuesday, post market hours. At 9:34 am, the stock was ruling 10.6 per cent higher at Rs 193.2 on the BSE, as against 343 points, or 0.9 per cent, rally in the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex.

The company's net profit in Q1FY21 came in at Rs 56.69 crore, compared with a loss of Rs 94.19 crore in the year-ago quarter. It's EBITDA stood at Rs 60.78 crore, as against a negative EBITDA of Rs 95.02 crore posted in Q1FY20. Besides, EBITDA margin at 32.77 per cent, soaring 581.38 per cent YoY.

It's revenue from operations for the quarter under review came in at Rs 185.45 crore, clocking a growth of 970.73 per cent YoY from Rs17.32 crore reported in Q1FY20.

"Since the beginning of 2020 until now, the global wide spread of Covid–19 is a fluid and challenging situation facing all the industries. The Company has taken all possible effective measures to limit and keep the impact of Covid-19 under control in order to ensure business continuity with minimal disruption. The Company, as per business plans, is in the process of evaluating various sources of raising funds for its operations. The Company has also received a financial support letter from its parent Company which is valid till time the Company is able to raise funds from external sources. The Company will continue to pay close attention to the development of Covid–19, and will further evaluate and actively respond to such impact on the financial position and financial performance of the Company," it said in a statement.

SPARC's sister firm, Sun Pharma, too, was trading 1 per cent higher at Rs 534 apiece on the BSE. It hit an intra-day high of Rs 538 per share. For the June quarter, Sun Pharma had posted a surprise consolidated loss of Rs 1,655.60 crore due to exceptional items of Rs 3,633.33 crore. It's profit was Rs 1,387.48 crore in the year-ago period.

"The exceptional items include unit Taro’s payment of $213.3 million (Rs 1,617.96 crore) to resolve all claims related to federal healthcare programs, as it resolved all matters with Department of Justice (DoJ), and unit Dusa’s settlement with DoJ to the tune of Rs 156.36 crore," it said in a statement. 

It also said Taro has made certain provisions amounting to $60 million(Rs 455.19 crore) for related ongoing multi-jurisdiction civil antitrust matters, and added the ultimate outcome of the antitrust matters cannot be predicted with certainty.

The company’s revenues from operations stood at Rs 7,467.19 crore, down from Rs 8,259.30 crore a year ago.

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