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GVK Power June quarter net loss at $5 mn

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013 - 12:57

Mumbai: GVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd posted a net loss in its June quarter, weighed down by sluggish investments on infrastructure in a slowing economy and higher interest payments on outstanding debt.

The company posted a net loss of 305.9 million rupees in the quarter, compared with a loss of 643 million rupees a year earlier. Net sales fell 14.5 percent to roughly 7 billion rupees.

The company had been expected to post a loss of 1.1 billion rupees, according to an estimate of two analysts tracking the company.

Like its peers in the power sector, GVK has grappled with fuel shortages for its power plants, while its highway construction business has been hit by environmental clearance hurdles.

Overseas, GVK's $10 billion coal mining project, which is a joint venture with Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart's Hancock Coal, has been delayed to 2016.

Reuters

First Published: Monday, August 12, 2013 - 12:57
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