Web Exclusive | February 2018
NTPC Q3 net profit falls 4.4%, revenue rises
NTPC recorded a fall of 4.4 per cent in its net profit to Rs 2,360 crore in the third quarter ended December 31. Total revenue rose to Rs 21,000 crore during Q3 compared to Rs 19,646 crore in the year-ago period. The board of directors decided to pay interim dividend at the rate of 27.3 per cent (Rs 2.73 per share) on the face value of paid-up equity shares of Rs 10 each for 2017-18. The date of payment/dispatch of dividend shall be February 15, the company stated. During the April-December period this financial year, the company’s standalone net profit stood at Rs 7,417 crore compared to Rs 7,305 crore a year earlier. The plant load factor, or capacity utilisation, of coal-based units stood at 77.50 per cent against the national average of 59.68 per cent.