Oct 16 Bajaj Auto, India's
second-largest motorcycle manufacturer by sales, reported a 13
percent rise in second-quarter profit, marginally beating
analyst estimates, as a weaker rupee boosted export earnings.
Bajaj on Wednesday posted a net profit of 8.37 billion
Indian rupees ($135 million) for the three months to Sept. 30
compared with 7.41 billion rupees in the same period a year
earlier. Revenue rose 5 percent to 50.61 billion rupees.
The mean estimates of 11 analysts were profit of 8.19
billion rupees and revenue of 49.23 billion rupees, according to
Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Shares of Bajaj Auto closed 0.6 percent lower on Tuesday at
2,125.65 rupees but are 21 percent higher than a year ago
compared with 11 percent for the benchmark stock index.
Indian markets are closed on Wednesday.
($1 = 61.8625 Indian rupees)
(Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan in MUMBAI; Editing by