July 30 (Reuters) - Software services exporter Tech Mahindra Ltd posted on Monday a lower-than-expected first-quarter profit, dented by higher expenses.
The company's net profit rose to 8.98 billion rupees ($130.80 million) in the quarter ended June 30, from 7.99 billion rupees, a year earlier bit.ly/2OsZj0D.
Analysts on average had expected a net profit of 9.08 billion rupees, according to estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Expenses for the quarter rose 8.2 percent to 72.31 billion rupees.
$1 = 68.6525 Indian rupees Reporting by Abinaya Vijayaraghavan in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips