Maruti Suzuki Q1 net loss at Rs 249 crore

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Wednesday reported a standalone net loss of Rs 249.4 crore for the Q1 ended June 30, hit hard by the coronavirus lockdown and supply chain disruptions sapping demand for the country’s biggest automaker.
Maruti Suzuki Q1 net loss at Rs 249 crore

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It had posted net profit of Rs 1,435.5 crore in April-June of 2019-20, MSI said in a statement. 
Its net sales during the period under review declined to Rs 3,677.5 crore, as compared to Rs 18,735.2 crore in the year-ago period.
 During the first quarter, MSI sold a total of 76,599 vehicles. Sales in the domestic market stood at 67,027 units, while exports were at 9,572 units.
 The company had sold 4,02,594 units in the first quarter previous fiscal.
 “Owing to the global pandemic of COVID-19, it was an unprecedented quarter in the company’s history wherein a large part of the quarter had zero production and zero sales in compliance with a lockdown stipulated by the government,” MSI said.
 Production and sales started in a very small way in May, it added.
 The company’s first priority was the health, safety and well-being of all employees and associates across the value chain, including its customers, the auto major said.
 “Hence, with carefully designed safety protocols, which went far beyond compliance levels, the production in the whole quarter was equivalent to just about two weeks’’ of regular working. The results have to be viewed in this context,” it noted.

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