Mumbai, Feb 14: Hit by a demand slump, homegrown auto major Tata Motors has reported a 52.2 per cent decline in consolidated net profit for the third quarter ended December 31, 2012, at Rs 1,636.01 crore.
The company had posted a net profit of Rs 3,422.7 crore in the same period last fiscal, Tata Motors said in a filing to the BSE.
Consolidated total income from operations stood at Rs 46,089.5 crore during the third quarter this fiscal against Rs 45,260.25 crore in the same period last fiscal.
The company said the growth is revenue was on the back of strong demand, growth in volumes and favourable market mix at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).
On a standalone basis, the company had posted a net loss of Rs 458.49 crore in the third quarter ended December 31, 2012 against a net profit of Rs 173.67 crore in the same period last fiscal.
Total income from operations stood at Rs 10,630.09 crore against Rs 13,337.9 crore.
During the third quarter, Tata Motors sold 2,05,291 vehicles against 2,31,328 units in the same period last fiscal.
JLR wholesales for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, grew 9.9 per cent over the corresponding period last year to 94,828 units, Tata Motors said.
Jaguar, Land Rover volumes
While Jaguar volumes stood at 15,043 units, Land Rover volumes were at 79,785 units. Growth in volumes was driven by continued strong demand from China and sales of Range Rover Evoque and Freelander.
JLR revenues for the quarter were at £3,804 million, up 1.5 per cent from £3,749 million during the corresponding quarter last year. Profit after tax for the quarter was at £296 million against £393 million in the corresponding quarter last year, it added.
In the domestic market, commercial vehicles sales for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, stood at 1,38,963 units, driven by the LCV segment and passenger vehicles sales stood at 54,675 units.
Shares of Tata Motors ended the day at Rs 296.70 per scrip on the BSE, down 2.59 from the previous close.