Tata Power posts surprise Q4 loss on charge

Last Updated: Fri, May 19, 2017 15:44 hrs
A woman walks under high-tension power lines leading from a Tata Power sub station in Mumbai's suburbs

Tata Power Co Ltd posted a loss in the fourth quarter on Friday compared with a profit a year earlier as it incurred a one-time charge towards contractual obligations.

The company posted a consolidated net loss for the quarter ended March 31 of 2.47 billion rupees ($38.12 million), compared with a profit of 829.5 million rupees a year earlier.

Consolidated exceptional loss towards contractual obligations amounted to 6.51 billion rupees, Tata Power said.

Analysts on average had expected a consolidated profit of 4.26 billion rupees for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters data.

The company's consolidated revenue from its power business fell 12 percent to 59.75 billion rupees.

($1 = 64.7975 rupees)

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