Vijay Mallya led liquor firm United Spirits Ltd today posted rise of 5.25% in net profit at Rs 144.95 crore for the first quarter ended June 30.
The company had posted a net profit of Rs 137.71 crore for the same period of 2011-12.
Key markets of Tamil Nadu and West Bengal continued to dampen USL's performance during the quarter, United Spirits Ltd (USL) said in a statement.
Net sales of the company rose to Rs 2,057.29 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, as compared to Rs 1,935.42 crore during the same period of previous fiscal.
"An artificially imposed constraint on USL volumes in Tamil Nadu, against the tide of consumer demand for the company's brands, saw USL volumes being restricted to about 70% of its capacity," the company said.
The Bangalore-headquartered firm said sales were down in West Bengal during the April-June quarter, due to sharp increase in duties and taxes imposed by the state government.