State-owned Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) today reported a 3.4 per cent dip in net profit to Rs 278.4 crore for the quarter ended June 30,2013,owing to higher expenses.
The companys net profit during the same period of the last fiscal was at Rs 288.4 crore,NLC said in a filing to BSE.
NLCS total expenses went up by almost 17 per cent to Rs 1,157 crore,against Rs 990 crore in the year-ago period,it said.
The total expenses went up due to higher employee benefits expense and changes in inventories of stock-in-trade and work-in-progress.
Employee benefits expense for the current quarter includes Rs 38.73 crore towards provision for pay revision and other benefits in respect of non-executives, NLC said.
The total income from operations of the company also increased to Rs 1,559 crore,over Rs 1,331 crore in the corresponding quarter of FY13,it added.
The companys incurred a loss of Rs 64 crore on the back of exceptional items.
The shares of the company closed at Rs 55.70 apiece on BSE on Thursday.