--Indo-Asian New Service"
New Delhi, Aug 12 - The country's largest oil marketer Indian Oil Corp (IOC) Tuesday said it had come out of the red with a net profit of Rs.2,523 crore for the first quarter ended June on the back of lower interest costs and the benefit of exchange variations.
The state-run company had posted a net loss of Rs.3,093 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.
The increase in net profit during the first quarter of the current year vis-a-vis the same quarter of the last year is mainly attributable to exchange variations and lower interest cost, IOC said here in a release.
IOC's income from operations from the quarter in question was Rs.1,24,957 crore, as against Rs.1,10,467 crore in the quarter ended June 2013.
Commenting on the results, IOC chairman B. Ashok said: Indian Oil sold 19.772 million tonnes of products, including exports, during April-June 2014.
Our refining throughput for Q1 2014-15 was 12.866 million tonnes and the throughput of the Corporation's countrywide pipelines network was 18.890 million tonnes during the same period, he added.
IOC stock closed Tuesday at Rs.340.95 a share, 11.80 points, or 3.58 percent, higher than its previous close on the BSE.
--Indo-Asian New Service