Hindustan Zinc’s Third-Quarter Net Profit Fell 20% on Year

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By Kosaku Narioka

Hindustan Zinc Ltd.’s third-quarter net profit dropped 20% compared with the same period a year earlier partly due to falling sales of zinc and silver.

Net profit for the quarter ended Dec. 31 fell to 21.56 billion Indian rupees ($265.4 million), the Indian mining company said late Thursday. That slightly exceeded the estimate of INR21.01 billion from a poll of analysts by FactSet.

Third-quarter revenue decreased 1.6% from a year earlier to INR78.66 billion. Sales of zinc declined 1% while sales of silver dropped 9%.

Write to Kosaku Narioka at [email protected]

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January 19, 2023 21:41 ET (02:41 GMT)

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