India's Adani Total Gas Reports 9% Rise in Q1 Profit on Higher CNG Sales

India's Adani Total Gas (ADAG.NS) reported a nearly 9 percent rise in 1st quarter profit on 25th July, helped by higher sales of compressed natural gas (CNG).

The company, which distributes piped gas to various Indian cities, said consolidated profit rose to 1.50 billion rupees for the quarter ended June 30 from 1.38 billion rupees a year earlier.
Adani Total, part of the Adani group conglomerate, said its CNG volume increased 18% from last year led by an addition of eleven new stations.
Indian government lowered gas prices in April and set a ceiling to help industrial buyers and city gas distributors.
Adani Total's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) rose 12 percent year-on-year to 2.55 billion rupees, helped by cost optimization and maintaining a balanced price strategy, the company said.
Consolidated revenue from operations rose marginally by 2.3 percent year-on-year to 11.35 billion rupees as the company passed on the reduction in domestic gas prices to customers.
Shares of the company rose as much as 1.07 percent after the results. They are down 82 percent for the year so far, mainly hurt by a scathing report by U.S. short-seller Hindenburg Research on the Adani Group.

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