IRB Infrastructure Owner – Infrastructure firm IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd on Tuesday reported a 37% increase in net profit for the quarter ended 31 March at Rs 207 crore.

The company had reported a net profit of Rs 151 crore in the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal. Its total income for the January-March period stood at Rs1,656 crore as against Rs 1,571 crore a year ago, registering a growth of 5%, the company said in a statement. For the year, the company reported a 12% increase in net profit at Rs 715 crore as against Rs 640 crore in FY16.

Its total income in FY17 increased by 14% to Rs5,969 crore from Rs 5,255 crore last year. Recently, IRB listed the first InvIT of the country with 6 operational assets valued at Rs 5,920 crore. It received Rs1,700 crore as consideration from the InvIT and IRB continues to hold 15% of the unit capital of the trust.

Consequently, IRB’s debt-equity ratio has reduced substantially from 3:1 to around 1.8:1, which would lead to a credit rating upgrade. IRB’s construction order book stands at around Rs 9,250 crore at the end of FY 2016-17.

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