PSO announces 5-time increase in net profit for nine-month period

PSO announces 5-time increase in net profit for nine-month period

KARACHI: Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has declared five-time increase in net profit for nine-month period ended March 31, 2021. The unprecedented growth may be attributed to reduction in cost of products sold during the period.

According to financial results for nine-month period ended March 31, 2021 submitted to Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the company announced an amount of Rs18.24 billion during first nine months (July – March) 2020/2021 as compared with profit of Rs3.01 billion in the corresponding period of the last fiscal year.

The gross sales of the company fell to Rs1,008.7 billion during first nine months of the current fiscal year as compared with Rs1,038.01 billion in the corresponding period of the last fiscal year.

The cost of products sold significant fell to Rs815.22 billion during July – March of 2020/2021 as compared with Rs867.18 billion in the same period of the last fiscal year.

PSO declared gross profit of Rs37.7 billion during first nine months of the current fiscal year as compared with Rs20.14 billion in the same period of the last fiscal year.

Operating cost of the company was remained flat at Rs8.06 billion during first nine months of the current fiscal year as compared with Rs8.07 billion in the same period of the last fiscal year.

PSO declared earnings per share at Rs38.86 for the nine months period ended March 31, 2021 as compared with Rs6.41 EPS in the same period of the last fiscal year.

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