Engine-maker Cummins India today reported 17.56 per cent decline in its net profit at Rs 183 crore for the first quarter ended June 30. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 222 crore during the same period of previous fiscal. Sales of the company stood at Rs 1,296.49 crore for the first quarter ended June 30. Cummins had reported sales of Rs 1,387.69 crore in the April-June period of 2017-18, the company said in a regulatory filing. "Domestic sales in the current quarter declined 7 per cent over the same quarter last year.
However, the same quarter last year had a strong tailwind from pre-buy on account of impending GST implementation effective July 1, 2017," Cummins India Managing Director Sandeep Sinha said. The company is also carrying forward orders into the current quarter as few of our suppliers faced supply constraints, he added. "We expect fulfilment of these carry forward orders in the current quarter," Sinha said. On business outlook, he added, "We are positive on the medium to long term outlook for domestic sales as underlying demand remains positive arising from sustained investments by the government in creating infrastructure for the Indian economy."