Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Profit Increase

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB), the bottling arm of Coca-Cola, reported a 373% increase in net profit (Rs 322 crore) over the previous fiscal.

Its revenues for the financial year 2018-19 stood at Rs 9,455 crore, a 4% jump, data sourced from Tofler revealed.

For the year ended March 31, 2018, HCCB, which accounts for two-thirds of Coca-Cola India’s revenues, had reported a loss of Rs 117 crore. The company deferred tax liability of Rs 237 crore.

“Our profitability was driven by a 10% growth in revenue driven by juice volumes, better product mix, gain from one-time exceptional items, favourable commodity prices,” an HCCB spokesperson told TOI.

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