Reliance Infrastructure has reported a decline in profit for the June quarter, at Rs.400.91 crore from Rs.457.62 crore in the June 2014 quarter. The drop is attributed to losses from the cement and Mumbai metro businesses.
Total operating income rose to Rs.4336.83 crore, though the cement business lost around Rs.50 crore during the quarter. Total expenditure for the quarter was up at Rs.3835.26 crore from Rs.3607.86 crore.
Cement capacity utilisation was around 65%. The company is hoping for more positive market developments in the rest of the year and to turn the business PAT (profit after tax) positive within 3 – 6 months.
There is no shortage of challenges when it comes to any cement silo cleanout project. Mole•Master Services Corporation was contracted to resolve a number of issues at a large cement producer in northeastern Missouri, US.