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Saturday, 10 August, 2019, 10 : 00 AM [IST]

SpiceJet posts highest ever Q1 profit at INR 262 crore

The grounding of Jet Airways has helped the aviation industry improve its financials with SpiceJet reporting highest-ever net profit of INR 261.7 crore during the first quarter of the current fiscal against a loss of INR 38.1 crore during the same period last year. The airline said that the its total income rose to INR 3,145.3 crore for the quarter ending June 2019 as against Rs 2,253.3 crore for the corresponding quarter last year. The company said that the operating revenues were at INR 3,002.1 crore against INR 2,220.4 crore for the corresponding quarter last year. 

On an EBITDA basis, profit is at INR 747.5 crore as against INR 100.5 crore for the corresponding quarter last year. Operating expenses were at INR 2,883.6 crore as against INR 2,227.9 crore for the corresponding period last year.

The airline also said that the best-ever performance is despite the fact that the airline has now moved to new accounting standards that impacts financial numbers. “Effective April 1, 2019, the airline adopted the new accounting standard IND AS 116 which effectively capitalised operating leases, and as a result of this lease rentals are now reflected as interest and depreciation for the quarter ending June 2019. Additionally, owing to the retrospective treatment of this standard there is a reduction of INR 302.2 crore from retained earnings status as at April 1, 2019,” said the firm. 

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