India’s Blue Dart Express reported a 17.7 per cent rise in standalone net profit at Rs 27.13 crore for the quarter ended December 2014. The company had registered a net profit of Rs 23.04 crore for the corresponding period a year ago, it said in a filing to the BSE. Total income from operations during the quarter increased to Rs 588.87 crore from Rs 505.50 crore in the same period last financial year.
“We have been able to sustain our growth momentum in our performance this quarter, irrespective of the challenging macro-economic environment,” Blue Dart Express managing director Anil Khanna said in a statement. “We will continue to bring immense value to internal and external stakeholders by incorporating high benchmarks and quality standards in every aspect of business and remain the undisputed leader in the air and ground express industry.”