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Mumbai, May 29: Shares of SpiceJet zoomed nearly 13 per cent today after the company posted its first profit in seven quarters. The stock surged 12.69 per cent to Rs 21.30 on BSE. Coming out of the red after seven quarters, SpiceJet posted a Rs 22.51 crore net profit in the January-March quarter, helped by a Rs 650-crore funding by a new promoter, renegotiated contracts with its vendors and provisioning for re-delivery expenses. (Also read: Spice Jet may lease three planes to Etihad) Also Read - Market Today: Sensex Jumps 170 Pts Amid Global Ahead of Budget 2021; Nifty tops 14,590
The airline had reported a net loss of Rs 321.50 crore in the fourth quarter of FY14. SpiceJet has also for the first time reported profit in the fourth quarter of a fiscal since 2010. Also Read - 'Book Befikar Sale': SpiceJet Offers Ticket Fares Starting at Rs 899 Till Jan 17 | Check Details Here
The new promoter, Ajay Singh has so far infused Rs 650 crore in the carrier, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of SpiceJet, Kiran Koteshwar said, whose appointment as the full-time CFO was approved by the airline board yesterday. Despite profit, the airline’s income from operations declined almost half to Rs 786.32 crore in the reporting quarter compared with Rs 1,573.75 crore a year earlier.