Profit before tax, during the quarter under review, grew by 177% from Rs. 25.41 crore recorded in December 2009 to Rs. 70.29 crore in the current quarter. Profit after tax grew by 137% from Rs. 23.54 crore in the previous comparable quarter to Rs. 55.75 crore in the quarter under review. Cumulative profit after tax for nine months ended December 2010 grew at 128% from Rs.66.20 crore to Rs.150.90 crore. The directors have declared an interim dividend of Re. 0.50 per share on the enhanced capital of Rs.47.51 crore as compared to Re. 0.70 per share on the then capital of Rs. 23.75 crore.
Total two-wheeler sales of the company grew at 39% in the third quarter, increasing from 3.72 lakh units in the third quarter of the previous year to 5.18 lakh units in the current quarter. Motorcycle sales grew at 40% from 1.51 lakh units in the quarter ended December 2009 to 2.11 lakh units in the reporting quarter. Scooters continued its upward growth, increasing by 64% from 0.76 lakh units in the quarter ended December 2009 to 1.24 lakh units in the current quarter. Two wheeler exports registered 17% growth with sales increasing from 43,696 units in the quarter ended December 2009 to 51,394 units in the current quarter. The company's three wheeler sales during the quarter grew 212% from 3,225 units in the quarter ended December 2009 to 10,079 units in the quarter ended December 2010.
At the end of the quarter under review, PT TVS Motor Company Indonesia sold 14,809 units (April '10 to December '10) in comparison with 10,448 units (April '09 to December '09) registering a growth of 42% over the same period of the previous year. Expansion of dealerships has been a key focus area and the company has added two new provinces to the existing thirteen. Upgraded models of TVS RockZ and TVS Apache will be launched in the fourth quarter. With improved sales network and product portfolio, PT. TVS is expected to vastly improve its performance in 2011-12.
TVS Wego has won the prestigious "Scooter of the Year Award" at the recently concluded CNBC TV18 Overdrive Awards 2011, NDTV Car and Bike Awards 2011, Bike India Awards 2011 and Business Standard Motoring Awards 2011. Eminent panels of jury members including auto enthusiasts and industry experts chose TVS Wego on merits of its design elegance, engine efficiency, smoothness of handling and ride quality.