Change in depreciation reports higher profit

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A change in the policy of accounting for depreciation (from written-down-value method to straight-line-method) enabled tyre manufacturer MRF Ltd overcome the impact of high raw material (rubber) prices and rupee depreciation, and report a higher net profit for 2010-11. (The company follows October-September financial year.)

Net profit for 2010-11 stood at Rs 619.42 crore, against Rs 353.98 crore for last year, thanks to the exceptional item of Rs 404.23 crore, representing “excess depreciation of earlier years.”

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