Asahi Fibres, incorporated as a public limited company on August 2, 1993, is engaged in the manufacture of yarn and fabrics.
AFL is promoted by the directors of Akay Filtips, leading manufacturers of cigarette filters. The main directors of the company are A K Shah and Amit A Shah. Amit A Shah, an MBA from the US is looking after the affairs of the company. AFL is co-promoted by MTM Trading (MTM), a company incorporated in Singapore.
Asahi Fibres reported unaudited earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2009. For the quarter, net income from sales/services was Rs 209.455 million or Rs 0.01 basic earnings per share compared to net income from sales/services Rs 75.535 million or Rs 0.01 basic earnings per share for the same period last year. Profit before tax was Rs 1.043 million against Rs 1.077 million of previous year period. For the nine months ended December 31, 2009, net income from sales/services was Rs 659.639 million or Rs 0.18 basic earnings per share compared to net income from sales/services Rs 202.315 million or Rs 0.08 basic earnings per share for the same period last year. Profit before tax was Rs 14.586 million against Rs 6.181 million of previous year period.
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The company manufactures cotton and viscose yarn at its manufacturing facilities located in the Valsad district of Gujarat with installed capacities of 864 rotors and 25 knitting machines. The company has implemented the rehabilitation scheme sanctioned by the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR) via order dated May 3, 2006. It has since increased sales and shown improved performance.