The PSU firm had reported a net profit of Rs 193.50 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal, BHEL said in a regulatory filing. Net sales during the quarter were at Rs 4,280.76 crore, registering a decline of 15.5 percent. The company's net sales in the year-ago period stood at Rs 5,067.59 crore.

BHEL's revenue from the power sector declined to Rs 3,357.13 crore during the quarter from Rs 4,144.16 crore in the year-ago period. "The company has an outstanding order book position of about Rs 1,16,200 crore at the end of Quarter 1/2015-16," the company stated.

BHEL had signed three agreements with Kazakh companies during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the country. The first pact was signed with JSC Samruk Energy, the national power utility of Kazakhstan which has a major share in Kazakh's power sector, BHEL added in a statement last month. Company's shares were trading at Rs 258.00 apiece on BSE in late afternoon trade, down 8.58 percent.

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