The company's net profit in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal was Rs 2,192.38 crore, Coal India (CIL) said in a filing to BSE.

"The profit after tax (PAT) for the second quarter ended September 30, 2015 stood at Rs 2,543.80 crore as against Rs 2,192.38 crore for the same period last year registering a growth of around 16 percent (YoY basis)," the state-owned firm said.

The consolidated net sales of the company was at Rs 16,957.59 crore during the quarter, registering an increase of eight percent.

The company's consolidated net sales in the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal was Rs 15,677.98 crore.

"The increase in earnings is largely due to the higher production and offtake during the current period compared to the corresponding period in the previous year," it said.

The total expenses of the PSU increased to Rs 15,067.87 crore, over Rs 14,144.73 crore in the year-ago period.

Coal production during the second quarter of the current fiscal was 108.20 million tonnes (MT) as against 102.42 MT for the second quarter of the previous year, the statement said.

The shares of the company closed at Rs 337.65 a piece on the BSE today, up 2.60 percent from the previous close.

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