The company had posted a net profit of Rs 287.86 crore during the April-June quarter of financial year 2014-15, Nestle India said in a statement. Nestle India's total income from the operations during the period under review declined 19.52 percent to Rs 1,957.01 crore as against Rs 2,431.97 crore in the same period of previous year.

"Net sales for the quarter has decreased by 20.1 percent largely due to the impact of the Maggi noodles issue. Net domestic sales decreased by 20.6 percent," Nestle India said in a statement.

The company follows January-December financial year. Nestle Managing Director (Designate) Suresh Narayanan stated, "This quarter has been extremely challenging for the company. Nestlé India would like to reassure consumers that our products are safe. Consumer trust is and will always remain the cornerstone of Nestlé. Nestlé India is making all efforts and will continue to engage with authorities to bring Maggi Noodles back on the shelves".

"The Maggi issue disrupted business. In addition to loss of sales from the business disruption, net sales worth Rs 288.4 crore has been reversed during the quarter in relation to Maggi noodle stocks already sold and withdrawn from the market," the company added.

It reported an exceptional item of Rs 451.66 crore, which relates to estimates of loss on account of stocks withdrawn including incidental costs thereto and other related costs incurred.

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