Advance tax numbers provides good indications of what lies ahead for companies as far as quarterly results are concerned.
Here is the list of top companies in India with their second quarter 2012 advance tax payment figures (all in crores)
LIC of India - 1300 Cr. vs 1165 Cr.
HDFC Bank - 1100 Cr vs 800 Cr.
ICICI Bank - 815 Cr. vs 650 Cr.
Bank of Baroda - 620 Cr vs 600 Cr.
Dena Bank - 180 Cr. vs 77 Cr.
Citi Bank - 400 Cr. vs 300 Cr.
HUL - 300 Cr. vs 190 Cr.
Ambuja Cement - 160 Cr. vs 95 Cr.
M&M - 200 Cr. vs 176 Cr.
Bennett Coleman - 86 Cr.
Exim Bank - 140 Cr.
Indus Ind Bank - 110 Cr.
HSBC - 560 Cr.