Indian two-wheeler maker TVS Motor Firm Ltd noted a reduce-than-predicted rise in next-quarter financial gain on Friday, damage by  higher fees and an economic slowdown in a couple of of its crucial marketplaces.

The company’s gain rose 46.8% to 4.07 billion Indian rupees ($49.51 million) for the 3 months ended Sept. 30, when compared to the 2.78 billion rupees a 12 months in the past.

Analysts, on normal, had envisioned a profit of 4.22 billion rupees, in accordance to Refinitiv IBES info.

Complete bills climbed 27.2% to 66.71 billion rupees.

“[The company faced] problems in worldwide marketplaces because of to the financial slowdown and higher inflation in some of the important markets,” TVS, which operates in 80 international locations like South Africa, Argentina, and Sri Lanka, explained in a assertion.

Two-wheeler exports slipped to about 252,000 units from 270,000 units.

The Tamil Nadu-centered firm also claimed a semiconductor scarcity influenced its capacity to satisfy need for bikes throughout the quarter, despite the fact that it now expects provide constraints to relieve in the third quarter.

In general unit product sales, which include all those of two- and a few-wheelers, rose 12% for the 2nd quarter.

Earnings from functions rose 28.5% to 72.19 billion rupees,  boosted by strong scooter sales.

Rival Bajaj Auto described a larger-than-envisioned rise in second-quarter gain on Oct 14, while top rated two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp reported a 10% drop in September-quarter financial gain on Thursday.

TVS Motor’s inventory received 22.6% in the September quarter.