In the below sentence

Reports net profit of Rs5.16 crore for the financial year ended Mar 2019.

Since the sentence starts with 'Reports' - simple present tense, should I end the sentence with 'ending Mar 2019' instead of 'ended Mar 2019' to be in sync with the tense?

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    Are you missing a subject or are the reports really netting a profit? – Jim Oct 16 at 12:38
  • I assume that by crore you mean for? – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Oct 17 at 4:18
  • @JasonBassford, "crore" means ten million (like "dozen" means 12). – Ray Butterworth Oct 18 at 1:19
  • The "below sentence" really isn't a sentence. It lacks a subject. – Ray Butterworth Oct 18 at 1:20

In your example sentence, Jags, the simple answer would be to use the past tense at the end, and simple present at the beginning.

In general, financial statements follow this format:

Entity Type of Statement Period or date


National General, Inc. Income Statement For the Year Ended December 31, 1877

Mega Micro Association, PLC Balance Sheet December 31, 2018

Blue Sky Adventures, LLC Projected Costs of Operations For the Period Begun February 1, 2019, and Ending September 30, 2144

Usually one would say that George or Perdue Pharmaceuticals reports ... .

Newspaper Headlines, etc., don't necessarily follow established usage, sometimes with a funny effect.

Oh, and I understand a crore is, in scientific notation 10 ^ 7.

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