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Fertiliser stocks: Are high PEs justified?

Dec 28, 2012

This article discusses whether fertiliser companies with high PE deserve such high price multiples.

The Retention Pricing Scheme: How does it work?

May 12, 2000

The Retention Pricing Scheme (RPS) was introduced in November 1977 in the wake of the increase in crude oil prices in the early seventies when the prices of both imported fertilisers as well as fertiliser feedstock (naphtha) increased substantially.

Coromandel Fertilisers posts 59% decline in net

Jan 31, 2000

Coromandel Fertilisers has recorded a 59% drop in profits even as topline grew by 10% during the quarter ended 31st December 1999. The copany has suffered from a sharp rise in operating expenditure.

EID Parry posted decline in net margins

Jan 31, 2000

EID Parry has posted a decline in net margins during the quarter ended 31st December 1999. The decline in margins is mainly due to a rise in total expenditure that has resulted in the erosion of operating margins.

RCF net profit crashes 95%

Jan 29, 2000

RCF's net profit have crashed 95% as operating margins and net margins have crashed. The company's sales in the third quarter have stagnated at the levels achieved in the corresponding quarter for the third quarter.

GSFC net drops 68% as margins crash

Jan 29, 2000

The company has had a very bad quarter with net dropping 68% depsite a 14% jump in the bottomline. Other Income is actually double the pre-tax level

Zuari Industries reports a net loss of Rs 19.9 m

Jan 28, 2000

Zuari Industries has reported a net loss of Rs 19.9 m for the 3QFY2000. Its net sales have gone up by 93% to Rs 3696 m however expenditure also went up by 105% to Rs 3430 m. To add to this deprecitaion cost went up 257% and interest by 61%.

Sales double at Chambal Fertlisers but net profit inch up 5% plus

Jan 27, 2000

Though turnover at Chambal Fertilisers has doubled the operating margins (excluding other income) are under pressure. Both interest and depreciation costs have jumped almost 80%, both the pre-tax and the post tax profits have gone up marginally by 6.6% and 5.3% respectively

Investment income buoys Tata Chem profits

Jan 22, 2000

Profit on the sale of shares of Rs 790 m contributed to Tata Chemicals tripling profits in the third quarter of the current year as compared to the third quarter of last year. If one were to exclude that the pre-tax profit has grown by a mere 3.3%. The company has mentioned that while the sales and the profits in the fertiliser division were higher vis-a-vis the last year, profitability in the chemical division was substantially lower due to import parity pricing of soda ash even though soda ash

Swaraj Engines posts 30% jump in net

Nov 2, 1999

Swaraj Engines has posted a 30% decline in net for the quarter ended 30th September 1999. The company has been able to improve its bottomline on account of improved cost efficiencies and lower interest expenditure.

Coromandel profit zooms 51% in 2QFY2000

Oct 27, 1999

Coromandel Fertilisers Limited (CFL) is a part of the Murugappa Group, engaged in the manufacture of phosphatic and nitrogenous fertilisers. The company reported a significant 51% jump in its net profit to Rs 234 m in the second quarter ended September 30, 1999.

EID Parry posts 16% growth in sales

Oct 23, 1999

EID Parry has managed to post a higher net profit margin due to a decline in non operating expenditure. The sharp jump in other income has also contributed to better margins.

Indo Gulf net jumps 40%

Oct 21, 1999

The company has reported a surge in net sales, largely on account of sales in the copper division. However, the sharp jump in interest and depreciation costs has weighed down the profit margins of the company, which stand reduced to 9.1%.

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