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Clariant: Focus pays off

Dec 20, 2001

Clariant (India) Limited, (CIL), is a 51% subsidiary of the Swiss multinational Clariant AG. The company manufactures, develops and markets dyes, pigments, additives, masterbatches and specialty chemicals for textiles, leather, paper, plastics, paints and inks. The company has six major divisions-process and performance, pigments & additives, masterbatches, surfactants, fine chemicals and cellulose. Clariant (India) is one of the three global sourcing centers for Clariant Worldwide.

Clariant: Strongly facing odds

Aug 17, 2001

Clariant (India) Limited, (CIL), is a 51% subsidiary of the Swiss multinational Clariant AG. The company manufactures, develops and markets dyes, pigments, additives, masterbatches and specialty chemicals for textiles, leather, paper, plastics, paints and inks. The company has six major divisions-process and performance, pigments & additives, masterbatches, surfactants, fine chemicals and cellulose. Clariant (India) is one of the three global sourcing centers for Clariant Worldwide.

BASF

Jul 29, 2000

BASF India has reported a 26% growth in first quarter earnings on a 21% growth in the sales. One of the reasons for the improved performance is the higher sales of agrochemicals in the first quarter. This however is a seasonal business and sales drop by almost 20% in the second half. (The agrochemical business contributes around 32% to the company's annual turnover.)

Clariant makes a comeback

Jul 27, 2000

Clariant has reported a healthy growth in turnover of 15.4%. The growth is the upshot of its strategy of greater market penetration by focusing on new products in the specialty segment.

Clariant's perfomance stagnates

Jul 8, 2000

Clariant's top line recorded a growth of 7.5% to Rs 2,528 m. The growth has primarily come from greater market penetration by focusing on new products and developments in the specialty segment.

Creditable results from BASF

Jun 20, 2000

Despite a tough year BASF India, the 51% subsidiary of BASF AG, has declared good results. While the turnover has increased by 11%, it is the pre–tax profit, which has shown a sizeable improvement from 6.34% in FY99 to 8.79% in FY2000.

Clariant India: Ready for a take off?

May 30, 2000

Over the past few days the old economy stocks have begun to stage a comeback ostensibly on the ground that there is a recovery happening out there. This logically should lead to a cascading effect on industries that provide inputs to the major sectors. One such industry is the specialty chemicals industry that provides inputs to the leather, textiles, paper, paints, rubber, automotives, cosmetics and metal mining industries.

Colour Chem: Operating margins under pressure

May 26, 2000

Colour Chem has reported disappointing results for FY 2000. While the turnover has staganted operating margins have declined. The net profits have increased primarily due to the fact that last year the company gave a VRS to 443 persons and wrote off Rs 270 m in the income statement.

Ciba Speciality: Impressive performance decent valuations

May 10, 2000

An impressive performance for an old economy stock! While the turnover has grown by 47% the operating profit has gone up by 63% and the pre–tax profit has gone up by 53%.

Nagarjuna Fertilisers reduces equity through share swap

Apr 21, 2000

Nagarjuna Oil & Gas Limited (NOCL), a subsidiary of Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (NFCL), is setting up a 6 million tonnes per annum capacity in Tamil Nadu.

Decent results from Clariant

Jan 25, 2000

Clariant has recorded a 13% growth in the topline with slightly improved operating margin. A reduction in the interest costs has propelled the bottomline by 19%

Good results from Ciba

Jan 22, 2000

Ciba Speciality has reported good results for the quarter with a 76% growth in topline. However expenditure too has shot up by 73%. Thus operating profit margins exclusive of other income are up only marginally. The tripling of net profits is mainly on account of a 62% growth in other income to Rs. 39 m. Other income accounts for almost 46% of the company's pre-tax profits.

DCW: On the road to recovery in 2QFY2000

Oct 29, 1999

Chemical company DCW Limited has recorded a net profit of Rs 10 m in the 2QFY2000, compared to Rs 32 m net loss declared during the same period in the previous year. Turnover also improved by 15% to Rs 1,100 m.

RPG to exit joint venture with BTP Plc

Jun 12, 1999

The RPG group is exiting the speciality chemicals business by selling its stake in BTP India to its JV partner, BTP Plc, UK.


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