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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.

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%.

Decent results from Philips Carbon

Feb 5, 2000

Philips Carbon Black has reported decent results for the quarter. While the sales have grown by 18.2%, the net profit has increased 14.8%. The operating margins have also grown by 2.8% in the latest quarter as compared to the same quarter last year.

Tough quarter for Agrevo India

Feb 5, 2000

It's been a tough quarter for Agrevo with the topline dropping by 9.6% due to sharp fall in the agriculture output. It's only the reduction in the interest and depreication costs which has caused the bottomline to drop by only 3.6%.

DCW posts 29% rise in net

Feb 2, 2000

DCW has posted a 29% rise in net profits during the quarter ended 31st December 1999. The company has benefited from a sharp rise in other income and a decline in interest expenditure.

India Gelatine posts 9% decline in net

Feb 1, 2000

India Gelatine and Chemicals Limited has posted a 9% decline in net during the quarter ended 31st December 1999. The company has suffered an erosion in operating margins. However the rise in other income and the decline in interest expenditure have limited the downward pressure on the bottomline

Other income props Excel Industries bottomline

Jan 29, 2000

Excel Industries is a technical pesticide manufacturer. It's reported 4.1% jump in the topline with a 5.2% jump in the bottomline. The main contribution is howeever from other income which infact exceeded the pre-tax profit.

17% growth in topline for Centak Chemicals

Jan 29, 2000

Centak Chemicals has reported a decent performance for the quarter. Though margins are under pressure, the company has managed a 17% jump in the topline in a tough scenario for its pigments.

Daurala Organics Ltd reports a decline in net

Jan 28, 2000

Daurala Organics has reported a net of Rs 4.7 m for the 3QFY2000. It net sales went up by 19.6% to Rs 128 m however expenditure went up by 28.5% to Rs 104 m. As a result its net margins have fallen.

Savita Chemicals: Better than expected results

Jan 28, 2000

The company imports base oil the price of which have gone up by almost 70% in the last six months. Despite this the company has reported a 32% jump in turnover and a 78% jump in the bottomline. The operating margins have also gone up substantially. It is quite possible that the company would have booked its base oil imports earlier during the year. In that case the next quarter's profits could show a dip.

Reduction in interest/depreciation save Chemplast's net margins

Jan 28, 2000

The increase in the net margin of Chemplast Sanmar is on the back of a reduced interest and depreciation costs. While the topline has dropped by over 21%, the net profits have dropped by over 14%.

Punjab Chemicals net slumps 32%

Jan 27, 2000

Punjab Chemicals has witnessed 17.0% fall in sales to Rs 205.5 m. Net profit has declined 32.4% to Rs 19.2 m.

Fixed costs take a toll on Kerala Chemicals bottomline

Jan 27, 2000

While both sales have grown and operating margins have improved, Kerala Chemicals has still suffred a loss due to the high interest and depreciation expenses. The company had projected a profit of Rs.47.3 million for the full year but for the first nine months has run up a loss of Rs.56 million

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%

Vidhi Dyestuffs Mfg. Ltd has reported a big jump in profits in the 3QFY2000

Jan 25, 2000

Vidhi Dyestuffs Mfg. Ltd has reported a net profit of Rs 6.1 m for the 3QFY2000. The main drivers to profits are net sales which went up 38% YoY and interest costs fell by 60% YoY

Nalco's sales stagnate, margins under pressure

Jan 22, 2000

Nalco Chemicals's operating margins under pressure down from 29.44% in the last year's third quarter to 25% in the current year. Consequently, net profits have declined buy 20.7%.

Monsanto sales down, profits collapse

Jan 22, 2000

Monsanto's results for the third quarter are very disappointing. While sales are down 73% as compared to the third quarter of last year net profits are down 86% from Rs.12.9 m to 1.9 m. If it were not for other income of Rs. 3 m the company would have reported a loss.


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