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FMCG: Mid-caps take centre stage...

Feb 1, 2006

FMCG results for the December quarter have been splendid in comparison to the same quarter the previous year. Today, we bring you an analysis of the performance of 4 mid-cap FMCG companies and reason as to why these companies are considered as the 'darlings of the markets', with every investor wanting to own them. The analysis comprises of Marico, Essel Propack, Pidilite and GSK Consumers.

FMCG: What to look at?

Dec 7, 2005

With the indices trading close to their all time highs and stock prices already factoring medium to long term growth prospects, investors should be extremely wary, as upside from the current juncture from a short term perspective is way lesser than the downside risk. Although one does not know the peak of the markets, anyone can get caught on the wrong foot and if discovered that the investor has entered at the peak, from that point all he can see is down, nothing up.

Essel: Global growth

Nov 2, 2004

Laminated tubes packaging major, Essel Propack, reported a strong 20% topline growth in the September quarter. Buoyant Europe and US performance, as well as the acquisition of Arista Tubes UK (in August 2004) led the growth. This and a marginal improvement in operating margins resulted in a 25% bottomline growth during the quarter. The company finished the nine month period ended September quarter with over 13% topline and 15% bottomline growth.

“Going forward, we want to make every second tube in the world…”

Mar 23, 2004

In an interview with Equitymaster, Mr. Goel shared his thoughts on the industry trends, the growth prospects of the company and his long-term vision. He believes that Essel Propack is different from its competitors for various reasons.

Essel Propack: Eyeing the globe

Mar 26, 2003

Laminated tubes major, Essel Propack, had recently reported its consolidated numbers. The company's global sales stand at around 3 bn tubes, which is 25% of the global tubes market. In year 2002 (FY03), Essel reported over 13% topline growth, but profit growth was a marginal 5%.

Essel Propack: Great expectations

Apr 29, 2002

Laminated tubes major, Essel Propack has shown strong growth in its consolidated earnings and topline growth. The company's topline has shot up by 75% during the March quarter (1QFY03) largely due to the Propack acquisition in April 2001. Therefore the figures are not strictly comparable on a like to like basis.

Essel: The road ahead

Jan 3, 2002

Essel Packaging had its share of limelight in the year FY01. The company merged with Propack and in effect became the largest company making laminated tubes, having a dominant presence both in India and China. We take a look at how the company fared in the recent past and what's the outlook going forward.

Essel: Looking for consolidation benefits

May 16, 2001

Essel Propack Limited (formerly Essel Packaging) has reported a net profit growth of 16% to Rs 95 m in 4QFY01. The company's turnover during the period saw a 23% growth YoY. Essel finished FY01 with a 10% turnover growth and an 18% jump in net profit.

“We should cross 7 billion tubes in 2005”.

Dec 1, 2000

We caught up with Mr. R. Chandrasekhar to find out more about the Essel-Propack merger, its advantages and Essel’s future plans. And we must say, he was candid in his views.

Essel: Outclassing competition

Nov 27, 2000

Essel Packaging was recently in the news when it announced the merger with Propack, thus creating the world’s largest laminated tube company (capacity – 2 bn tubes per annum). Though there is no company, which comes close to the Essel in terms of size in India, we thought it would be meaningful to compare it Shree Rama Multi-Tech (SRMT), the latest entrant in this segment.

Essel-Propack becomes Numero Uno

Nov 15, 2000

Essel Packaging has hitherto been acknowledged as the 2nd largest producer of laminate tubes worldwide (production 1.2 bn tubes per annum). Not any more. Starting today, Essel Packaging has joined hands with Propack to create the largest laminate tubes company in the world, with a current capacity of more than 2 bn tubes.

Essel Packaging's profits increased by 15% in 1Q

Jul 19, 2000

Essel packaging has reported 15% YoY growth in its net profits to Rs 93 m in the 1QFY01 on a revenues of Rs 514 m. Due to cost control measures initiated by the company its profit margins have increased.

Balrampur Chini posts decline in net

Feb 2, 2000

Balrampur Chini Mills Limited has posted a 33% decline in net profits during the quarter ended 31st December 1999. The company has suffered a sharp operating margins. Furthermore, the rise in interest and depreciation expenditures have exerted a downward pressure on the bottomline.

Machino Plastics reports a net jump of 105%

Feb 1, 2000

Machino Plastics Ltd has reported a net of Rs 12.4 m a growth of 105% in the 3QFY2000. The main drivers to net profit are sales growth of 30%, higher other income and lower interest costs

150% jump in bottomline for Indraprastha Medical

Jan 29, 2000

A 20% jump in the topline of Indraprastha Medical Corporation has led to a 150% jump in the bottomline. During the quarter the company has provided for lower interest and depreciation and this too has helped bottomline growth.

Indo Asian Fusegear net up 44%

Jan 29, 2000

Indo Asian Fusegear has recorded net profit growth of 43.7% to Rs 4 m. Sales clocked 65.8% growth to Rs 154 m.However, the company's margins fell the pressure of a Rs 2 m provision for income tax.

India Foils reports Rs 3 m net profit in 2QFY2000

Nov 1, 1999

Packaging major, India Foils has recorded Rs 3 m net profit in the 2QFY2000, compared to a net loss of Rs 73 m in 2QFY99.

Paper Products maintains net profit in 2QFY2000

Nov 1, 1999

Packaging major, The Paper Products Company Limited has registered negligible growth in net profit toRs 27 m in 2QFY2000, despite a healthy 25% surge in turnover to Rs 625 m.

Rollatainers embarks on expansion spree

Sep 10, 1999

Packaging major Rollatainers has formulated an expansion strategy, aimed at doubling the combined turnover of the packaging business of Rollatainers and ITC to Rs 10 bn in the next five years.

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