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Punj Lloyd : A brief overview (Part II)

Jul 11, 2007

In our previous article, we covered the various segments in which Punj Lloyd operates. In this article we will analyse the financials of the company and understand the reasons behind the past underperformance as well as the future prospects of the company.

IVRCL: An overview

Mar 29, 2007

About the company: IVRCL Infrastructures & Projects Ltd., (formerly IVR Constructions Limited) was incorporated in 1987 and commenced its operations in 1990, thereby establishing itself as a premier EPCC (Engineering Procurement, Construction and commissioning) & LSTK (Lump Sum Turnkey) service provider with front-end engineering capabilities. Of late, it has emerged as a major player in water transmission, treatment and wastewater management, and is also known for its desalination drive. Beside

Identifying a construction stock: Do's and don'ts

Mar 19, 2007

In Views on News, Equitymaster has tried to highlight here some factors one should keep in mind before investing in an Construction company. Know more

Civil Aviation: Ready to take off

May 15, 2006

The boom in infrastructure activities in the country has kick started significant development across various sectors, which form part of this broad category. All the segments within this sector say roads, civil aviation, ports and railways are showing robust growth amidst heightened activity. This growth moves in tandem with the growth of the economy. Amongst the above, one sector that has benefited immensely is the civil aviation sector.

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs): Moving Ahead

May 10, 2006

Public private partnerships (PPPs) have a long history. The intellectual foundation for privatisation was lead by Milton Friedman. PPPs is basically a medium to long-term relationship between the public (read government) and the private sectors involving the sharing of risks and rewards of a venture and the utilisation of multi-sectoral skills, expertise and finance to deliver desired policy outcomes that are in the public interest.

HCC: Riding the infrastructure wave!

May 8, 2006

The future of almost all sectors of the Indian economy hinges on the availability of good infrastructure - roads, ports, telecommunication, airports, power, railways and water supply. Currently, on the back of rising demand and consumption, the existing infrastructure setup seems to be crumbling. Lack of decent infrastructure in India is the single largest bottleneck to economic growth. The government has, however, recognised the need for the better infrastructure and has taken positive policy m

FDI in infrastructure: What's hot, what's not!

Apr 13, 2006

Since the beginning of the previous decade, foreign direct investment (FDI) has become one of the most important sources of capital for emerging market economies (EMEs). The increasing reliance of EMEs on FDI is often seen as an extremely welcome department. Even the Indian government had allowed FDI in different industries so as to promote greater economic growth. One area where the presence of FDI is really needed is the infrastructure sector. This is because the role of infrastructure in econ

Infrastructure: Plethora of opportunities

Apr 10, 2006

It is a widely acknowledged fact that a world-class infrastructure is a necessity for faster and consistent growth of any economy in the world. And this applies for India too if it has to become a major world economic power. Thankfully, this realisation has started to creep into the minds of those who control the reins of power in India, which has consequently initiated the transformation of India into a land of opportunities, as far as the infrastructure sector is concerned. The potential here

Infrastructure: Raising the bar!

Apr 7, 2006

World-class infrastructure plays an important role in creating a strong and sustainable growth path for an economy, more so for a developing one. In this regard, while India has been lagging its developing peers in terms of quality infrastructure, the realisation has finally set in. Over the past two years, the government has laid great emphasis on infrastructure development and it has been duly supported by private investments, which are though still miniscule relative to the requirements. In

Construction: Building India!

Mar 27, 2006

World-class infrastructure has emerged as a fuel to power long-term and sustainable growth of economies, especially emerging economies, which are witnessing faster growth in demand for infrastructure and construction services. As far as the Indian economy is concerned, while the populace have been deprived of even a decent infrastructure setup (due to government’s slackness), what we are witnessing now is a kind of a revolution as far as the changes taking place in the industry are concerned.

GESCO counter offer at Rs 36?

Nov 7, 2000

There have been rumours in the market that the incumbent management of GE Shipping has made a counter offer for GESCO Corporation. The offer is priced at Rs 36 per share. Today the share price of GESCO rallied to Rs 41 up 6.7%.

'Real estate prices have bottomed out..'

May 5, 2000

In an interview to equitymaster, Mr. Chandra, Managing Director, Unitech Ltd., took time off to talk about the real estate market in India and how it is likely to shape up in coming years. He also shed light on Unitech's future plans for the hotel business.

Numero Uno Projects out of the red

Jan 24, 2000

Numero Uno Projects have reported a net profit of Rs4.4m in the 3QFY2000. Due to sales going up by 594%, Numero Uno has managed to show profits as compared to a loss in the corresponding quarter of the previous year

Hind. Construction posts 123% jump in net

Jan 22, 2000

Hindustan Construction has posted a sharp jump of 123% in its net profits during 3QFY00. The company has achieved this despite a fall in sales. A sharp drop in expenditure and interest have helped the company in posting an improved bottomline.

Owens Corning to pick up 25% stake in Siro Plast

Dec 8, 1999

Owens Corning Corporation, a US-based glass composites and building material major is picking up a 25% stake in Siro Plast.

Unitech posts 43% decline in net

Nov 3, 1999

Unitech Limited has posted a decline of 43% in net profits for the quarter ended 30th September 1999. The company has suffered from a sharp rise in interest and depreciation expenditure.

Gammon: net profit jumps 58% in 2QFY2000

Nov 2, 1999

With the economy picking up, construction company Gammon India has registered a sharp jump of 58% in net profit to Rs 29 m in second quarter ended September 30, 1999. Turnover improved a whopping 82% to Rs 1,166 m during the same period.

Eternit net falls 86%

Nov 1, 1999

Eternit Everest has posted 85.8% slump in net profit in 2QFY2000.

Hindustan Construction in the red in first quarter

Oct 29, 1999

Hindustan Construction Co. Ltd (HCC), one of the oldest construction companies in the country has declared a loss of Rs 23 m in its first quarter ended September 30, 1999. Turnover was up marginally to Rs 954 m.

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