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Navneet Publications: A look at the business

Mar 10, 2008

Navneet Publications India Limited, founded by the Gala family in 1959, is in the business of publishing and paper and non-paper stationery (school and office) products. The company’s three major brands are Navneet, Vikas and Gala. Navneet is a dominant player in the field of publishing with more than 4,500 owned titles in English, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati and eight other Indian languages.

Navneet: What to expect?

Dec 21, 2004

Education books publisher, Navneet, has had a turbulent 2004 on the stock markets. The stock lost over 40% of its market capitalisation by March 2004 from the start of the year. From there on, however, the stock recovered and is currently trading at levels witnessed at the start of 2004. On a net basis, investors did not gain anything from the investment in Navneet stock during 2004. Let us have a look at the company's recent performance and its prospects.

Navneet Publications: A brief overview

Jan 6, 2004

In the last one year, Navneet Publications is one stock, which has underperformed the benchmark index. This is evident from the fact that Rs 100 invested in the stock would have yielded Rs 160 to date as compared to the Rs 180 returned by Sensex. In this article, we look at the profile of the company in brief.

Navneet: Power packed first half

May 4, 2001

Navneet Publications seems to be on a roll this year. The company's turnover has improved by over 55% both in 1QFY02 and the first half of FY02. The company's accounting year ends in September. Based on this significant growth in turnover the company's net profit too has shown a marked improvement.

“The Internet is an extraordinary distribution channel and we want to leverage on our content.”

Aug 1, 2000

In an interview with, Mr. Gala spoke of the revenue drivers of the company, the Internet initiative of the company and the deployment of cash generation in the near future.

Archies's dissenting profit growth in 1Q

Jul 24, 2000

Archies Greetings & Gifts Ltd's profits dropped in the 1QFY01 to Rs 17 m. The margins of the company declined to 24.5% (from 25.6% in 1QFY00) due to 53% increase in the staff cost.

Navneet Publications: Gearing up for transition

Jul 11, 2000

Navneet is India’s only listed publisher engaged in study guides, workbooks and question sets for students upto class XII. An increasing portion of the company’s revenues also accrues from children’s books. We met up with the company and initiate coverage on the stock.

Tata Donnelley: bottomline blues

Jun 28, 2000

Tata Donnelley has reported a 16.5% topline growth for the year FY2000. However, the bottomline has stagnated since the company took a huge write off on account of VRS. Out of 220 people, the company has relieved almost 115 people.

Navneet Publications reports good profit growth

Feb 1, 2000

Navneet Publications has reported a net profit of Rs 30.9 m for the 3QFY2000. The main drivers to profits are higher sales and other income

Margins under pressure

Jan 20, 2000

While the turnover for Supreme Industries in the third quarter has grown by only 1.7% as compared to the corresponding period last year, the operating margins have declined by around 1.5%. While interest costs have declined the increase in depreciation balances the benfit of lower interest. Consequently, net profits are down 9%.

Supreme posts 35% jump in net

Oct 30, 1999

Supreme Industries has posted a 35% jump in net for the quarter ended 30th September 1999. The company benefited from lower interest costs and an improvement in income from other sources.

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