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Tata Power: Lower realizations effects

Oct 26, 2004

Tata Power, the largest private sector power company in India, declared results for the September quarter yesterday. Both topline as well as bottomline of the company declined during the quarter. The operating margins of the company were down significantly. Consequently, despite higher other income, net profit of the company shrunk by 17%.

Reliance Energy: Energized by interest income…

Oct 20, 2004

Reliance Energy, India’s largest private sector integrated power utility, has reported a topline growth of 4% YoY while the bottomline has risen by over 44% YoY in 2QFY05. Further, the company has been able to improve operating margins by 400 basis points.

Power: Privatisation benefits!

Jun 29, 2004

Power distribution business in India has suffered from a number of problems that have accumulated over the last fifty years. Problems include unfavorable user charge regime for some section of users, excessive T&D losses and distorted tariff policies. Recognizing the current state of the sector, a number of measures have been suggested. However, implementation has been poor and significant progress towards attainment of efficiency gains is yet to be made.

Neyveli Vs Tata Power Vs Reliance Energy

Jan 7, 2004

With the power reforms gaining momentum, all major power companies are planning to take maximum benefit and add generation capacities. With the stringent anti theft regulations, even private distribution companies have plans to increase their distribution circles. In this article, let's have a look at the relative strengths and weaknesses of majors like Neyveli Lignite, Tata Power and Reliance Energy.

Tata Power: A look ahead!

Jan 5, 2004

With the opening up of Indian power sector, not only have the opportunities increased significantly, but also competition amongst the existing power players. Let’s have a look at the issues which can create problems for the India’s largest private sector power player i.e. Tata Power.

Neyveli Lignite: A brief overview

Dec 26, 2003

Like all other sectors, power stocks, too, have been in the limelight on the bourses. A key reason for their run up on the stock markets was the initiation of the power reforms in the country. The passage of the Electricity Act, 2003 was one of the key triggers for the stocks in the sector. In the Act, the government has planned that it would pay back the dues of SEBs to the generating companies, one of them being Neyveli Lignite, in the form of securitised assets. In this article, let us have a

Neyveli Lignite: Big plans

Sep 15, 2003

With the passage of the Electricity Act 2003, a ray of hope has come to the power sector. RBI has already issued bonds worth Rs 115 bn to NTPC in lieu of the huge due that it is to receive from various SEBs. Neyveli Lignite is another PSU with huge dues pending against Tamil Nadu state electricity board. In the light of the fact that major capacity expansions are planned in the industry, let us have a look at what plans this PSU has chalked out for the future.

Power: Long way to go!

Sep 12, 2003

The rally seen on the Indian bourses seems to have been driven largely by fundamentals. This can be mainly attributed to healthy improvement in profitability of India Inc. and also on account of an upturn in the economy. Power and engineering stocks have also been a part of this rally. This optimism was mainly due to developments, which took place in the sector. Most power and engineering companies are trading at their 52-week highs.

Reliance Energy - What lies ahead?

Sep 3, 2003

Reliance Energy, formally known as Bombay Suburban Electric Supply (BSES), is a 56% stake holding of Reliance Group. Formally the company was only into distribution of power in the northern suburbs of Mumbai. In last few years, it has not only expanded its distribution circle but has also entered into generation (55% of power requirements generated in-house with an installed capacity of 885 MW). The company has significant presence in EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) business.


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