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Will real estate cos. pay for their deeds?

Sep 6, 2011

"Will real estate companies pay for their deeds?" comments on the unfair trade practices followed by real estate companies and analyzes the possible impact of CCI verdict on the profitability and stock prices of these companies

The curious case of real estate stocks

Sep 16, 2010

Equitymaster analyses the reasons for disconnect between real estate stock prices and property prices

Mumbai realty market: What next?

Apr 16, 2010

Equitymaster analyses key trends in Mumbai realty market.

Will homebuyers return anytime soon?

Apr 12, 2010

Equitymaster analyses the impact of lowering of service tax on real estate market.

REIT: Treat or retreat for real estate investors?

Mar 29, 2010

This article discusses REIT and their advantages and drawbacks in the Indian context

Realty: Demand woes

Sep 2, 2008

In the previous article, we had discussed the impact of rising interest rates and cost of capital on the fortunes of realty companies.

Realty: Interest rates woes

Aug 30, 2008

The real estate sector is currently going through a tough phase as it is caught between the sluggish housing demand and the rising cost of capital. The demand for real estate significantly depends on the prevailing interest rates offered by the banks. As such, due to poor cash flows, the developers have to resort to higher cost borrowings. Since most of the banks have increased their lending rates by 0.5% to 1% in the months of July and August, the scenario for companies from the real estate sec

Real estate: 'Taxed' growth

Dec 17, 2007

Over a period of time the taxes and the regulatory environment in the real estate sector has become very important. The construction industry is already subject to a number of taxes and is considered as one of the overburdened tax segments.

ULCRA Repealed: Our View

Nov 30, 2007

The Urban Land (Ceiling & Regulation) Act (ULCRA), 1976 came into force in February 1976. Initially, the states of Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal adopted the Act. Thereafter, it was adopted by six more states namely Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya and Rajasthan.

Real estate stocks: What to expect?

Jun 12, 2007

Over the past few months, real estate stocks have been laggards on the bourses, with some losing as much as 30% since the beginning of the year (refer table below). Rising interest rates and unrelenting property prices have led to fears of an imminent slowdown in the sector.

Housing: Scaling new heights!

May 24, 2006

The Indian housing industry is highly fragmented, with the unorganised sector, comprising small builders and contractors accounting for over 70% of the housing units constructed. The organised sector comprises large builders and government or government affiliated entities. The investment in housing has steadily risen over the plan period .The tenth five-year plan envisages a growth of 381% in the total investment made in the housing segment. Such growth is owing to the shortage of housing in th

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.

Unitech posts 24% decline in net

Feb 2, 2000

Unitech Limited has posted a 24% decline in net even as topline grew by 27% during the quarter ended 31st December 1999. The company has suffered from an erosion in operating margins and a sharp rise in interest and depreciation expenditures. However, the decline in tax expenditure has limited the decline in profits.

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.

Profits double at Vikas WSP

Jan 10, 2000

Vikas WSP has recorded a 99.5% growth in its bottomline during the quarter ended 31st December 1999. The company has benefited mainly from an expansion in the topline and a substantial reduction in interest expenditure.

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.


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