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Paper stocks: Are high PEs justified?

Jan 14, 2013

This article discusses whether paper companies with high PE deserve such high price multiples.

Paper: Improved prospects?

Apr 24, 2006

The domestic paper industry has been in the limelight due to its strong linkages with India’s GDP growth and a firm trend in paper prices. In this write-up, we shall examine some of the factors that are expected to drive the growth of the industry and the challenges ahead.

BILT: A brief overview

Jan 2, 2004

The paper industry is on an upturn. This is evident from the firm trend in international paper prices and also the domestic hike in prices witnessed twice in calendar year 2003, the latest being the one during November 2003. In this article, we give you a brief overview of the biggest paper player in the domestic industry, Ballarpur Industries (BILT).

West Coast paper posts 61% rise in net

Feb 1, 2000

The West Coast paper Mills has posted a sharp 61% rise in profits even as sales grew by a slower 6%. This can be attributed to the rise in operating margins and near stagnnant depreciation and interest expenditure.

Paper Industry in for good times

Dec 11, 1999

After a long gap, the domestic paper industry is making headlines. With economy showing signs of improvement, things are also looking up for this beleaguered industry.

West Coast Paper net jumps 21% in 2QFY2000

Nov 3, 1999

West Coast Paper Mills Limited has declared a significant 21% jump in net profit to Rs 46 m in second quarter ended September 30, 1999. The turnover improved by a marginal 6% to Rs 796 m during the same period. Other income surged to Rs 17 m (up 25% over 2QFY99)

BILT net catapults 241%

Nov 1, 1999

In 2QFY2000 Ballarpur Ind. Ltd, (BILT) net profit has zoomed 241.1% to Rs 101 m.

West Coast posts 21% jump in net

Nov 1, 1999

West Coast Paper Mills has posted a 21% jump in profits for the quarter ended 30th September 1999. The company has benefited on account of reduces interest and depreciation expenditure.

Ballarpur Ind. rethinks specialty business JVs

Jun 3, 1999

Ballarpur Ind. (LM Thapar group) is reconsidering its 3 proposed JVs to make specialty paper. This is largely due to the company's decision to focus on commodity paper rather than specialty paper.

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