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  • Apr 28, 2000

    GAIL posts 27% rise in topline

    The Gas Authority of India Limited has posted a 27% rise in turnover during the year ended 31st March 2000. The company has incurred a sharp decline in operating margins. This is largely due to the company having absorbed large extraordinary expenditure on account of its GDR issue earlier this year. The other contributor to this has been the rise in raw material costs.

    The stocks currently trades at Rs 55, implying a P/E multiple of 5.3x. This is low as compared to the P/Es of 15 and 10 in FY98 and FY99 respectively.

    (Rs m) FY99 FY00 Change
    Net Sales 66,434 84,149 26.7%
    Other Income 2,510 1,412 -43.8%
    Expenditure 52,285 68,711 31.4%
    Operating Profit (EBDIT) 14,149 15,438 9.1%
    Operating Profit Margin (%) 21.3% 18.3%  
    Interest 916 1,669 82.2%
    Depreciation 3,390 4,900 44.6%
    Profit before Tax 12,354 10,281 -16.8%
    Tax 1,755 1,550 -11.7%
    Profit after Tax/(Loss) 10,599 8,731 -17.6%
    Net profit margin (%) 16.0% 10.4%  
    Earnings per share 12.53 10.32 -17.6%

     

     

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