A 30% growth in earnings on a 13.6% growth in the topline is a strong enough dose but Knoll has during the quarter also sold units of mutual funds which have realised an extraordinary profit of Rs 160.5 m.
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The company is a leading player in the anti–diabetes, pain control and antacid market with brands such as Brufen, Digene, Epilex (anti–epilepsy) and Cremmafin (laxative) market.
During the quarter the company has entered into an agreement with Kalpataru Homes for the part development of its Sion premises for a consideration of Rs 140 m.
The stock quotes at a price of Rs 314 (near its 52 week low of Rs 300) which implies an earning multiple of 4.6 times the second quarter annualised earnings.
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