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AMBUJA CEMENT vs INDIA CEMENTS - Comparison Results

AMBUJA CEMENT    Change

Ambuja Cements Ltd. (ACL) is one of the leading cement manufacturing companies in India and commenced cement production in 1986. Initially called Gujarat Ambuja Cements Ltd, the Company later became Ambuja Cements Ltd. In 2006, global cement major Ho... More

INDIA CEMENTS 
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Established in 1946, India Cements Ltd (ICL) is the largest cement producer in South India with 28% market share. With three plants in Tamil Nadu and four in Andhra Pradesh, the company has a cement manufacturing capacity of 15.6 mtpa. It caters to a... More

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Current Valuations

    AMBUJA CEMENT INDIA CEMENTS AMBUJA CEMENT/
INDIA CEMENTS
 
P/E (TTM) x 37.5 32.2 116.5% View Chart
P/BV x 2.8 1.1 252.2% View Chart
Dividend Yield % 1.0 0.5 191.4%  

Financials

 AMBUJA CEMENT   INDIA CEMENTS
EQUITY SHARE DATA
    AMBUJA CEMENT
Dec-16
INDIA CEMENTS
Mar-17
AMBUJA CEMENT/
INDIA CEMENTS
5-Yr Chart
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High Rs282174 162.2%   
Low Rs18583 222.6%   
Sales per share (Unadj.) Rs101.2190.8 53.0%  
Earnings per share (Unadj.) Rs5.65.3 106.3%  
Cash flow per share (Unadj.) Rs13.014.3 91.0%  
Dividends per share (Unadj.) Rs2.801.00 280.0%  
Dividend yield (eoy) %1.20.8 154.1%  
Book value per share (Unadj.) Rs97.7168.5 58.0%  
Shares outstanding (eoy) m1,985.97307.17 646.5%   
Bonus/Rights/Conversions ESOS--  
Price / Sales ratio x2.30.7 342.7%   
Avg P/E ratio x41.424.2 170.9%  
P/CF ratio (eoy) x17.99.0 199.6%  
Price / Book Value ratio x2.40.8 313.3%  
Dividend payout %49.618.8 263.3%   
Avg Mkt Cap Rs m463,72439,471 1,174.8%   
No. of employees `000NA2.7 0.0%   
Total wages/salary Rs m13,9723,821 365.6%   
Avg. sales/employee Rs ThNM21,926.2-  
Avg. wages/employee Rs ThNM1,429.6-  
Avg. net profit/employee Rs ThNM610.1-  
INCOME DATA
Net Sales Rs m200,94058,609 342.8%  
Other income Rs m5,181193 2,686.1%   
Total revenues Rs m206,12158,802 350.5%   
Gross profit Rs m31,1929,003 346.5%  
Depreciation Rs m14,6322,760 530.1%   
Interest Rs m1,4053,800 37.0%   
Profit before tax Rs m20,3362,636 771.5%   
Minority Interest Rs m88-75 -116.7%   
Prior Period Items Rs m-3,06710 -30,363.4%   
Extraordinary Inc (Exp) Rs m-3860-   
Tax Rs m5,760940 612.8%   
Profit after tax Rs m11,2111,631 687.5%  
Gross profit margin %15.515.4 101.1%  
Effective tax rate %28.335.7 79.4%   
Net profit margin %5.62.8 200.5%  
BALANCE SHEET DATA
Current assets Rs m81,48019,406 419.9%   
Current liabilities Rs m75,47024,212 311.7%   
Net working cap to sales %3.0-8.2 -36.5%  
Current ratio x1.10.8 134.7%  
Inventory Days Days3948 81.6%  
Debtors Days Days1433 42.6%  
Net fixed assets Rs m219,85473,941 297.3%   
Share capital Rs m3,9713,082 128.9%   
"Free" reserves Rs m190,06748,668 390.5%   
Net worth Rs m194,03951,749 375.0%   
Long term debt Rs m23624,515 1.0%   
Total assets Rs m327,330109,347 299.3%  
Interest coverage x15.51.7 913.4%   
Debt to equity ratio x00.5 0.3%  
Sales to assets ratio x0.60.5 114.5%   
Return on assets %3.95.0 77.6%  
Return on equity %5.83.2 183.4%  
Return on capital %9.58.4 113.2%  
Exports to sales %0.20-   
Imports to sales %1.70-   
Exports (fob) Rs m311NA-   
Imports (cif) Rs m3,486NA-   
Fx inflow Rs m3641,632 22.3%   
Fx outflow Rs m6,3225,952 106.2%   
Net fx Rs m-5,958-4,320 137.9%   
CASH FLOW
From Operations Rs m28,1517,565 372.1%  
From Investments Rs m-40,988-1,555 2,636.6%  
From Financial Activity Rs m-9,608-5,988 160.5%  
Net Cashflow Rs m-7,69323 -34,040.3%  

Share Holding

Indian Promoters % 0.8 28.2 2.8%  
Foreign collaborators % 50.5 0.0 -  
Indian inst/Mut Fund % 9.4 13.6 69.1%  
FIIs % 30.6 31.8 96.2%  
ADR/GDR % 1.6 1.1 145.5%  
Free float % 8.0 25.3 31.6%  
Shareholders   179,823 96,086 187.1%  
Pledged promoter(s) holding % 0.0 76.2 -  
NM: Not Meaningful
Source: Company Annual Reports, Regulatory Filings, Equitymaster

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