Too pricey to fit the bill – Avoid
Company : Jindal Cotex Ltd.
Issue Price : Rs. 70 – 75
Outlook : Avoid
About Jindal Cotex
Jindal cotex is engaged in the business of manufacturing of Acrylic, Polyester, and Polyester- Viscose, Polyester Cotton, combed and carded yarns, which are appropriate for apparels, suitings & knitted fabrics. Company has current installed capacity of 23,472 spindles for acrylic, cotton blended and polyester yarns. It manufacture and sell yarns under the trade name ‘JINDAL’.
Objects of the Issue
The Company is setting up a new facility to manufacture cotton yarn with a capacity of 28,800 spindles in Ludhiana in Phase I.
It will further add 21600 Spindles, Yarn dyeing facility and a Garment unit with capacity of 3000 pcs. per day in Phase II.
The company would use the funds to invest in Subsidiary Jindal Medicot which manufactures Medical Textile products. It would also invest in another subsidiary Jindal Specialty textiles which manufactures PVC Laminated products.
The company has put up an impressive top-line growth of 39% for year ended 31st March,2009. However the same momentum was not visible in the bottom line which grew only by 2.3% which suggest that operating cost increased in much bigger proportion.
The company is a again a classical case of greedy promoters who are asking for more than their worth. This a trend visible in Indian markets that as the stock markets gain momentum the promoters start flooding the capital markets with issue at a aggressive premium. I strongly believe that market regulators should do something about it in the interest of at least retail investors.
Coming back to Jindal cotex, the company is asking investors to invest at a Pre issue P/E of 20.23 at lower band and 21.68 at the upper band while the Industry average is just 9.10
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