IPO Update : Jindal Cotex Ltd.

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.

Overall Assessment

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

Investment Guru is of view that investors should give this IPO a miss.


Unknown said...

I agree with your comments. The IPO is aggressively priced. The valuations look very expensive considering the current outlook on textile industry. Incase anyone wants to invest in textile shares , there are better alternatives.

Unknown said...

Hi Srinath
Can you mention some stocks which can be bought at current levels ? Even I agree that Jindal Cotex is not worth investing at offer price.

Unknown said...

Hi Rajesh,

What is your current view on Skumars and Brandhouse retail...looking for a 3-4 months investment cycle.


Anonymous said...

what is the grey market premium for this IPO....must be running at a discount


Unknown said...

@ Rakesh
My top picks would be ABHISHEK INDUSTRIES LTD & HIMATSINGKA SEIDE LTD. in the textile sector. The companies were making loss during lat financial year but have produced a turn around in results for the past 2 quarters. You can accumulate these stocks with a long term perspective.

GMP said...

Current GMP for cotex is Rs. 4 but no trades happening.

pooja said...

retail portion subscribed 3 times even after lot of "avoid it" recos. This happens only in India !!!!!

sumi said...

So true pooja I mean every IPO I am coming across is being subscribed to heavily.

amitkapoor said...

Buy JK Paper for good return
Price Target- Rs.60 (upto 22 Jan-2010)
Price Target- Rs.74 (upto 24 April)
No need to invest in IPO. Invest in JK Paper to get 100% return


Its amazing how many companies are going public.