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India: Grasim and UltraTech well positioned for growth

09 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Grasim Industries, a subsidiary of UltraTech, has announced impressive results and signs of a recovery in cement demand growth, which is estimated at ~11.5 per cent for the current quarter. Meanwhile, UltraTech outpaced the industry with domestic volume growth of 15 per cent. Revenue for the quarter was INR69.2bn (US$bn1.04bn) vis-à-vis INR65.95bn (US$991m) in 4Q15. EBITDA was up by three per cent at INR14.78bn. helped by enhanced volumes and lower fuel prices. Net profit was INR7.23bn co...

JP Morgan downgrades UltraTech Cement, India

24 July 2012, Published under Cement News

JP Morgan downgrades UltraTech stock to "underweight" from "neutral" citing "stretched" valuations. JP Morgan says Ultratech, India's leading cement producer, is trading at 10 times enterprise value/EBITDA and at 18 times P/E. The U.S. investment bank also lowers its target price to INR1400 from INR1250. Ultratech Cement on Friday reported a 14 per cent net profit for the April-June quarter. JP Morgan says prefers to invest in the Indian cement sector via Ultratech parent Grasim Industri...

Grasim appoints managing director, India

08 March 2012, Published under Cement News

The Aditya Birla Group of India on Tuesday appointed KK Maheshwari as managing director of Grasim Industries as the company prepares to grow its businesses in India and overseas. Maheshwari, who has been whole-time director of Grasim until now will assume charge as MD immediately, a post created for the first time in the history of the 65 year old company. "The Grasim board decided to have a managing director to assist the chairman in implementing growth plans for the company," Maheshwari ...

Jefferies starts India cement coverage

24 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Jefferies has initiated coverage on the Indian cement industry with a buy rating on ACC, Grasim Industries, India Cements, UltraTech Cement, and hold rating on Ambuja Cements. "We believe India Cements has the highest earnings upside from both volume and price surprises.... Among the large caps, Ultratech looks the best positioned without a significant exposure to south," said Jefferies in a report on Thursday. The house says that it expects the next few years to be good for the cement...