MPS Version 2.0

“ The last few years performance was attractive, but what we could deliver may truly be exciting.” Welcome to MPS 2.0 When technology disrupts an industry there is major chaos, and where there is large spread chaos, there is opportunity. More than anything else, it matter which side of the disruption you are on. MPS…

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MPS Changes Gear and FY15 Updates

  MPS has completed another eventful year keeping in line its funda to keep its employee cost at 40% or lesser of the sales value. The standalone business has generated a PAT of 61.44 cr and its subsidiaries have generated 1.62 cr in profit. Very Impressive. The results can be down loaded from here – http://www.adi-mps.com/Investors/InvestorsOverview.aspx…

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Thomas Cook India – Fairfax ups equity stake and other updates

Thomas Cook allotted 1.827cr equity shares in lieu of 18.27 lakh preference shares to its promoters taking the promoters equity stake in the company from 72.9% to 74.7%. The total shares outstanding in the company today are 27.27 cr of Re1 each. http://www.bseindia.com/corporates/ann.aspx?scrip=500413%20&dur=A Stepping out of the preference cover to take on risks and rewards…

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Piramal Enterprises – Q3 Note

Q3 in cr Pharma and Manufacturing Financial Services Information Management Unallocated Total Capital Employed 3221 9202 4293 (4607) 12110 Revenue 802 219 377 1398 Profits as reported -5 162 132 47 346 Profits without exceptional -5-2+34-18=9 162 132 47 350 Finance Cost -95 PBT 241 The Pharma and Manufacturing business has finally turned cash positive,…

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Is MPS being smart or stupid ?

Today was a particularly exciting day for MPS as they announced their Q3 results along with a second interim dividend of Rs 10 per share. They also passed an enabling resolution to issue securities for QIP upto 150 crores, The market, keeping in line with its eccentric reputation lived up to it by dropping the…

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8,000 cities to govern – Irena Vittal

Urbanization is on the official agenda in Delhi: build 100 smart cities, and now, revive 500 existing cities. This priority is long overdue: one in three Indians lives in a city. Indeed, experts believe the real number is a higher 52%, if one relaxes India’s tough three-part definition of urban. Clearly, while policy ignored cities…

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Piramal Enterprises – 2014 AGM update

When i walked into the PEL AGM it seemed like an ultra simple affair without much hoo-hah, until i looked at the Board. The best of the best were patiently sitting there.  Ajay, Swati and Nandini Piramal, Keki Dadiseth, N.Vaghul, and Ramadorai amongst others i couldn’t recognise. Partly intimidating, but mostly gratifying. Despite the big…

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