Bonus Debentures

An innovative way to reward shareholders… The Board of Britannia recently approved the issue of bonus debentures to its shareholders in the ratio of 1:1. Like a true-blue bonus, the issue of bonus debentures will be free for shareholders. Instead of issuing bonus shares and reducing the market price, the bonus debenture is a better…

Tata Motors

Chandra is confident of a TAMO turnaround by 2019… Source: Bloomberg Quint ON 31st July 2018, Tata Motors reported its worst quarterly loss in 9 years. The quarterly loss of Rs.1902 crore was largely driven by below par performance from JLR. Firstly, after the Volkswagen fiasco, the pressure on diesel cars in Europe is just…

Kotak Bank

How it offers a new model of bringing down promoter stake… Under the RBI regulations, the promoter groups of private banks are required to reduce their holdings in a phased way. This is to ensure much wider public participation in bank equity. Under the RBI guidelines, Mr. Uday Kotak was required to reduce his stake…

Repo Rate Hike

Have rate hikes been front-ended for 2018? The August monetary policy was not on the same plane as the June policy. Ahead of the June policy there was a virtual unanimity that the RBI would hike rate by 25 basis points. Inflation had gone up sharply and neither crude nor food inflation was giving any…

Bharti Airtel

The company’s biggest challenge may be domestic… Source: Bloomberg Quint When Bharti Airtel announced its quarterly results for Q1, the highlight of the company’s results was the profits in its Africa operations. But, it perhaps hides a bigger story of problems for Bharti in the domestic business. Here are 3 immediate challenges. ARPUs have fallen…