That’s true. But it is company’s money being used for buyback. I guess promoters are wealthy enough to have bought some shares on their own. The whole episode shows lack of confidence in promoters.
In the PCJ Board meeting of May 10, they have announced the quantum and the price of the buy back. However, is there a time line within which the company has to complete the buy back process? Also, can the buy back offer be “withdrawn”? Would be great if someone can share SEBI guidelines ( I am assuming there would be some) for his area. Thx
Source of MF data: https://www.rupeevest.com/Mutual-Fund-Holdings/223032
PCJ employee cost is quite low = 1% of revenue. TITAN employee expense is close to 5% , that of Thangamayil Jewellery is nearly 2 % and for TBZ the figure is over 4%. Does this data say something. Its important in the context that PCJ has many company owned stores.
PC Jeweller posted flattish nos:
Profit up 7.3% : Rs 118.3 cr Vs Rs 110 cr (YoY)
Revenue (net sales) down 2.5% : Rs 2,103.2 cr Vs Rs 2,158.1 cr (YoY)
Segment wise breakdwon:
-Exports down ~45%: Rs. 302.76 cr vs Rs.551.93 cr (YoY)
-Domestic up ~12.5%: Rs.1,800.46 cr vs Rs.1,606.19 cr (YoY)
What are red flags which are not priced in at present level ?
Guys, heard the con call for q4 2018. Management seems to have answered most of the questions we discussed in this forum for the last few months. I agree, one can say that it is still status quo, because one has to still trust the management’s word and it has not come out from a formal enquiry, but i feel they have given at least some confidence to the street.
They clarified the below points:
Interest payments: they gave a detailed breakdown of their debt tranches and corresponding interest rates. They have a significant off balance sheet debt “gold lease” ~3,000cr, which lead to 300cr. if annual interest
Why the promotors are not buying from the market, if they feel the co. is undervalued: admist voilent swings in share price, promotor’s direct buying might be preceived in a wrong light (~price manipulation). Despite showing interest in market purchase, the board decided for the buyback, which automatically inc. promotor’s stake
Also, they expressed confidence that the co. will complete the buyback soon
Why do they have 1,000+ cr. cash with 1,000+ cr debt. shouldn’t they repay the debt to save interest cost: they have excess cash now as they expect to grow using franchise model which does not require lot of wc debt, so they have decided to repay all the 1,000 cr of long term debt on the books in the next 3 months
They plan to open 30 stores in 2019, 90% of which will be on a franchise model
Drop in exports: due to crisis in middle east, and mainly due to vat/ import duty (or some other tax i cannot recall) in their main export markets
2% stake gifted to daughter in law
Why is the company not doing anything about the traders beating the stock heavily: the company has clarified to the investors and done their part, now it is the job of the exchange to take actions against the miscreants.
I might have missed out on some of the other important points, as i heard it on the go. Would appreciate if some of the seasoned VPs listen to the call and give their take on it
I expect a gap up opening on Monday and see at least some optimism around the company after the disclosures made in the concall and the investor presentation.
Can you please explain what is “off balance sheet debt “gold lease” ~3,000cr” ?
Hi, thanks for pointing out.
Actually, it is not off balance sheet. It is shown as trade payables worth 3,622 cr. as of q4 2018.
It is basically gold loan. Not 100% sure about this, but positive. Experienced guys can help clarify this.
So basically, we thought that the implied interest rate was too high ~30% as we did not consider a/c payables item in the denominator as usually it is non interest bearing liability. But in this case it is interest bearing as pointed out by the management and hence should be included. Actual implied interest rate is about10%, which seem normal.
Could you please share the link to conf call audio ?