Management Interviews – UFO Moviez, Gujarat Gas, Glenmark Pharma, Thomas Cook, Coal India, Godfrey Phillips

UFO Moviez – Kapil Agarwal, Joint MD

  • Ad revenue growth should be 20% or above
  • Minutes Ad / Show should grow at 20-25%
  • of screens are constant 50 +/- is what we expect
  • Main screens growth is coming from multiplexes where we do not have advertising rights as they sell their own advertising
  • Caravan has grown from EBIT of 2crs to 8crs and expecting healthy growth further

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Gujarat Gas – Nitin Patel, CEO

  • We can maintain 6.8 mmscmd volume growth
  • We have defined 2 segments PNG/CNG (Gas provided by Govt. of Gujarat) and LNG (Buy and Sell to the industries), Growth will come from both segments
  • Industrial prices – 80-90% contracts are dollar based; dollar shocks are passed on
  • CNG/ PNG is non dollar based pricing – we monitor and pass on the prices as per strategy
  • Bids for 86 geographies and 147 districts opening shortly – Out of these we have bid for 48 in 1st screen and 2nd screen is going on, eventually we will see at 20 odd cities for bidding

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Glenmark Pharma – Glenn Saldhana, CMD

  • US business is challenging but got couple of approvals this quarter
  • From Q1 one should see US business doing much better than last year
  • New approvals will over shadow the price decline that we see in US
  • Everyone is facing margins pressure in US and hard to predict what will it look like
  • On a full year basis margins will look reasonably good, not providing any specific number
  • Several molecules under development which could get out licensed in current year
  • Will generate free cash in core business which will bring down debt
  • Strong growth from India in domestic and consumer care business
  • R&D spends @ 12% will remain flat on full year basis

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Thomas Cook – Madhavan Menon, CMD

  • After removing one offs – profitability have grown by 9% in Q4
  • Sterling holdiays resort losses halved; EBITDA nos. have shown signs of turnaround
  • SOTC and Thomas cook forward booking for outbound travel is 34% above last year, after depreciating Re it is still 28-30% growth
  • Have used analytics to follow on leads and regional tours have taken off significantly this year
  • Foreign exchange business is the cash cow in thomas cook portfolio, no intention of demerging
  • Not want to get into NBFC at this time

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Coal India – Samiran Dutta, Chief Manager – Finance

  • Q4 was best in last few years in terms of production and offtake
  • Production was 183 mn tonne and offtake was 158 mn tonne
  • In Jan 2018 we have revised our prices
  • Realizations in Q4 were Rs.1573 / tonne vs 1495 / tonne
  • FY’19 production growth at 16% and offtake at 13%
  • Targetting production of 630 mn tonne in FY 19
  • Incentive is around 500 crores which is included in sales number
  • E – Auction prices is around ~2000 / tonne
  • Started year with 55 mn tonne of inventory
  • Receivables have come down as marketing team is continously monitoring and hope to continue in future also

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Godfrey Phillips – KK Modi, President

  • Industry volumes have come down by 4%
  • Illicit cigarettes are around 25% od total market
  • FY 19 Industry growth will be flattish and our volumes will go up slightly (in single digits)
  • Slight increase in prices due to gst but not significant
  • FY 19 if taxes remains stable, prices will remain stable, as industry will not raise prices
  • Current mkt share is slight higher than 12%
  • We are currently selling only in 40% of India , looking for geographical expansion esp. Soth India

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