Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Punjab Tractors marches ahead on robust Q4 earnings

The company announced the results during trading hours today, 7 May 2008.

Meanwhile, the BSE Sensex was down 31.86 points, or 0.18%, to 17,341.15.

On BSE, 31,328 lakh shares were traded in the counter. The scrip had an average daily volume of 12,764 shares in the past one quarter.

The stock hit a high of Rs 271 and a low of Rs 255 so far during the day. The stock had a 52-week high of Rs 382.70 on 4 January 2008 and a 52-week low of Rs 183.15 on 8 November 2007.

The mid-cap scrip had outperformed the market over the past one month till 6 May 2008, gaining 16.78% compared to the Sensex`s return of 10.26%. It had underperformed the market in the past one quarter, declining 4.39% compared to Sensex`s decline of 4.23%.

The company`s current equity is Rs 60.76 crore. Face value per share is Rs 10.

The current price of Rs 260 discounts its Q3 December 2007 annualised EPS of Rs 16.72, by a PE multiple of 15.55.

However, Punjab Tractors` net profit fell 16.43% to Rs 65.17 crore on 1.82% rise in total income to Rs 971.98 crore in the year ended March 2008 over the year ended March 2007.

The company is engaged in manufacturing, marketing and servicing of tractors. The products include agricultural tractors, self-propelled harvester combines, rice transplanters, forklifts, tractor drawn agricultural implements, gears, spare parts, casting and accessories.

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