Tara Foods is not so healthy

Although there are no comparable stocks, other edible oil companies are available at a much cheaper price

Tara Health Foods Limited (THFL) hits the market on 28 April 2010. The company is into cattle/poultry feed, refining and blending of edible oil and solvent extraction. It also makes animal foods and edible oils. THFL posted a net profit of Rs16.99 crore in the year ended March 2009 compared to Rs9.01 crore in the corresponding period last year on a total income of Rs198.24 crore and Rs106.10 crore respectively.

Its price earnings (P/E) ratio stands at 24.73 based on profits for the period ended 31 December 2009. As on 31 December, 2009, the company had a total debt of Rs140.18 crore, representing a debt to equity ratio of 1.49:1. Although there are no strictly comparable stocks from cattle/poultry feed manufacturing companies, other edible oil firms like Anik Industries Ltd (16.50), Murli Industries Ltd (9.4) and Gokul Refoils & Solvent Ltd (8.54) sport lower P/E multiples.

THFL has 120 tonnes per day (tpd) of refining capacity, 250tpd of solvent extraction and 250tpd of cattle/poultry feed manufacturing capacity. The company is planning to set up 300tpd of refining capacity and 250tpd of cattle/poultry feed manufacturing facilities at its existing facilities from the proceeds of the IPO.

Most of the company’s operations are in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Bihar. The company’s products face stiff competition from organised and unorganised players. In the previous one year, the company has made an allotment of 5.20 lakh shares and 2 lakh shares to Tara Heart Care Products Ltd (a promoter group company) at Rs70 per share and at Rs200 per share respectively.

The issue opens on 28 April 2010 and closes on 30 April 2010. Fitch Ratings has assigned it an ‘IPO Grade 2’, indicating ‘below average’ fundamentals. The company plans to raise Rs180 crore-Rs190 crore at a price band of Rs180-Rs190 per share by issuing 1 crore shares. The proceeds will be utilised for setting up a new edible oil refining plant at an existing location, expansion of cattle feed plant, for working capital requirement, and brand-building in the domestic market. Atherstone Capital Ltd is the lead book-running manager for the issue.

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COMMENTS

situ

7 years ago

invesing in tara health food is good choice. as animal nutrition and healthy edible oil industry is growing very fast.

vsb2pwn

7 years ago

What's In A Name ?
The First Thing In The Offer Document That Amused Me

"Our Company was incorporated as Angora Wool Combers Private Limited vide Certificate of Incorporation dated February 28, 1977. Our name was changed to Ram Sahai Wool Combers Private Limited vide
Certificate of Incorporation dated December 02, 1986. Subsequently, our name was changed to Tara Feeds Private Limited and a fresh Certificate of Incorporation dated September 02, 2004 for change of
name was granted. Subsequently, we converted into a Public Limited Company and our name was changed to Tara Feed Limited vide fresh Certificate of Incorporation dated October 5, 2005. Subsequently
our name was changed to Tara Olive India Limited and a fresh Certificate of Incorporation dated June 11, 2008 subsequent to change of name was granted. Subsequently our name was changed to Tara
Health Foods Limited and a fresh Certificate of Incorporation dated November 24, 2008 subsequent to change of name was granted"

ronnie

7 years ago

when they say that the company is going in for a new extraction plant , i have heard that the expansion of the project would be handled by Sundex Process Engineers pvt. ltd. from the city of Mumbai.
they would be undertaking the complete project on turnkey basis.

parackal thomas

7 years ago

I think it will be oversubscribed many times over- like FOOD SPECIALITIES Ltd which later became Nestle India Ltd.
Based on what is given above I cannot see how it is not going to be a good investment- perhaps the author of this article needs to explain why. THANKS.

sanjeev lihala

7 years ago

good issue

Zero QIBs for Tarapur Transformers IPO

There were zero bids from the QIB category for the Tarapur Transformers IPO, while the retail investor category was subscribed 0.79 times on the opening day of this offering, which received a ‘Grade 1’ from CRISIL

Tarapur Transformers Ltd, which opened for subscription yesterday, has received zero bids from the qualified institutional buyer (QIB) category while the retail investor category was subscribed just 0.79 times as on 27 April 2010.

The non-institutional investor quota was subscribed 4.17 times (53.20 lakh bids from the reserved quota of 12.75 lakh shares).

Tarapur Transformers Ltd is into manufacturing, rehabilitation, up-gradation, and refurbishment of transformers. It manufactures transformers up to 220 kilovolts (KV) and has an installed manufacturing capacity of 1,839.40 megavolt ampere (MVA) & repairing capability of 1,800MVA per annum.

The company posted a net profit of Rs2.15 crore for the year ended March 2009 compared to Rs1.51 crore in FY08 with a total income of Rs24.01 crore and Rs10.68 crore respectively. The earnings per share (EPS) for the year ended 31 March 2009 stand at Rs2.16. At a floor price of Rs65, its price to earnings (PE) ratio is 30.09 for the same period. The company has taken loans to the tune of Rs18.81 crore payable to various banks which constitute 88.42% of net worth of the company as on 31 December 2009. The company reported negative cash flows to the tune of Rs7.47 lakh in FY05, Rs2.09 lakh in FY06 and Rs124.97 lakh in FY08. In FY09, its cash flow was positive at Rs9.68 lakh.

The issue opened on 26 April 2010 and closes on 28 April 2010. The company plans to raise Rs55.25 crore-Rs63.75 crore by issuing 85 lakh shares with a price band of Rs65-Rs75 per share.

The IPO money will be utilised for expansion and modernisation of its Pali unit, to finance incremental working capital, acquisition of business, marketing and corporate-branding expenses.

Ratings agency CRISIL has assigned an ‘IPO Grade 1’ to the issue. Comfort Securities Pvt Ltd is the lead book-running manager.

Market watchdog SEBI has issued a letter to the promoter company Bilpower Ltd to opt for a consent order by paying an amount of Rs1.75 lakh for violation of Regulations 6 (2) and 6(4) for fiscal 1997 and Regulation 8 (3) for fiscals 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 with relation to the SEBI (SAST) Regulations, 1997.
 

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SEBI asks Zenet Software to cough up Rs31 crore; bars it for one year

The market regulator has held Zenet Software guilty in the IPO scam for manipulating the demand for shares in the RII category of IPOs and distorting market integrity

Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has barred Zenet Software Ltd from the securities markets for one year and also asked the company to disgorge Rs30.88 crore, including interest, in the initial public offering (IPO) scam. 

The case relates to the IPOs for 12 companies made during 2003 to 2005. After noticing certain irregularities in the transactions in the shares that were issued through the IPOs before their listing on the stock exchanges, SEBI, on 27 April 2006, issued an ad interim ex-parte order.

The order, which itself was a show-cause notice, directed certain persons, including Zenet Software, Tauras Infosys Ltd (Tauras), Excell Multitech Ltd (Excell), Seer Finlease Pvt Ltd (Seer) and Sujal Leasing and Finance Pvt Ltd (Sujal) (collectively referred to as ‘noticees’) not to buy, sell or deal in the securities market, including in IPOs, directly or indirectly, till further directions.

MS Sahoo, whole-time member, SEBI, in an order dated 23 April 2010, said: “I find that the noticees financed the key operators (KOs) to make applications under the retail category of 12 IPOs and received the shares on allotment from the KOs as per the prior understanding with them. By doing this, they deprived the retail individual investors (RIIs) of their legitimate share in the allotment in the IPOs and made unlawful gains of Rs22.39 crore to the detriment of the RIIs. The noticees, therefore, manipulated the demand for shares in the RII category of IPOs and distorted the market integrity. I, therefore, conclude that the noticees employed fraudulent, deceptive and manipulative practices to corner the shares meant for RIIs in 12 IPOs stated in tables above, and made unlawful gains by selling the shares so cornered."

After completing the investigation, SEBI issued five separate notices to the companies named above. In the show-cause notices (SCNs), it was alleged that the noticees acted as financiers to two key operators (KOs), namely, Roopalben Panchal (Roopal) and Sugandh Estates and Investment Pvt Ltd (SEIPL) to enable them to apply for shares in the retail category in 12 IPOs. The companies were IL&FS Ltd (ILFS), IDFC Ltd (IDFC), FCS Software Solutions Ltd (FCS), Gateway Distriparks Ltd (Gateway), Shoppers Stop Ltd (Shoppers), Datamatics Technologies Ltd (Datamatics), Nandan Exim Ltd (Nandan), Yes Bank Ltd (YBL), SPL Industries Ltd (SPL), National Thermal Power Corp Ltd (NTPC), Dishman Pharmaceuticals Ltd (Dishman) and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS).

In the mean time, Tauras, Excell, Seer and Sujal amalgamated with Zenet in terms of a scheme of amalgamation approved by the Gujarat High Court.

It is alleged that the KOs transferred the shares received on allotment in these IPOs to the demat accounts of the noticees. They either transferred the corresponding refunds received from the issuers to the noticees or retained the same for making applications in the subsequent IPOs. Thus, the noticees, in collusion with the KOs, employed fraudulent, deceptive and manipulative practices to corner the shares meant for retail individual investors (RIIs) in 12 IPOs. They collectively made an unlawful gain of Rs21.94 crore on sale of the shares so cornered.

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