Price band fixed at Rs230-Rs240
The initial public offer (IPO) of Technofab Engineering Ltd, an engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) company, will open on 29th June and close on 2nd July. The shares will be offered at a price band of Rs230 to Rs240.
The company will mop up Rs68.77-Rs71.76 crore, depending on the final issue price.
Between FY07-08 and FY09-10, Technofab\'s sales increased at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 48% and profit after tax (PAT) increased at a CAGR of 189%. Its order book stands at Rs533.74 crore as on 31 March 2010.
The company said it has placed bids for around 41 projects, worth Rs2,200 crore, in power, oil & gas and steel sectors. It expects to be the lowest bidder for around five projects worth Rs400 crore, all in the power sector.
Technofab has a presence in power, industrial infrastructure, water and oil & gas sectors and is planning to enter the railways and transport segments.
The company has operations in India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana and Fiji. It plans to look for opportunities mainly in countries with projects funded by the World Bank or similar organisations.
The industry is now offering unadvertised discounts to customers, after sky-high realty prices kept buyers away from the market
Developers in Mumbai have finally started offering discounts on properties. Orchid Woods, a residential project in Goregaon (a Mumbai suburb) by DB Realty, is offering customers through ICICI Home Search, (a division of ICICI Home Finance Company) flats ranging from two bedroom, hall and kitchen (2 BHK of 1,420 sq ft), 2.5 BHK (1,635 sq ft), 3 BHK (1,820 sq ft) and 4 BHK (2,465 sq ft) at Rs9,500 per sq ft plus Rs45 per sq ft for floor rise.
All the flats at Orchid Woods are currently priced at Rs10,881 per sq ft. The discount offer is valid till 30th June or 20 apartments sold, whichever is earlier. As the monsoon is approaching, there might be more discounts on the platter for customers. During the rains, developers usually find it difficult to push sales. Now they have started to offer discounts.
"The prices of properties might not see a rise till September and we expect a slowdown in sales during the next quarter due to rains and holidays. But going forward, by October, we shall see a price rise of 10% as we approach the festival season. Usually during that period, the sales pick-up and demand comes back to the market," said Mayur Shah, chief sales-business unit, Ackruti City Ltd.
Pankaj Kapoor, founder, Liases Foras, believes that current trends are indicative of another asset bubble. "In the quarter ended March 2010, prices have gone up further by 15%-20% and we are estimating sales to be down further by 25%-30%. Despite the gradual decline in sales and market efficiency, the rise in property prices is indicating the creation of another asset bubble."
Mumbai is expected to report lesser volume of real-estate transactions over the next six months, according to industry experts. "We are going to see lower volumes of transactions in the next six months compared to the last six months, if the prices do not come down," said Pranay Vakil, chairman, Knight Frank (India) Pvt Ltd.
"More realty companies will offer discounts as sales are not taking place," said Sheetal Malpani, analyst, BRICS Securities Ltd. According to industry sources, developers are not publishing the discounts that they are offering. They are offering discounts to customers personally as published discounts would bring down the valuation of their projects. It is likely that developers will not advertise discounts till September. If sales do not pick up, they will be forced to openly advertise discounts to clear inventories and also to free up liquidity.
US-based Progress Software Corp said it launched its market surveillance and monitoring solution accelerator product in India which can do the job on a real time basis.
The market surveillance and monitoring solution accelerator enables financial institutions, exchanges and market regulators to detect patterns of abusive or erroneous trading activity and take corrective action to prevent trading fraud and abuse in real-time, it said in a release.