Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Investment Pick: Noida Toll Bridge

Noida Toll Bridge had posted better results for year ending 31st March 09 with total income at Rs.79.21 crores against Rs.66.39 crores of FY 08. PBT improved to Rs.39.86 crores against Rs.31.78 crores, inspite of a drop in other income to Rs.1.14 crores in FY 09 against Rs.5.50 crores of FY 08. Interest liability for the year, remained stagnant at Rs.14.92 crores againstRs.14.87 crores, of FY 08.

Average daily traffic in FY 09 rose to 99,734 vehicles against 84,261 vehicles in FY 08, registering a growth of 18%. Since, the company collects toll from each vehicle, its income for the year also rose by 19% in FY 09. Average traffic on Mayur Vihar Link, for FY 09, was at 12,350 vehicles per day while it was at 13,632 vehicles in March 09, quarter, showing a case of rising trend of vehicles using it.

PAT of the company, for FY 09 is placed at Rs.33.69 crores (Rs.27.98 crores) resulting in an EPS of Re.1.81 for FY 09. The company adopted guidance note on “Accounting for Service Concession Agreement” issued by ICAI, whereby, Delhi Noida Link Bridge, which was earlier shown as fixed assets, is now shown as intangible asset w.e.f. 01-04-08. Intangible asset is shown at cost, being fair value of construction services. Due to this change, depreciation for FY 09 is lower by Rs.4.97 crores, thus increasing profit to that extent. Earlier, when it was taken as fixed assets, depreciation was provided on straight line method taking life of 62 years, but now, estimated useful life of bridge has been considered as 100 years and intangible assets is amortized over the same life.

Apart from this, the income flow of the company will come from development rights of 235 acres of land, of which, 200 acres are at Noida side while 35 acres at South Delhi side.

Share now ruling at Rs.27 translates into a market capitalization of just Rs.500 crores and even considering debt, the enterprise value works out to, less than Rs.700 crores. Once, the company is able to get clearance of land development, we will see good rise in share price from Rs.27. Advised to hold and even buying can be made at the current levels with 6 months view.

Source: (By S P Tulsian)

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