Sandesh Ltd

The Sandesh Limited is an India-based company engaged in selling of newspapers and other publications, and advertisement.

Pros:
Company has reduced debt.
Company is virtually debt free.
Stock is trading at 0.71 times its book value
Cons:
The company has delivered a poor growth of 4.09% over past five years.
Company has a low return on equity of 13.37% for last 3 years.
Dividend payout has been low at 4.95% of profits over last 3 years

Peer Comparison Sector: Media - Print/Television/Radio // Industry: Printing & Stationery

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Quarterly Results Standalone Figures in Rs. Crores / View Consolidated

Jun 2016 Sep 2016 Dec 2016 Mar 2017 Jun 2017 Sep 2017 Dec 2017 Mar 2018 Jun 2018 Sep 2018 Dec 2018 Mar 2019
98 89 88 81 98 92 95 90 121 90 98 109
61 61 66 61 63 61 68 65 96 75 80 79
Operating Profit 37 28 23 20 34 31 27 25 25 15 18 30
OPM % 38% 31% 26% 25% 35% 34% 29% 27% 21% 17% 18% 27%
Other Income 1 4 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 5 7
Interest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Depreciation 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Profit before tax 36 29 23 22 36 33 28 25 26 17 21 34
Tax % 34% 42% 35% 34% 36% 32% 37% 36% 35% 33% 33% 37%
Net Profit 24 17 15 14 23 23 18 16 17 11 14 21
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Profit & Loss Standalone Figures in Rs. Crores / View Consolidated

Mar 2007 Mar 2008 Mar 2009 Mar 2010 Mar 2011 Mar 2012 Mar 2013 Mar 2014 Mar 2015 Mar 2016 Mar 2017 Mar 2018 TTM
238 263 284 220 222 266 307 313 345 374 354 375 417
242 247 239 162 160 193 226 231 248 246 248 257 330
Operating Profit -5 17 46 58 63 73 81 82 97 128 106 118 87
OPM % -2% 6% 16% 26% 28% 28% 26% 26% 28% 34% 30% 31% 21%
Other Income 26 31 3 7 14 2 13 2 1 4 14 14 20
Interest 1 4 4 4 7 10 5 8 4 2 1 0 0
Depreciation 4 5 5 5 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 9 9
Profit before tax 16 38 39 56 63 59 81 68 86 123 111 123 97
Tax % 44% 31% 29% 33% 30% 33% 28% 33% 34% 35% 36% 35%
Net Profit 9 26 28 37 44 39 58 46 57 80 71 80 63
EPS in Rs 9.65 29.99 31.64 42.91 50.80 45.33 75.45 59.84 74.54 104.23 93.65 105.32
Dividend Payout % 25% 10% 9% 7% 8% 8% 5% 7% 5% 5% 5% 5%
* Sales is net of excise duty and discounts
Compounded Sales Growth
10 Years:3.59%
5 Years:4.09%
3 Years:2.81%
TTM:11.41%
Compounded Profit Growth
10 Years:12.17%
5 Years:9.32%
3 Years:12.02%
TTM:-20.65%
Return on Equity
10 Years:13.46%
5 Years:13.13%
3 Years:13.37%
Last Year:12.68%

Balance Sheet Standalone Figures in Rs. Crores / View Consolidated

Mar 2007 Mar 2008 Mar 2009 Mar 2010 Mar 2011 Mar 2012 Mar 2013 Mar 2014 Mar 2015 Mar 2016 Mar 2017 Mar 2018 Mar 2019
9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Reserves 172 195 218 250 290 325 351 393 447 563 582 657 716
Borrowings 0 45 0 25 19 82 68 56 10 14 2 0 0
60 95 94 91 161 100 81 90 85 118 97 90 69
Total Liabilities 241 344 320 374 479 515 507 547 549 703 688 755 793
57 53 55 75 76 78 75 68 71 73 126 138 132
CWIP 0 0 1 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 11 0 0
Investments 15 7 14 8 93 146 159 159 171 393 285 387 497
169 284 249 287 308 289 273 320 307 237 266 230 163
Total Assets 241 344 320 374 479 515 507 547 549 703 688 755 793

Cash Flows Standalone Figures in Rs. Crores / View Consolidated

Mar 2007 Mar 2008 Mar 2009 Mar 2010 Mar 2011 Mar 2012 Mar 2013 Mar 2014 Mar 2015 Mar 2016 Mar 2017 Mar 2018
-10 -56 102 56 78 -80 74 28 55 97 96 80
2 8 -17 -25 -80 -63 -5 -2 -22 -39 -31 -112
14 47 -52 16 -8 65 -46 -15 -50 -4 -17 -6
Net Cash Flow 6 -1 32 46 -10 -78 22 11 -17 55 49 -38

Ratios Standalone Figures in Rs. Crores / View Consolidated

Mar 2007 Mar 2008 Mar 2009 Mar 2010 Mar 2011 Mar 2012 Mar 2013 Mar 2014 Mar 2015 Mar 2016 Mar 2017 Mar 2018
ROCE % 5% 19% 18% 23% 23% 19% 18% 17% 19% 24% 19% 20%
Debtor Days 41 48 41 61 77 85 60 60 60 62 68 69
Inventory Turnover 7.26 7.58 11.51 11.20 12.18 11.75 11.05 11.06 7.49 8.92 10.59 8.55