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Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd Stock Analysis

Small Cap
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Printing And Publishing

Analysis of Financial Track Record

Data adjusted to bonus, split, extra-ordinary income, rights issue and change in financial year end
Financial track record gives insight into the company's performance on key parameters over the past ten years. MoneyWorks4me’s proprietary colour codes make it easy for retail investors to gauge the company’s past performance.
Value Creation
 Mar'03Mar'04Mar'05Mar'06Mar'07Mar'08Mar'09Mar'10Mar'11Sep'12TTM
Return on Capital Employed 4.32%13.2%10.7%11.54%15.82%19.7%11.19%18.82%11.16%-17.16%-
Growth Parameters
Growth Parameters Colour Code Guide
Net Sales (Rs. Cr.) 21.9117166331553782815893976524355
Y-o-Y Gr. Rt.-433.5%41.7%99.8%67.1%41.5%4.2%9.5%9.4%-46.3%-
Adjusted EPS (Rs.) 0.231.011.583.36.7711.15.7210.816.7-32.97-1.11
Y-o-Y Gr. Rt.-339.1%56.4%108.9%105.2%64%-48.5%89%-38%-592.1%-
Book Value per Share (Rs.) 4.646.0412.5214.6234.0343.1446.9651.9452.580.320.48
Adjusted Net Profit 3.717.832.568162272140262163-689-31
Net Op. Cash Flow (Rs. Cr.) 017.347.1-24.7-30.945021540014060.4-
Debt to Cash Flow from Ops 05.725.12-23.88-19.61.791.710.865.5844.05-
Standalone financials take only the parent company into account while consolidated financials take into account financials of the parent company as well as of all its subsidiaries. In most companies consolidated financials should be used for analysis.
Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd. should be analysed on a Standalone basis
CAGR
CAGR Colour Code Guide
  10 yrs 5 yrs 3 yrs 1 yr
Net Sales 42.3%-1.1%-13.7%-46.3%
Adjusted EPS -273.6%-237.3%-279.3%-592.1%
Book Value per Share -25.7-60.7-81-99.4
Share Price - - - -
Key Financial Parameter
Performance Ratio Colour Code Guide
 Mar'03Mar'04Mar'05Mar'06Mar'07Mar'08Mar'09Mar'10Mar'11Sep'12TTM
Return on Equity (%) 4.9419.5817.4123.3328.2728.712.6321.7512.85-160.23-277.5
Operating Profit Margin (%) 29.4324.4535.8231.5246.9962.1632.9250.629.99-45.274.48
Net Profit Margin (%) 16.6315.2219.620.5429.2634.7417.1829.3416.71-131.49-8.61
Debt to Equity 0.260.930.931.950.740.760.320.270.61398.37-
Working Capital Days 0124126188239213199177191211-
Cash Conversion Cycle 05341841321071129410489-
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Entity Percentage Holding
Promoters 15.39%
Institutions 16.36%
Non-Institutions 68.26%
Pledged *0.0099.8199.7899.7899.7899.7899.7899.7099.5399.53
* Pledged shares as % of Promoter's holding (%)
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Deccan Chronicle Holdings, incorporated in 2002, is engaged in the business of printing and publishing newspapers and periodicals in India. The company prints and publishes Deccan Chronicle which is a English daily; Andhra Bhoomi -- a regional daily published in Telugu language exclusive available in states of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Tamil Nadu and Financial Chronicle -- a financial daily.

On April 1, 2003

Deccan Chronicle Holdings, incorporated in 2002, is engaged in the business of printing and publishing newspapers and periodicals in India. The company prints and publishes Deccan Chronicle which is a English daily; Andhra Bhoomi -- a regional daily published in Telugu language exclusive available in states of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Tamil Nadu and Financial Chronicle -- a financial daily.

On April 1, 2003 Nandi Publishers was merged with Deccan Chronicle.

During 2003-04, the company started its Nellore edition and augmented its product capacity of its unit from 315000 copies per hour to 435000 copies per hour.

In November 2004, the company added Colour Printing Center at Kondapur situated in Hyderabad. The company commissioned its Chennai edition, on 28 March, 2005. This was the newspaper's first edition published outside Andhra Pradesh.

In order to venture in area of buying and selling advertisement, with an investment of Rs 2511 lakh the company promoted a 100% subsidiary -- Sieger Solutions.

In April 2008, the company started publishing of a new financial daily under the name Financial Chronicle. In May 2008 the started its Bengaluru edition

The company’s Chennai Chronicle entered into an alliance with Sulekha.com to start Blogprint that provides a platform to bloggers to print their article in the paper.

The company has tied up with International Herald Tribune which is published by the New York Times Company to contribute a daily special Four-page global news section in Financial Chronicle.

Currently, the company operates total of eleven editions, seven of which are published from various parts of Andhra Pradesh that includes Vishakapatnam, Karimnagar, Nellore, Rajahmundhry, Vijayawada, Secunderabad, Anantapur and Ranga Reddy (2) and one each from Chennai and Bengaluru.

It has an ABC certified circulation (January - June 2008) of 10 lakh (10,72,228) for All Andhra Pradesh editions and 3.03 lakhs (3,03,207) for the Chennai edition. The Deccan Chronicle is largest circulated daily in Hyderabad and Bangalore.

The company owns subsidiaries namely Odyssey India, Sieger Solutions and Asian Age Holdings. Sieger Solutions owns subsidiaries NetLink Technologies and Deccan e-solutions.

The company bought Hyderabad 20-20 team for $107 million for a 10-year period in Indian Premier League. The team is named as Deccan Chargers.

In April 2010, Deccan Chronicle Holdings received the green flag from Andhra Pradesh High Court for scheme of amalgamation of its wholly owned subsidiaries Asianage Holdings, Deccan Chronicle Bangalore and Sieger Solutions with itself.

Deccan Chronicle Holdings' subsidiary Sieger Solutions is engaged in developing two more specific portals and will be completed in near future.

Puchho Befikar
SEBI Registered: Investment Adviser - INA000013323

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