Enam Securities assigns "underperformer" ratings to Hindalco

Hindalco Inds
cmp: Rs 134.55
target price: Rs 182

Enam Securities has assigned an "underperformer" ratings to Hindalco as it feels the company's proposed rights issue is diluting the growth of the company. Hindalco is planning a rights issuance of three shares for seven existing shares at Rs 96 per share. "This is in contrast to the earlier envisaged one share for every three shares around Rs 120 per share and is round 30% discount to FY08 book value per share. The issuance hints at a sense of urgency for fund raising, given tight capital market conditions, to retire $3-billion bridge debt that expires in November 2008," the Enam note to clients said. "We reduce our FY09 and FY10 earnings per share estimate to Rs 17.5 (Rs 19.9 earlier) and Rs 22.7 (Rs 24.4 earlier), respectively, to reflect more-than-anticipated rights dilution at lower price and attendant net interest impact," the note added.