HDIL shares plunge as much as 20% on rating downgrade

Mar 20 2013, 13:49 IST
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HDIL has lost nearly half its value since the beginning of the year to $471 million. (Reuters) HDIL has lost nearly half its value since the beginning of the year to $471 million. (Reuters)
SummaryHDIL has lost nearly half its value since the beginning of the year to $471 million.

HDIL shares (Housing Development and Infrastructure Ltd) today fell sharply by 20 per cent, after credit agency Credit Analysis and Research downgraded the real estate developer's non-convertible debentures issue.

HDIL's scrip tanked 19.65 per cent to Rs 48.85 -- its all-time low on the BSE.

At NSE, the stock crashed 19.83 per cent to hit one-year low of Rs 48.70.

Following the decline in the scrip, the market capitalisation of the company dropped Rs 423 crore to Rs 2,124 crore.

In a filing to the BSE HDIL today said: "The company is in receipt of letter from CARE informing that, they (CARE) have revised the rating from CARE BBB+ (Triple B Plus) to CARE 'D' assigned to the non-convertible debentures issue of the citing recent developments."

It further said that the company has not accepted the said rating assigned by CARE and would like to reiterate its strong financial and operational performance and sound fundamentals.

HDIL has submitted to CARE to review the rating, the filing said.

'D' rating is given to instruments which are in default, or are expected to be in default soon.

Non-convertible debentures are regular debentures that cannot be converted into equity shares of the liable company.

HDIL shares slump, local agency cuts debt ratings

(Reuters) Shares in Housing Development and Infrastructure Ltd (HDIL) fall as much as 13 percent after local credit agency Credit Analysis and Research Ltd (CARE) downgraded the real estate developer's debt, citing "delays in servicing" obligations.

* CARE downgraded HDIL's non-convertible debentures (NCDs) and short-term non-convertible debentures, worth a combined 20.95 billion rupees ($386.50 million), to "CARE D", according to a report dated Wednesday.

* An HDIL spokeswoman had no immediate comment about the status of the company's debt payments but said a statement would be issued later in the day.

* HDIL has lost nearly half its value since the beginning of the year to $471 million as of Tuesday's close, with shares down 46 percent year-to-date due to concerns about its financial standing.

* HDIL shares are down 12.5 percent as of 0601 GMT ($1 = 54.2050 Indian rupees)

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