Jindal Steel and Power falls more than 19% in 2 days

Aug 27 2014, 04:22 IST
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SummaryThe Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) scrip has fallen more than 19% in the last 2 days with the Supreme Court ruling on Monday putting the company’s coal-producing assets under risk.

The Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) scrip has fallen more than 19% in the last 2 days with the Supreme Court ruling on Monday putting the company’s coal-producing assets under risk.

According to Espirito Santo, JSPL’s FY16 Ebitda (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) could take a hit of R1,500 crore if its coal blocks are deallocated. “JSPL’s cumulative captive coal output from Gare Palma IV-1/2/3 stands at ~11-12MT. This will directly affect the existing profitability of its steel and power operations. Our back of envelope calculation indicates JSPL’s FY16E Ebitda could be eroded by R1,500 crore,” Espirito Santo said in a report.

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The Supreme Court on Monday declared all the coal blocks allocated since 1993 illegal.

“Post SCverdict, JSPL’s entire domestic coal block assets are now under risk. As such, replacing captive production with coal purchased at market price could impact JSPL FY15/16E EPS estimates by 36/30%, respectively, (valuation hit would be ~30%),” UBS said.

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