Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Rolta India Ltd: Result Update

However, its consolidated net sales in Q4FY16, dipped marginally by only 13.7% at Rs.846 crore The information technology company had net sales of Rs.981 crore in December 2015 quarter.

The depreciation and amortization expenses declined 89% to Rs 19 crore in March quarter from Rs170 crore in December quarter.

However, the share nosedived by more than 7%, as the rating agencies S&P Global Rating and Fitch Ratings cut the company's credit score.

S&P Global Ratings on Monday lowered its long-term corporate credit rating on Rolta India to 'CCC-' from 'B+'. At the same time, the credit rating firm lowered its long-term issue rating on the senior unsecured notes that Rolta Americas and Rolta issued to 'CCC-' from 'B+'. Rolta guarantees the notes.

On Friday, Fitch Ratings too had downgraded Rolta India's Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) and senior unsecured class rating to 'CC' from 'B'.

Meanwhile, Rolta India Ltd's CMD, Mr.K K Singh said that the company is confident of making a USD 6.9-million payment on overseas notes before the grace period deadline of June 15, 2016. 

He was talking to CNBC-TV18 after S&P and Fitch downgraded the firm's credit rating following a default on its 10.75% 2018 unsecured currency notes. Singh said an increase in the company's receivables period, from average 120-125 days to almost 185-190 days led to a cash crunch. But he maintained that the company was transitioning into an IP-led solutions business and is looking to rope in a strategic partner for large projects like defence, something that would help revive margins and return to comfortable leverage levels. He also clarified that the recent exit of two senior-level management personnel had no connection to the business performance. 

Therefore, the investors are suggested to buy the scrip of Rolta India Ltd (Rs.72.20) at the CMP and hold on, for some decent returns over a period. 
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