Friday, June 02, 2017

Prajay Engineers Syndicate Ltd: Buy
CMP: Rs.10.80
Introduction: Prajay is a Hyderabad based real estate company, which gives you more than just
real estate. Prajay has been transforming the Hyderabad landscape for the last two decades by developing landmark residential and commercial properties in the twin cities. The company has also made its mark in handling Hospitality projects. 
In its 20 years experience, Prajay has delivered over 75 projects and developed over 5 million square feet.
The company's broadly comes under two sections:
(I). Construction and Real Estate development -- 89.56% of total turnover.
(ii). Hospitality Business: Hotels and Resorts -- 10.44% of the total turnover.

1. It has a land bank of almost 738 acres, as against a total debt of around Rs.200 Cr, book value of Rs.87.64 and market cap of only Rs.76.23 Cr.

2. Prajay has also extended its presence to Vishakhapatnam, developing over 35 projects with 18 million square feet under construction.

3. As of now the company is not launching new projects, and has decided to start work on Phase -Ii of some projects. Since, the real estate market in and around Hyderabad is picking up, it hopes to come up fresh projects soon.

4. At the end of last year, Prajay Engineers Syndicate Ltd announced its plans to develop 15,000 affordable homes by the year 2019 in Hyderabad and its surrounding locations where the company has developed a land bank. It is seeking to take advantage of the various benefits extended by the Union Budget, under section 80 IBA and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, and facilitate development of two bedroom homes which are affordable and within reach of common man.

5. The total loss for FY17 decreased to Rs.23.96 Cr as against Rs.29.42 Cr in FY16. Moreover, if we look at the Q4FY17 results, then we will find that the total income increased to Rs.19.11 Cr as against Rs.11.55 Cr in Q3FY17 and Rs.14.63 Cr in Q4FY16. The total expenses increases to Rs.24.49 Cr in Q4FY17 primarily on account of the escalating cost of land, plots and constructed properties; though finance cost also shot up to Rs.5.49 Cr as against Rs.3.74 Cr in Q3FY17. The net loss of the company for Q4FY17 came flat at Rs.5.55 Cr as against Rs.5.31 Cr in Q3FY17 and Rs.5.64 Cr in Q4FY17.

6. A homebuyer henceforth will have to pay 12% GST to purchase an under construction house. If we look at the current scenario, real estate sector was heavily taxed, therefore 12% single tax structure is definitely a welcome move.
Moreover, the continuance of low interest regimes in India, is likely to see the demand pick in the real estate sector, in the coming months; as festivals pick up steam from July - August. Besides, as the Indian economy picks up steam, the hospitality sector, will also show some spikes, in the near future.

Conclusion: Looking at the above data, it is concluded that the scrip remains undervalued. The investors can buy the stock of Prajay Engineers Syndicate Ltd at the CMP of Rs.10.80 (BSE) for short term target of Rs.15.60.
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