August 15, 2009

Macmillan Publishers India Limited

In a very surprising and complicated legal move Macmillan Publishers Limited has extinguished old Equity Shares and has given its shareholders 3 Options :-

1 ) Cash option of Rs. 69 per Share ( same rate as was offered 6 years ago !! ) 

2 )  Opt for Redeemable Preference Shares    ( RPS ).

3) Continue as Equity Shareholder of the Transferee Company  ( through Macmillan Equity Shares Trust ).( in terms of Clause 18 . 04 )

Kindly note :-

1 ) The above Options are to be exercised within a period of 60 days from Record Date i.e. before 13 -04-2014

 2 )  The Default Option is No 1 Option i.e. cash offer of Rs.69 per Share

3 ) The Shareholder if he receives a Cheque for Cash Option can return the un encashed cheque with in 30 days and can opt for  other two options i.e. Preference Shares / Equity Shares.

3 ) RTA are Cameo Corporate Services Limited ,


Tel : 044 -28460390 to 28460395
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Blog Comments : 

It seems the management is desperate to kick out its Equity shareholders at fraction of NAV of Company.

The net worth / prospects  seems to have improved greatly ( please recheck this point independently ) with the merger of wholly owned subsidiary , i.e.Frank Brothers And Company ( Publishers ) Limited with Macmillan Publishers ( India ) Limited  .

3 ) Regarding our holdings in Macmillan Publishers ( India ) Limited we have opted , on immediate basis , for the Equity Option.

4 ) No worry about Liquidity - Please Recheck independently  -( We have Rare Indian Shares site )


Registered Office : 21, Patullos Road , Chennai-600 002; Corporate Office : 315-316 Raheja Chambers , 12 , Museum Road , Bangalore- 560 001.

Established in 2008 after demerger from Macmillan India Limited . The publishing business of Macmillan India Limited was transferred to Macmillan Publishers India Limited . Frank Brothers And  Co. ( Publishers ) Ltd. another renowned publishing company ( based in New Delhi ) is Macmillan Publishers India Limited 's subsidiary.

Shareholders of Macmillan India Limited were allotted shares of Macmillan Publishers India Limited in the ratio of 1:1 .

Share capital is Rs.17 crore and Reserves Rs.94 crore. Financial Year ends 31 December

Whereas Macmillan India Limited is a listed Company , shares of the newly created Macmillan Publishers India Limited were , surprisingly , not listed . Its shareholders were given the option of either taking Rs.69 per share or take unlisted shares. Considering the share market slump at the time of the this offer and the prospect of illiquidity made most non - promoter investors go in for cash option. This makes the share a rare share.

Considering that Macmillan and its subsidiary Frank Brothers are iconic brands in the field of quality books and India being one the largest and fasted growing markets makes the shares of Macmillan Publishers India Limited ideal for investment by collector- investors. There are very few listed Publishing companies in India ( there are 5000 publishers in India ). Navneet Publishers is probably the only one.

Macmillan Publishers India Limited has over 3500 titles in its active list . It has relationships with over 15,000 schools all over India and with its 22 offices and showrooms possibly has the widest all- India network.

Status : Unlisted and Illiquid

Financials For Year Ended 31-12-10

Gross Profit : Rs. 7 cr 34 lakh
Depreciation Rs. Rs. 2 cr 6 lakh
Taxes           Rs. Rs. 2 cr 1 lakh
Net Profit     Rs. Rs. 3 cr 27 lakh
Dividend      Nil

Company's Background

Through a court approved scheme of demerger, the domestic publishing business of the
erstwhile Macmillan India Ltd.( now MPS Ltd.) was taken over by the company. Along with
 the de merger, the investment in Frank Brothers and Publishers( India)Ltd (FB)was
also transferred. FB now functions as a wholly owned subsidiary of MPIL. Both companies
operate primarily in the field of Education and its books are an essential part
of the curriculum of schools affiliated to national private school boards all over India.
MPIL has a significant national presence with regional offices in the metros and the
Registered Office in Chennai and Corporate Office in Bangalore.

Post the merger of the company has established newer business divisions. These divisions
 are Nature Publishing Group in the area of Scientific Publishing. Pan Macmillan for General and Trade Books,
 Palgrave for Higher Academic books. all of those businesses are integral to Macmillan
Group's business worldwide and are very successful publishing ventures.

For MPIL, these businesses are in addition to the main line Education business which has been existent in India for over
100 years.The establishment of these new businesses reflects the Macmillan Group's Commitment to the Indian market and
customers. As has been mentioned in the Chairman's speech at the Annual General Meeting of the Company, the company is
poised to make forays in the area of Digital Publishing and Teacher Training as well.

The Publishing industry is characterized by several small Indian publishers ad a few multinational companies.It is an
intensely competitive industry and requires continous investment of editorail resources to produce new books and upgrade
existing books. The school book publishing business also needs to comply with Government( both State and Central) rules on syllabus and other matters.

There are sveral positive factors which bode well for the Publishing industry in India. The expectation of the higher GDp growth ,
the importance of the eductaionin the Indian value system and the continued criticality and potential of English language
 learninga nd teaching, the growth of shopping malls  are some of them and the Company is well positioned to take advantage
 of these factors. The Company's financial performance since incorporation is as under:
               (RS. IN LACS)

                   2008     2009       2010
SALES            3,185.05   8,402.04   9,804.21
AFTER TAXATION   (647.25)   132.92     326.71

The Company's performance is likely to improve substantially in the following years due to the various factors mentioned above
 and due to the initiatives planned by the management.

The Company's exports are not significant and does not have any collaboration requiring investment inflow or outflow.


YEAR ENDED 31-12-2012

Sales Rs. 113 cr

Gross Loss Rs. 16 cr

Net Loss Rs. 15 . 6 cr.


Macmillan Publishers India- Reports Loss For 31-12-12 Ending Financial Year

Macmillan Publishers India is an Unlisted Company

For 0101-12 - to - 31-12-12

Sales : Rs105 cr 48 lakh

Gross Loss : Rs. 41 cr 67 lakh

Net Loss : Rs. 43 cr 53 lakh

EPS - Minus Rs. 26 / 70 p

Dividend : NIL

Subsidiary  ( wholly Owned by Macmillan Publishers ) Frank Brothers And Co. ( Publishers ) Limited 

Sales : Rs. 43 cr 22 lakh

Gross Profit : Rs. 6 cr 9 lakh

Net Profit : Rs. 4 cr 12 Lakh

Frank Publishers is being merged with Macmillan Publishers

Macmillan Publishers

As on 31-12-12

Share Capital Rs. 16 cr 93 lakh ( Face Value Rs. 10 )

Reserves  Rs. 39 cr 69 lakh

Promoters Holding : 96 : 88 %


For more on MPS

General Warning : Investment in shares can be injurious to your WEALTH.

Caution :The blog writer has personal / family members' holdings in this company ,so please make suitable "provisions " for likely over optimism .

All facts stated in Good Faith . Please recheck every face. no responsibility with the Blog / Writer

August 14, 2009

Philips Electronics India Limited

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March 21, 2018

Philips India- Compulsory Buy Back @ Rs.560

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Registered Office :
7, Justice Chandra Madhab Road,

Established in 1930 , this iconic holder of the brand " PHILIPS " is synonymous with electrical lighting in India.

Originally incorporated in 1930 as Philips Electrical Co. ( India ) Limited
in 1956- name changed to Philips India Private Limited
In 1957 name changed to Philips India Limited
In 1979 ( FERA times ) name changed to Peico Electronics & Electricals Limited
In 1993- Philips India Limited
Finally in 2005- Philips Electronics India Limited

These numerous name changes mirror the changing product-ownership-business environment times in India.

From FERA dilution times of 1970s the Company has , at present , come a full circle to nearly a private limited company.

At present nearly 96% equity is with the promoters , the renowned Dutch Multinational Philips Group - Koninklijke Philips Electronics .

The share is, however , unlisted and illiquid.

The Company produces lamps & Luminaries ' audio , video Multimedia and domestic appliances , Medical Diagnostic and related software development.

It has a share capital of Rs. 63 crore. Book Value Rs.139. Profit after tax Rs. 135 crore giving an EPS of Rs. nearly Rs. 20. Its financial year ends 31 December. For the year ending 31-12-08 the gross sales were Rs. 3142 crore.

It the iconic brand name " Philips " and which every Indian identifies it with quality electrical / electronic products that makes this share a collector's item.


June 18, 2015

Philips India to Demerge Lighting Business into Separate Company

Philips India is demerging its Lighting Business into a separate Company Philips Lighting India Limited.

Shareholders of original Company i.e.Philips India Limited would get 1 share of Philips Lighting for every 1 share of Philips India.

Scheme would be effective from 01/02/2016.

High Court convened meeting of shareholders of Philips India is scheduled for 06/07/2015 at Kolkata


Philips India delisted in 2004 at the Exit Price of Rs.105.


Philips Electronics India Ltd - Annual Report 2013

Financial Year Ending 31-03-13 ( 12 months )

Sales  : Rs. 5412 cr

Gross Profit : Rs. 186 cr

Net Profit : Rs. 123 cr

Dividend  : 20- %

EPS : Rs. 21 / 35 p

EGM : 20 /09 / 13 , Kolkata 11 AM

Book Closing : 10-09-13 TO 20-09-13

As on 31-03-13

Share Capital Rs. 57 cr , 50 Lakh ( Rs. 10 Paid)

Reserves  Rs. 1049 cr 50 lakh

New Name of the Company :  PHILIPS INDIA LIMITED


For the Financial Year Ended 31-03-2016

Gross Sales : Rs Rs. 6372 crore

Gross Profit : Rs.650 cr

Net Profit Rs.398 cr 

EPS Rs. 69 / 11 paise

Dividend : 30%

As on 31/03/16

Share Capital Rs. 57 crore 50 lakh ( Rs. 10 paid up)

Reserves Rs.1740 cr

Promoters' Holding  96 :13 %

86 th AGM 29 /09/2014 at Kolkata , 10 ; 30 a m



1 ) The above mentioned figures include the business only for 10 months i.e from 01/04/15 to 31/01/16

2  ) Lighting business demerged  wef 01/02/16 to Philips Lighting India Limted

3 ) 1 : 1 share of Philips Lighting India allotted to shareholders of Philips India  , as on Record Date :-08 /04/2016


General Warning : Investment in Shares Can be Injurious to Your  WEALTH

Caution :The blog writer has personal/ family members' holdings in this Company ,  so please make suitable "provisions " for likely over optimism

( NB : All information given in good faith. Please recheck all facts before taking any investment decision.

. No responsibility taken by this author / blog . )