Cash crunch at ATMs as demand zooms up

ATM companies suffer loss of Rs.7 billion

by Janhavi Behere

Withdrawals from ATMs have reached pre-demonetisation levels but the supply of currency from banks to ATMs is 50 per cent of pre-demonetisation levels, as per a report in Economic Times. The average supply to ATMs was Rs.1.2 million prior to demonetisation but has now dropped to Rs.0.6 million. On the other hand, inter bank ATM withdrawals touched Rs.1 trillion in March 2017, nearly equal to the level in October 2016. This has resulted in a cash-crunch at the ATMs. Revenues of ATM companies have dipped by Rs.7 billion between November 2016 and mid-January 2017 as 20 per cent of their network remained shut due to loss of cash.

References
1. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/banking/finance/banking/atms-go-dry-on-demand-supply-mismatch/articleshow/58288638.cms
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate
Per cent
3.9 -0.1
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
99.8 +0.3
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
100.0 +0.3
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
99.5 +0.5
Quarterly CapeEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Jun 16 Sep 16 Dec 16 Mar 17
New projects 1.45 2.40 1.40 2.87
Completed projects 0.91 2.20 0.89 1.68
Stalled projects 1.40 0.64 1.01 0.32
Revived projects 0.40 0.51 0.17 0.62
Implementation stalled projects 0.50 0.37 0.80 0.27
Updated on: 28 May 2017 8:20PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Jun 16 Sep 16 Dec 16 Mar 17
All listed Companies
 Income -0.9 2.1 10.1 11.1
 Expenses -0.3 1.9 10.4 12.3
 Net profit -4.0 14.6 39.8 26.3
 PAT margin (%) 6.9 6.9 5.9 6.5
 Count of Cos. 4,501 4,479 4,453 1,873
Non-financial Companies
 Income -2.5 0.6 10.9 12.8
 Expenses -2.9 -0.2 12.6 17.8
 Net profit 9.7 26.7 24.5 -5.3
 PAT margin (%) 7.4 6.9 6.0 7.9
 Net fixed assets -9.2 7.8
 Current assets 8.1 5.1
 Current liabilities 11.6 7.8
 Borrowings 3.1 6.6
 Reserves & surplus 8.4 9.8
 Count of Cos. 3,504 3,485 3,470 1,515
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 28 May 2017 8:29PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16
All Companies
 Income 12.4 9.9 4.9 1.0
 Expenses 12.6 9.7 5.0 1.1
 Net profit 1.2 -3.1 2.1 -12.4
 PAT margin (%) 3.6 3.2 3.2 3.1
 Assets 14.3 12.2 9.3 8.1
 Net worth 9.5 9.6 8.6 7.4
 RONW (%) 6.8 6.1 6.1 5.5
 Count of Cos. 24,399 21,813 20,887 16,947
Non-financial Companies
 Income 11.7 9.6 4.0 0.0
 Expenses 12.0 9.2 4.1 -0.8
 Net profit -8.4 -3.8 -4.0 12.5
 PAT margin (%) 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.8
 Net fixed assets 12.9 11.6 13.0 12.4
 Net worth 7.7 8.6 7.2 6.7
 RONW (%) 5.5 5.0 4.9 5.8
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0
 Interest cover (times) 2.1 1.9 1.9 2.1
 Net working capital cycle (days) 72 69 67 66
 Count of Cos. 18,910 17,264 16,595 13,776
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 21 May 2017 10:44AM