RBI hiked interest rate on inflation concerns: Uday Kotak

Expects strong micro demand in near future

by Nidhi Bhati

Defending the RBI’s move to increase benchmark rates by 25 basis points [see here], Kotak Mahindra Bank chairman Uday Kotak said that the RBI is responding to the risks that it is anticipating by keeping in mind its inflation targeting objective in the view of rising oil prices and accelerating growth. Kotak added that the central bank has done a balancing act by keeping the stance of the policy at neutral which allows for any reversals in rates. The chairman has anticpated a strong micro demand in near future. Kotak further added that lending has to be based on sound estimates of what the fundamentals of the company are, if the fundamentals are fine, they are lendable, if not they have to be supported by equity.

References
1. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/indicators/rising-oil-prices-accelerating-growth-prompted-rbi-to-hike-rates-uday-kotak/articleshow/64565460.cms
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate
Per cent
6.2 -0.0
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
102.0 +0.6
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
101.2 +0.5
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
100.0 +0.5
Quarterly CapeEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Sep 17 Dec 17 Mar 18 Jun 18
New projects 1.31 1.51 3.41 2.32
Completed projects 1.26 1.16 1.57 0.91
Stalled projects 0.69 0.88 3.44 0.30
Revived projects 0.34 0.24 0.26 0.22
Implementation stalled projects 0.78 0.71 1.92 0.04
Updated on: 19 Aug 2018 8:20PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Sep 17 Dec 17 Mar 18 Jun 18
All listed Companies
 Income 7.9 12.0 9.7 16.3
 Expenses 9.0 13.0 16.2 19.4
 Net profit -18.0 -14.3 -80.1 3.7
 PAT margin (%) 5.5 4.8 1.2 5.5
 Count of Cos. 4,508 4,503 4,360 4,026
Non-financial Companies
 Income 8.2 13.3 11.1 18.5
 Expenses 8.2 12.4 11.7 20.3
 Net profit -6.0 13.2 1.8 33.5
 PAT margin (%) 6.2 6.4 6.6 7.2
 Net fixed assets 9.2 11.8
 Current assets 2.9 7.2
 Current liabilities 11.0 10.4
 Borrowings 3.4 1.9
 Reserves & surplus 7.9 7.2
 Count of Cos. 3,464 3,471 3,372 3,173
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 19 Aug 2018 8:20PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
All Companies
 Income 5.6 1.9 6.0 10.3
 Expenses 5.7 2.0 6.0 12.3
 Net profit 0.0 -9.7 25.0 -29.9
 PAT margin (%) 3.0 2.8 3.4 4.4
 Assets 9.5 10.2 7.6 13.2
 Net worth 8.5 11.3 7.9 12.8
 RONW (%) 5.8 4.9 5.8 6.8
 Count of Cos. 26,186 24,491 22,087 922
Non-financial Companies
 Income 4.9 1.1 5.8 9.7
 Expenses 5.1 0.5 6.1 8.6
 Net profit -9.4 19.9 19.8 6.0
 PAT margin (%) 2.0 2.4 2.9 7.7
 Net fixed assets 13.3 22.1 7.3 23.5
 Net worth 7.0 12.0 7.0 10.5
 RONW (%) 4.6 5.1 5.9 13.8
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.4
 Interest cover (times) 1.9 1.9 2.1 6.5
 Net working capital cycle (days) 66 65 62 28
 Count of Cos. 21,360 20,505 18,408 712
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 19 Aug 2018 12:26PM