Shares of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise jumped 5.2 per cent to Rs 1,501.5 per share on the BSE on Thursday after the company said Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAl) has approved HDFC's bid to acquire 51.2 per cent stake in Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company (AMHI). Competition Commission of India (CCI), and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have already approved the deal.
Telangana will embark on a large-scale programme to deliver blood and transport of medical samples via drones. The initiative is co-designed with the World Economic Forum and Healthnet Global Limited, an Apollo Hospitals Group company.
Pursuant to the recent orders of the National Company Law Tribunal, Chennai, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (AHEL) has called for an equity shareholders meeting here on October 21 for approving the scheme of arrangement between AHEL and Apollo Pharmacies (APL), the company has informed the stock exchanges on Monday. In November 2018, Apollo Hospitals had said, to capitalise on the huge growth opportunity and to give greater focus, it had decided to restructure its pharmacy business.
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (AHEL) has ruled out further dilution of promoters’ stake in the company. The company also said its Rs 1,337-crore stake sale of Apollo Munich Health Insurance with mortgage major HDFC will be concluded by October. Following these stake sales, the promoters’ pledged position will come down from a high of 76% to 54% by October and eventually to 20% by November or December, company sources said here.
The promoter group family of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd (AHEL) will be issuing five million shares through secondary placement to raise around $101 million (Rs 720 crore).
The aim is to reduce the promoters' pledged shares in the company. The deal, for which Citi Group is acting as placement agent and building the book (the term for getting enough investors to buy into a new share issue), is expected to happen in a day or two.
Shares of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd have gained 10% since it announced its June quarter results on 13 August. With the performance reassuring investors on asset optimization and profit metrics, the stock hit a new 52-week high of ₹1,4687 on Friday.
Losses the company’s new ventures, housed under Apollo Health and Lifestyle Ltd, reduced significantly.
Apollo Hospitals (APHS) reported Q1FY20 results on August 13. For the quarter, revenues came in at Rs 22.3 bn, up 17% y-y and 2% above our forecast of Rs 21.8 bn. EBITDA pre IND AS 116 acc-ounting change was at Rs 2.7 bn, up 21% y-y and 3% ahead of our estimate. Repo-rted PAT came in at Rs 793 mn, 1% below our estimate. EBITDA margin pre IND AS 116 was at 12.3%, higher by 43bp y-y and 11bp against our estimate. This was due to positive surprise in EBITDA marg-in of new hospitals ex-Proton that was at 8.3% vs our estimate of 5.8%.
Shares of Apollo Hospitals Enterprises rallied 7 per cent intra-day to Rs 1,454 apiece on the BSE on Friday, also its 52-week high, on strong June quarter results for FY20 (Q1FY20). The stock has surged 10 per cent at the bourses since Tuesday, when it reported more than double consolidated net profit at Rs 49 crore. The company had a profit of Rs 23 crore in the year-ago quarter. The stock is 6 per cent away from its all-time high level of Rs 1,544 touched on March 2, 2016.
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (AHEL) has reported a 32% growth in its net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 to Rs 79.30 crore as compared to Rs 60.20 crore in the same quarter last fiscal. Revenue grew 17% to Rs 2,229.20 crore as compared to Rs 1,910.40 crore in the same quarter last fiscal.
As on June 30, 2019, Apollo Hospitals had 7,348 operating beds across the network (excluding AHLL & managed beds), out of which 13 were new hospitals with 1,870 operating beds.
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