Since the land rate are rising and realty seems to be the most profitable market, many of the top textile firms are also attracted to this business and are thus generating additional revenue streams by developing or selling precious real estate.
Some of such firms are Provogue India, Century Textiles & Industries, Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing and Alok Industries. These all aim at boosting the cash flow and reducing debts.
In the last year, the cities like Mumbai and Delhi have gone through a big hike in property prices. Across the whole world, Mumbai is rated as the most expensive office location.
The chairman of brokerage CNI Research, Kishor P Ostwal said that a lot of companies own huge land banks but the valuations in the market are given only to those who aim to develop these land banks and not just own them.
Thus, Century and Bombay Dyeing are both rated as a ‘buy’ by Ostwal since they have premium large tracts in central Mumbai.