Realty agency Godrej Properties Ltd (GPL) plans to take a position greater than USD 1 billion over the subsequent couple of years to amass and develop new initiatives as a part of its goal to realize greater development, its Government Chairman Pirojsha Godrej has mentioned.
Addressing shareholders within the firm’s annual report, he highlighted that, for the primary time, Godrej Properties was “India’s largest developer by the worth and quantity of gross sales it achieved.”
The corporate’s gross sales bookings grew 14 per cent to a document Rs 6,725 crore final fiscal regardless of opposed impression of the COVID pandemic, surpassing almost Rs 6,000 crore clocked by Macrotech Builders (erstwhile Lodha Builders.)
“We offered 9,345 houses at a median of over 25 houses per day,” mentioned Pirojsha.
The manager chairman highlighted that the corporate in March raised Rs 3,750 crore via Certified Institutional Placement (QIP) course of.
“Our QIP in March raised Rs 3,750 crore, and allowed your organization to finish the yr with a internet money steadiness sheet,” he mentioned.
Pirojsha identified that the enterprise improvement in 2020-21 fiscal yr was reasonable, as the corporate adopted a wait-and-watch method within the first half due to the pandemic.
Nonetheless, he expects FY 2021-22 to be a powerful yr for enterprise improvement.
“The fairness now we have raised and the pliability this gives our steadiness sheet will permit us to take a position over one billion USD into new initiatives over the subsequent couple of years,” mentioned Pirojsha.
This will likely be considerably greater than what the corporate has invested at any time in its previous, he mentioned, including that the funding will permit the corporate to considerably speed up its development ambitions.
“We count on to see this play a task each in guaranteeing we scale our revenues quickly and likewise proceed to enhance the margin profile of our enterprise by bettering GPL’s financial curiosity in every venture,” Pirojsha mentioned.
To broaden its enterprise, GPL buys land outright from the market and likewise companions with land homeowners so as to add extra initiatives to its portfolio for future improvement.
Pirojsha mentioned the corporate stays dedicated to 2 medium-term targets of constantly being among the many main builders by the worth of housing gross sales in every of its focus markets and reaching a Return on Fairness (RoE) in extra of 20 per cent.
GPL focuses majorly on 4 markets– Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru and Delhi-NCR. It offered properties of greater than Rs 1,300 crore in every of the 4 focus markets final fiscal.
“The progress in market share good points has been encouraging, and mixed with sustained momentum in new venture additions, places us on observe for the primary of our two medium-term targets,” he mentioned.
Pirojsha termed the goal of delivering ROEs in extra of 20 per cent as difficult.
Nonetheless, he mentioned: “Right here once more, we imagine we stay on observe and that the mix of upper gross sales volumes, larger share of income in every venture, sooner building timelines, and robust buyer satisfaction will get us to this goal.”
Pirojsha mentioned the corporate posted loss throughout FY’21 and the ROEs would stay muted this fiscal.
“Nonetheless, we stay assured that the steps now we have taken to strengthen your organization’s steadiness sheet, improve its venture pipeline, and construct its execution capabilities will assist us guarantee excessive returns, decrease threat, and robust development,” he instructed shareholders.
The corporate count on to see a significant uptick in reported earnings from subsequent yr, he added.
Pirojsha acknowledged that India is now rising from the second wave and it’s cautiously optimistic that the worst of the pandemic is behind us.
“With vaccinations choosing up tempo significantly, and with excessive ranges of earlier an infection additionally offering safety, I am hopeful that any subsequent wave of the pandemic won’t be as devastating because the second wave in April and Might,” he instructed shareholders.
To fulfill the challenges posed by the pandemic, Pirojsha mentioned the corporate shortly adopted digital gross sales instruments together with digital web site visits, a web-based gross sales portal, and in-house information analytics.
The corporate will maintain its annual normal assembly on August 3.
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