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May 02, 2012, 02.43 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Pantaloon to demerge its branded retail biz

Future Group, in an announcement made to the exchange, said it intends to spin-off Pantaloon Retail from Pantaloon Retail India Limited.

Future Group, in an announcement made to the exchange, said it intends to spin-off Pantaloon Retail from Pantaloon Retail India Limited .

On completion of the process, the demerged entity will automatically get listed on the NSE.

The group also announced that the demerged entity will invite Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited (ABNL) to invest Rs 800 crore via debentures of PRIL. The debentures will get converted into equity in the demerged entity of the Pantaloon format. The comapny expects to reduce its debt by Rs 1600 crore post demerger.

The Pantaloons format, launched in 1997, has 65 stores in 35 cities along with reverse logistics chain Pantaloons Factory Outlet that has 21 stores. These operate through a combined retail space of over 2 million square feet.

Future Retail stock price

On February 27, 2015, at 13:20 hrs Future Retail was quoting at Rs 115.15, up Rs 0.90, or 0.79 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 151.50 and the 52-week low was Rs 78.16.


The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 1.64 per share as per the quarter ended December 2014. The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 70.21. The latest book value of the company is Rs 117.46 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 0.98.

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