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Last Updated : Nov 02, 2015 04:40 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Cold coffee: Cafe Day owner debuts weak, tanks 14%

The company which operates popular brand Cafe Coffee Day had fixed the issue price at Rs 328 per share for investors. The IPO, which was opened for subscription during October 14-16, was subscribed 1.64 times at price band of Rs 316-328 a share.


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New kid on the block Coffee Day Enterprise has debuted on the bourses at Rs 307 per share, down 14 percent intraday on Monday. Pre-opening rate was at Rs 317 per share. The company which operates popular brand Cafe Coffee Day had fixed the issue price at Rs 328 per share for investors. The IPO, which was opened for subscription during October 14-16, was subscribed 1.64 times at price band of Rs 316-328 a share.


The Rs 1150-crore IPO had raised over Rs 334 crore from anchor investors ahead of the IPO, while in March, the firm had mobilised Rs 100 crore in a pre-IPO funding from Nandan Nilekani and Rare Enterprises (owned by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala), among others.


Coffee Day Enterprises is the parent company of Coffee Day Group and operates coffee business through a subsidiary, Coffee Day Global Ltd (earlier known as Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company Limited) and its subsidiaries.

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Apart from the Café Coffee Day chain, the holding company houses other businesses like development of IT-ITES technology parks (Tanglin Development Limited), logistics (Sical Logistics), financial services (Way2Wealth Services), hospitality (Coffee Day Hotels & Resorts Private Ltd) and investments in companies like Mind Tree.


On consolidated basis, the company incurred a net loss of Rs 77 crore in FY15, up from Rs 21.40 crore in year-ago period. In the nine-month period ending December 2014, the company had a loss of Rs 75.2 crore.

VG Siddhartha, CMD, Coffee Day Enterprises, says the company will be profitable this year. The parent company's consolidated debt is Rs 625 crore post the IPO and half the money raised will go into repaying debt. Over the next 5 years, the company does not plan to use any money raised via the IPO for the growth of non-coffee retail business, he says.

Posted by Nasrin Sultana
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First Published on Nov 2, 2015 10:00 am
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