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GKB Ophthalmics Ltd.

BSE: 533212 Sector: Consumer
NSE: GKB ISIN Code: INE265D01015
BSE LIVE 15:40 | 18 Aug 113.10 -11.90
(-9.52%)
OPEN

122.00

HIGH

125.00

LOW

109.45

NSE 00:00 | 20 Nov Stock Is Not Traded.
OPEN 122.00
PREVIOUS CLOSE 125.00
VOLUME 471
52-Week high 183.90
52-Week low 76.25
P/E
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 47
Buy Price 0.00
Buy Qty 0.00
Sell Price 0.00
Sell Qty 0.00
OPEN 122.00
CLOSE 125.00
VOLUME 471
52-Week high 183.90
52-Week low 76.25
P/E
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 47
Buy Price 0.00
Buy Qty 0.00
Sell Price 0.00
Sell Qty 0.00

GKB Ophthalmics Ltd. (GKB) - Chairman Speech

Company chairman speech

1996 GKB OPHTHALMICS LTD. CHAIRMAN'S LETTER At the outset, I am happy to extend a warm welcome to the new members to GKB fold who have joined as a result of Public Issue of the Company's shares made in April'96. 1 am confident that new Shareholders will find their investment in the Company equally rewarding. Your Company has on the whole continued its satisfactory performance in the year 1995- 96 with increased sale and higher gross profit. However the net profit has declined due to heavy interest burden on the Company. We had to some extent forseen this situation and had projected a lower net profit of Rs. 117.32 lakhs for 1995-96. We have earned a net profit Rs. 120.00 lakhs which is an improvement over the projected figures. With the inflow of new capital, the Company is fully geared up to complete the expansion plan and to achieve the production during the current year. We can look forward to greater improvement in liquidity and profits in the coming years. The new factory building at Pilerne Industrial Estate is nearing completion and will be ready for occupation in next 2 months. We shall be moving our Single Vision plant to the new premises in phases. Approval of Central Government to move our 100% Export Oriented Unit to Pilerne Industrial Estate has been obtianed. Your Company is allowed to sell 25% of its product in the domestic market as per the Government policy for 100% Export Oriented Unit. Till 1994-95 we had not availed of this facility and had not entered the domestic market at all. A small beginning was made in 1995-96 and in a short time your Company's products have received a very good response from the top opticians of the country. We propose to increase our share in the domestic market in the coming years. although out main thrust area would remain the export. Company is planning to start overseas offices in Europe and Middle East to strengthen its export base. The new Government has announced its Economic policy and the same was reflected in the budget presented in the Parliament by the Finance Minister. Export continues to be the priority area but some of the provisions of the budget will adversely affect the export efforts. It is expected that the Finance Minister will reconsider the issue before the budget is finally passed. Our Company is well poised to participate in the process of Economic growth of our country, l am confident that with the support of our Associates, Shareholders and most important of our Customers, the future of the Company is bright. K. G. GUPTA Chairman