Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services Ltd:-Buy/sell

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Story:Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services Limited operates as a retail financial services company inIndia. The company offers a range of trading and investment products and services, including equities, derivatives, currency futures, custody accounts, mutual funds, life and general insurance, initial public offerings, portfolio management services, margin funding, and loans against shares. It also offers property services, which enable buyers and sellers to buy, sell, and rent office and commercial spaces, and residential flats and villas. The company provides Internet, phone, and branch trading services.Geojit Bnp Paribas, the retail broking firm like the previous few quarters, had a disappointing Q1FY12 too. The volatile and weak market conditions continued to cull the numbers. Reduced retail participation also led to the fall. For Q1FY12, on a YoY, its consolidated revenues declined by 4% at Rs.61.80 crore. Net profit dipped 30% at Rs.4.3 crore. The company had ended FY11 also at a lower note. For FY11, revenues were down 8% at Rs 256.3 crore and net profit by 38% at Rs 28.39 crore.For a broking firm, fixed costs are pretty huge and that eats away the margins and this, coupled with slow business hit the margins of the company. Its operating profit for Q1 was down 70%. This decline was also on account of the JV for institutional broking of BNP Paribas with Saudi Arabian stock broking business, which posted a loss of Rs.1.10 crore in Q1FY12. 70% of its business comes from delivery business which lost out due to poor market conditions. The F&O segment also added to its loss on volumes and margins.At best a hold at present levels.

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