Jaypee Group defaults on Rs 4,460 cr debt, payments

| Updated on: Jun 03, 2016

Reflecting substantial financial stress, diversified Jaypee Group companies have defaulted on loans and other payments worth Rs 4,460 crore.

The Group has on a consolidated basis failed to repay Rs 2,905.6 crore in principal amount to banks and another Rs 1,558.93 crore in interest payments.

“Overdue principal repayment of loans borrowings ... outstanding on March 31, 2016 wherein the period of delay ranges from 1 day to 269 days” that include debt of Rs 2,183.17 crore on Jaiprakash Associates, Rs 688.48 crore on Jaiprakash Power Ventures and Rs 33.95 crore on Jaypee Cement, as per latest disclosures.

As far as overdue interest in borrowings is concerned, it includes Rs 837.45 crore dues on Jaiprakash Associates, Rs 152.18 crore on Jaiprakash Power Ventures and Rs 63.13 crore on Jaypee Cement Corporation, according to figures disclosed by Jaiprakash Associates to the exchanges.

Besides, overdue interest included Rs 193.08 crore on Jaypee Infratech, Rs 3.01 crore on Jaypee Agra Vikas Ltd, Rs 308.66 crore on Prayagraj Power Generation Ltd, Rs 0.75 lakh on Madhya Pradesh Jaypee Minerals Ltd and Rs 0.67 lakh on Bhilai Jaypee Cement.

Jaiprakash Associates, the group’s flagship company, saw its net loss widen to Rs 3,345 crore in the last fiscal on a consolidated basis. In 2014-15, the same stood at Rs 1,735.10 crore.

Earlier this year, in one of the biggest deals in the domestic cement industry, debt-ridden Jaypee Group had announced part sale of its cement business to Kumarmangalam Birla-led Ultratech for Rs 15,900 crore.

The transaction will see Ultratech become possibly the biggest cement player in the country after gaining an overall capacity of 21.2 million tonne per annum from Jaypee’s cement plants in five states and a grinding unit in Uttar Pradesh.

Post this deal, the capacity of Ultratech will rise to 91.1 MTPA, including its overseas operations, while that of JAL will come down to 10.6 MTPA spread over Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

The group’s firm, Jaiprakash Power, had earlier sold off its hydro power projects to JSW Energy for Rs 9,300 crore and Bina power project to JSW for Rs 3,500 crore.

Published on January 20, 2018

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