Tata Steel Ltd is an integrated steel manufacturer. Tata owns mining operations in India and Canada which makes Tata self-sufficient in steel production. Manufacturing functions are performed by the raw materials and iron-making groups. The downstream businesses are structured into business units such as Ferro-alloys and Minerals, Tubes, Wires, Bearings, Agrico, Industrial By-products Management & Tata Growth Shop.
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The biggest news in the last 12-18 months at Tata Steel is the acquisition of Bhushan Steel in India. You can read the news release here. The acquisition required new external debt for the Tata Group of Cr16,500, which was a significant increase in debt. The new debt increases risk for owners of the common stock of Tata Steel Ltd.
The share price of Tata Steel Ltd has been declining since about the time of the acquisition of Bhushan Steel. It is starting to look like the price has declined to the point that Tata is starting to look cheap against earnings and assets and is possibly offering an opportunity to value investors.
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