GST Council may tap markets to bridge shortfall in compensation cess

by Nidhi Bhati

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council may look at market borrowings to bridge the shortfall in compensation cess collection and ensure that states’ guaranteed revenue growth of 14 per cent year-on-year is protected, government officials told Financial Express. Borrowed funds could be repaid by extending collection of cess, which is now limited to five years till 2022 to one or two subsequent years, the official added. There is a projection of around Rs.480 billion deficit between compensation cess fund collection and states’ requirements.

References
1. https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/gst-council-to-mull-market-borrowings-to-bridge-shortfall-in-compensation-cess-collection/1966800/
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate
Per cent
24.0 -0.2
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
40.6 0.0
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
42.0 0.0
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
38.5 0.0
Quarterly CapEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Jun 19 Sep 19 Dec 19 Mar 20
New projects 1.12 2.19 5.02 3.07
Completed projects 0.88 0.85 1.65 1.30
Stalled projects 0.13 0.41 0.60 0.59
Revived projects 0.29 0.54 0.83 0.42
Implementation stalled projects 0.98 0.85 0.15 5.75
Updated on: 28 May 2020 9:28AM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Jun 19 Sep 19 Dec 19 Mar 20
All listed Companies
 Income 4.7 -2.2 -1.7 0.3
 Expenses 2.7 -3.1 -2.2 1.7
 Net profit 17.4 -2.4 -10.2 -2.3
 PAT margin (%) 6.2 5.3 5.2 9.8
 Count of Cos. 4,466 4,425 4,375 290
Non-financial Companies
 Income 2.4 -6.4 -5.4 -3.8
 Expenses 1.7 -6.7 -6.3 -3.4
 Net profit -8.7 -14.5 -13.2 4.8
 PAT margin (%) 6.3 5.8 5.8 11.5
 Net fixed assets 10.4 23.4
 Current assets 4.9 10.2
 Current liabilities 4.9 10.0
 Borrowings 8.5 16.7
 Reserves & surplus 6.1 15.2
 Count of Cos. 3,347 3,323 3,279 231
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 28 May 2020 9:28AM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY17 FY18 FY19
All Companies
 Income 6.1 8.1 14.8
 Expenses 6.1 9.6 15.1
 Net profit 26.2 -40.0 21.8
 PAT margin (%) 3.3 2.0 3.2
 Assets 8.6 10.9 10.0
 Net worth 9.6 7.5 9.2
 RONW (%) 5.8 3.5 5.3
 Count of Cos. 28,088 25,721 16,984
Non-financial Companies
 Income 5.8 8.3 15.6
 Expenses 6.0 8.4 16.0
 Net profit 22.9 -8.8 20.4
 PAT margin (%) 2.9 2.8 4.1
 Net fixed assets 9.2 6.9 5.8
 Net worth 8.9 6.0 8.7
 RONW (%) 6.2 5.7 8.3
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.1 1.0 0.8
 Interest cover (times) 2.0 2.2 2.8
 Net working capital cycle (days) 85 76 56
 Count of Cos. 22,931 20,946 13,206
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 20 May 2020 11:49AM