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South Zone - Subject Company – VA Tech Wabag Ltd. – Season 2014-15

posted Sep 22, 2014, 10:45 PM by Research Challenge India

South Zone –VA Tech Wabag Ltd.

Ticker: 533269 (BSE), WABAG (NSE)

Sector - Utilities: Non-Elec

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Profile:  Founded in 1996, VA TECH WABAG Ltd., India, quickly developed into the leader in the Indian water technology market and currently holds a market share of around 14 per cent. The company is headquartered in Chennai along the nation’s east coast in State of Tamil Nadu. WABAG India also disposes over locations in Delhi, Kolkata (Calcutta), Pune and Vadodara, as well as on the Philippines, in Oman and Spain, and at present has a workforce of more than 800.

WABAG India offers the entire WABAG Group portfolio in the areas of municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment. Also, the company has consolidated its’ specialist reputation through a number of innovative and path-breaking projects in the fields of water treatment and wastewater recycling. WABAG India has also added in this portfolio a new service offering under its umbrella with its new International Engineering Centre. This centre offers full fledged state-of-the-art engineering services in line with global standards both in terms of quality and delivery. WABAG India is also foraying into plant operational management and within a few years has added a number of cities and municipalities as its clients. Currently, it is also operating India’s first wastewater treatment facility based on a BOOT model.

WABAG India implemented a quality management system at an early stage and has acquired the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation since 2000 and in addition ISO 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001:2007 in 2010.

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Official Rules – 2014-15

2.4 Research

Only Team Members may conduct research on the Subject Company for the purposes of the CFA Institute Research Challenge. Teams may use only publicly available information6 in conducting their research.

a) Teams may utilize their Industry Mentor and/or Faculty Adviser as resources, but may not enlist the help of any other professionals in conducting research specific to the Subject Company.

b) The Written Reports and Presentations should be prepared from the perspective of an independent research analyst.

c) Teams can read existing research on the Subject Company, but all analysis should be their own; they may not copy analysis (i.e., plagiarize) from another source into their Written Reports or Presentations. Sourced information should be properly cited using a generally accepted citation system.

d) Teams may not have contact with the Subject Company for the purposes of the CFA Institute Research Challenge other than during the below-described informational session and the one permitted follow-up communication.

The Subject Company may provide Teams with an informational session. The informational session may include a question and answer session during which time Teams may pose questions to the Subject Company and the Subject Company may respond. Teams may send one follow-up communication to the Subject Company. When contacting the Subject Company, each Team must confine its contact to those corporate officers who normally interact with investors, such as IR officers, CEO’s or CFO’s. Teams may not contact the Subject Company for the purposes of the CFA Institute Research Challenge other than the informational session, the question-and-answer session, and the one permitted follow-up communication.

Teams may contact the Subject Company’s customers, competitors, former employees, and suppliers in conducting research, including surveys; however, each Team Member must identify him/herself as a student and disclose his/her participation in the CFA Institute Research Challenge.

Prior to contacting the Subject Company, its customers, competitors, former employees, or suppliers, the Team must submit its questions to the Faculty Adviser or Industry Mentor. The Faculty Adviser or Industry Mentor must participate in each contact but only for the purpose of ensuring that no material non-public information is discussed. Faculty Advisers and Industry Mentors are not permitted to ask any questions or provide any opinions on the Subject Company. The Faculty Adviser or Industry Mentor time while monitoring this kind of contact will not count towards the maximum number of hours allotted for Faculty Adviser or Industry Mentor involvement.