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Nestle India reported a net profit of Rs. 515 crores:

Nestle India reported a net profit of Rs. 515 crores:

Nestle India reported a net profit of Rs. 515 crores:

Nestle India reported a total revenue growth of 16.1% YoY and 1.4% QoQ to Rs. 4036.6 crores. The net profit decreased by 4.3% YoY and 13.3% QoQ to Rs. 515.3 crores. Domestic sales increased by 16.4% with a healthy balance of pricing and volume & mix, and export sales increased by 0.7%. The cost of materials increased due to inflation, particularly edible oil, milk and its derivatives, and packaging materials, partly offset by better realizations. The 15% raw material inflation led to a 304bps decline in gross margins, to 54.0%. The EBITDA decreased by 3.4% YoY and 11.4% QoQ to Rs. 819.5 crores, while the EBITDA margin came in at 20.3%, which declined by 409bps YoY and 293bps QoQ.

Maintaining steady growth through the launch of new products.

The milk products and nutrition sectors witnessed double-digit growth, driven by strong growth in the Milkmaid brand. The out-of-home categories such as confectionaries and liquid beverages registered a strong growth of above 20% on the back of the opening up of offices and business-led initiatives, while the food category continued its strong double-digit streak of growth with improved market share in MAGGI Noodles. The company continued to see strong momentum in megacities and metros, as well as strong acceleration across smaller towns and classes.

Nestle is continuously focusing on entering new categories to maintain its consistent growth momentum in the medium to long term. The company acquired the pet food business of Purina Petcare India Pvt. Ltd. (PFB) from its parent entity Nestlé S.A. for Rs. 123.5 crores. The pet food business (PFB) has evolved very positively and has an exciting future with pet adoption on the rise post-pandemic. PFB has clocked a CAGR of 39.4% over CY18–21 and a turnover of Rs. 36 crores in FY22, valued at a price-to-sales ratio of 3.4x its sales. It derived 14% of its sales from the e-commerce channel. The pet food market in India has been estimated at Rs. 4,000 crores, with dry dog food comprising 75% of the category.
Going forward, leveraging Nestlé India’s network would further accelerate the growth of the pet food business in India. Nestle India Ltd. (NIL) is the market leader in instant noodles and baby food products in India and the No. 2 player in the instant coffee and chocolate segment. One of the most interesting aspects of NIL in recent years has been the spontaneous pace of launches. Since 2016, NIL has launched over 90 products across segments, including new launches as well as variants to boost volume growth and market share gain, with 20 projects in the pipeline.

Nestle continues to focus on innovation to drive growth. New launches across segments have led to strong volume growth over the last few years. The management stated that innovation will be undertaken across product categories and that some of the products launched in the global market can also be introduced in the domestic market. The company is also considering adding new categories that will add value to its existing portfolio. It is expected that the aggressive pace of new innovations, the success of new launches, and the improvement in demand could further accelerate the company’s growth. The major risks for the NIL are increased competitive intensity, rising input prices with an inability to pass on the same, and higher-than-expected A&P spending.

Valuations:

NIL will continue to deliver strong growth going forward as well and will gain share in the core categories, led by distribution expansion, further strengthening of its position in rural areas with the launch of new products backed by R&D capabilities, and growth in the premium portfolio. These factors, along with market leadership in 80% of its categories, mean the company has enough pricing power to further drive premiumization along with volume growth. The EPS was Rs. 53 in the June quarter. The stock is trading at a PE ratio of 80x. The EBITDA was at 50.4x. The ROCE and ROE stood at 147% and 113%, respectively. The stock was trading at Rs. 19196 on September 7th, down by 0.81%.

CDSL reported a net profit of Rs. 58 crore in the June quarter.

CDSL reported a net profit of Rs. 58 crore in the June quarter.

CDSL reported a net profit of Rs. 58 crore in the June quarter.

CDSL reported a consolidated net profit of Rs.58 crore in the June quarter as against Rs.64 crore in June 2021. The total consolidated revenue stood at Rs 140 crore, compared to Rs 117 crore in June 2021. The EBITDA for the company was at Rs. 81 crore as compared to Rs. 87 crore in June 2021. The company’s total expenses rose to Rs 66 crore from Rs 44 crore in Q1FY22. The operating profit margin for June FY22 was 53% compared to 63% for the previous year’s quarter.

Sustainable long-term growth

The transaction revenues jumped from a quarterly rate of Rs10.7 Cr in FY20 to Rs29.8 Cr/50.0 Cr in FY21/FY22 with increased market activity. However, the number of trades has been down from 170 Cr in Q4FY22 to 157 Cr in Q1FY23, partially offset by an increase in delivery proportion. Additionally, IPO-related revenues and online data charges will also be lower. Therefore, expect sequential revenue and/or EBITDA to decline by 3 or 6.5% in Q1FY23E to Rs. 130 Cr./80 Cr.
The share of market-linked businesses increased to 69% of the total mix in FY22 from an average of 50% in FY18-FY20. However, the scope for a strong market bounce-back poses upside risk. The structural script remains integral with the number of demat accounts having increased from 1.25CR in May’17 to 6.70CR in May’22, a 40% CAGR over the past 5 years. The total number of NSE-active clients has increased from 1.08 crore in Mar ’20 to 3.77 million in May ’22. The number of companies with CDSL has increased from 10,000 to 18,613 over the past 5 years. CDSL’s market share in total demat accounts has increased from 44% in FY17 to 71% in FY23. The optionalities can keep accruing. While the national academy depository has not materialised, there are several optionalities that will accrue to CDSL, such as: an increase in traction for eMargin pledge services; insurance and commodity repositories; and operations in CDSL IFSC Ltd. Risks include swings in market volumes on both sides

Valuations-

The EPS was Rs. 5.53 in the June quarter. The stock is trading at a PE ratio of 49.6x. The EBITDA was at 37.8x. The ROCE and ROE stood at 41.9% and 31.6%, respectively. The stock was trading at Rs. 16.8 on September 6th, down by 0.30%.

Dalmia Bharat posted a net profit of Rs. 280 Cr. in the June quarter.

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Dalmia Bharat posted a net profit of Rs. 280 Cr. in the June quarter.

Dalmia Bharat’s revenue from operations increased 27.44 percent to Rs 3,302 crore during the quarter under review, as against Rs 2,591 crore in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 280 crore during the April-June quarter a year ago, Dalmia Bharat said in a regulatory filing. Dalmia Bharat’s total expenses rose 37.7 percent to Rs 3,072 crore in Q1 FY 2022–23 from Rs 2,231 crore a year ago.

In the April-June quarter, sales volume increased by 26.53 percent to 6.2 million tonnes, up from 4.9 million tonnes in Q1 FY2021-22.The net debt/EBITDA stood at 0.59x. The cost of borrowing was 5.7% for the current quarter compared to 5.3% in June 2021.

Key highlights for the quarter:

The continuous efforts and resilience of teams have enabled them to deliver good performance again on the back of strong volume growth and continuous cost leadership. The company did capacity additions and commenced commercial production of a 2.9 Mn Tonnes Murli Cement plant in Maharashtra. The firms’ total cement capacity increased to 35.9 MNT and their total clinker capacity stood at 18.9 MNT. In FY22, CO2 emissions were reduced further to 489kg/ton of cement, with a water positivity of 12.5x. They doubled renewable power capacity to 62.6 MW and signed an MoU with FLSmidth A/S, a leading supplier of technology for the cement industry, to develop a breakthrough innovation to support sustainability in the cement industry and a completed restructuring of the refractory business. The company will divest its IEX investment as and when it requires additional funds for CAPEX.

The management aims to save power and fuel costs as it commissions 41MW/69MW of WHRS/solar power units in FY23, taking the total renewable capacity to 173MW in FY23 from 105MW in FY22. The management is optimistic about demand and expects it to rise in FY23, led by government spending on infrastructure and housing. The major risks for the company to watch are lower demand and higher costs.

Valuations:

The EPS stood at Rs. 10.46 for June 2022, which was at Rs. 31.76 in March 2022 and Rs. 12.13 in June 2021. The stock has a ROCE of 7.09% and an ROE of 7.47%. The P/E ratio is now 26.6x, up from 25.1x five years ago. EBITDA is at 12.8x and the return on assets is 4.71%. The interest coverage ratio is 6.54x and the asset turnover ratio is 0.49. The share is trading at a price of Rs.1531, down by 0.37%.

Tarsons Products earned Rs. 29 crores in net profit.

 

 

Genus Paper And Boards reports a net profit of Rs. 4.81 crores.

Genus Paper And Boards reports a net profit of Rs. 4.81 crores.

Genus Paper And Boards reports a net profit of Rs. 4.81 crores.

Genus paper and boards reported a consolidated net profit of Rs. 4.81 crores in the June quarter as against Rs. 3 crores in June 2021. The total revenue stood at Rs 179 crore, a YOY growth of 195%. During this period, the company incurred a total expense of Rs. 172 crores. The EBITDA for the company was at Rs. 6.35 crore as compared to Rs. 4.19 crore in June 2021. The Kraft paper segment contributed to a total revenue of Rs. 157 crores, while the Coke business generated revenue of Rs. 21 crores. The company incurred a finance cost of Rs. 2 crores.

Muzaffarnagar unit to boost profitability.

The company has successfully commenced production of duplex paper from one of the production lines at a new unit in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. The Muzaffarnagar unit has manufacturing facilities for the production of kraft paper and duplex paper. Genus Paper & Boards’ EPS has grown by 28% each year, compounded over three years. If growth like this continues, then shareholders will have plenty to smile about. One way to double-check a company’s growth is to look at how its revenue and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) margins are changing.

The good news for Genus Paper & Boards shareholders is that EBIT margins have grown from 3.9% to 7.1% in the last 12 months and revenues are on an upward trend as well. Further, the high level of insider ownership is impressive and suggests that the management appreciates the EPS growth and has faith in Genus Paper & Boards’ continuing strength. Fast growth and confident insiders should be enough to warrant further research, so it would seem that it’s a good stock to follow.

The paper industry in India is growing steadily with increasing demand from various segments like education, business & corporate and commercial printing. The demand and growth drivers have come from a combination of factors such as rising income levels, growing per capita expenditure, rapid urbanization, industrial production, government spending on education, and increased school enrollments. Higher disposable income, coupled with urbanization, is expected to drive new and different consumer behaviours for paper products.

Valuations:
The EPS was at Rs. 0.19 in the June quarter. The stock is trading at a PE ratio of 15.6x. The EBITDA was at 10.3x. The company has a low-interest coverage ratio of 5.39x. The stock was trading at Rs. 16.8 on September 6th, down by 0.30%.

Vodafone Idea reported lower margins-

Vodafone Idea reported lower margins-

Vodafone Idea reported lower margins

Vodafone Idea reported a consolidated loss of Rs 7,295 crore in the June quarter as against Rs 7,312 crore in June 2021. The total revenue stood at Rs 10,410 crore, a YoY growth of 13.7%. The revenue metric improvement was largely a function of residual tariff hike pass-through and one extra day during the quarter, which led to 3.2% QoQ growth. Vodafone Idea’s ARPU for the quarter improve by 23.4 percent YoY to Rs 128, aided by tariff hikes. 

 

Restricted Competitiveness:

The subscriber base declined from 3.4 million to 240.4 million, with a churn rate of 3.5%. The 4G sub-base saw an addition of merely 0.9 million QoQ to 119 million. Data traffic/MOU increased 4%, 2% QoQ to 5.4 GB, 620 minutes, respectively. Data usage and subscriptions increased 4% year on year to 13.3 GB, but remained lower than peers, who use nearly 20 GB per month. Similarly, capex was at 840 crore vs. 1210 crore in Q4. The management reiterated its intent to raise tariffs by the end of the current calendar year, which will lead to a rise in ARPU. The net debt, at 1.982 lakh crore, was up by 1820 crore QoQ. The net debt includes deferred spectrum liability of 1.166 lakh crore, AGR liability of 67270 crore, and bank borrowing of 15200 crore. While the recent government measures ensure the survival of VIL, staying competitive will be a function of how quickly it raises funds. Substantial fundraising to meet capital spending to expand 4G network coverage, launch 5G and stay competitive  Improvements in subscriber churn and 4G subscriber metrics Many key risks for the company are its inability to raise funds and expand coverage to compete.

The company has acquired mid-band 5G spectrum in 17 priority circles and mmWave 5G spectrum in 16 circles. It has also acquired an additional 4G spectrum in three circles, i.e., in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Punjab, for 18799 crores, payable in 20 annual instalments of 1681 crores per annum. It did not specify any time frame for the 5G launch. The company expects cash EBITDA to improve as 5G spectrum deployment occurs. It will result in a reduction in SUC charges, while there will be some lower tower rent benefits. The Board of Directors has approved the allotment of 42.77 crore warrants to Vodafone Group on a preferential basis. This, coupled with the earlier preferential raise in Q4 of  4500 crore, takes the total fund infusion by the promoter groups to 4986 crore, largely to pay Indus Tower dues. The company recently agreed to convert interest accrued from the four-year moratorium into equity. It indicated that DoT has confirmed the NPV of Rs 16,300 crore. This equity conversion will lead to dilution with the government owning 33% in VIL and the promoters (Vodafone and Aditya Birla group) owning 50%.

Key Triggers

The outstanding debt will come down by a similar amount, with an annual interest cost savings of Rs 1200 crore from the same. The government also has the discretion to convert total deferred moratorium dues into equity at the end of four years. The guidelines for this are still awaited. VIL remains the weakest private telco. The need for capitalization is urgent, owing to the company’s impending debt repayment, lagging network spending, and continued relative market share loss. It is highlighted that recent government relief measures would ensure the survival of VIL, but the future growth outlook remains uncertain.

Valuations:

In the June quarter, the EPS was Rs. 2.27).The stock is trading at a PE ratio of 86.2x. The EBITDA was at 3.97x with an interest coverage ratio of 0.30x. The stock was trading at Rs. 9.28 on Septembe up by 3.69%.

Bharti Airtel had another solid quarter.

Bharti Airtel had another solid quarter.

Bharti Airtel had another solid quarter.

Bharti Airtel reported a 466% surge in consolidated net profit at Rs 1,607 crore for the quarter ending June 30, 2022, boosted by subscriber additions. It reported a net profit of Rs 284 crore in the year-ago period. The company’s consolidated revenue from operations rose 21% to Rs 32,805 crore in Q1FY23 as compared to Rs 27,064 crore in Q1FY22. In India, mobile services revenue increased 27% year on year to Rs 18,220 crore in the first quarter, up from Rs 14,305.6 crore. The digital TV customer base stood at 17.4 million in Q1FY2023.

Acquisition of 5G will raise the bar for innovation.

The company’s average revenue per user (ARPU) was Rs 183 in Q1FY23, against Rs 146 in Q1FY22. The ARPU of rivals Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea for the same period was Rs 175.7 and Rs 128, respectively. The business continued to grow exponentially, up 41.9% YoY, led by healthy customer additions. The company mentioned in November that mobile ARPU needed to be at Rs 200 and ultimately at Rs 300 for a financially healthy business model.

The company continued to deliver strong and sustained growth at 4.5% QoQ. The EBITDA margins were at 50.6%. The enterprise and home businesses have strong momentum and delivered strong double-digit growth, improving the diversity of the overall portfolio. Airtel’s strategy of winning with quality customers continues to yield well.

As India gets ready to launch 5G, they are well positioned to raise the bar on innovation. They are also confident in meeting the emerging needs of discerning customers looking for speed, coverage, and latency. The astute spectrum strategy over the last few years, as they have bolstered the mid-band spectrum, is designed to deliver the best experience at the lowest total cost of ownership. The firm’s 4G customers rose by 20.8 million YOY and by 4.5 million QOQ. Mobile phone data consumption rose by 16.6% YoY. Monthly consumption per mobile data customer was 19.5 GB.

Airtel will lead India’s 5G revolution by acquiring an ideal spectrum bank at the lowest possible cost for the best 5G experience and 100x capacity enhancement; purchased 19,867.8 MHz spectrum in the recently concluded 5G spectrum auction for Rs 43,040 crore;

The company has been raising money to fund its digital ambitions, including developing home broadband, data centers, and cloud adoption as it prepares to launch its next-generation 5G services in the country.

Valuations:

The EPS in the June quarter was Rs. 2.73, compared to Rs. 3.41 in the March quarter and 0.48 in June 2021. The stock is trading at a PE ratio of 86.2x. The EBITDA was at 9.13x with an ROE and ROCE of 12.0% and 5.86%. The company has a low-interest coverage ratio of 1.75x. The stock was trading at Rs.740 on September 5th, up by 0.63%.

Adani Ports made a net profit of Rs. 1072 crore.

Adani Ports made a net profit of Rs. 1072 crore.

Adani Ports made a net profit of Rs. 1072 crore.

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) posted a 16.09% drop in consolidated net profit at 1,072.38 crore for the quarter ended Q1FY23 compared to 1,277.99 crore in the same period last year. However, Q1 PAT climbed 4.72% from 1,024 crore in the preceding quarter. The growth was double-digit sequentially. Approximately 70% of revenues are contributed by its port operations. The remainder is led by harbour, logistics, and others, which account for 11%, 7%, and 5%, respectively.

Strong growth with inorganic acquisition

There was a higher realisation that bulk volume lifted operational performance. The revenues remained flat YoY at 4638 crore. As margins expanded, absolute EBITDA increased 13% to 3006 crores. However, PAT de-grew 19% to 1072 crore due to a forex loss of 1201 crore. The strong organic growth was coupled with the efficient incorporation of inorganic acquisitions. APSEZ, by integrating logistics operations both vertically and horizontally, has built a strong moat around the business.

As APSEZ embarks on becoming India’s largest integrated transport utility company by 2030, it is strengthening its capabilities in all logistics segments. It will offer end-to-end service to its customers, thereby capturing a higher wallet share and also making the cargo sticky in nature. DFC connectivity to Mundra (medium-term normalization) to provide faster port evacuation and transit time.

The management expects thermal and coking coal volumes to grow in FY23 in spite of comfortable thermal coal inventory levels in power plants. Construction on 4.5 million square feet of warehousing capacity has begun in Mundra, Moraiya, Ranoli, and Palwal. GPWIS cargo volumes have doubled YoY to 3.11 MMT and APSEZ has ordered more trains under the framework (total order count at 37)  Gangavaram NCLT approval is expected to be completed by the current The quarter following which the numbers would be consolidated with APSEZ, beginning April 1, 2021.The management is not seeing any slowdown in any segment and expects its run rate of 30 MMT per month to continue in FY22.

During Q1, the management took a price hike, renegotiated contracts with its customers, and expects the same to flow from Q2 onwards  Overall, the management has guided for a 1 to 1.5 pp incremental rise in EBITDA margins in the medium to long term. In spite of strong growth in its rail Exim volumes, the management is still keen on the Concor acquisition as it expects higher penetration and more Exim movement going forward. The management would soon come up with its strategy around last-mile logistics.

Valuations:

The company has an EPS of Rs. 5.08 for the period ended June 30, 2022 as compared to Rs. 6.40 for the period ended June 30, 2021. The ROCE and ROE stood at 11.2% and 14.7%, respectively. The stock is trading at a P/E of 37.1x and a 5-year P/E of 19.6x. The EBITDA multiple is 19.9x and has an interest coverage ratio of 3.14x. The price to book ratio is at 4.69x. The scrip was trading at Rs.850, up by 1.46% on Friday.

Eicher Motors reported a net profit of Rs.610 Cr.

Eicher Motors reported a net profit of Rs.610 Cr.

Eicher Motors reported a net profit of Rs.610 Cr.

Eicher Motors reported a 257.52% year-on-year (YoY) rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 610.66 crore compared with Rs 237.13 crore in the same quarter last year. The consolidated revenue from operations rose 71.18% YoY to Rs 3,325.80 crore from Rs 1,942.84 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. There are huge prospects for growth in exports. The volume contribution to the total has been increasing from 2.3% in FY17 to 13.5% in FY22 to more than 15% in Q1FY23. This is due to the increase in network and product portfolio expansion. In our opinion, the export opportunity is huge and management is serious about growing this piece of the business. We project faster export growth in the coming years.

Enormous growth potential:

Volumes will be supported by new domestic models and improved supply. The new launches like Scram 411 and Hunter 350 are clearly targeting a larger young audience. The Hunter model is likely to bring in more footfall in the showroom due to its accessible pricing and good looks. Just in time for the festival season, chip supplies are improving, network expansion is the primary focus, and newly launched models will increase volume. The trend is clear: EBITDA margin has risen from 20.2% in Q3 FY22 to 24.5% in Q1 FY23, an increase from 20.2% in Q3 FY22. They have strong pricing power in the market. We expect this uptrend to continue due to the benefits of softness in commodity prices, higher operating leverage, and better geographic and product mix. VECV is entering its best days for the next two years. The management sounded extremely optimistic about the CV industry’s high growth prospects in the coming two years. VECV is gaining market share led by network expansion, product launches, and service.

Valuations:

The company has reported an EPS of Rs.22.33 for the period ended June 30, 2022 as compared to Rs.8.67 for the period ended June 30, 2021. The ROCE and ROE stood at 18.3% and 14.0%, respectively. The stock is trading at a P/E of 45.7x, which is not expensive, and a 5-year P/E of 39.5x. The EVEBITDA multiple is 29.0x and has an interest coverage ratio of 153x. The price to book ratio is at 7.49x, which has a book value of Rs.94. The scrip was trading at Rs.3426, up by 0.41% on Friday.

Reliance Industries earned a revenue of Rs. 223,113 cr.

Reliance Industries earned a revenue of Rs. 223,113 cr.

Reliance Industries earned a revenue of Rs. 223,113 cr.

During the June 2022 quarter, Reliance Industries posted a consolidated net profit of 17,955 crore, up from 12,273 crore in June 2021, up by 46.3%. The revenue jumped by 54.5% to 223,113 crore from 144,372 crore in Q1 last year. Meanwhile, EBITDA was at 37,997 crore in Q1 FY23 as against 23,368 crore in Q1 FY22 and 31,366 crore in Q4 FY22. The margin improved to 17.3% compared to 16.7% in Q1 FY22 and 15.1% in Q4 FY22.

Best quarterly performance for Jio and Retail:

This was facilitated by higher contributions from fashion and lifestyle and consumer electronics segment sales. The segment added nearly 792 stores, bringing its total store count to 15,866 stores at the end of Q1FY23. Digital and new commerce increased twofold year on year and now account for 19% of total revenue. The company’s own-brand consumer electronics products portfolio continues to scale up. In Q1 FY23, sales of in-house consumer electronic brands increased by 6.0x year on year. Fashion and lifestyle have experienced strong growth in sales, driven by regional festivities and promotions. The average bill value (ABV) and conversion ratio are at an all-time high in this segment.

With increasing partnerships, Ajio’s online sales platform added nearly 660 brands in the quarter. Ajio Luxe sales rose by 6.0x YoY with the presence of 400 brands and over 38,000 options on the Ajio platform. Its in-house brands contributed 30% of total sales in the category in Q1FY23 vs. 27.0% in Q1FY22. It introduced 14 new in-house brands in Q1FY23. In Q1FY23, urban ladder and pharma retail sales increased 2.0x year on year.The merchant base has increased by 50% YoY and Reliance Retail has ramped up in 2,400 towns.

RIL is a preferred downstream player with a strong growth outlook for consumer-centered businesses, and further value unlocking in digital and retail businesses would add to shareholders’ returns in the coming years. Expecting the 5G network to further skew the telecom market in favour of Jio, Its growth prospects look promising, led by subscriber accumulation post churn and regular tariff surg. The launch of 5G is to be looked forward to. RIL is an ideal pick given its dominant position across business verticals. However, we expect 17% annual growth in EBITDA over FY22-FY25, driven by a 6% CAGR for the cyclical business and a 26% CAGR for the consumer business. The increase in value of energy business will offsets decrease in consumer business.

Jio stands to garner connectivity and IOT revenues along with a significant share of the market. Jio’s growth prospects look promising, led by subscriber additions post churn and regular tariff hikes. The company will include the migration of high-end customers from competitors due to superior user experience and balance from the upgrade to 5G smartphones.

Valuations:

The company has reported an EPS of Rs. 26.54 for the period ended June 30, 2022 as compared to Rs. 19.36 for the period ended June 30, 2021. The ROCE and ROE stood at 9.42% and 8.1%, respectively. The stock is trading at a P/E of 26.9x, which is not expensive, and a 5-year P/E of 17.9x. The EBITDA multiple is 14.6x and has an interest coverage ratio of 7.01x. The price to book ratio is at 2.22x, which has a book value of Rs.1152. The scrip was trading at Rs.2560, down by 2.94% on Thursday.

CCL reported a net profit of Rs. 30 crore.

CCL reported a net profit of Rs. 30 crore.

CCL reported a net profit of Rs. 30 crore.

CCL Products’ total revenue from operations was at Rs 333.86 crore in June 2022, up 50.38% from Rs 222.02 crore in June 2021. The net profit was at Rs. 30.77 crore in June 2022, up 25.89% from Rs. 24.44 crore in June 2021. The EBITDA stood at Rs. 56.67 crore in June 2022, up 21.51% from Rs. 46.64 crore in June 2021. The results were driven by capacity utilization of approximately 85% in its Indian and Vietnam units. CCLP posted volume growth of some 25% in the first quarter of the current fiscal, thus helping the company post 56.2% growth in revenues to Rs 509.28 crs when compared to Rs 326.12 crs in the same quarter a year ago.

The company’s fundamentals are strong:

The coffee was sourced from some of the small players, which has barely helped diminished volume growth in the last couple of quarters. The record product realizations, OPMs, have all but fallen to 17.4%, not least due to little variation in their pricing model. Therefore, operating profits rose by a much diminished 23% to Rs 88.54 crs as against Rs 71.98 crs in the same quarter a year ago. Needless to say, margins have gotten a leg up from the growing capacity utilization of its small pack facility, whose throughput surged past 50% in the last quarter. The depreciation costs were up 25.5%, PBT rose by a little over 24%, and post-tax earnings advanced by 20.3% to Rs 52.74 crores as against Rs 43.84 crores in the year ago period. entthralled by higher coffee demand, which was reflected in the order book. CCLP has drawn up plans to increase its spray dried capacity by 16,500 tons at a cost of $30 million, largely funded by debt. Ngon Coffee’s previously increased capacity of 3500 tons operated at high utilization last fiscal.

The increased value addition and penetration in the overseas market hold the key to supporting CCLP’s volume growth over the next few years. Though increased utilization in Vietnam and India helped in the revival of revenue growth in the last few quarters, the introduction of value-added products and the identification of potential markets are essential for market share gains globally. Buttressed by higher volumes at the new Vietnam facility, post-tax earnings are projected to grow by some 29% next fiscal.

Valuations:

The company has reported an EPS of Rs.3.96 for the period ended June 30, 2022 as compared to Rs.3.30 for the period ended June 30, 2021. The ROCE and ROE stood at 15.6% and 17.5%, respectively. The stock is trading at a P/E of 30x, which is not expensive, and a 5-year P/E of 24.5x. The EBITDA multiple is 19.8x and has an interest coverage ratio of 17.4x. The price to book ratio is at 5.10x, which has a book value of Rs.94. The scrip was trading at Rs.479, down by 0.14% on Thursday.