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Gujarat Alkalies clocked a net profit of Rs. 220 Cr. in Q1 FY23.

Gujarat Alkalies clocked a net profit of Rs. 220 Cr. in Q1 FY23.

Gujarat Alkalies clocked a net profit of Rs. 220 Cr. in Q1 FY23.

Gujarat Alkalies has reported a total income of Rs. 1134.22 crores during the period ended June 30, 2022 as compared to Rs. 1148.47 crores during the period ended March 31, 2022. The company has posted a net profit or (loss) of Rs. 190.87 crores for the period ended June 30, 2022 as against a net profit or (loss) of Rs. 220.68 crores for the period ended March 31, 2022. They have an EPS of Rs. 25.99 for the period ended June 30, 2022 as compared to Rs. 30.05 for the period ended March 31, 2022.

New partnerships to create new opportunities:

The management is optimistic about their future. The main reason for clocking such good numbers was the market conditions. As far as the caustic soda price is concerned, whether local or international, they think that the price will remain stable, especially due to the demand in the aluminium sector. They have also set up a bio-ethanol plant. Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals (GACL) has collaborated with NTPC Renewable Energy (NTPC REL) for renewable energy and green chemicals. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is for expanding business opportunities in the areas of sourcing of renewable power to the extent of about 100 MW and jointly working on synthesising green chemicals such as methanol and ammonia for captive use by GACL.

This is a novel initiative between leading CPSE and state government-sponsored companies to support the country’s commitment to achieve renewable energy targets and reduce greenhouse emissions. NTPC REL is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC and is incorporated to develop renewable energy projects and parks, including various developments of various green hydrogen energy solutions and battery energy storage solutions in a focused manner.

The plant will be using corn/broken rice as feedstock with eco-friendly technology and will produce 500 KLD of bio ethanol, which will be used for blending in petrol. As by-products from this plant, 135 KTPA of protein-rich animal feed and 16.50 KTPA of corn oil while using corn as feedstock are also expected to be produced.

Valuations:

The stock price to earnings is at 9.16. The 5 year P/E ratio is 9.5 and 3 year P/E ratio is 5.25.The return on capital employed is at 13.5%. The EPS stood at Rs.98.5. Gujarat Alkalies Ltd has an EBITDA multiple of 5.37.The shares of GACL were up by 5.70% to close at Rs. 891 on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

 Mazagoan Dock profit to soar at new heights

 Mazagoan Dock profit to soar at new heights

 Mazagoan Dock profit to soar at new heights.

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders soared 7.49% to Rs 304.15 after net profit increased 121.24% to Rs 224.78 crore with an 83.68% increase in net sales to Rs 2230.32 crore in June 2022 compared to June 2021. The company’s PAT rose 41.36% and net sales increased 59.72% QOQ. The PBT was recorded at Rs 289.97 crore in Q1 June 2022, up 59.32% QOQ and up 108% YOY. The EBITDA stood at Rs 310 crore, growing by 96% over the same quarter last year.

Total expenses increased by 77.6% year on year to Rs 2056.64 crore in Q1 FY23.The cost of raw material consumed stood at Rs 1334.97 crore (up 122.3% YoY) and employee expenses stood at Rs 181.75 crore (up 1.9% YoY). The company has a 45,000-crore order book, which includes Rs. 15000 Cr from the P15B and P15A destroyers, as well as a Rs. 25-crore order book for the P17A Frigate.

The government to sell 10% in an OFS:

The government is planning to sell up to a 10% stake in the company. An application to this effect may soon be put in place. The government holds 84.83% of the firm. At current valuations, the sale of a 10% stake may fetch the government around 570 crore. The stake sale could be done through the offer for sale (OFS) route.

The company is building two submarines in collaboration with the French Naval Group. They launched the sixth Scorpene submarine of Project-75, “Vagsheer”. It also launched the fourth P15B-Visakhapatnam class Guided Missile Destroyer, namely ‘Surat’, and the second P17A Nilgiri Class Stealth Frigate, namely ‘Udaygiri’, in May. Mazagon has also pipelined other products for now. At the end of August, they will deliver a destroyer, which is 8,500 CR, and a fully tested submarine. Mazgoan has the highest revenue compared to other listed peers. With the initiatives taken by the Prime Minister of the in-house defence mechanism, we believe the firm to have huge potential and give high returns to its investors.

Valuations:

The EPS was at Rs.35.2 in June 2021 and ROA was at 2.22%. The ROE and ROCE are at 19.1% and 25.4%. The EBITDA is -4.91 times for the firm. The P/E ratio is at 9.09 times, while 5 years ago it was at 8.24 times. The company is almost debt free, with no long-term borrowings. The stock was trading at Rs.320, up by 2.73% on Tuesday.

Muthoot Finance's net profit at Rs. 802 Cr.

Muthoot Finance's net profit at Rs. 802 Cr.

Muthoot Finance’s net profit at Rs. 802 Cr. in June 2022, down from Rs. 960 in March 2022.

Muthoot Finance’s net profit was down by 17.4% to Rs 802.01 crore in June 2022, on a 7.6% increase in total income to Rs 2,509.27 crore in Q1 FY23 over Q1 FY22. The net profit and total income in Q1 FY23 decreased 16.48% and 6.31%, respectively, QoQ. The NBFC’s consolidated net profit was down by 15.7% to Rs 824.96 crore on a 5.4% decline in total income to Rs 2,804.32 crore in Q1 FY23 compared to Q1 FY22.

The consolidated profit before tax stood at Rs 1,111.95 crore in the first quarter, down 15.1% from Rs 1,309.85 crore recorded in June 2021. The consolidated loan AUM stood at Rs 63,444 crore in Q1 FY23, increasing 9% from Rs 58,135 crore in Q1 FY22 but down 2% QOQ from Rs 64,494 crore in Q4 FY22. The interest income on average loan assets is at 20.6%, down by 211 bps from the previous quarter. The total number of loan accounts is around 80,90,132, with active customers of around 51,73,166. The average gold loan per branch was 12.167 Cr., compared to 12.461 Cr. from the previous quarter.

The RBI has to approve 150 new branches in India.

Muthoot Finance continued to deliver a stellar performance in the gold loan space, though there is a dip in loan assets during the period; they have achieved a YoY increase of 9% in loan assets at Rs 63,444 crore. The high-frequency indicators suggest a recovery in economic activity with strong urban demand, though rural demand is still stimulating. The management is optimistic about the stable demand conditions for gold loans attached to the huge untapped market opportunity in the gold loan segment. The RBI’s approval for the opening of 150 new branches, combined with recent digital initiatives and the gold loan@home service, will allow them to further expand and increase their customer base.

The very low-interest rate loans have resulted in lower yields during Q1 FY23. The launching of teaser loans was a strategic move taken in Q3 FY22 and enabled them to attract new valuable customers. Certainly, these customers will come back to Muthoot to avail of the high-quality service they offer. An uptrend can be witness in disbursement with 12700 Cr. and efficiency in collection with Rs. 13,200 Cr. in June 2022 when compared to 11200 Cr in disbursement and 10,000 Cr. in the collection from March 2022.

Valuations:

India’s largest gold loan-focused NBFC’s shares was trading at Rs.1041 down by 12.37% on Tuesday. The company’s EPS is Rs. 94.3. The Price to book value is 2.26 times and ROA is at 5.90%. The ROE and ROCE are at 23.6% and 14.2%. The return on average loan assets at 7.24% compared to 7.99% in March 2022. The NIM has also decreased to 13.04% from 14.24 in March 2022. The loan book is believe to grow at a CAGR of 14.5%. As the asset quality management is improved with dominant presence and capital sufficiency, we are bullish on Muthoot Finance.

Cummins India's PAT falls in Q1 FY23.

Cummins India's PAT falls in Q1 FY23.

Cummins India’s PAT falls in Q1 FY23.

Cummins India on Wednesday reported a 20% decline in PAT at Rs 198.13 crore  for June quarter. The company’s consolidated profit after tax (PAT) was Rs 246.94 crore in the year-ago period. The consolidated sales during this period increased 41.47% to Rs 1,666.11 crore from Rs 1,177.71 crore in the June quarter of 2021. Domestic sales were 1,172 Cr., a 36% increase over June 2021 and a 12% increase over March 2022.

The export sales were valued at  485 Cr., increased by 58% compared to June 2021 and by 14% compared to March 2022. The profit before tax at 264 Cr. is lower by 13% compared to June 2021 and higher by 8% compared to the March 2022 quarter.

Cummins India is planning to increase its sales volume.

They are closely monitoring the results of the geopolitical events unfolding in different parts of the world and their impact on global demand and the supply chain. Cummins India effectively deals with challenges and monitors any potential impact of rising interest rates on demand. However, they remain optimistic about the short-to-medium-term demand outlook. The company believes that the strong demand from various end-markets may likely be sustained, but at the same time, high inflation and supply chain issues will, in all probability, continue to impact the industry.

The company believes that the strong demand from various end markets may likely continue. At the same time, surging inflation and supply chain disruptions will, in all probability, continue to impact the industry. The company, being part of the global supply chain, is well placed to manage parts supplies to mitigate the impact on revenue and profitability. They are closely monitoring the results of the geopolitical events unfolding in different parts of the world and their impact on global demand and the supply chain. Considering the uncertainty, the company will not provide any guidance for FY 23.

Valuations:

The P/E for the company is at 40.0 times and the 5Y P/E ratio is 28.6 times. The ROCE is 21.3%.While the company’s ROE is 16.9%.The EVEBITDA ratio is 26.0.EPS for the company is Rs. 30.6 per share. The debt-to-equity ratio is currently 0.08.The scrip closed at Rs.1239 and was up by 6.15% on Thursday.

Lumax recorded its biggest ever profit.

Lumax recorded its biggest ever profit.

Lumax recorded its biggest ever profit.

Lumax Technologies reported a 539.59% jump in its profit to Rs.21.81 crore as against Rs. 3.14 crore in June 2021 and 20 crore in March 2022. The total sales were at Rs. 421.93 Cr compared to Rs. 260 Cr in June 2021 and Rs. 417 Cr in March 2022. EBITDA margins stood at 11.5%, up by 430bps from Q1 FY22. The company expects a bounce back in domestic exports as the world economy is witnessing a strong recovery.

A long way to go ahead:

The auto industry was under pressure in the last quarter due to a shortage of semi-conductors, rising commodity prices on account of inflation, and supply chain disruptions. However, the volumes have increased this year as the economy is stabilising. The company has witnessed consistent improvement in all the sectors, which indicates that the mobility industry is revisable and in its growth stage. The growth catalysts will be  OEM offtake, an improving demand scenario, strong aftermarket demand, and increased wallet share with its major customers. The key highlights for Q1 FY23 are normal economic activity, healthy retail sales, demand in the PV segment amid new launches in the SUV domain, a reduction in excise duty, and a reduction in key raw material prices towards the end of the quarter April-May 2022.

The increasing demand for safety and comfort requirements in automobiles is paving the way for companies focused on supplying import-substitute products. With the high growth forecast in the vehicle industry, the auto component sector is anticipated to rise twice in FY 2022–23. The government’s recent announcements of PLI schemes regarding ACC Batteries and Auto & Auto Components are expected to pave the way ahead for the creation of an automotive value chain.

Valuations:

The ROCE and ROE is at 18.4% and 13.0% respectively for Lumax Technologies. P/E ratio is at 17 times, whereas 5 years and 3 years P/E ratio is at 16.5times and 14.4times. EVEBITDA is 7.97 times. The EPS is at Rs. 12.9 and P/B ratio is at 2.79 times. The stock closed at Rs.222 down by 3.39% on Wednesday.

Greenply Industries with a net income to Rs. 455.09 crore.

Greenlpy Industries with a Net Income Of Rs. 455.09 Cr.

Greenply Industries with a net income to Rs. 455.09 crore.

Greenply industries have reported total income of Rs. 455.0972 crores during June 30, 2022 as compared to Rs. 451.6656 crores during the period ended March 31, 2022.The net profit was at Rs. 20.7327 crores for the period ended June 30, 2022 as against of Rs. 28.9715 crores for the period ended March 31, 2022. EBITDA stood at 40 crore in Q1 FY23 compared to Rs.45 crore in Q4 FY22.
Greenply Industries Limited has been at the front of driving innovation across its products and processes keeping the consumer safety in mind. With the accelerated transformation in the interior sector post pandemic, the company introduced its E-0 compliance “Green Platinum” which is two times as effective in fire-resistant and waterproof properties as compared to other available plywood in its range. Green Platinum is also enriching with an un-extended BWP resin depicting it two times as boiling waterproof as compared to regular fire-resistant plywood.

Remarking on the launch of the new collection range

The innovation for the core products has created products that are made to fit the evolving needs of consumers. Through extensive research on consumer behaviors, they made a product which combines fire resistant, waterproof and emission proof features thus came up with the product Green Platinum with an added feature of money back warranty. Through continuous R&D process, they came up with more eco-friendly product which will promote aesthetic living among the consumer base.
Green Platinum Plywood combines the strength of California Air Resource Board (CARB) for conforming to E-0 grade formaldehyde emission and also comes with an anti-bacterial and anti-viral coating to ensure the health and safety of every home. Greenply has also taken a leadership position in communicating the need to choose the right building material for health safe interiors through their E-0 innovation. The E-0 innovation has reached over 1 million households; however, Greenply continues to build on the awareness amongst end consumers through relevant and multiple touch points.

Valuations:

The EPS of Rs. 1.68 for the period ended June 30, 2022 as compared to Rs. 2.35 in March 31, 2022 and Rs.0.33 for the period ended June 30, 2021. EVEBITDA stood at 12.9 times. P/E ratio was at 19.8 times and 5 years P/E was at 27.3 times. The scrip closed at Rs. 179 down by 1.89% on Monday.

Indigo Paints revenue up from Rs.156 Cr. to Rs.223.99 Cr.

Indigo Paints revenue up from Rs.156 Cr to Rs.223.99Cr.

Indigo Paints revenue up from Rs.156 Cr. to Rs.223.99 Cr.

Indigo Paints on Friday posted its financial results for the April to June 2022 quarter, with a net profit of Rs 19.91 crore up by 71.49% in the current quarter as against Rs 11.61 crore during the previous quarter YOY. PAT margins increased to 8.87% compared to 7.30% in the first quarter of the previous fiscal year. The sales stood up by 43.56% to Rs 223.99 crore in June 2022 as against Rs 156.02 crore during June 2021. The company clocked a more than 71% jump in profit and its margin improved following price hikes during the three months. The revenue of Indigo Paints’ for June 2022 ended quarter increased over 43 % YOY to Rs 224 crore, compared to Rs Rs 156 crore in the year-ago period.
EBITDA for Q1 FY23 stood at 35.27 crore from Rs. 20.16 crore up by 75% YOY. The margins expanded to 15.75 % against 12.92% when compared to last quarter. The consistent raw material prices improved from 43.61% in March 2022 to 45.19%. It was passed to the consumers in a staggered manner, the raw material cost are stabilised and have started to cool down.

New opportunities for Indigo Paints:

The company steadily witness higher volume growth in the Emulsions segment which is the largest contributor to overall value sales, and the Premium Emulsion category in particular. The incremental price hikes affected in few selected products which was in line with the industry.
The management believes that its growth in profitability would have been significantly higher had it not indulged in high advertising and promotional spending during the Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The FY22, IPL schedule was split between April and September, whereas in the current year, it was conducted in a single phase in April and May. As they are a significant advertiser in IPL, this has resulted in a higher advertising and promotional spending in June quarter of FY23 than in FY22 by Rs 5 crore.
The firm expects a much sharper increase in profitability parameters in the future quarters with comfortable margins and stabilising input costs. The company added that the strategy of increasing the presence in the Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities is showing early indications of traction and is expected to yield results in the next 2-3 quarters.

Valuations:

EPS for the company is at Rs.19.4. P/E ratio stood at 78.8 times and 5 years P/Efor te company is 90.9 times. EVEBITDA for the company is 45.1 times. However, despite the jump in revenue, profit, and margin, Indigo Paints’ shares failed to cheer Dalal Street investors as the stock ended the session at Rs 1,552, down 2 percent from its previous close on BSE.

Adani Wilmar reported a net profit of Rs. 175 crore.

Adani Wilmar reported a net profit of Rs. 175 crore.

Adani Wilmar reported a net profit of Rs. 175 crore.

Adani Wilmar Ltd (AWL), an edible oil major, on Wednesday reported a 10% growth in consolidated net profit at Rs 193.59 crore for the quarter ended June 2022. Its PAT stood at Rs 175.70 crore in June 2021. The total revenue increased to Rs 14,783.92 crore in the Q1 FY23 from Rs 11,369.41 crore in the Q1 FY22. The company has continued to demonstrate steady growth in overall volumes, led by the food business. It is despite multiple headwinds that were witnessed during the quarter, with inflation being the major concern. The edible oil business stood at 0.70 million tonnes, posting a growth of 6% volume YOY. In value terms, sales stood at Rs 11,519 crore, up 23 per cent.

Steady growth in new products:

While a majority of FMCG products are sold through general trade, the company has seen double-digit growth in revenue through e-commerce and modern trade. The sales of new products such as Poha, Khichdi, Total Balance Oil, Soya Chunkies, etc., have doubled on a YOY basis, though on a low base.

Adani Wilmar’s collective volumes increased to 1.19 million tonnes in Q1 of FY23 compared to 1.03 million tonnes in Q1 of FY22, registering a growth of 15 per cent. Food and FMCG continued to lead the growth and now have a basket of Rs 860 crore for the June quarter, registering a growth of 66 per cent on revenues and 53 per cent on volume terms. ‘Fortune’ the flagship brand, is India’s largest selling edible oil brand. The company has 23 plants in India, located in 10 states, comprising 10 crushing units and 19 refineries.

Valuations:

Adani Wilmar’s EPS is Rs. 6.68.The P/E ratio stood at 111. Its five-year P/E ratio was 74.7.The debt to equity ratio for the company was 0.36. The EBITDA ratio was 46.4. The ROCE for the stock stood at 21.5%. The ROE was at 15.5%. The large cap company closed at Rs.694, down by 0.54% on Thursday.

Indus Towers reports weak numbers in Q1FY23.

Indus Towers reports weak numbers in Q1FY23.

Indus Towers reports weak numbers in Q1FY23.

The shares of Indus Towers fell harshly on August 3 after the company announced weak earnings for the quarter ended June. In the quarter, net profit fell 66% year on year to Rs 477 crore, while revenue increased only 1% to Rs 6,897 crore, and operating profit fell 34% to Rs 2,322 crore. The impact of a non-payment from one of the customers reduced operating cash flow by 60% to Rs 807 crore. While the company’s energy costs increased 5.3% and operating expenses increased by 18.2%.

Main reason for the weak performance. 

In the reported quarter, share revenue per tower fell 11.4 percent sequentially to Rs 75,688.Overall, total towers increased to 1,027 from March 2022 quarter to 186,474, which was weaker than the past performance for the company. The company had agreed to the payment plan modification of security arrangements proposed by VI promoters for clearance of the outstanding dues. Pursuant to an agreement, Vodafone has given all of its primary pledged shares in equities issued by it to be used exclusively for clearing the outstanding dues of the company. Further, Indus has a secondary pledge over Vodafone’s remaining shares and a corporate guarantee provided by Vi’s promoters which could be used. However, it is insufficient to cover the outstanding.

Their prudent accounting practise resulted in their financial performance, as they focused on bills receivables due to the financial situation of one of our major customers. The fundamentals of the business remain strong, and the successful conclusion of the 5G auctions has further improved the outlook.

Valuations:

The ROCE for the company is 25.0% and the ROE is at 33.5%. The P/E ratio is at 10.2 times and 5 years’ P/E is at 17.5 times. EPS for the company is Rs.23.7. The debt to equity ratio is at 0.89 for Indus Towers. The firm has maintained a healthy dividend payout ratio of 82.96%.

Castrol India reported a net profit of Rs.206 crore.

Castrol India reported a net profit of Rs.206 crore.

Castrol India manufactures and markets automotive lubricants and specialty products. It  is one of the world’s most important lubricant manufacturers and has announced its financial results for June 2022. The company reported a net profit of Rs. 206 Cr., up by 47% compared to Rs. 140 Cr. in June 2021. The company witnessed a 40% increase in revenue from operations to Rs 1,242 Cr in Q1 June 2022 over Rs 890 Cr in Q1 June 2021.

The management said the current quarter’s performance was due to a volatile market environment where they had to balance rising input costs while maintaining an optimal price and volume mix. They were affected by price increases in the first half of the year, which enabled them to deliver a resilient performance and helped to stay ahead of June 2021, though the volumes and margins were under pressure compared to March 2022.

Upcoming threats:

The company needs to keep balancing the need to drive growth and serve customers’ needs while protecting margins as inflationary and forex pressures are likely to continue in the coming period.

An integral element of their future-ready strategy is their foray into service and maintenance with new formats such as Castrol Auto Service and Castrol Express Oil Change outlets. In addition, they will also explore collaboration with electric vehicle OEMs to supply advanced electric mobility while continuing to launch new products in the traditional lubricant space. The board of directors of the company has declared an interim dividend of Rs 3 per share, which will be paid on or before August 31, 2022.

Valuations:

The EPS for the stock is at Rs. 8.18 and the P/E ratio is at 14.0 times. The ROCE and ROE for the company are at 67.5% and 49.6%, respectively. The P/B ratio is at 6.35 times and the book value of the company is Rs.18.1. The EBITDA is 8.34 times. The company is almost debt free.