Avanti Feeds

(sarmams) #1897

Great results by Avanti!!!


Consol net profit -57% up Qoq in a lean quarter q3…will need to wait for commentary/con call to know more about industry developments

(Marathondreams) #1898

Result breakup by segments

Shrimp feed profitability improving, albeit not to the extent of last year. Material cost as % to sales gone down by 2% over last quarter. This means better pricing (and improved product mix with processed shrimp) this quarter as compared to last quarter.

Disclosure - forms small part of my PF. No transactions in last 3 months

(rupaniamit) #1899

Impressive profitable growth in Processed Shrimp segment. This segment is growing at around 35%. Will be interesting to see exact volume and realization for both segments in their presentation. Good to see QoQ improvement in margins as YoY is not comparable.

Generally, these type of businesses have 30-70 ratio of feed to processed shrimp in topline. It would take decades for Avanti to reach such ratio, but eventually it should get there. Seems like its on right track for now.



(Ayush Mittal) #1900

Yes, pretty good numbers considering that Q3 is usually the leanest quarter. The company and the industry seems to be coming back to normalcy after the rough patch of couple of quarters.
Good growth in the processing segment finally! Hope they can continue the scaling up.

Stock seems to be at decent valuations of about 15 PE multiple considering that its a leader in its industry with robust balance sheet and cash flows!

(Ranga Kiran) #1902

(maheshkumar) #1903

(Raghu) #1904

result update and concall details

(rupaniamit) #1905

I was able to attend the call and take some notes. Please verify all numbers with recorded call.

Q3FY19 Earnings Conf Call Notes: 02/19/2019

Feed Business & General Business Trend:

Q3FY18 Q3FY19 9MFY18 9MFY19
Fish Meal (per kg) 76 89 85 95
Soya DOC (per kg) 30 41 32 41
Wheat (per kg) 22 26 21.5 24
  • Farm gate prices are better than before. Stocking by farmers has started. Hoping for 1st crop to be normal.
  • 10-11 lac tons consumption of feed last year. 4.3lac ton was sold last year by Avanti. Expecting 4.75lac ton this year.
  • Government has announced some incentives for farmers. National Fisheries Board implements govt incentives. This should help farmers.
  • As of now, no plans to buy-back. Looking into alternative investment opportunities.
  • 30 count cost of production for farmer is 300-325rs (45-50% would be from feed). Farm gate price for 30 count shrimp is 480-490rs. Today farmer is making good profit. Last year 2018 farm gate prices fell and hence farmers were hesitant to continue the culture.
  • Started exporting feed to neighboring countries. Still trying to understand the scope of international market opportunity.
  • Fish feed at infancy stage and market yet to develop for company to foray into fish feed.
  • Industry installed feed capacity has increased almost 2-3 times in last few years.
  • Avanti sells feed through dealers and not directly to farmers. Procurement of shrimp is done separately.

Processing & Exports:

  • Hoping to do about 11k MT this year. Next year expecting 10% increase.
  • SIMP rules effect started from Jan 1st. Goal of SIMP documentation is to give traceability info to NOA. Have team sending documentation from Oct. Avanti is well equipped and also think rest of the industry is also good with sending the documents.
  • Don’t supply anything to Vietnam currently.
  • Shrimp processing is labor intensive business. Customers have high quality requirements.
  • 22k MT total capacity 100% capacity utilization cannot be done. Can achieve 70-75% but that depends on culture, market price, climatic condition etc. Definitely looking to scale it up.
  • Do contract manufacturing (private label).
  • Today’s farm gate price is 480-490rs for 30 counts.
  • 4 lines of raw products, 5 block freezers. 2 lines for cooked products. Utilization depends on who the customer is and what their requirements are.
  • New markets opening. China has promising outlook given huge population and acceptance of sea-food/shrimp.

(Raj A A) #1906

AVANTI FEEDS LIMITED -Audio Conference Call for Investors conducted on
19th February, 2019 - Transcript of the Audio Conference Call

(Ranga Kiran) #1907

(sarmams) #1908

US Shrimp import data for Dec 2018:


For the full CY 2018, Indian exports grew by ~ 16% over CY 17. While, these numbers are already reflected in Q3 results declared by companies, growth in export volumes starting from September over previous months in CY 2018 shows industry is inching towards normalcy and farmers are slowly returning to the culture.

disc; invested.

(SMondal15) #1909

Thai union asia is selling Avanti Feeds. Valueresearchonline link
Sold 136937 share on 14th Mar 2019
Sold 10000 share on 12th Mar 2019
Sold 199976 share on 12th Mar 2019

(Deepender Singla) #1910


I am not able to find this info anywhere on bulk deals. Can you paste some screenshot? Apology if i am doing anything wrong.

(shikhar mundra) #1911

its a market sale…go to bse siteand click on disclosures for Avanti feeds

(Tarun) #1912

Here it is…

(SMondal15) #1913

In share sale perspective as per Dec 2018 shareholding disclousre…
Thai Union Asia Investment Holding Limited holds total share of 1,25,58807 amounting to 9.22% shareholding.
Also Thai Union Group Public Company Ltd holds another 15.44% in Avanti Feed.
Current sale of 436913 share is amounting to only .32% of fully paid up share of Avanti Feed.

(SMondal15) #1914

(Hitesh Patel) #1915

Avanti feeds has formed an interesting flag like pattern as shown in attached chart with guppy multiple moving averages plotted. More comments on chart.

disc: bought as a technical bet.

(KKP_Investor) #1916

Fantastic Hiteshbhai. It is finally showing a bottom formation. And, it is simply the bullishness of the market. It really needs to breakout and not be a fakeout. So, I am waiting for the real breakout, but also anticipating that with the VIX being so far extended, the market being overbought without any consolidation, we will get a pull back.


(sarmams) #1917

Interesting figures w.r.t shrimp exports to US in first 2 months of 2019. While, overall exports volumes to US from all countries has come down by ~ 9-10%, Indian exports are up by 10% in first 2 months of 2019