Bhansali Engineering Polymers - An Import Substitution Story!

(Amit Mehta) #354

Plus the number of shares bought is quite small which wouldn’t move the needle for them. I would consider this more as a way to create positive sentiment in the stock when the share price is under stress.

Disclosure - hold tracking position. Booked profits at close to the current share price

(almantri) #355

I don’t have exact amount but shares were pledged at quite less value than current market price as its old. So promoters don’t have to shell out lot of money to release them. Its just they want to buy more than releasing pledge. It’s totally my understanding and can be a biased view as I’m invested currently.

(ASP) #356

Promoter want to get benefits from future Price and Dividends, hence pledge stock is not revoked and More stock is added.

(ukdube) #357

The balance sheet has deleveraged significantly and the promoters intend to use the cash flows
to unpledge their shares by March 18

(Hardik) #358

Balance sheet deleveraged as on which date?

As on 30 Sep 2017, it deteriorated.

(Agarwala) #359

I have exited my positions in BEPL because of LTCG related issues, and because I feel that the market is now flush with better opportunities. I may decide to enter BEPL at a later date again, and I feel that the story remains intact.

(skhanbir) #360

Upper circuit again at 169. Looks this is consolidating at 165/175 range.

(skhanbir) #361

Were there any shares un-pledged?
Where to see the information on pledging of shares and at what value the shares were pledged?

(Agarwala) #362

For the first time during run-up the stock is trading below the cloud

(Suneel) #363

What can be interpreted from this?

(Agarwala) #364

Cloud acts as a resistance and support for the prices. More the thickness of the cloud, lesser are the chances of prices penetrating the cloud. By this logic prices of BEPL penetrating the cloud in the near term are minimal, but this can happen in the second half of March.

(nil_71) #365

BEPL in case one sees, the last 4 qtrs , Q-o-Q top line is continuously decreasing, in a commodity player, that is the 1st sign that Capacity is reaching its maximum utilization. This - I learnt from some of the Seasoned ones ![BEPL%20Top%20Line|690x81]


That is why Mgmt changed earlier plan and went for immediate capacity expansion of 20K in Q4, 2017-18.

Net-net- Near term top line may see some muted growth.

Another key point, Operating profit is also declining, Q-o-Q % basis, that means it is not able to sell that much into Spot because of limited excess capacity. Check for last 4 Qtrs.

Please do your calculations. Comments welcome

Disc Not invested. Tracking closely

(n.arvind2k) #366

In Q3 FY18, BEPL posted net sales of Rs 258 crore, adjusted for both GST and excise duty, it was up 4% QoQ and 110% YoY. Improved turnover reflected higher pricing trend for ABS and the elevated capacity utilisation.

EBITDA margins improved sequentially by 154 bps (+938 bps YoY) on account of lower raw material cost (57.1% of net sales vs. 57.5% of sales in Q2 2018) and better realisations offsetting higher employee cost (22% QoQ). In addition, higher other income and moderate other expense helped net profit rise by 16% QoQ and 850% YoY.

Styrene/ABS pricing trend:

News flow suggests elevated ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) prices from the Asian region to continue in first quarter of calendar 2018. European counters indicate that price quotes from the Asia region are not competitive as it used to be, historically, suggesting strong demand in China and India.

Recently, global major Trinseo has added new capacity of 75,000 MT in China. However, ICIS reports that a good part of new supply could be absorbed in China due to new regulations banning the import of scrap plastics and pollution crackdown.

In the near term, company is on course to increase capacity to 137,000 MT (from 80, 000 MT) involving capex of Rs 50 crore. As per the minutes of the recent Board meeting, it was confirmed that expansion would be complete by December 2018.

Further, the company expects that the greenfield expansion of 2lac TPA capacity would be commissioned earlier than expected i.e. by March FY 2021 vs. March FY 2022 previously anticipated.

We can therefore expect Bhansali to post earnings growth at a CAGR of 66% (FY 2017-20E).

The stock is currently trading at 21.8x FY 2020 earnings which prices in near term expansion plan.

Having said that, Bhansali with its green field expansion plan, is on course to become a dominant player in the domestic ABS market. Additionally, it is incurring a capex of Rs 20 crore for the R&D centre in Aburoad, which would be useful for customized and high margin variants of ABS applications.

Further, positive outlook for the end markets viz. Auto (50%) and consumer durables.

(Raj A A) #367

Mar 2017 June 2017 Sep 2017 Dec 2017

Sales 192.84 224.03 247.94 257.93
Expenses 170.92 194.49 210.13 214.62
Operating Profit 21.92 29.54 37.81 43.31
OPM 11.37 13.19 15.25 16.79
Interest 2.61 1.11 2.48 2.25
Profit before tax 24.33 27.73 35.84 45.07
Net Profit 5.06 16.88 25.10 29.06

It is seen from the above data Q-O-Q is increasing on all fromts Viz. Topline OPM,PBT and NP.
The above data is culled from Screener.

Can u pls tell a source where your stated data is given.


(nil_71) #368

I have taken from Screener only but just check Q-o-Q % Change . Donot go by absolute numbers

Topline , 16.06217617 %,10.71428571 % and 4.032258065 % increase

Top line, Operating Profit and PAT …all are in decreasing trend % wise.

(almantri) #369

Another issue is that it has created a Head-N-Shoulder Pattern. Though, I’m bullish on long term, breaking on 160 levels with higher volume can cause this stock to see at least its 120’s

(Raj A A) #370

IMHO, it is incorrect to compare the performance on percentage basis of Topline growth Q-O-Q. May be you can compare Y-O-Y EBIDTA margin to confirm whether growth is maintained or is it decelarating. Pls see the following data.
Des D 17 D 16 Var% S 17 S 16 Var% J 17 J 16 Var% M 17 M 16 Var%

EBITDA 43.31 9.11 375.41% 37.81 15.50 143.94% 29.53 16.11 83.30% 21.92 11.56 89.62%
EBIDTM 16.79% 6.53% 12.91% 8.48% 11.76% 10.96% 10.12% 7.41%

D=Dec S=Sep J=June M=Mar

Sorry for poor formatting of data. This info is from Ratestar. It is seen that EBIDTA margin is improving Y-O-Y…

(nil_71) #371

For all our discussions , Q4 results will be key to my theory and yours. Let’s wait.

(Deltaru) #372

Yes. Lets wait and watch.

(Agarwala) #373

After remaining between 75 and 100 DMA for almost three weeks, the price has finally broken down the 100 DMA support in a strong market.

Disclosure: not invested. Waiting for prices to cool down.