Thanks Rajeev for starting this thread. Here is some data collected from various sources
BEPL is a vertically integrated petrochemical company that Manufacturs ABS which acts as a raw material for leading companies dealing in automobiles, home appliances, telecommunications, luggage, bus body and various other applications.
With Joint Venture (50:50) front with Nippon A & L, Inc, Japan, a Sumitomo Group Company, company has started production of latest grades like ASA, AES, Transparent ABS and alloys like ABS PMMA and ABS PC enabling the company to have entire range of “product basket” for catering the pervasive requirement of clients and actively contribute towards import substitution.
Company has established state of the art research and development center at its Abu Road Plant, Ahmedabad. Nippon A&L Inc is a specialized company focusing on polymerization of styrenics and enjoys high reputation in the field of manufacturing and marketing of ABS, AES, ASA resins and SBR/PBR Latices.
Auto:Bajaj Auto , Hero Motocorp,TVS Motor.
Appliances: LG Electronics ,Samsung India ,Whirlpool Of India,
Electrical:Anchor Electricals, Havells India ,Larsen & Toubro etc.
There are handful of manufacturing companies in India which produce ABS and are not able to cater to the whole demand of ABS in India, so the deficit in supply is fulfilled through imports.
Some of the key players in market are DSM engineering plastics, BASF India, Bhansali Engineering Polymers, Styrolution India and now Kingfa
Demand and Outlook :
The global carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) market is expected to reach $ 27.98 billion by 2024 from $ 11.6 billion in 2015, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc (GVR). Increasing composites demand in the automotive industry is expected to remain a key driving factor for global CFRP market. Automotive is the fastest growing segment of carbon fibre reinforced plastic market with a market share of 19.7 percent of the total volume in 2015.
Government initiatives including ‘Make in India’ to encourage domestic engineering industries including electronics, construction material and automotive is projected to propel the demand for thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) in the country. Asia Pacific thermoplastic elastomers market is estimated to reach over $ 7.82 billion in 2022 from $ 4.63 billion in 2014 due to growing consumption from auto part production. And India is expected to witness the highest growth of over 5.6 percent between 2015-2022.
Market is to witness significant growth over the next seven years owing to increasing automotive production and most automotive OEMs have been replacing metal and alloys with plastics from manufacturing of vehicle components to make vehicles light weight, thus propelling demand for TPE.Demand for ABS market during F.Y 2014-15 was 205000 TPA which increased to 235000 TPA during 2015-16 registering a growth of around 15%.
To meet ever growing demand in Automative and Home Applicances first phase of expansion has been completed in the month of Mar-16 with the installed capacity of company from 51KTPA to 80 KTPA. Further expansion of 120 KTPA is proposed at some port based location with a view to save a lot on transportational expenses by March 2019 will take total capacity to 200 KTPA.Requisite project work has already commenced
Debt/Equity is 0.2, Interest Cover is 3.1 Cash reserve about 11+ Cr, Its operates with handsome ROCE=21%+, ROIC=22%+, MCAP/Sales=0.7.
Its Fixed Asset turn over has constantly on upswing from 1.42 to 2.29 over three years, Another interesting data itself receivable days is about 85 days far less than payables days of about 120 days..shows its operational and cost efficiency combined with superior realisation of its product. It capacity expansion from 51 to 200 KTPA will mostly through internal accruals and small debt show capital management by firm..
Mr. Babulal M. Bhansali, Promoter and MD of the Company, is a first generation entrepreneur and a visionary leader in the business arena of ABS & SAN Polymers
• One of the leading producer of ABS and SAN in India and with tie up Nippon completes entire spectrum of product offering in Thermoplatic elastomers
• With capacity expansion on 60% i.e. 80KTPA and further 250% expansion of 200 KTPA by March 19, would enable to give impressive growth for next few years
• Company has also to maintain its current status of being a long term debt free company
• It claim to be one of the lowest cost ABS manufacturers as its per KG power consumption manpower cost and overhead expenses are one of the lowest globally
• In 2015-2016, Promoters enhance stake by 1.33% with total stake 51.5% in SEP 2017 promoters further scooped by about 9 lac shares from open market
• Zero Debt company.MCAP/SALES of just 0.7 (FY17) with expected revenue growth of 18%, Profit growth of 48%..A bet not to be miss Included 30% expansion in FY17 and full expansion of 60% in FY18 revenue. NPM is expected to be range of 5.5 to 6%. Mega expansion of 120 KTPA will take company in next orbit from FY19.
In FY 16/17/18 company is likely to post a revenue of 530/700/870 Cr (18% CAGR) and register Net profit of 16.69, 38.50 and 52 Cr (48% CAGR), giving EPS for Rs. 1.00 for FY16, Rs. 2.30 for FY17 and Rs. 3.15 for FY18.
Included 30% expansion in FY17 and full expansion of 60% in FY18 revenue. NPM expected to be in the range of 5.5% to 6%.
Mega expansion of 120 KTPA will take company in next orbit from FY19.
Management Interaction questions:
Is the order book always full
Yes. As soon as the plant is operational they get the orders
New expansion of 120 KTPA near a port. Has this been finalized?
Still look out for ports is ongoing
Capex cost and how is it funded?
The CS didn’t know the amount but expected it to be around 800 cr
Any debt raising plans?
Plan to use internal Accruals only. (I can’t see so much accruals to fund this expansion)
Earnings in Q1 Fy16 were high while other quarters were bad. Why? Is there any seasonality to demand?
Profit is subject to Crude price and Rupee per dollar. The provision for tax for the whole year is done only in Q4. So Q4 will always have lower profits (Now it seems that they are paying Taxes every quarter. So this year must see good Q3 and Q4)
Notes: Butadiene price is linked to crude price. Will add more details on this soon.
Margins are low at around 10% ebidta! could this increase?
Company is in the process to improve this by Automation of packaging. Currently transport cost of imported goods is very high. He mentioned 7 rupees per Kg as transport cost. Once they have a plant near the port, expect margins to go up.(Even though transport cost amounts to very less when compared to raw material cost!)
Transcript from AR 16.
Styrolutions, Kingfa are big competitors. How do you fare against them?
They consider Stryolution to be the only Active competitor in this space
• Dollar strengthening
• Cost of Raw material is around 80% of the revenues.(Acrylonitrile and Butadiene are imported) It is a low margin commodity business.