Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd - The Enzyme company

Hi, can anyone explain the reasons for such huge stake sale by Promoters?

Is it market sale / sale to some institutions?



This sale is from the brother (Mr. CL Rathi) who exited the operating business 4-5 years back to set up a competing business (apparently after some sort of a fued).

If you see the shareholding of Advanced Vital Enzymes Pvt Ltd (entity of Mr. CL Rathi) over the past quarters, it has been continuously declining.

Given this has been offloaded in small batches through the month, likely it has been sold in public market.



So the competing business is bad news for listed Advanced Enzyme?
Any information on this?
Thanks for sharing this.

One of the promoter group has exited the business and has been selling in the open market. I don’t think Advenza can directly compete with AETL. Mgmt. had informed the same in one of the concalls. Also, enzyme is a high-entry barrier business with a long gestation period, product testing and approvals, switching costs, and a long customer acquisition cycle. A significant concern that persists, however, is the lack of growth, which has been elusive for the past few quarters.

Disc: Biased. Invested in self, family, and client accounts.


So what my take on this situation is,

if C.L. Rathi is settng up a competing business in the same industry then he definitely has some clients who may be ready to switch or some new clients. Hence the numbers of AETL will stagnate a bit. Since the average OPM of AETL is between 30% to 40%, AETL definitely has the pricing power due to which I think it will be a pricing war.

Hence the numbers will stagnate a bit.

Disc - not invested, but looking to invest


Q2 FY24: • The Bio-Processing segment outperformed by 26% during the quarter. In this segment, food business grew by 43%.

• Domestic sales showed a robust growth of 25%
• Margin improvement is expected to be better going forward.

• Pharma, API and biocatalyst in domestic markets and nutrition in international markets primarily supported the numbers in the human nutrition.

• We have recently got approval for food dossiers this year filed with EFSA somewhere around in 2014. We filed somewhere around 14 dossiers years in 2013, '14 and onwards. It’s always like a long time for their approval. Just recently, we’ve got the two products. And I think those are the two different lipases

• The B2C segment has contributed $1.14 million as compared to $1.11 million during the same period in the previous year HY

• Expect US to start growing from this quarter. Seeing signs of business picking up. Margins will improve once US business starts contributing.

• The product segment where we are in India, we maintain more than 80% of the market share and we will continue to do that.


o India pharma sales: 59.3cr vs 44cr yoy
o India probiotic sales: 6.9cr vs 5 cr yoy
o India Biocatalysts sales: 7.7cr vs 6.5cr yoy
o Biocatalysts international sales: 0.8cr vs insignificant sales yoy

• Innovative products to start contributing: We are going with some innovative ideas and innovative products, and those took some time. So, as you look – the gestation time was about five to seven months. And as I was telling from the earlier also, we should start seeing this from this quarter onwards. It should – gradually it should start building up.

• Bakery segment in food processing has started contributing to growth in ASIA ex-India sales. Took a long time to get registrations.

• The largest product i.e., serratiopeptidase: Majority sales comes from the Indian market. We have also filed this product for the novel food, and we are expecting some clearance. We are also filing this product into some of the bigger Asian markets.

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inactive promoter selling seem to be keeping the stock price in check…

Could you please share the source of this information?