Datamatics Global Services is a company founded by Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia, an indian IT industry pioneer with a Doctorate from MIT, USA. Datamatics helps large global companies in managing their end-to-end application life cycle and business processes. Their next generation solutions span Document management, Portal management, Publishing solutions, Data warehousing & analytics and several others. For more info check, http://www.datamatics.com
Datamatics client footprint is spread across all four major continents, Americas, Asia, Europe and Australia. The company is a trusted partner to many Fortune 500 companies and help them power their business process automation by creating next generation solutions.
PRESENT DAY NUMBERS
CMP on Day27 Aug2014: Rs 56.30 Market cap: 350 crores BV: 59 FV: 5
Revenue FY14: 733 cr (FY13 550 cr) Net profit FY14: 48 cr (FY13 26 cr) EPS: 8.2 (FY13: 4.4)
Debt: 80 cr (on consolidated basis) Current assets and cash balances: 160 cr (approx)
Datamatics was one of the early companies in the indian IT industry. The company was founded in the year 1975. This was the first indian IT company to win “International Asia Pacific Quality Award” in the services category in the year 2007. Over the last 2 - 3 decades the company has won several awards and recognition in areas such as Quality, Corporate governance, HR, Job creation, etc
1). Revenues of Datamatics grew by 24% in FY 2013; significantly higher than 10.2% growth of the overall industry
2). Remarkable achievement in the growth of the acquired company Cignex
3). Cignex revenues grew from 99 cr to 193 cr in the 2 years after acquisition
4). Datamatics has maintained an excellent and consistent profit growth during the last 4 years.
5). The company’s reserves (excluding revaluation reserves) as per balance sheet increased from 268 cr in FY13 to 306 cr in FY14
6). Except for 2-3 years, the dividend payout ratio has been in the range of 40% over the last 10 years
1). Datamatics Global Services was voted as India’s “Most respected software company in corporate governance” at the 5th Annual India leadership conclave & India affairs Business leadership awards.
2). The company has delivery centers in 7 cities; Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Nashik, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Puducherry
3). The company has overseas subsidiaries in Germany, USA, UK, Australia, Switzerland, Mauritius and Singapore
4). The export revenue of the company is 86%
5). Prior to founding Datamatics in 1975, Dr. Kanodia was one of the persons instrumental in setting up TCS in 1967
From an investment perspective, Datamatics ticks all the boxes. It is a fine IT company; superb track record, consistently profit making, excellent promoter pedigree, financially stable, wide range of clients, management execution capability and more than anything; deeply deeply undervalued.
**A million rupee question? Why on earth is this stock available so cheap? **Market cap of 350 cr.
This is a question to which I have no answer. Mr Market has missed out on this one(thus far).
A company with 700+ cr annual revenue, 48 cr net profit, current assets worth 160 cr, dividend paying; solid, stable and robust in every which way. I am reasonably sure that this stock cannot continue to be ignored for ever.