Himachal Futuristic communication

Himachal Futuristic Communication
BSE: 500183 | NSE: HFCL | ISIN: INE548A01028 |

CMP- 26
Market Cap- 3272
Debt – 493.97

HFCL is ranked 3rd in this year’s BW Businessworld’s Fastest Growing Companies in the Rs 1,000 crore-4,999 crore (revenue) category.

HFCL one of the largest Telecom equipment suppliers of Transmission equipment, Terminal equipment, Access equipment and Fibre Optic Cable in India. The company is also providing Turnkey services to various operators and large multinationals operating in the country. Their manufacturing facilities are located at Solan in Himachal Pradesh, Salcete in Goa and New Delhi.
Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd was incorporated on May 11, 1987. The company started with manufacturing transmission Equipment and soon they expanded their product portfolio to manufacture Access Equipment, Optical Fibre Cable, Accessories and Terminal Equipment. The company is geared up for meeting the new generation access network demand in future.
The company was incorporated in the State of Himachal Pradesh and was promoted by Deepak Malhotra, Mahendra Nahata and Vinay Maloo. The company entered into a technical collaboration agreement with Seiscor Technologies Inc, USA, for the manufacture of 1+1 and 1+7 Analog Subscriber Carrier Systems and also signed a Memorandum of Undertaking with Philips Kommunikation Industries AG of Germany for the manufacture of the Digital Subscriber Carrier System.

In the year 1991, the company promoted two new companies namely, Himachal Telematics Ltd, at Solan for the manufacture of digital microwave radio transmission equipments and fax machines and Microwave Communication Ltd, for establishing radio paging network in certain important cities of the country.

During the year 1993-94, the company acquired existing investment companies know as Kaldev Trader & Investment Ltd, which was changed to HFCL-Trade-Invest Ltd and Coubndge Construction (Delhi) Ltd. Also, they entered into agreements with telecom giants namely, Kong Song Communication & Electronics Co Ltd, Korea to manufacture radio pagers and satellite video receivers, Dalcons Corporation of Korea for managing credit card information services and Wireless Telecom Ltd of USA to implement V-sat services.
During the year 1995-96, Himachal Telematics Ltd was merged with the company. In the year 1997, the company bagged a contract to set up an information super highway for the basic telephone project of Essar Commvision Ltd in Punjab circle. During the year 1996-97, the companys Optical Fibre Cable Plant in Goa commenced their commercial production. In the year 1998, the company entered the information technology business by offering software solutions to the telecom industry.

During the year 1998-99, the company has received Purchase Orders worth Rs 22 crore for the supply of STM-1 Optical Line Terminal Equipment and advance Purchase Order of another Rs 100 crore for STM-16 Systems. In the year 1999, the company forayed into software exports and developed a state-of-the-art facility at Delhi for that purpose. They bagged a contract from Reliance WorldTel for setting up Internet backbone in Tamil Nadu.
During the year 1999-2000, the company entered a strategic tie-up with the Kerry Packer Group of Australia and formed two joint venture namely, Consolidated Futuristic Solutions Ltd and Excel Netcommerce Ltd in the field of Software and B2B E-commerce respectively. HFCL Infotel Ltd and Consolidated Futuristic Solutions Ltd became the subsidiaries of the company during the year 2000-01.

During the year 2001-02, the company acquired 74% of equity of HTL Ltd, a public sector undertaking, which is the largest switching equipment makers in the country for Rs 55 crore. HTL Ltd became the subsidiary of the company with effect form October 16, 2001. Also, the company divested part of their shareholdings in Consolidated Futuristic Solutions Ltd, consequently Consolidated Futuristic Solutions Ltd ceased to be subsidiary of the company with effect from December 6, 2001.

During the year 200203, the wholly owned subsidiary company, namely HFCL Trade-Invest Ltd merged with the company with effect from March 31, 2003. HFCL Infotel Ltd merged with the Investment Trust of India Ltd, a Chennai based company and was renamed as HFCL Infotel Ltd with effect from September 1, 2002. Also, Rajam Finance and Investments (India) Ltd, which was renamed, as The Investment Trust of India Ltd became the subsidiary of the company by virtue of their subsidiary relationship with HFCL Infotel Ltd. The Investment Trust of India Ltd ceased to be the subsidiary of the Company with effect form September 30, 2003.
During the year 2003-04, the cable division of the company entered into Cable TV market and they emerged as a dominant player in that segment. Also, they received the order valuing of about Rs 220 from MTNL. During the year 2004-05, the company completed the biggest ever order of 200 K Lines of WLL CorDect and 60% of CDMA Infrastructure order of MTNL.
Moneta Finance (P) Ltd has become the wholly owned subsidiary of the company with effect from July 11, 2006.

Recently company acquired Polixel Security Systems Private Limited, this company deals into electronic security and surveillance segment. The move enables HFCL to provide integrated security and surveillance solutions/ systems and optimise from unfolding opportunities in Homeland Security, Smart Cities and other urban rejuvenation initiatives.

Recent News
HFCL focus on Defence segment under Make in India programme of the Government, the Company has been awarded seven Licences by the government for Manufacturing Defence Equipment including Radars, Communication Systems, Weapons, Night Vision Systems, Fuses etc.

Rumours that Reliance Jio, Mukesh Ambani’s telecom arm, and HFCL may announce a merger.

HFCL came on traders radar last month when it allotted warrants to Shankar Sharma of research house First Global at ₹16 each.

Boston-based fund manager GMO bought 1.5 per cent stake in it this month. GMO too has derived good returns from a few small-cap stocks.

Discloser – Pickr members to comment on this opportunity
Not invested , however planning to make small investment to start with


Based on my limited knowledge, this has a highly controversial history. Trade with caution. Recent article in Moneylife points out all the irregularities in the script. Will share the article once i get time.


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This link:

The basic tenet is to not own a stock but own a business. Would you like to own such a business ?



Thanks Shri for sharing the post.


@shrikini yes you are right this company had involvement with Ketan Parekh.
Look like because of my limited reach to Internet i missed past of this company .

I do not have access to Google/ other lots of informative website & that is the only reason i tied myself to limited companies.

I first searched this co. on Pickr Forum But now in future nobody waste his time on this.

Beauty of Pickr Forum :wink:

Thanks shrikini. After reading this article, I am little scary of investing in Indian market. How these people are rigging the market and getting away with it? What SEBI is doing?

SEBI continues to improve processes and regulations around such cases.
But there have always been people who have gamed the system and regulations will improve as more and more such cases come forward. To stay educated and informed is key.
Investing is always a high risk endeavour and forums like these inform and educate the members.
Please do your bit before you invest in any stock and don’t go on general consensus or market hype after all it will be your money which you will be investing.
This forum has a lot of topics which cover the basics and also highlight the risks of investing. The senior members are helpful and respond to queries in the right way which may not necessarily sound music to your ears but will help you for the long term.


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Company has reported about 64% revenue increase for 9 M period compared to last year.


Disc- Invested

Please go through the Morningstar report


Dear Forum Members,

I have gone through the AR for 14-15&16-17. Planning to read the AR 16-17 shortly.

The company seems very optimistic about the current growth trajectory. Agreed, the company had been involved in the Ketan Parikh scam. But, that’s past, we should not invest basis on the past but rather on the future outlook. Would like to know more about the company from the experts in this group. Please share your views, if you wish to, and we could share more of what we know about the company, Thanks!


HFCL bags a 500 crore order from Bharat Net phase 2.

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Looks very promising. all expansion will be compieted in march 19 . and from bext year very good performance expected. worth reading its current AR

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it is one of scum stock of yesterday

is there any change in management

Excellent result

Care rating. Worth reading…

HFCL Q1FY20 Concall Update
• Revenue came at Rs. 1343 Cr (10% QoQ, 23% YoY). Jio mix stood at ~20%. Cable is 25% of the co revenue while 75% is turnkey project execution. Order inflow during Q1 stands at Rs. 2,000 Cr, while order book stands at Rs. 10,250.
• Competitors in turnkey projects include L&T, ITI, BEL, Sterlite, Vindhya Tele.
• Gross Profit Margins came at 21.9% vs QoQ 19.5%, YoY 15.6%.
• EBITDA Margin came at 14.0% vs QoQ 8.2%, YoY 8.3%. Lower Fibre prices and better Product mix led to an increase in margins. Fibre constitutes 40-50% of the raw material mix. HFCL is currently buying Fibre at $3.8/fkm. This price was above $8/fkm at the peak.
• PAT came at Rs. 110 Cr vs QoQ Rs. 63 Cr, YoY Rs. 46 Cr.
• 5G will result in increased demand for OFC and other equipment.
• Global Fibre demand stood at 600mn fkm in 2018 of which China constituted 300mn fkm. Chinese demand has dipped to 200mn fkm in 2019. Hence global demand has reduced to 500mn fkm while the global capacity was expanded to 600mn fkm last year. Hence we are witnessing a fall in Fibre prices.
• Demand from India is 40-50 fkm and can increase to 60-70 fkm once 5G is introduced.
• Co’s requirement stands at 19mn fkm. While it will start manufacturing 7mn fkm, it will continue to depend on the industry for two-thirds of its Fibre requirement. Co procures Fibre from domestic companies. 70% of Fibre is procured from Corning, India.
• Budget increased import duty by 5% on OFC and Cable which benefit the company and domestic industry.
• New business divisions of railway and defense will witness visible benefits from FY21 onwards.
• Total debt stands at Rs. 634 Cr with D/E of 0.4x.

Everything looks good on paper but why most of it’s orders came from bsnl & other government co’s only?
What about trade receivables ?
why it’s manufacturing cost down 50% from previous Q(lower Fibre price) ?
Can we expect similar trend from other competitors?

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