Compound profit growth over 26 percent over last 5 year
It has won a desalination project in Sri Lanka
Margins are improving and has got approval from USFDA for pharma resin compound manufacturing recently
Company has global presence and is getting good response outside of india…
company is well poised to benefit from the revival of
industrial activity in the Indian economy. The increasing
government regulations and focus on water and water
management such as the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Clean
Ganga initiative, the National Rural Drinking Water Programme,
along-with stricter enforcement of the environmental norms for
polluted water discharge, reduced carbon footprint, waste water
treatment and requirement of zero liquid discharge plants from
various industries will also drive the demand for water and
wastewater treatment solutions. Your company is simultaneously
making good headway in the international markets where
demand for such water and waste water management solutions
continues to be good with increased requirement for Company’s
speciality chemical and resin products.
company is strategically well positioned as one of the
leading players in the organised water solutions industry in
India and one of the very few companies providing end-to-end
water solutions to its customers, from engineering equipments
to water treatment resins and chemicals to consumer products.
Govt is going to spent two-three thousand crores a year for namami gange mission…
Modi has taken control for namami gange and of support of yogi will make a fast traction of the project:
Sewage frm 118 town:4800mn ltrs/d
Functioning capacity to treat sewage:1017mn ltrs/d
Ion exchange with market cap less than 600 cr to be a big beneficiary as small chunk of projects can put the company to next orbit
As per last annual report company has made water wendig machine at competitive price to grab huge opportunity of Indian Railway contract for low cost water at railway stations
Getting good traction in Soudi Arabia
Contract for a 10,000 m3/day effluent treatment plant, 5000 m3/day water treatment plant and 300 m3/day DM plant consisting of a high rates solids contact clarifier and auto filtration units from the largest paper mill in Saudi Arabia, awarded against international and local competition. http://www.ionindia.com/news/archive.asp
So over-all a lot triggers to come in short time…which can take the stock price higher
Getting good traction in Soudi Arabia
Contract for a 10,000 m3/day effluent treatment plant, 5000 m3/day water treatment plant and 300 m3/day DM plant consisting of a high rates solids contact clarifier and auto filtration units from the largest paper mill in Saudi Arabia, awarded against international and local competition.
They weren’t able to market as effectively as the other players. Of course, we’d all like it if they got their B2B game back. But they’re doing quite well in B2B and would do good for themselves to continue just that. They’ve got excellent FCF.
Since Zero’b is a household name, I don’t think marketing was an issue. It’s more about product availability. We had to purchase 2-3 water purifiers a couple of years ago and there was no sign of Zero’B in any shop. They are losing a big opportunity here since in our school days Zero’B was an alternative to drinking water where Bisleri were not available.
Secondly, B2B business is growing but there are bigger players out there too.
Marketing is not about just advertisements. It’s the whole gamut of things that make it easier for the customer to buy the product. Edit: I just realised I used the wrong word in the last post. I meant to say they weren’t able to ‘market’ effectively.
Anyway, currently, I feel they’re better off concentrating in the B2B space itself. If they’d like to venture into B2C again, it will require massive Reinvestment and cooking up a new strategy by the management, both of which they can’t afford to do what with the large inflow of B2B orders. And it’s only likely to increase from here on out.
I’d love to see them try though. Maybe start with a small customer segment to test the waters.
Most companies usually take some amount of loan just to “keep the account open” in case they need a massive loan in the future (For whatever reason). It’s easier to process a bigger loan if they already have an active account with the bank. This relates to Long Term Loans.
The bigger reason is of course, Working Capital (Short Term) loans. These loans are required to be taken once in a week or so and rotated soon. As the name suggests, these loans are used to fund the daily activities of the company in question and are hence done on a JIT (Just In Time) basis.
The company can choose to use their own Cash for this purpose. But companies usually build up cash balance for bulk deployment in CapEx / Capacity Building. They don’t use it for Working Capital.
Though what you are saying may be true, I cant seem to agree with it. Just because I want to get a loan at say 0.5% lesser interest, will I keep maintaining a loan and paying interest? That looks a foolish idea.
Same is the case with working capital loans. As I understand WC loans are more expensive compared to long term loans.
I just took average of the FY17 and FY18 debt numbers (111+165)/2= 138Cr and on that they paid 22Cr interest which means the interest cost is 22/138 = 15.9% . We can differ on whether average debt should be used. Also the composition of long term and WC loans and hence proportional interest costs can be different. But the point here is paying such high interest doesnt seem the right way