Permanent Magnets - Business under transformation?

Interesting points to look at! demand outlook need to be drilled down further

Company is pretty aggressive in revenue recognition. CFO was 11cr but PAT was 30 cr, i.e. CFO/PAT is 39%. This looks like red flag. CFO/PAT in previous years were 19% and 39%.

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Excerpts from Sona Comstar’s Investor Presentation & Q2 FY24 Concall regarding Magnet-less EV motors:

New developments in Magnet-less EV motors could pose a risk to PML’s neodymium business catering to automobiles, but these developments are nascent. The market for these motors seems very small at the moment and Sona Comstar might have exclusive rights to this technology if it’s commercialized in the future.

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Any mention of environmental pollution from mining of rare earth metals used in permanent magents products and impact there off.
Are they doing something to decrease the pollution. Anyone knows or enquired during concall please update

Guys - I really love this forum. Such valuable insights into the company, the opportunity, the potential risks. I’ve learnt a lot reading the VP Forum and I’ve tried to take inspiration from some of the insights mentioned above to write this article - Permanent Magnets - by Siddharth Bothra - Sid's Blog

At a market capitalization of around 1,200 crore - if it can further capture the automotive opportunity + Neodymium opportunity, there should be more room for growth.

Disclosure: I’ve invested a small quantity in this stock to track it more closely

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Q3 FY numbers out - standalone PAT down ~50% yoy.

Does anyone know why PAT collapsed so much?

Press release by the company will clarify why PAT collapsed

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Thanks, I wish they offered more detail.

@Rudresh Link isnt working anymore. Do you have a copy of this release by company?
Also, anyone tracking order book for Permanent Magnet?

Key takeaways from Q4FY24 earnings call transcript:

Financial Performance: The company reported a 9% increase in total income for the quarter and full year. However, profitability margins declined due to changes in the product mix, particularly from slower EV customer business.

Smart Meters Market: There is a significant opportunity in the domestic smart meters market, driven by government policy. Out of a target of 250 million meters, only 11 million have been installed. The company is expanding its product offerings in this segment.

Alloys Facility: The new alloys facility commenced in Q4, focusing on products with quicker scale-up and longevity. The company is in advanced talks with prospective customers in oil, gas, and aerospace for commercial supplies.

Quantum Magnetics: Revenue from quantum magnetics is expected to scale in the coming years, starting with components and assemblies made from rare earth magnets, with further backward integration planned.

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