X

Sign up for Equitymaster's free daily newsletter, The 5 Minute WrapUp and get access to our latest Multibagger guide (2017 Edition) on picking money-making stocks.

This is an entirely free service. No payments are to be made.


Download Now Subscribe to our free daily e-letter, The 5 Minute WrapUp and get this complimentary report.
We hate spam as much as you do. Check out our Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.
Pidilite: Some sticky issues - Views on News from Equitymaster
 
 
  • PRINT
  • E-MAIL
  • FEEDBACK
  • A  A  A
  • Jun 27, 2002

    Pidilite: Some sticky issues

    Adhesives and sealants major, Pidilite Industries', improved its showing in FY02. The company registered a 12% topline growth during the year. Backed by cost controls, Pidilite showed a slight improvement in operating margins.

    (Rs m) FY01 FY02 Change 4QFY02
    Net Sales 4,382 4,916 12.2% 1,052
    Other Income 81 69 -14.4% 26
    Expenditure 3,567 3,988 11.8% 867
    Operating Profit (EBDIT) 815 928 13.9% 185
    Operating Profit Margin (%) 18.6% 18.9%   17.6%
    Interest 70 42 -40.3% 9
    Depreciation 165 190 14.8% 48
    Profit before Tax 661 766 15.9% 154
    Tax 182 245 35.1% 75
    Profit after Tax/(Loss) 480 521 8.7% 79
    Net profit margin (%) 10.9% 10.6%   7.5%
    No. of Shares 25.2 25.2   25.2
    Diluted Earnings per share* 19.0 20.6   12.5
    P/E Ratio   10.2   16.8
    *(annualised)        

    Pidilite's flagship product ‘Fevicol’ is a generic name for adhesives in India and commands 60% market share. The company is backed by a strong R&D base and has pioneered almost 60% of the products it sells. Therefore, its products command a huge price premium over competing brands. The companies other major brands are 'M-seal', 'FeviKwik' and 'Ranipal'.

    Despite lower interest outgo (down 40% YoY), Pidilite's net profit only saw a small improvement of 9% YoY. Higher depreciation provisioning as well as deferred taxes pruned bottomline growth. However, given the company's focus on cost efficiencies and debt restructuring the company's long term outlook looks encouraging.

    Cost break-up
    (Rs m) FY01 FY02 Change
    Raw material 1,638 1,805 10.2%
    Staff 316 371 17.3%
    Packing material 495 518 4.7%
    Others 1,118 1,294 15.7%
    Total expenditure 3,567 3,988 11.8%

    Though competition has come in branded adhesives and sealents with 'Parcol' as well the Kitply Group's 'Kitcol', Pidilite has managed its grip on the market through innovative products. The company is also a famed marketer of adhesives. Its product ad-campaigns for Fevikwik and Fevicol are top award recipients. However, Pidilite has a knack of acquiring products or brands that are seemingly unrelated to its existing product folio.

    Its entry into the branded fabric whitener through acquisition of 'Ranipal' in FY00 is still viewed with skepticism. During the year, Pidilite has commissioned 14 wind mills costing Rs 203 m. The company has also acquired the trademark, 'Steelgrip', know-how and some equipments along with business of Electrical Insulation Tape from Bhor Industries for a consideration of Rs 87 m.

    At the current price of Rs 210 the stock trades at a P/E of 10x and market cap to sales of 1.1x FY02 earnings. Though the valuations are on the lower side of the FMCG spectrum, this is largely as a consequence of the general downturn in the economy, as well as the company's moves into other brands and products. However, in the longer term, it is company's focus on its branded adhesives business that will stand investors in good stead.

     

     

    Equitymaster requests your view! Post a comment on "Pidilite: Some sticky issues". Click here!

      
     

    More Views on News

    Marico: Earnings Hit by Lower Volumes and Firming Input Prices (Quarterly Results Update - Detailed)

    Aug 9, 2017

    While GST implementation brought down volumes and profitability in the short run, Marico remains optimistic in the long run.

    More Views on News

    Most Popular

    This Small Cap Can Drive Chinese Players Out of India (and Make a Fortune in the Process)(The 5 Minute Wrapup)

    Aug 17, 2017

    A small-cap Indian company with high-return potential and blue-chip-like stability is set to supplant the Chinese players in this niche segment.

    The Most Important Innovation in Finance Since Gold Coins(Vivek Kaul's Diary)

    Aug 10, 2017

    Bill connects the dots...between money and growth, real money and real resources, gold and cryptocurrencies...and between gold, cryptocurrencies, and time.

    Signs of Life in the India VIX(Daily Profit Hunter)

    Aug 12, 2017

    The India VIX is up 36% in the last week. Fear has gone up but is still low by historical standards.

    Bitcoin Continues Stellar Rise(Chart Of The Day)

    Aug 10, 2017

    Bitcoin hits an all-time high, is there more upside left?

    5 Steps To Become Financially Independent(Outside View)

    Aug 16, 2017

    Ensure your financial Independence, and pledge to start the journey towards financial freedom today!

    More
    Copyright © Equitymaster Agora Research Private Limited. All rights reserved.
    Any act of copying, reproducing or distributing this newsletter whether wholly or in part, for any purpose without the permission of Equitymaster is strictly prohibited and shall be deemed to be copyright infringement.

    LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Equitymaster Agora Research Private Limited (hereinafter referred as 'Equitymaster') is an independent equity research Company. Equitymaster is not an Investment Adviser. Information herein should be regarded as a resource only and should be used at one's own risk. This is not an offer to sell or solicitation to buy any securities and Equitymaster will not be liable for any losses incurred or investment(s) made or decisions taken/or not taken based on the information provided herein. Information contained herein does not constitute investment advice or a personal recommendation or take into account the particular investment objectives, financial situations, or needs of individual subscribers. Before acting on any recommendation, subscribers should consider whether it is suitable for their particular circumstances and, if necessary, seek an independent professional advice. This is not directed for access or use by anyone in a country, especially, USA or Canada, where such use or access is unlawful or which may subject Equitymaster or its affiliates to any registration or licensing requirement. All content and information is provided on an 'As Is' basis by Equitymaster. Information herein is believed to be reliable but Equitymaster does not warrant its completeness or accuracy and expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied. Equitymaster may hold shares in the company/ies discussed herein. As a condition to accessing Equitymaster content and website, you agree to our Terms and Conditions of Use, available here. The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.

    SEBI (Research Analysts) Regulations 2014, Registration No. INH000000537.

    Equitymaster Agora Research Private Limited. 103, Regent Chambers, Above Status Restaurant, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021. India.
    Telephone: +91-22-61434055. Fax: +91-22-22028550. Email: info@equitymaster.com. Website: www.equitymaster.com. CIN:U74999MH2007PTC175407
     

    Become A Smarter Investor In
    Just 5 Minutes

    Multibagger Stocks Guide 2017
    Get our special report, Multibagger Stocks Guide (2017 Edition) Now!
    We will never sell or rent your email id.
    Please read our Terms

    PIDILITE INDUSTRIES SHARE PRICE


    Aug 22, 2017 (Close)

    TRACK PIDILITE INDUSTRIES

    • Track your investment in PIDILITE INDUSTRIES with Equitymaster's Portfolio Tracker. Set live price alerts, get research alerts and more. Get access now...
    • Add To MyStocks

    MORE ON PIDILITE INDUSTRIES

    PIDILITE INDUSTRIES - BAJAJ CORP COMPARISON

    Compare Company With Charts

    COMPARE PIDILITE INDUSTRIES WITH

    MARKET STATS