The company is specialised in manufacture and sale of Tile Mortar, Tile Grout, Skim Coat, Decorative Pebbles and Aluminium. With the change in management style and dynamics after the Lanka Walltile group is acquired by Vallible One the company has embarked on an aggressive expansion plan with the hope of gaining market share rapidly year by year.
Opportunities and Challenges
The company see endless possibilities in the market for its growing product portfolio where the business volumes are expected to rise rapidly with the boom in construction sector.Further, the re-introduction of solid wood flooring under the SWISSPARKETT brand name is expected to show future growth in this area of business as well.
Main threat will come through cheap imports after the proposed reduction of import taxes on imported tiles. However, though it is yet to quantify the impact on the sales of domestic tiles, the impact on the sales volumes of Swisstek product portfolio will be lesser as the direct impact is on tiles.
Revenue grew by 25% to reach Rs1, 857mn in FY2014/15 and PAT grew by 114% to reach Rs252 mn. Company recorded revenue of Rs1, 885mn for 9months ended 31st December 2015 with a PAT of Rs232mn for the same period. Company has generated a ROE of an impressive 23% for 9months ending 31st December 2015. Given the projected sales growth and profit margins it is expected that the company will achieve a revenue figure of Rs2, 585mn and a PAT of Rs310mn for FY2015/16(E) and consolidated revenue of Rs3, 408mn and a PAT of Rs409mn for FY2016/17(E).
The company is a fairly geared company with a total gearing ratio of 46% as at 31st December 2015 with most of the operating cash flows are using for future expansion drives. Hence the company has not declared any dividend for the past few years and will not be declaring any dividend for the next couple of years as well.
Given the projected revenues and profits and with the current market price of Rs57.9, the share is trading at a forward PE of 5.1x (based on 2015/16 earnings) and a forward PE of 3.9x (based on 2016/17 earnings). If valued at a 50% discount the sector PE the stock could be valued at over Rs140/- by year 2017.
This is a growth stock and is a strong BUY at the current market price hence investors are advised to start collecting from the current depressed market and hold.