Monday 25 July 2016

Paper Sector up next

In market cycles it is often seen that the four dogs of market: Sugar, Fertilizer, Drilling/Offshore/Shipping, Paper move one after another or altogether and the Paper would be the last in the cycle which would mean short/mid term bullishness of market is over (what is technically called a TOP).
Sugar up tick has been done, Fertilizer somewhat moved, Drilling/Offshore started today, Paper seems to have started now.
In paper, valuation wise cheap names look like: Star Paper, Kuantum Paper(BSE), Nirvikara (not profitable but dirt cheap mcap, Damani ji invested).

The run in paper will not be as much as Sugar at all and should be capped at about 20-40% returns from CMP at max.

Saturday 16 July 2016

Mirza International Ltd - Making in India for the World

Hope readers enjoyed the Weekend GST Puzzle.
Received 29 correct answers.

Right answers given by: Sumit Sahota, Amit Saini, Dipak, Ravish, Jigar KK, Arvind, Manoj Gadhia, Krishna Sharma, Jaidev, Atul Singhania, John, Nidhi Jain, Ankush Sharma, Sachin Jain, S Mathews, Laxman Raghavan, Rahul Sharma, Vijay, Nifty King, Harshad, Viren Patel, Siraj Ahmed, Isryil Ahmed, Umang, Jatin Rathore, Sandeep Sinh, Vijay Bhatia, Utsav , Jigar Punamiya.

The Ace Investor
Mirza International Ltd
  Listed on both NSE: MIRZAINT & BSE: 526642
Currently trading around 91 with a market cap of around 1100 crores.
Promoters hold 73.78% stake.
It has a Total Debt of around 190 crores.

Mirza International Limited is one of India's leading manufacturer and marketer of leather footwear and finished leather.

Incorporated in 1979 as Mirza Tanners Pvt Ltd by 2010 Padma Shri awardee Irshad Mirza & Rashid Mirza. Today the company has grown to almost 1000 crores with established footprint across 30 countries

The company supplies to many international brands and also owns international brands such as "Redtape" and "Oaktrak".

Almost 70% of the business of the company comes from overseas sales and out of that almost 60% of the total overseas sales are from United Kingdom out of which 15% are from own brands.

Apart from United Kingdom and rest of the world, Mirza International is very bullish on USA and has been expanding and growing in the region.

The revenue from USA in FY15 was 84 crores growing at CAGR of 119%. The FY16 detailed presentation is yet to be shared for further information.

The company initially had big plans to sell its brand in India but when exports posed as an attractive opportunity the company did change tracks and started focusing on exports which has helped them rise to this size today. Back in the 2000s Mirza International hired Salman Khan to endorse the brand Red Tape.

The company also says that RedTape is the only Indian brand to sell globally and earn significant revenues. It appears to be true because other companies have only managed to supply to global players and have never really took the risk of brandishing their own label.

Coming to the quality of shoes, I had purchased Red Tape shoes and they look and feel premium compared to the price we pay and it does enjoy good reception overseas and in India. Oaktrak brands reception in overseas market is good too.

The company actively sells its products in India and overseas via retail as well as e-commerce.

The above Amazon UK link shows one particular Oaktrak boot, if you take a look at it you can make out that the products of Oaktrap & Redtape are well priced, great in quality and also liked by people. Do read the customer reviews over there.

The key negative here would be the dependence on UK in particular.
With Brexit becoming a reality and pound coming down crashing, Companies which export to UK don't stand to benefit, But if we use common sense, after Brexit the Brits are not going to stop wearing shoes, infact trade between India-UK can be increased further.

Meanwhile, the pound crash may impact the company's profit margins to some extent if not properly hedged for currency risks at the same time there has been a new development that is the amalgamation of a debt free promoter owned company named Genesisfootwear Enterprises Ltd, with the amalgamation having taken place the company has shown remarkable improvement in bottomline because Genesis is a debt free cash generating company.

Coming to the financials let us take at last 10 years Annual Results of the company :-

Consistent topline growth and consistent. Extreme stress can be seen on the bottomline of the company during the period of Global Recession of 2008-2010 after which the sentiment revived. However, even during that period the company has not dipped into losses.

At current price of 91 the stock is trading at p/e of 12.62 while Bata trades at 45 p/e, Liberty trades at 30 p/e, Relaxo trades at 50 p/e, Lawreshwar trades at 20 p/e.

Looking at the branding, the products, I feel re-rating is possible in this case.

Stock has corrected this year and doesn't look on the expensive side but it is trading near the 52 week low right now.

March quarter results for Mirza was really good with significant increase in bottomline and profit margins after the amalgamation. Should keep eyes on June quarterly results too if similar trend is seen the EPS will be increase further this FY and the Brexit pound crash negative impact would mostly be visible in September quarter.

Next week from Monday, the Monsoon session of Parl will begin and Market expects that GST will sail through this time. GST is positive for the sector at whole.

All in All I feel there is value in Mirza International at CMP.

Note: The above is not a research report but information as available on public domain and it should not be treated as a research report.

Registration status with SEBI: I am not registered with SEBI under the (Research Analyst) regulations 2014 and as per clarifications provided by SEBI: “Any person who makes recommendation or offers an opinion concerning securities or public offers only through public media is not required to obtain registration as research analyst under RA Regulations”

Disclosure: It is safe to assume that i might have Mirza International Ltd in my portfolio and hence my point of view can be biased. Readers should consult their financial advisory before any investments.

Friday 15 July 2016

Can You Guess This Stock? Weekend Exercise

Guess This Stock ::

1) Consecutive annual topline growth since last 10 years.

2) Current price of the stock is under 190.

3) GST beneficial for the sector.

4) Bollywood super-star has had association with the company for endorsement.

5) Company has consistently paid dividend for more than last 10 years.

6) P/E of majority of the companies in this sector is atleast double than subject company.

7) Stock has corrected more than 10% in Calendar Year 2016.

8) Current Market Cap under 2000 crores.

9) This particular company might be avoided by readers from minority community in India.

10) Aur CLUES nahi milenge!

11) Told ya, No more clues!

Email your answers on Right answer with a write-up along with your name will be posted on the blog.

15th July 2016 - 2:00 PM.

Snowman Logistics Ltd up 50% in two months.

I wrote about Snowman Logistics Ltd and prospects of the cold chain industry on 9th April 2016.
Snowman was trading at Rs 60 back then, Today Snowman rallied to Rs 90.

Snowman is up by 50% in just two months.

I am keeping a close eye on Snowman as GST is back in focus again with Monsoon Parl. Session starting soon. 

Here is the link to Snowman 9th April post

Hope readers are enjoying reading the blog.

Tuesday 12 July 2016

KM Sugars more than double in 30 trading sessions.

I wrote about KM Sugar Mills being an interesting penny stock in the buzzing sugar sector on 31st May 2016 when the stock was trading at Rs 7. Today the stock made a high of Rs 14.40.

Stock is up 105% in just 30 Trading Sessions from 31st May 2016.

Here is the link to KM SUGAR post

Hope readers are enjoying reading the blog.

KM Sugars proved to be a golden penny for us but always remember Penny Stocks might be injurious to wealth.