Will benefit from larger home cooking trend – Borosil

Will benefit from larger home cooking trend – Borosil

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Will benefit from larger home cooking trend – Borosil
Edited excerpts of an interview with Mr. Shreevar Kheruka, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Borosil with CNBC TV18 dated 31st May, 2021:
• Borosil saw a 30% YoY revenue growth in 4QFY21. There was a good bounce back in 4QFY21 after dull 1HFY21 and ended the year much stronger than anticipated.
• First 10-15 days of April-21 were following the same trajectory as 4QFY21 did, but due to second wave coming in, business got impacted as shops and outlets were shut.
• As the cases wane in the second (COVID-19) wave, a stronger bounce back is expected again. In short term some pain is expected on the consumer side of the business but demand seems to be strong in the long run.
• On the scientific side, Borosil makes vials and ampoules and that has seen strong demand because of COVID as well as non-COVID related injectable demand. This business has headed up even in 1QFY22 and strong demand is expected to continue for the rest of the year.
• It’s a wait and watch situation on the consumer side, but the company is bullish on the opportunity in the next year as well as for the future.
• Consumer business contributed ~60-65% of total revenue in FY21 and rest is scientific segment.
• The consumer business has been stagnant and things are rapidly growing on the scientific side. Mid-teens growth is anticipated for scientific segment in FY22E, vials are expected to grow ~25-30% for FY22E.
• E-Commerce has been the fastest and strongly growing channel for Borosil.
• Capex is planned for vials and ampoules as well as for new products in the segment. Not large Capex allocated for scientific laboratory equipment.
• Borosil is looking for inorganic expansions going forward in scientific segment and has a net cash of ~250 crores in company’s books.

Asset Multiplier Comments
• Looking at the performance and growth in 2HFY21 we believe that Borosil has good potential going forward. Diversified product portfolio, gain in appliances and E-Commerce channel and sale of COVID-related products such as Remdesivir and vaccine vials gives us confidence on growth of the company.

Consensus Estimate (Source: investing. com and market screener websites)
• The closing price of Borosil was ₹ 220/- as of 02-Jun-21. It traded at 70x/60x the consensus EPS estimate of ₹ 3.1/3.7 for FY22E/ FY23E respectively.
• The consensus target price for Borosil is not available.

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