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Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Q1FY18 Results: Firstcall overweight for medium to long term investment

Firstcall India Equity | 11 Sep, 2017  | Follow Author | Add to my Favourites 
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  • Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited is a chemical manufacturing company which offers Caustic Soda Lye and Caustic Soda Flakes.

  • Revenue for the quarter stood at Rs. 6039.60 million as against Rs 5832.70 million, when compared with the prior year period.

  • During Q1 FY18, EBIDTA is Rs. 1619.60 million as against Rs. 1416.70 million in the corresponding period of the previous year.

  • During Q1 FY18, Profit before tax stood at Rs.1281.70 million from Rs. 1119.80 million in Q1 F Y17.

  • The company’s net profit stood at Rs. 953.60 million against Rs. 862.60 million in the corresponding quarter ending of previous year.

  • EPS of the company stood at Rs. 12.98 a share during the quarter, as against Rs. 11.75 per share over previous year period.

  • For the first quarter ended on 3oth June, 2017 the overall production growth was 2.77% as against corresponding period of previous year.

  • During the quarter, EBIDTA and PAT margins are stood at 26.82% and 15.79% respectively

  • Net Sales and PAT of the company are expected to grow at a CAGR of 9% and 16% over 2016 to 2019E, respectively.


At the current market price of Rs.469.10, the stock P/E ratio is at 9.54 x F Y18E and 8.35 x FY19E respectively.

Earning per share (EPS) of the company for the earnings for F Y18E and FY19E is seen at Rs. 49.17 and Rs. 56.15 respectively.

Net Sales and PAT of the company are expected to grow at a CAGR of 9% and 16% over 2016 to 2019E, respectively.

On the basis of EV/EBITDA, the stock trades at 6.16 x for F Y18E and 5.51 x for F Y19E.

Price to Book Value of the stock is expected to be at 0.93 x and 0.83 x for F Y18E and F Y19E respectively.

Hence, we say that, we are Overweight in this particular scrip for Medium to Long term investment.

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