Asian Paints "Coloring the World"
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Founded in 1942, Asian Paints, India’s largest, 2nd largest in Asia and 11th largest in the World, is paint producing company. They have operations in 19 countries and have 26 paint manufacturing facilities across the globe and serves consumers in over 65 countries. It is the market leader in paints since 1967 and is twice the size of any other paint company in India.
The products of the company include ancillaries, automotive, decorative paints, industrial paints. In Decorative paints, the company is present in all the four segments, namely Interior Wall Finishes, Exterior Wall Finishes, Enamels and Wood Finishes.
They have also introduced many innovative concepts in the Indian paint industry like
DECORATIVE COATING – Largest Business unit of the company operating in 4 segments viz, Interior Wall finishes, Exterior Wall finishes, Metal finishes, Wood finishes. Introduced new categories like water-proofing, wallpapers & adhesives
INDUSTRIAL COATING - Participates in the Industrial Coatings segment, through two 50:50 JVs with PPG Inc. of USA
INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS – Contributes about 14% to the group turnover. Focus on establishing presence and growing in high growth emerging markets. Acquired 51% stake in Kadisco Chemical Industry PLC, Ethiopia in Feb 2015
HOME IMPROVEMENT BUSINESS – Entered kitchne space by acquiring 51% stake in Sleek International. Engaged in the business of manufacturing, selling and distributing kitchens, kitchen components including wire baskets, cabinets, appliances, accessories etc. Entered the Bathroom fitting business in June’14 through acquisition of front end sales business (including brands, network and sales infrastructure) of ESS ESS Bathroom products Pvt Ltd. ESS ESS is a prominent player in the bath business segment in India and has high quality products in this segment
CHEMICAL BUSINESS - manufactures Phthalic Anhydride (PAN) and Pentaerythritol (Penta) which contributes about 1% to the group’s consolidated revenue
STANDALONE Q4 FY16
CONSOLIDATED Q4 FY16
CONSOLIDATED 12M FY2015-16
The paints industry is expected to post robust volume growth led by strong repainting demand from construction. Growth in the repainting segment, accounting for about 90% of decorative demand, is on account of good demand in rural and small towns. Expected growth in construction activity over the next five years creates opportunity for fresh painting. Though Asian Paints is expected to grow ahead of the market on account of its pricing strategy at the lower end, higher growth in premium products, brand equity and distribution strength, moderation in real estate and auto segments can act as barrier. A rise in crude oil price and rupee depreciation could hurt the company’s margin as crude derivatives account for majority of Asian Paints’ input costs.
Asian Paints share price is currently trading at 995 with a P/E of 54.77, the stock had made a 52 week high / low of 1037.45 / 693 respectively, and we recommend a buy on the stock with a target of 1040 for a short term.
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