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Monday, May 23, 2011

ULTRATECH CEMENTS - Buy on every dips

Scrip Code: 532538 / ULTRACEMCO
CMP:  Rs. 1033.90; Buy at current levels.
Short term Target: Rs. 1050, LT – Rs. 1150.
Market Cap: Rs. 28,333.16 cr.
52 Week High/Low: Rs. 1163.10 / Rs. 817.3.
Total Shares: 27,40,41,665 shares; Promoters : 17,36,05,057 shares –63.35 %; Total Public holding : 10,04,36,608 shares –36.65 %;
Book Value: Rs. 224.80; Face Value: Rs. 10; EPS: Rs. 51.24; Div: 60 %.P/E: 20.10 times; Ind P/E: 13.67; EV/EBITDA: 14.23. 
Total Debt: Rs. 3,532.12 cr; Enterprise Value: Rs. 65,583.10 cr

UltraTech Cement Ltd was incorporated in the year 2000, based in Mumbai. The company was formerly known as Ultra Tech CemCo Ltd which was changed to Ultra Tech Cement Ltd in October of 2004. It’s a subsidiary of Grasim Industries Ltd from Aditya Birla Group. The Company has an annual capacity of 23.1 million tons. It manufactures ready mix concrete (RMC). The company has 5 integrated plants, 6 grinding units and 3 terminals: 2 in India and 1 in Sri Lanka. It is an exporter of cement clinker to the countries around the Indian Ocean, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The Company's subsidiaries include Dakshin Cement Limited, UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. and UltraTech Cement Middle East Investments Limited.

Investment Rationale
Expansion on track: As per the company’s long term strategy it is setting up additional clinkerisation capacity by 4.8 MT at Raipur, Chhattisgarh and by 4.4 MT at Malkhed, Karnataka, the combined additional capacity would amount to 9.2MTPA. The capital expenditure on the new clinkerisation plants, grinding units & bulk packaging terminals across various states is estimated at Rs. 5,600 crore. The capital expenditure (capex) will be funded through a mix of internal accruals and borrowings. As per the schedule, the project is expected to come on stream from FY2014. Since the project is expected post FY13 it is not incorporated in the volume growth estimates.
Concerns regarding margin pressure: The cement industry is expected to grow at 8-9% from FY2012 on account of initiatives taken by the government to boost infrastructure, housing activity and also rural development. However, the upcoming capacity will be creating surplus capacity and cement prices are likely to come under pressure. Further, the cost inflation in terms of higher coal prices will also continue to pressure margins in the coming quarters.
Outlook & Valuation: I like Ultratech for its diversified model & its all India presence along with its strong balance sheet. On the acquisition of Star Cement by Ultratech provided an access in growing markets like Bangladesh, Dubai, Sudan, and Bahrain. However, on account of the anticipated pressure on cement prices in the coming one year and in terms of rising coal prices, I see limited upside in the stock price from the current levels, I give Buy recommendation on the stock with a price target of Rs.1, 150. At the current market price, the stock trades at a PE of 20.2x FY2012E. On an EV/EBITDA basis, the stock trades at 9.9x FY2012E.
Result Update: Ultratech Cement’s financials for Q4 & FY11 are not comparable due to merger of Samruddhi Cements with itself. Dispatches stood at 10.68MT for Q4FY11, for full year 2011, it stood at 32.76 MT. Adjusted with white cement, wall care putty and RMC revenues, grey cement realizations stood at Rs. 3,577/ tonne during Q4FY11 v/s Rs. 3,279 in Q3FY11. Blended realizations during Q4FY11 were Rs. 4,204/ ton is much higher than pure grey cement realizations. Margins stood at 22.7% & 19.2% for Q4FY11 and FY11 respectively.  BITDA/Tonne for Q4FY11 stood at Rs. 956. Overall costs continued to remain high due to increase in raw material, coal and freight expenses, so EBITDA/tonne of Rs. 886 is expected for FY12.

SALES (Rs. crs) 7,049.7 13,209.9 17,114.5
NET PROFIT (Rs. crs) 1,093.2 1,404.2 2,023.7
EPS (Rs.) 87.8 51.2 73.9
PE (x) 11.7 20.7 14.30
P/BV (x) 2.8 2.8 2.3
EV/EBITDA (x) 6.4 11.9 7.7
ROE (%) 26.6 14.3 17.7
ROCE (%) 28.5 14.5 20.1

I maintain my buy status on Ultra tech Cement with the price target of Rs. 1050 in short term. For long term my target is of Rs. 1150. As I always say do respect the market and keep a strict stop loss of 8 % on your every purchase.


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