Dear Readers, BHAVIKK SHAH's BLOG is totally free website. Contents here should be viewed for Knowledge purpose only. Author does not charge for any kinds of the services. Kindly don't entertain to any of the paid services in a name of BHAVIKK SHAH's BLOG !!

Thursday, June 23, 2016


*As the author of this blog I disclose that I do hold BERGER PAINTS (I) LTD in my investment portfolio.

BERGER PAINTS quotes ex-bonus basis from July 15, 2016. Company declared bonus of 2 new shares for ever 5 shares held. 

Scrip Code: 509480 / BERGEPAINT
CMP:  Rs. 203.57 ( pre bonus Rs. 285) Market Cap: Rs. 19,764.12 Cr; 52 Week High/Low: Rs. 301.90 / Rs. 184.35. 
Total Shares: 69,34,77,912 shares; Promoters : 51,98,26,540 shares – 74.96 %; Total Public holding : 17,36,51,372 shares –25.04 %; 
Book Value: Rs. 23.50; Face Value: Rs. 1.00; EPS: Rs. 5.33; Dividend: 125.00 %; P/E: 53.54 times; Ind. P/E: 45.38; EV/EBITDA: 29.28 times.
Total Debt: Rs. 609.56 Cr; Enterprise Value: Rs. 20,203.92 Cr. 

BERGER PAINTS INDIA LTD: The Company was founded in 1760 but started its business in Kolkata, India in the year 1923. Berger Paints India Limited was established by Lewis Berger – who laid the foundations of the brand Berger way back in 1760 in the UK, with modest beginnings in India in 1923, the company has undergone many change of hands – In the year 1947, it was acquired by British Paints (Holdings) UK, which renamed the company as British Paints (India). This UK Company was then acquired by Celanese Corporation, which later sold the Indian company to Berger, Jenson Nicholson Ltd in 1969. In 1983, the company was renamed as Berger Paints India and it started using the trade name of Berger. Presently, the majority stake is with the Delhi based Dhingra brothers. Berger Paints engages in the manufacture and sale of various decorative and industrial paints in India and internationally. The company declared its very first bonus in ratio of 1 new for every 2 held on June 1967; 7 new shares for every 15 held on June 1973; 1 new for every 1 held on October 1998; 1 new shares for every 2 held on January 2004; 3 new shares for every 5 held on June 2006 and lastly in ratio of 2 new shares for every 5 held on July 15, 2016. The company first announced the splits in its face value of shares from Rs. 10 to Rs. 2 on March 2004 and then it again split its face value of shares from Rs. 2 to Rs. 1 on November 2014. The company’s products include interior emulsions, designer finishes, distempers, exterior emulsion, primer, texture finishes, enamels, cement mix, crack fill paste. The company also offers general industrial and automotive coatings, such as pre-treatment chemicals, water base primers, polyester topcoats, polyester-metallic-pearl basecoats, thermosetting acrylic basecoats, thermosetting acrylic clear coats, alkyd-amino topcoats, poly-urethane paints, quick drying paints, polyester surfacers, epoxy surfacers, alkyd amino HLPS, and heat resisting paints and powder and protective coatings. It serves home owners, professionals, and industrial users through a network of dealers. It has a wide variety of product portfolio including interior and exterior wall coatings as well as metal and wood paints. It has strong and well established brands like Berger Silk, Berger Rangoli, Berger Illusions, Berger Weather Coat, Jadoo Enamel, etc. It also provides colour consultancy services. Berger Paints has six subsidiaries and two JVs located across geographies including Cyprus, Russia, Poland and Nepal. Berger Paints subsidiary includes Beepee Coatings Private Limited, Berger Jenson & Nicholson (Nepal) Pvt Ltd, Berger Paints (Cyprus) Ltd, Lusako Trading Ltd in Cyprus and Berger Paints Overseas ltd. The company is compared with Asian Paints Ltd, Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited, Akzo Nobel India Limited, Jenson and Nicholson India Ltd, Jyoti Resins and Adhesive Ltd and Noroo Holdings Company Limited and globally compared with AkzoNobel of Netherlands, PPG of USA, Henkel of Germany, Sherwin-Willams of USA, Axalta of USA, RPM of USA, Valspar of USA, BASF of Germany, Kansai of JAPAN, Fujikura Kasei Co Ltd of Japan, Nippon Paint Holding of JAPAN, SIKA from Switzerland,  

Investment Rationale:
Berger Paints India Limited is the second largest paint company in the country with a consistent track record of being one of the fastest growing paint companies, quarter on quarter, for the past few years. This paint major has one of the largest networks consisting of 16,500 plus distribution channel members served through 135 stock points & 10 production units with about 170 Sales offices including those belonging to the company’s own division and subsidiaries and has employee strength of 2,500. It has 4 distinct business verticals namely decorative coatings, protective coating, automotive coatings, Industrial and Powder coatings with about 10,000 + products. The paint industry can easily grow at 12 % to 13 % annually over the next few years from its current size of Rs. 35,000 Cr. The per capita paint consumption in India is a little over 4 kgs, which is still very low as compared to the developed western nations. Therefore, as the country develops and modernizes, the per capita paint consumption is bound to increase. The unorganised sector controls around 35 % of the paint market, with the organised sector accounting for the balance 65 %. In the unorganised segment, there are about 2,000 units having small and medium sized paint manufacturing plants. Top organised players include Asian Paints, Kansai Nerolac, Berger Paints and ICI. Demand for paints comes from two broad categories: Decoratives and Industrials. The major segments in decorative include exterior wall paints, interior wall paints, wood finishes and enamel and ancillary products such as primers, putties etc. Decorative paints account for over 70 % of the overall paint market in India. Asian Paints is the market leader in this segment. Demand for decorative paints arises from household painting, architectural and other display purposes. Demand in the festive season i.e. September-December is significant, as compared to other periods. This segment is price sensitive and is a higher margin business as compared to industrial segment. There are three main segments of the industrial sector which includes automotive coatings, powder coatings and protective coatings. Kansai Nerolac is the market leader in this segment. User industries for industrial paints include automobiles engineering and consumer durables. The industrial paints segment is far more technology intensive than the decorative segment. The paints sector is raw material intensive, with over 300 raw materials from which nearly 50 % are petro-based derivatives which is involved in the manufacturing process. Since most of the raw materials are petroleum based, the industry benefits from softening crude prices. The volumes in paint industry as a whole continued to perform well with a growth rate, which is estimated to be more than 2 times of GDP for decorative products. The acceleration underscores the resilience of the industry - brought about by the continuous efforts of the industry to open up new markets, introduce superior products, extending the network and convincing the customers about the benefits of more frequent painting of houses. No doubt, this also reflects growing urbanisation, desires of an ever increasing middle class and reduction in repainting cycle. Despite this, the per capita consumption of paints in India is now about 4 kg compared to the international average of 10 - 13 kg. The total size of the market is roughly estimated at Rs. 35,000 crores. Given the much anticipated recovery in urban sentiments, GDP revival and the expected fillip to the economy, this may increase to more than Rs. 50,000 crores by 2017-18. Berger Paints enjoys market share of 18 %. Berger Paints has set up Uber like model called as whereby the company is creating a huge inventory of painting contractors. Express Painting is a model where anyone wishing to paint his house will contact local painting contractor who suggests the owner which paint to use, so in Express painting the home owner can SMS the company and Berger will arrange a painter in that vicinity. Company has done KYC of all the contractors so quality and authenticity of the workers is assured. BERGER has launched a new EXPRESS PAINTING (XP) which eases the trouble of the home owners from the dust and odour. BERGER is now offering a painting process using a mechanised with in-built vacuum suction which sucks the dust into a bag. This tool reduces the time taken by 40 % and ensures even coating of paint. This painting service from Berger Paints is witnessing good demand and as the company trains more painters the service is expected to expand. Service cost to consumers is at par with industry unlike Asian Paints. However, paints being sold through this channel are of premium range. Besides this Berger Paints is setting up a full fledge Training academy in Kochi for painters. About 3,200 sqft space has been rented nearby Chembumukku for this and is been in operation from November 2015 onwards. There are painting booths and equipment’s for painters. They will be trained on the use of paints and equipments which have been imported making the painting process safer and better. Berger has invested roughly around Rs. 70 lakhs.  Berger has JV with Nippon JV, this JV will address 4 Wheelers like cars & UVs and 3W and this JV will open up a new business stream. Berger will bring its relationships while Nippon will bring the technology. Berger paint saw increase in volume growth for the entire year of 12.5 % and is expected to be better going forward. Management expects that H1FY17 won’t be that great but after monsoon post September volume growth will spur. Berger has been consistent in its financial strength, and Berger Paints India Ltd has recommended a final dividend of Re. 1.00 (100 %) per equity share of Re.1.00 each. And also recommended bonus Shares in the proportion of 2 Bonus Shares of Re. 1/- each for every existing 5 fully paid-up Ordinary Shares of Re. 1/- each and the record date for bonus is set at 15 July, 2016. The FY17 can be good as going forward after September and October which is typically paint season which will witness a pick up due to rains and volumes are expected to be better. So Berger is definitely a winner and best pick in the paint sector.   

Outlook and Valuation:
Berger Paints India Ltd (BPIL) is one of the largest paint companies in India with its premium brands viz., Breathe Easy, Silk and Weather coat Allguard continued to perform well in all the markets. Berger paints India ltd is amongst top 30 paints companies in the world with global footprints across continents. It is also amongst the top 6th paint company in Asia. Berger Paints India Limited has it’s headquarter in Kolkata, with 7 strategically located manufacturing units, and over 85 sales offices, the company also has an international presence in 4 countries. Berger is the lone supplier to nuclear power plants with its protective coatings in industries. And also supplies its products to professionals and Home owners. In the recent past, Indian economy had been growing at a rate of less than 5 %. In spite of that, the paint industry in general and Berger Paint in particular, continued to maintain their respective growth trajectory, specifically in the decorative coatings segment. In the coming times, the country will have to contend with issues of inflation control and interest rates, current account and fiscal deficits, subsidies and non-plan expenditure – all the time keeping an eye on eradication of poverty, attraction of investment and generation of employment. Indian Coatings industry has been growing over past several years at a rate ahead of the countrys GDP growth. The industry has two main segments: Decorative Paints and Performance Coatings, comprising Protective, Powder, Metal, Marine, Vehicle Refinishes and Coatings for specialised applications, and consists of both organised and unorganised sectors. Decorative Paints account for a major part of the industry. The main drivers for the growth of this business have been shortening of repainting cycle and better demand from smaller towns. Another important driver for demand for Decorative paints is the new homes underpinned by rising income levels and shift from joint families to nuclear families. Performance Coatings business is essentially a B2B market in contrast to the Decorative paints, which is largely B2C market. This business is technology intensive with a diverse set of growth drivers, which include key customer relationships, sustained focus on R&D and innovation, with strong emphasis on offering a solution rather than a product. Due to increased Government funding for infrastructure, demand for paints both in industrial and decorative segment is set to rise, thereby rendering Indian paint industry to be poised for further growth. The key drivers and challenges of the market indicate the factors for growth of the market including growth in real estate construction, growth in automotive industry, growth in industrial sector, growth in disposable income, low penetration and increased Government expenditure on infrastructure. India is an emerging economy and with a rising GDP and the subsequent growth in industrial activities and infrastructural developments. Aided with increased Government spending on infrastructure in India, market is optimistic about its impact on the paint industry. For new constructions, paint has become an integral component of the development stage. Another factor boosting the market is the growth in the automotive industry which creates huge demand for industrial paints. Further, with enhanced level of communication in terms of media exposure, awareness about latest trends governing the sector has reached a whole host of consumers. Fulfilling needs to look unique becomes possible with more disposable income at the hands of people which is seen to be on an upward trend. Moreover, low per capita consumption of paints in India provides enough opportunity for further growth in this sector. However, the sector is also facing certain challenges. Factors like rising input prices and stringent environmental regulations pose as a barrier for growth. To conclude, the paint industry has a promising future in India, provided players in the market implement innovation and cutting edge technology to combat the negative factors. BERGER PAINT is setting up a decorative paint facility in Assam of 36,000 tonnes per annum to cater to demand from North East region, the capacity is expected to commission by March’17. Hindupur phase 1 facility is fully commissioned having current capacity of 80,000 tones per annum which can be expanded up to 3,20,000 tones per annum in phases depending upon demand environment. Total capex for FY17 is Rs 130 Cr to be spent on Assam capacity, incremental liquid paint Capacity in Jejuri (Maharashtra) and increasing its distribution reach. Berger Paints is best amogst its peers on rationale that it is the 2nd largest player in Indian decorative paint segment, after Asian Paints, with a market share of 18 % to 19 %. Capacity addition at various locations (through internal accruals) and dealer network expansion from current 15,000 to aid growth. Also, Express Painting and Berger Nippon JV will add to base growth. A portfolio shift towards higher value and higher margin products should help boost earnings. With majority of the capex behind, Berger will be Free Cash Flow +ve and could potentially raise payouts to investorsAt the current market price of Rs. 285.00, the stock is trading at a PE of 42.53 x FY17E and 33.13 x FY18E respectively. The company can post Earnings per share (EPS) of Rs. 6.70 in FY16E and Rs. 8.60 in FY17E. It is expected that the company’s surplus scenario is likely to continue for the next three years keeping its growth story in the coming quarters also. 

SALES ( Crs) 4,322.104,634.105,324.906,265.90
NET PROFIT (₹ Cr)264.70369.80464.60593.00
EPS () 3.805.306.708.60
PE (x)74.6053.4042.5033.30
P/BV (x)15.8013.4011.109.20
EV/EBITDA (x)38.4030.0024.7019.60
ROE (%) 22.30 27.1028.5030.10
ROCE (%)25.1031.1035.6038.50

As I always say, I am a long term believer in markets & I do respect the markets and will keep a strict stop loss of 8 % on every purchase(Why Strict stop loss of 8 % ?) -  Click Here

*As the author of this blog I disclose that I do hold  Berger Paints I LTD in my any of the portfolios.

**Dear Reader Friends, if you enjoyed this article then please do share it with your friends & colleagues through Facebook and Twitter, also do drop in your valubale thoughts in comment box...
So, grab a fresh hot cup of coffee, turn on your net & browse on to & take out few minutes to get to know the most interesting world of investment... Till then HAPPY INVESTING, don't forget to Share !! 

This is a personal blog and presents entirely personal views on stock market. Any statement made in this blog is merely an expression of my personal opinion. These informations are sourced from publicly available data. By using/reading this blog you agree to (i) not to take any investment decision or any other important decisions based on any information, opinion, suggestion, expressions or experience mentioned or presented in this blog (ii) Any investment decisions taken if any would be his/hers sole responsibility. (iii) the author of this blog is not responsible. 

As a Disclosures I Confirm that : 
I confirm that I shall not deal or trade in securities mentioned in this article within thirty days before and five days after the publication of this article. I also confirm that I will not deal or trade directly or indirectly in securities mentioned in this article in a manner contrary to the ideas put forth in the article. I have not received any financial compensation for writing this article.





  1. Hey Bhavik can I go for it now?? With the brexit I fear to enter the market just now. Could you also tell where the company Rana sugar stands?? Is it any good??

    1. Hii it's so wonderful to see you :)
      Yeah Berger paints is good buy at this price and pls note it's slow but best and I m expecting much more fantastic valuations going ahead ..also look at ccl products and mcx
      And for Rana sugar - it will b good just till monsoon but on fundamental it's not a good company so I would recommend to avoid Rana sugar

    2. Thanks a lot Bhavikk for the quick reply. You are a gem for us trading illiterates :))

  2. Berger paint has wide range of colors for both interior and exterior , but as if now the season is not good for paint as it's raining somewhere in the part of India.


  3. Blogger’s brilliant Efforts are really appreciable. Anyone can easily understand the thoughts. Also I like the conclusions made on this topic which is really very informative.
    Stock Futures Tip


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


Why you should have a Stop Loss of 8 % ? Click to know more. Author is also on Facebook and Click here for SHORT STORIES