Avadh Sugar Q4FY22 Results According to ICICI Securities
- Avadh reported a 44% increase in ethanol sales in Q4FY22.
- Sales fell by 8.7% to Rs 758.7 crore, impacted by lower sugar volumes.
- EBITDA was Rs 84.9 crore, down 20.7% year-on-year, with margins of 11.2%.
- The consequent PAT was Rs 51.3 crore (down 9.3%) impacted by lower EBITDA.
Main justification of investment for Avadh Sugar according to the brokerage company
- The company has increased the distillery capacity by 80 KLD with a capex of Rs 135 crore, which has increased its distillery volumes to 11 crore. Avadh would maximize the production of B-heavy ethanol and sugarcane juice.
- The sector’s sugar stocks fell from 14.5 million tonnes (MT) in September 2019 to 8.2 MT in September 2021, which is expected to drop further to less than 7 MT by September 2022 due to exports record. This would keep sugar prices firm.
- With inventory being liquidated over the next year and profitability increasing, the company would be able to deleverage its balance sheet. We expect a debt reduction of Rs 760 crore between FY22 and FY24E.
Buy for a target price of Rs 890
ICICI Securities asserted in its latest report that “Avadh’s share price has increased by 177% over the last five years (from Rs 220 in July 2017 to Rs 614 in May 2021). We expect a CAGR of 15.7% distillery volumes to increase revenue with a CAGR of 24.1% in FY22-24E We continue to maintain our Buy rating on the stock We value the stock at 890 rupees, valuing the company at 8x FY24 PE.”
A significant reduction in world sugar prices could derail exports next season and any weather-related disruptions to sugarcane yields or a sugar recovery remain the top risks to the stock according to the brokerage.
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