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CRISIL Research has assigned a CRISIL IER fundamental grade of ‘4/5’ to HSIL. The grade indicates that the company’s fundamentals are ‘superior’ relative to other listed equity securities in India.
CRISIL Research has assigned a CRISIL IER fundamental grade of ‘4/5’ to HSIL . The grade indicates that the company’s fundamentals are ‘superior’ relative to other listed equity securities in India. CRISIL Research has assigned a valuation grade of ‘5/5’, indicating that market price has ‘strong upside’ from the current levels. Our one-year fair value of the stock is Rs 222. The stock is currently trading at Rs 162 per share. The grades are not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold the graded instrument, or a comment on the graded instrument’s future market price or its suitability for a particular investor.
The assigned fundamental grade takes into account HSIL’s strong competitive position in sanitaryware and container glass businesses. It is a leading player in the domestic sanitaryware industry with ~40% share in the organised space. The grade factors in strong growth prospects of the domestic sanitaryware industry, driven by housing supply and improvement in sanitation levels in India. HSIL based on its leading position and a strong recall of its popular “Hindware” brand, is well placed to capitalise on this growth. Over the years, the company has not only expanded its product portfolio by launching multiple sub-brands to target different segments at different price points but has also diversified into other related products like faucets, wellness products and tiles. Further, an extensive distribution network of ~1,550 distributors and 15,000 retailers enable HSIL to cater to the widely dispersed non-institutional consumers. The grade is, however, constrained by the significant dependence of the sanitaryware industry on the performance of the real estate market in India, which typically shadows the market conditions.
HSIL is the second largest domestic player in the container glass segment with ~22% share on a pan-India basis and ~75% share in southern India. The grade factors in healthy prospects of the glass container industry, driven by growth in end-user industries - liquor, beer, pharmaceuticals and carbonated drinks. The grade is tempered by the inherent risk the company faces from alternative forms of packaging such as PET bottles and aluminium cans, which are increasingly being used for beer, soft drinks and juices. However, the acquisition of Garden Polymer, a PET bottle manufacturer, brings in significant synergies in terms of similar end-markets and target customers. In addition, Garden Polymer will help offset the cannibalisation effect of glass containers. The grade also takes into account the company’s foray into home retail furnishing (~3% of the total consolidated revenues), which is at a nascent stage and currently making losses. We believe that the turnaround of the business into a profitable unit will be a challenge and is a key monitorable. The success will depend on the pricing power and proper selection of store locations.
Valuation (the current market price has strong upside)
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