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Last Updated : Dec 17, 2015 11:28 AM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18

Vishnu Chemicals good bet, target Rs 520: Prakash Diwan

Prakash Diwan of is of the view that Vishnu Chemicals is a good bet with a target of Rs 520 in 6-12 months.

Prakash Diwan of told CNBC-TV18, "It is the chemical space that has been fairly exciting for us. Vishnu Chemicals is a leading player and for a long time it has been well established and known. However, it is in the chromium chemical space which is extremely special, very few people actually participate in that domestically. They make basic chromium sulphate, potassium dichromate, sodium dichromate and chromic acid and just to make it simple, the applications are wide ranging. So, you have applications right from pharmaceutical to metallurgy, leather tanning, dyes, adhesives, ceramics, paints, pigments, etc."

"The company has been supplying to very marquee customers across all continents except for Antarctica and a lot of business also goes to China and that is in fact one of the reasons why the last couple of years have been slightly dull. What is exciting about this company’s current state of affairs is, it has already shown some very good profits for the first half. We have seen not only as a revenue, the topline which was about Rs 480 crore last year, it has already gone to Rs 230 crore which is an 18 percent year-on-year (Y-o-Y) improvement. However, the profitability has gone up 110 percent in that same period. So, that operating leverage is now kicked in which was not there till about early last year. So, for the next few years, if you even expect sales to grow at a 12 percent modest rate, the profits will grow at about 44-45 percent and that is going to be the big change here," he said.

"Interestingly it is not even valued very expensively. FY'17 it is valued at about 15 times current market price (CMP). The CMP is discounted only 15 times the EPS which we expect it to be just at 12 percent incremental growth. When we spoke to these people, actually they said that if things go well, they could start utilising our 100 percent capacity. Right now it is just about 47 percent and they could clock Rs 1,000 crore of topline as well."

"Vishnu Chemicals is a decent company with Rs 500 crore market cap, very strong dividend track record and very good governance and they have established presence in all these markets. So, I think it is a company that people will kind of start discovering because this 'Make In India' campaign is focusing a lot on putting these chemical companies on the forefront. So, rerating probably at Rs 520 in the next 6-12 months should be a good bet," he said.

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First Published on Dec 17, 2015 11:24 am
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