BSE ID : 532497 NSE ID : RADICO
RECOMMENDED PRICE 143.55
PEAK FROM RECO 495.00 244.83%
CURRENT PRICE 327.50 128.14%
Radico Khaitan Ltd (RKL) is an India-based spirits company. It is engaged in the manufacture of liquor. We recommend this stock to BUY at Rs 143.55 with a target price of Rs 210.
Radico Khaitan Ltd
Radico Khaitan Ltd (RKL) is an India-based spirits company. It is engaged in the manufacture of liquor. The company has three distilleries and one JV with total capacity of 150mn litres and 33 bottling units spread across the country. The company is one of the largest providers of branded IMFL to the Canteen Stores Department (CSD), which has significant entry barriers. RKL's brands include Magic Moments Vodka, Morpheus Brandy, Contessa Rum, Old Admiral Brandy and 8 PM. Its liquor business also includes rectified spirit, country liquor and IMFL. Its alcohol products include rectified spirit, silent spirit, cane juice spirit, malt spirit, grain spirit and ethanol. The company’s PET division produces a range of PET bottles and jars for industries, such as pharmaceutical, cosmetics, home and personal care, edible oil and confectionery.
We recommend this stock to BUY at Rs 143.55 with a target price of Rs 210.
Key Trigger: Radico Khaitan has controlled its balance sheet size by working on its debt over last two years and a book cleaning drive on Related party transaction such balance sheet attempt signals likely change of hands. The debt and have reduced significantly pointing towards a clean balance sheet structure. If one recall we pointed out Radico Suntory deal a big question mark in 2014 for the simple reason the foreign management try to look for cleaner balance sheet and always wants a low levered stock despite having receivables.
The stock is reasonably priced on all parameters Market Cap to Sales , P/E multiple and Return ratios are quite favorable given the raw material prices of ENA not to increase substantially and company because of its debt exercise is likely to save more from interest outflow and higher growth in earnings.
Considering the EV to sales we expect stock to atleast give a value of 210 per share.
Brand Visibility: 8 PM , Morpheus , Magic Moments, After dark and Contessa are few recognizable and respected brands of Radico list.
Lower Raw material due to flexible ENA pricing: Company will benefit from raw material prices and will have 100-150 bps margin improvement going forward.
Cleaner Balance Sheet: A possible attempt to sell the stake or form JV interest: 2014 to 2016 has been a story of consolidation but in mean time balance sheet has cleaned and strengthened. Transactional shift from 2013 to 2016 on related party transaction pointing towards management seriousness to improve books.
Market Cap to sales too attractive at 1.4x with recognizable brands from magic moments to 8 PM having good demand and recognition makes us believe company will get better valuation post consolidation exercise. Across the brand value chain radico can be in top three of IMFL and other categories barring the original United Spirits (Multi-bagger of FY14) but it is not getting rerated faster.
Dec Jan: The party months for liquor industry huge demand growth expected this year
Technical WAVE likely to break 171 hurdle . Technically the chart plot to our QUANT MODEL is pointing to a chance of 210 as the volumes have been strong.
Fundamental Value ZONE 185-210
If balance sheet clean up has happened for deal making with a Foreign tie up than likely 250+
Key challenge is GST outcome on rate
Key developments to watch Consolidation in the sector likely as foreign players are evaluating various players, one single deal in sector will rerate entire stocks of the sector. GLOBUS, RADICO and UNITED SPIRITS preffered pick.
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