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  1. 1. Stock Idea – Asian Paints Ltd.Vol. 1 / 11-12 April 5, 2011Buy CMP: 2529.65 Target: 3014.0ASIAN PAINTS LTD. Upside: 19.2 % Horizon: 9-12 MAnalyst: Atul KanwarPhone: +91 11 66272300 Ext: 651 About the CompanyEmail: Asian Paints Ltd. is India’s largest and Asia’s third largest paint company. This company,Head of Research: Alok Agarwala established in 1942 has been a market leader in the paints industry in India since 1968. Today it isE-mail: almost triple the size of its nearest rival in India. Asian Paints manufactures a wide range of paints for decorative and industrial (including automotive) use. The fully integrated company is rankedKey Data (Consolidated) among the top ten decorative coatings companies in the world. Apart from these the company alsoSector Paint manufactures various accessories like wall primer, wood primer, putty etc. Asian Paints hadFace value (Rs.) 10.0 acquired Berger International in order to expand its reach in the overseas market.52-week high/low (Rs.) 3027.3 / 2008.0 The Indian paint marketMarket cap (Rs. cr.) 24264.4Book value (Rs.) 250.3Price / book value 10.1 Decorative Industrial (including automotive)PE ratio (TTM) 26.8Market cap / sales 3.2Dividend (%) 85Average daily volume (1 Y) 96950Beta 0.141 year return (%) 25.2 25%Shareholding Pattern Promoter FII DII Others 75% 21..7% 11.4% 52.3% 14.6%Source: BSE. As on Dec 31, 2010 Investment RationaleStock Performance 160 Robust demand in the Indian market 140 As India is the second fastest growing economy in the world, with a GDP growth of about 8.5% 120 100 expected in FY2011, the outlook for the paint industry remains good. The Indian paint demand 80 that was excellent till July 2010, faltered in August and September of that year due to the 60 continuing rains. But it has again revived since October 2010. The rural and small town demand is 40 significantly better than that of the large towns. Volumes in the paint industry are expected to grow 20 0 at a CAGR of 16% in FY2012 and Asian Paints is expected to exceed the industry growth rate. Underlying demand conditions in decorative paints continues to be robust across markets driven by economic recovery, shorter repainting cycles and continuing strong demand in tier-II and III cities. Expansion in the housing and construction sectors would drive the demand for the paint Asian Paints NSE industry going forward. 1 Bajaj Capital Centre for Investment Research
  2. 2. Stock Idea – Asian Paints Ltd.The Indian paint industry has grown at an India paint industry: growth in volumesaverage of 15.3% from FY05 to FY10. 18% 18% 16% 16% 14% 13% 14% 13% FY05 FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11E FY12E Source: Company Asian Paints is a giant of the Indian paint industry Asian Paints is the clear market leader in the Indian paints industry with about 32.4% market share. The top four players that include Berger, Kansai & ICI (Akzo Nobel) apart from Asian Paints, have cornered around 60% of the total market share. Other players in the organized sector account for only 5% of the industry market share. The unorganized sector is a large one but is very fragmented, constituting 35% of the total paints market. The organized section of the industry is growing faster than the unorganized sector.The competition in the paint industry is India’s paint industry: market share of major playersbecoming more intense with the entry offoreign players like Jotun, Nippon & Sherwin Asian Paints Berger Kansai ICI (Akzo Nobel) Others Unorganized sectorWilliams. 35.0% 32.4% 5.0% 10.8% 6.0% 10.8% Source: Company, BCCIR Huge capacity addition plans Strong volume visibility has resulted in Asian Paints continuing its streak of capacity addition. The commercial production at its new paint manufacturing facility at Rohtak, Haryana has started. The plant has an initial capacity of 1.5 lakh kl per annum. The project cost for setting up this capacity was Rs ~500 cr. The plant capacity can be scaled up to 4 lakh kl per annum in future expansions. The company is also planning to set up a manufacturing plant in northeastern parts of Andhra Pradesh with a capacity of 1 lakhs tonnes per annum. The company is considering this location because it is well connected with all parts of the country. Though the investment in the proposed plant was not disclosed but the management has said that they would like to set up one of the largest plants in India, if the Andhra Pradesh government provides them with land. The proposedAsian Paints bought land in Maharashtra for project will be classified under mega projects category. This decision was taken by the companya greenfield mega project with a capacity of 4 after the state government denied permission, due to environmental concerns, to set up the plant atlakh tonnes per annum. An amount of Rs 735 Patancheru on the outskirts of Hyderabad where the company has a manufacturing facility andcr would be spent on the project in 5 years. wanted to go in for brownfield expansion. 2 Bajaj Capital Centre for Investment Research
  3. 3. Stock Idea – Asian Paints Ltd.Asian Paints may look at further hike in prices Price hikeif raw material prices continue to move up. To pass on the rise in raw material costs, Asian Paints has gone in for multiple price increase. The company has affected four price hikes in FY2011 i.e. 4.15% on May 1, 2.6% on July 1, 1.2% on August 1, and 2.9% in December 2010. The price hike has been the highest in the past 10 years, Asian Paints is the price leader and other players in the industry follow with a lag. Broadly, price hikes by all players have been similar. The paint industry in the past has been able to raise prices in line with the rise in inflation without having a significant impact on volumes. Asian Paints: price hikes over the years 4.2% 2.5% 2.6% 2.9% 1.4% 1.2% -1.8% -2.0% -2.3% -5.1% Source: Company In-house manufacturing of raw material Most paint companies are hit by the fact that they do not make raw materials themselves. For example, Phthalic Anhydride (PAN) is manufactured from orthoxylene, which goes into theAsian Paints benefits by selling Phthalic production of paints along with titanium dioxide. Asian Paints is the only paint company in IndiaAnhydride (PAN) in the open market. that manufactures PAN. The other industry players have to import this stock. Since PAN prices generally outpace international orthoxylene prices by ~50%, paint companies end up paying a fortune when prices rise Shift to enamels & emulsion would lead to significant growth Growth is expected in future, in the paints industry through an increase in enamels and emulsion use. At present 19% of the revenue in the industry is realized through the distemper segment. But going ahead, the share of distemper is expected to come down, while that of enamels and emulsion is expected to go up. This would lead to better realizations and higher margins for the company. Revenue breakdown of Indian paint industry (FY10) Enamels Distemper Interior Emulsion Exterior Emulsion Wood Finish 2% 12% 17% 50% 19% Source: Company Extensive distribution networkAlmost half of the revenues earned by the Asian Paints has a very large distribution network in India. It boasts of 90 depots across theIndian paint industry are through enamels. country. It has over 27,000 retailers as compared to 6,500 of Kansai Nerolac. 3 Bajaj Capital Centre for Investment Research
  4. 4. Stock Idea – Asian Paints Ltd.Industrial coating accounts for ~25% of the Second JV with PPG industries~Rs 17,000 cr paints segment and has a high Asian Paints approved plans to enhance its fourteen year relationship with PPG Industries Inc,presence of unorganized players. Major USA, to accelerate growth of the non-decorative coatings businesses in India. As part of thisorganized players in this segment include arrangement, Asian Paints and PPG will enhance their existing non-decorative coatings presenceKansai Nerolac, ICI and Jotun Paints apart in India by expanding their current 50-50 joint venture relationship - Asian PPG Industries Ltdfrom Asian Paints Industrial Coating Ltd. (APPG) and also establish a second 50-50 joint venture. The modalities are being worked on. The(APICL), a 100% subsidiary of Asian Paints. arrangement is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to be completed during CY2011. APPG currently services the Indian transportation coatings markets and this change will expand its scope to additionally service the marine and consumer packaging markets. The second joint venture will service the industrial containers and light industrial coatings markets. The two joint ventures together will serve all customers for non-decorative products in the Indian market. The JVs would leverage PPGs technology and global customer relationships while continuing to build on Asian Paints customer base, manufacturing footprint, distribution channels and local relationships. Asian Paints and PPG have agreed that Asian Paints will take the lead in the second venture and PPG will take the lead in APPG in order to utilize their respective strengths to best capture the growth in infrastructure development and the economic boom in India. Geographically diversified The Asian Paints group operates in five regions across the world i.e. South Asia, South East Asia, South Pacific, Middle East & Caribbean through its five corporate brands viz. Asian Paints, Berger International, SCIB Paints, Apco Coatings and Taubmans. The company along with its subsidiaries has operations in 17 countries across the world with 23 paint manufacturing facilities, servicing consumers in 65 countries. It is the largest paint company in eleven countries. International operations: regional sales contribution (FY2010) Middle East Caribbean South Asia South East Asia South PacificMiddle East accounts for the majority ofAsian Paints’ international sales 7.0% 7.9% 15.4% 53.6% 16.1% Source: Company International operations: countries Region Countries Middle East Egypt, Oman, Bahrain & UAE Caribbean Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago South Asia Bangladesh, Nepal & Sri LankaIn 9MFY11, International operationsaccounted for Rs 756.7 cr or ~13% of Asian South East Asia SingaporePaints’ sales. South Pacific Fiji, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga & Vanuatu Source: Company 4 Bajaj Capital Centre for Investment Research
  5. 5. Stock Idea – Asian Paints Ltd.For 9MFY11, net sales of the company Financial Performancejumped by 19.5% to Rs 5740.6 cr, comparedto Rs 4804.2 cr in 9MFY10. Decent Q3FY11 results On a standalone basis, the company posted a growth of 15.6% in its APAT for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 at Rs 206.6 cr as compared to Rs 178.7 cr for the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Its net sales surged by 37.3% at Rs 1754.2 cr, compared to Rs 1277.7 cr for the similar quarter of the previous year due to a robust decorative paints segment. On consolidated basis, the group has posted a APAT attributable to shareholders of Rs 220.3 cr for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 as compared to Rs 198.6 cr for the quarter ended December 31, 2009, rising by 11.0%. Its consolidated net sales has increased 29.6% to Rs 2099.6 cr for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 from Rs 1620.0 cr for the December quarter of 2009. Consensus EPS forecast Financial Year Consensus Forecast FY 2011 94.4 FY 2012 113.9 Net sales performance (consolidated) 2500.0 2099.6 40.0% 1876.8 1830.2 1810.8 2000.0 1723.9 1620.0 30.0% 1422.6 1460.2 1500.0 31.9% 25.2% 25.3% 20.0% 1000.0 22.5% 29.6% 17.5% 16.8% 5.0% 500.0 10.0%The net sales performance of Asian Paints 0.0 0.0%dipped YoY in Q2FY11 due to prolonged Q4FY10 Q1FY10 Q2FY10 Q3FY10 Q4FY10 Q1FY11 Q2FY11 Q3FY11monsoon and delayed festival season, but thesales staged a smart recovery in Q3FY11. Net sales (Rs cr) % increase (YoY) Operating profit performance (consolidated) 500.0 410.2 25.0% 20.0% 334.9 365.5 356.4 364.3 400.0 23.8% 332.5 20.0% 291.4 20.0% 300.0 20.7% 17.7% 19.7% 17.3% 15.0% 188.9 200.0 10.0% 13.3% 100.0 5.0% 0.0 0.0% Q4FY10 Q1FY10 Q2FY10 Q3FY10 Q4FY10 Q1FY11 Q2FY11 Q3FY11 Operating profit (Rs cr) Operating margins APAT performance (consolidated) 300.0 268.4 20.0% 250.0 222.2 214.7 220.3 198.4 192.0 15.0% 200.0 176.1 15.6% 150.0 102.2 12.1% 11.9% 10.0% 12.1% 12.2% 10.2% 10.5% 100.0 7.2% 5.0% 50.0 0.0 0.0%Asian Paints is expected to sustain operating Q4FY10 Q1FY10 Q2FY10 Q3FY10 Q4FY10 Q1FY11 Q2FY11 Q3FY11margins at 16-18% levels going forward,aided by strong pricing power and superior APAT (Rs cr) APAT marginsproduct mix (higher proportion of emulsions). 5 Bajaj Capital Centre for Investment Research
  6. 6. Stock Idea – Asian Paints Ltd.Though the APAT has remained steady for the Paints products: volume growthpast few quarters, the APAT margins haveshown a dip due to high raw material costs and 500000 20.0% 17.7% 16.8% 411369higher depreciation. 400000 354370 316871 15.0% 12.1% 241903 282602 16.1% 300000 220284 11.8% 10.0% 187221 12.1% 200000 184622 9.8% 5.0% 100000 1.4% 0 0.0% FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 Production (million tonnes) Growth (YoY) Paints products: sales realization growth 120000 12.0% 98972 97963 100000 84512 87240 90147 10.0% 75771 78946 80634 80000 8.0% 9.8% 4.8% 6.0% 60000 4.2% 3.2% 3.3% 2.1% 4.0% 40000 2.0% 20000 -0.1% 0.0% -1.0% 0 -2.0% FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 Robust performance was seen in the Decorative paint business though the Sales realization/kilo litre (Rs) Growth (YoY) Industrial paint business did not match that performance. Review of Business Segments (Q3FY11) Decorative Business  In Q3FY11 the performance was mostly good in all parts of the country.  The demand for interior and exterior emulsions was particularly good.  The demand for Enamel was higher than anticipated. Industrial business  Demand condition for Industrial paints was challenging.  Automotive business grew in line with the market. International operations  Demand conditions for International business was challenging in some areas. However, South Asia has shown a decent growth.  Net Sales & operating income growth was flat in the period April – Dec 2010 compared to 9 months of the previous year. International operations: net sales (Rs cr) Region 9MFY11 9MFY10 Growth Caribbean 123.9 129.7 -4.4% South Asia outperformed. There was growth Middle East 401.7 409.6 -1.9% in South Pacific too. But the Caribbean and Asia 174.8 142.9 22.3% Middle East business was sluggish. South Pacific 56.3 52.4 7.3% 6 Bajaj Capital Centre for Investment Research
  7. 7. Stock Idea – Asian Paints Ltd.Asian Paints has better margins than its Peer Analysispeers. It also scores over the other paintcompanies in terms of a high RONW%. Major paint companies: strengths Company Strengths Asian Paints Market leader in the paints industry ICI (Akzo Nobel) Strong in premium end paints/emulsion Berger Paints Focused on enamels and lower end paints Kansai Nerolac Leader in Industrial paints, with half the sales coming from auto industry Nippon Largest paint manufacturer in the world with premium technology. No. 1 in China. Paint industry majors - comparison (standalone financials in Rs cr) Net PBIDTM APATM RONW Mkt Company Sales PAT (%) (%) D/E (%) P/E P/BV Cap Akzo Nobel 1041.7 159.3 12.6 8.6 0.0 16.2 19.4 2.4 2676.2 Berger Paints 1686.5 120.1 11.0 6.6 0.1 22.9 20.9 4.0 2912.0 Kansai Nerolac 1822.0 165.5 14.4 8.4 0.1 23.2 23.4 4.6 4232.0 Asian Paints 5372.7 774.5 20.5 13.4 0.1 58.4 31.0 11.7 24260.6 P/E, P/BV & Mkt Cap figures are for March 25, 2011. Net Sales, PAT, PBIDTM (%), APATM (%) & RONW% statistics are for FY10.On an average, raw materials account for60% of net sales in the paints industry. Key Concerns Rising price of raw material The paint industry is raw material intensive. These raw materials are of a wide variety. Rising cost and erratic availability of raw material mark the Indian paint industry. Crude derivatives account for about 30-35% of Asian Paint’s raw material costs. Brent crude prices (US$) 115.6 104.0 96.3 91.8 82.9 85.7 76.7 77.8Crude prices have been in an upswing andthis is raising the cost burden of the industry Aug-10 Sep-10 Oct-10 Nov-10 Dec-10 Jan-11 Feb-11 Mar-11players. Note: March 2011 figures are for the closing on the 25th day of that month. 7 Bajaj Capital Centre for Investment Research
  8. 8. Stock Idea – Asian Paints Ltd.There is a demand supply gap in case of The input costs have shown a northward trend since Q1FY10 but the surge has been particularlyTitanium Dioxide. There is no greenfield harsh in CY2010. Prices of raw materials like titanium dioxide, solvent and crude related inputscapacity on the anvil and it would almost take have increased sharply.a couple of years before a brownfieldadditional capacity starts operating. Titanium Input cost indexdioxide accounts for 20-25% of the total inputcost. 103.9 104.5 100.0 98.5 94.4 91.7 92.7 91.4 FY09 Q1FY10 Q2FY10 Q3FY10 Q4FY10 Q1FY11 Q2FY11 Q3FY11 Source: Company Slowdown in the economy The well being of the paint industry is dependent on the growth of the economy. 75% of the decorative paints demand comes from repainting and repainting demand depends on how well the Indian economy is doing. Any slowdown in the real estate and the industrial growth impacts the volumes of the paints industry negatively.The crisis in Egypt and Bahrain would impactAsian Paints’ business marginally. Egypt has Advertisement and promotion spends expected to rise going forwardtwo manufacturing facilities and accounts for The competition in the paint industry has intensified with new players entering the Indian market50-53% of the company’s middle-east This has resulted in an increase in advertisement spend of some companies in this sector. Forrevenues. Bahrain has one manufacturing unit Asian paints, the advertising and promotion spend has been ~4.5% of its net sales. But on accountand contributes 10-12% of the company’s of higher competition and advertisement rate inflation, it may rise in the future.middle-east sales. These two countriestogether contribute ~4.5% to the net sales ofAsian Paints. Valuation Asian Paints is by far the largest paint company in India, with almost one-third of the total market share. It also ranks among the top ten decorative coating companies in the world. With the Indian economy expanding at a fast rate and the housing & infrastructure sectors expected to attract big investments, the paint industry volumes are expected to grow at a healthy 16% in FY12.This bodes well for Asian Paints, the market leader of the industry. The company also has huge expansion plans. After commencing operations at its new facility in Haryana recently, it plans to set up mega projects in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Asian Paints boasts of an extensive distribution network comprising of 27,000 retailers. The company is fully capable of negating the increase in price of raw materials, by increasing the price of its products. This was amply demonstrated when it raised prices four times in CY2010. Asian Paints is also planning to start its second joint venture with PPG Industries of USA in CY2011. These two JV’s would provide the entire spectrum of paints for the industrial sector. A is also geographically well diversified servicing customers in 65 countries across the globe. . Asian Paints has a market capitalization of Rs 24264.4 cr. and is trading at a share price of Rs. 2529.65. The consolidated TTM EPS is Rs. 94.4 translating into a TTM PE of 26.8. The price to book value stands at 10.1. The stock is an attractive buy considering the growth prospects of the industry as well as the company. We expect the company to register an EPS of Rs 115.9 for FY12 on the basis of strong volume growth and pricing power. This makes the stock currently trade atThe demand in the paint industry is seasonal 21.8x some extent. While the demand dips in themonsoon season, it is the maximum in thefestive season We recommend a “BUY” on the stock with an investment horizon of 9-12 months and target price of Rs. 3014. 8 Bajaj Capital Centre for Investment Research
  9. 9. Stock Idea – Asian Paints Ltd.SWOT Analysis Strengths Weaknesses • Market leader: Asian Paints is the largest paint • Industrial business performing below par: The company in India with a market share of 32.4%. It is industrial business of the company has performed below also the 3rd largest in Asia and among the top 10 expectations, though the decorative business has done decorative paint companies in the world. very well. The automotive business has performed in • Capacity expansion plans: The company has already line with expectations. Subject to regulatory approvals, commenced its Rohtak operations recently that has a Asian Paints is planning to have a second joint venture capacity of 1.5 lakh kl per annum. In addition to this it with PPG industries. Both the joint ventures would has plans for greenfield expansion of 4 lakh tonnes in cover the entire gamut of the non-decorative paint Maharashtra and 1 lakh tonnes per annum in AP. business. Asian Paints would leverage PPGs technology • Pricing power: Asian paints has had four price hikes in and customer relationships around the globe. CY2010. It intends to raise product prices again if the • Hiccups in international business: The middle east raw material prices keep going northwards. business is being hampered by strife in Egypt & • Manufactures PAN: The company manufactures Bahrain.The Caribbean sales also dipped in Q3FY11. Phthalic Anhydride (PAN), a key raw material. But Asia & South Pacific business has been doing well. • Wide distribution network: Comprising of 90 depots • International presence restricted to small pockets: and 27,000 retailers. Asian Paints need to spread its business to big centres worldwide, to become a true multinational. Opportunities Threats • Fast growing Indian economy: The fast growing • Competition from the world majors: Major world Indian economy and a growth in the realty and players like Jotun, Nippon and Sherwin Williams are construction industries presents a big opportunity for now competiting with Asian Paints in the domestic Asian Paints. Indian markets. • Shorter repainting cycles: The growing affluence of • Competition from the unorganized sector: The the Indian people is resulting in shorter repainting cycles unorganized sector, though fragmented holds a ~35% benefiting the paint industry. share of the Indian paint industry and gives tough • Growth in the tier II and III towns: The paint demand competition to established players. in these towns is growing at a faster rate than the tier I • Rising cost of raw materials: The input costs for Asian cities. Paints and the other players in the industry are rising. • Steady growth in industry volumes: The paint industry The price of crude derivatives and titanium dioxide, two has shown an average volume growth of 15.3% in the key inputs has seen a sharp upswing. past six years and the growth is expected to be 16% in • Slowdown in the economic growth: The paint industry FY12. fortunes are positively co-related to the growth of the • Expected decrease in the use of distemper in future: economy. Increase in enamels & emulsion use would have a • Unstable political situation in middle east: This region positive impact on companys margins. accounts for over 50% of companys international sales. 9 Bajaj Capital Centre for Investment Research
  10. 10. Stock Idea – Asian Paints Ltd.Financials Income Statement (Quarterly) Consolidated Rs. Cr. Particulars Q3FY11 Q2FY11 Q3FY10 QoQ (%) YoY (%) Net Sales 2099.6 1810.8 1620.0 15.9 29.6 Total Income 2119.0 1835.7 1636.9 15.4 29.5 Total Expenditure 1754.7 1479.3 1302.0 18.6 34.8 PBIDT 364.3 356.4 334.9 2.2 8.8 PBIDT Margin % 17.3 19.7 20.7 Interest 5.9 4.6 7.9 28.3 -26.1 Depreciation 28.6 28.4 19.7 0.8 45.8 Tax 87.9 90.2 92.3 -2.5 -4.7 APAT 220.3 214.7 198.4 2.6 11.0 APATM (%) 10.5 11.9 12.2 Financials (Annual):Consolidated Rs. Cr. 5 yr CAGR 9MFY11 201003 200903 200803 200703 200603 200503 % Share Capital 95.9 95.9 95.9 95.9 95.9 95.9 95.9 Networth 1710.0 1203.2 982.4 777.8 646.3 567.2 Capital Employed 1939.2 1511.8 1257.6 1084.0 907.5 806.7 Debt 229.2 308.6 275.2 306.2 261.3 239.5 CWIP 407.2 92.1 114.2 13.8 33.7 10.6 Inventory 955.9 769.0 714.0 598.0 488.9 454.5 Sundry Debtors 542.5 571.9 460.3 420.6 347.5 295.9 Cash & Bank Balance 105.8 210.4 110.7 105.4 73.4 60.8 Revenues 5740.6 6965.3 5719.0 4590.9 3835.9 3166.9 2673.3 21.1 Total Income 5803.3 7208.5 5802.8 4687.5 3960.1 3209.8 2779.9 21.0 Total Expenditure 4717.1 5831.2 5079.1 3970.6 3445.2 2795.7 2419.9 19.2 PBIDT 1086.2 1377.3 723.7 717.0 514.9 414.2 360.0 30.8 Interest 14.6 36.8 32.5 26.4 24.0 11.4 10.8 27.7 Depreciation 84.0 83.6 74.4 59.2 61.1 60.6 61.4 6.4 APAT 657.2 785.5 395.7 411.3 284.9 211.8 171.3 35.6 Cash Flow from Operating Activities 1058.0 401.9 473.7 252.2 179.2 106.7 Cash Flow from Investing Activities -299.0 -270.1 -334.8 -109.5 -125.0 -73.9 Cash Flow from Financing Activities -331.9 -230.4 -133.6 -110.8 -41.6 -41.9 Free Cash Flows 759.0 131.9 139.0 142.8 54.2 32.9 Dividend % 270.0 175.0 170.0 130.0 125.0 95.0 EPS (Rs.) 68.5 87.6 40.7 41.7 27.6 20.1 17.6 Debt-Equity Ratio 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 RoNW % 57.3 36.2 45.6 36.7 31.4 29.6 Fixed Asset Turnover Ratio 4.9 4.6 4.3 4.0 3.6 3.1 PBIDT Margin % 18.9 19.8 12.7 15.6 13.4 13.1 13.5 APAT Margin % 11.4 11.3 6.9 9.0 7.4 6.7 6.4 10 Bajaj Capital Centre for Investment Research
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