Jamna Auto Industries Limited

Company
Date of report November 20, 2018
Issuer
Target Price (Rs) 128
Gain (%) 80.5
Rationale

Company Overview

Jamna Auto Industries Limited (JAI) is the undisputed leader of the Indian automotive suspension space with a mammoth 72% share in the OEM segment. It is the India’s largest and world’s second largest manufacturer of tapered leaf springs & parabolic springs for Commercial Vehicles (CVs) in India with an annual production capacity of 240,000 MT and produces over 500 modes of springs for OEMs.

It has been a trusted and preferred supplier of Leaf and Parabolic Springs to all major CV manufacturers for over 50 years. The Company has 9 strategically located state-of-the art manufacturing facilities at Yamuna Nagar, Malanpur, Jamshedpur, Pune, Chennai, Pilliapakkam, Hosur, Pant Nagar and Lucknow.

It supplies to auto OEMs across the globe and boasts of a strong clientele consisting of Ashok Leyland, Tata Motors, General Motors, Kamaz Motors, SML ISUZU, Mahindra & Mahindra, Volvo and others.

Key Highlights

-Consolidated revenue for Q2FY19 reported at INR548.4 crore, up 42.4% YoY owing to the strong volume growth in the CV segment. It has managed to beat our estimate of INR521 crore.

Despite having a strong market share, rising raw material prices have dented its gross margin by 144 bps YoY to 36%.

-Absolute EBITDA for the quarter under review stood at INR68 crore, up ~35% YoY, which is marginally lower than our estimate of INR70 crore. Despite optimization in employee benefit expense and other expenses, EBITDA margin dipped 66bps YoY to 12.4%.

-Co. reported a PAT of INR35.5 crore, up ~21% YoY, which is marginally lower than our estimate of INR37 crore. However, PAT margin dropped by 117bps YoY to 6.5% due to higher higher financing cost and effective tax rate.

-The Board of Directors has declared an Interim dividend of INR0.50 per equity share of INR1 each amounting to ~INR20 crore on the paid-up equity capital.

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