Stovec is engaged in textile and graphics printing market.
Plant location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
The land size around 3.45 lakh square feet while the plant built up area is about 97000 square feet.
Products : The Company operates in four business segments: screens, industrial machinery, graphics product and chemicals.
Its product range includes :
1) Rotary Printing Machines for textiles
2) Rotary Screens and Chemicals for textile printing
3) Anilox rollers for graphic printing
4) Screens for graphic printing
Consumables (Screens )are marketed to the domestic market.
Machinery products are sold both to domestic markets and also exported.
Exports constribute about 12-13% of total sales.
Main domestic markets: West ( Ahmedabad,Surat, Mumbai), south ( Bangalore, Tirpur, Erode) & North ( Amritsar & Delhi)
Market position: Technological and market leadership in the segments that it operates.
Main promoter: Stork Prints BV , Netherlands
Stork Prints is owned 61.5% by Bencis Capital partners, an independent European investment company & 38.5% by Stork, Netherlands whose core activities are systems, components and processes for the Aerospace industry.
Promoter shareholding: 71%
Paid up equity capital : Rs.2.09 cr
Debt : Nil
Fixed Deposits: Rs.12.50 cr ( as of Dec 31, 2009). The figure may be higher as of Dec 31, 2010.
Year ended Dec 2010:
Revenue: Rs.61.20 cr
PBT : Rs.10.80 cr
EPS : Rs.34.55
Dividend per share : Rs.10.30
Current market price : Rs.309
Market Cap : Rs.64.5 cr
New Developments and future prospects:
In 2010, Stovec expanded its product portfolio with the addition of Sugar Screens to the current product range. The existing textile printing machines and rollers plant had enough capacity to manufacture sugar screens as well. The sugar screen market has an approx 20,000 units annual demand in India. The company has also commenced manufacture of digital inks for the textile industry. In the current year, Stovec sold sugar screens worth Rs.2.6 cr.
Last year, Stovec's parent company, Netherlands-based Stork Prints shifted its textile printing machines business to the Ahmedabad unit completely.
The recent expansion of its textile capital goods manufacturing capacity like printing machines and printing rollers will enable the has enabled the company to also aggressively tap the Chinese market in addittion to overseas markets like Turkey, Brazil, Europe and Russia which the company already services.
The company last year, expanded its textile machine manufacturing capacity from 10-15 machines to 25-30 machines per annum .
Stovec commands a 55% plus market share in the for the supply of rotary screen printing machines and rotary screens for the textile printing industry. The Rotary printing machines and loop steamers manufactured by Stovec are suitable for all types of fabrics - from most delicate georgette and chiffon saris to knitted fabrics including hosiery and terry towels.
The company also augmented its label printing consumables capacity at its Ahmedabad unit to some extent.
There is a huge growing market for label printing, especially among fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). Stovec’s next focus of expansion after machinery business is likely to be the label printing consumables and coating applications .
The company is currently available at a PE ratio of about 9. Dividend yield is about 3.3% .Given its market leadership in its line of business, strong technological capabilities due to parent linkage and growing demand for its products, Stovec presents a good investment opportunity at current price of Rs.312
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