Venkys Ltd : The best stock to buy for Winter

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In India, after the October heat ends, we enter in Winter. Till December, the temperature falls further and we normally face very chilling days during Christmas vacation. Room Heaters, Liquors, Woolen Clothes etc. industries earn good profits during Winter in India. Smart Investors take an early position in the shares of companies like Bajaj Electricals, Havells, United Spirits, Radico Khaitan, Monte Carlo etc. As per my experience, Venky’s Ltd is one of the best stock to buy for the Winter season. SKM Egg Products Export (India) Ltd. is one more company which also performs well in Winter but we will discuss the Market Leader in its Sector today i.e. Venky’s Ltd.

Dr. B.V.Rao Founder of VH Group

Venkateshwara Hatcheries group (V H Group) was started in 1971 by ‘Father of Indian Poultry Industry’ Dr. Banda Vasudev Rao who revolutionalized the Poultry Industry of India. For his contribution to the Indian Poultry Industry in India, he received one of the highest honor conferred by the President of India ‘Padma Shri’.  Banda Vasudeo Rao was born in 1935 in Chanchalguda in Hyderabad. His involvement in Poultry business started in the 60s. Before it, he did various jobs like trained for Railways Police, Telephone Operator, Secretary to State Minister etc. One day he responded to the Advertisement of ‘Poultry and Dairy Farm training Program’ by RajendraNagar Agriculture University and ended up taking Admission in the same. He became the best pupil of Prof. Moore under whom he did his first Project of tending 500 birds satisfactorily. Impressed by this, Moore transferred all the knowledge he had to B.V. Rao. Uttara Devi,  wife of B.V.Rao sold her Jewelry to buy 7 Acre land in Pune where he started Venkateshwara Hatcheries. Since then there was no looking back.

In his lifetime, B.V. Rao started various companies related to his core business and created one of the largest Conglomerate which pioneered the Modern Poultry Business in India. He also founded The National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) on 14th May 1982 to decide the prices of eggs across the country and help marketing of eggs on the line of Kuril’s Co-operative Movement of distribution of Milk. Rao served as the President of World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) India Branch from 1993-1996.

After the death of Dr. B.V. Rao, his daughter Anuradha Desai served as Chairman and his sons Balaji and Venkatesh Rao are sitting on the Board of V H Group (now known as Venky’s – a name of one of the flagship company of V.H. Group). Currently, the group has various companies under it ranging from the Poultry industry, Animal Vaccines, Humans Vaccines, and Healthcare products, and sports. etc.

The Group includes:

  1. Venkateshwara Hatcheries Pvt. Ltd
  2. Venky’s Ltd
  3. Venco
  4. VRB
  5. B.V. Bio-Corp Ltd
  6. Uttara Foods and Feeds Pvt Ltd
  7. Uttara Implex Pvt Ltd.
  8. Eastern Hatcheries Ltd
  9. Venky’s Brazil Ltd
  10. Venky’s London Ltd
  11. Venky’s Vietnam Ltd
  12. Venky’s Singapore Pvt. Ltd
  13. V.H. Group Bangladesh
  14. Bala Industries and Entertainment Pvt Ltd.

Venky’s is headquartered in Pune and has offices in more than 13 different countries.  It has production facilities in India, Bangladesh, Switzerland, and Vietnam and it exports to more than 42 countries.

Market Cap3306.37 CrFace10
PE16.77Industry PE16.21
Book Value (Rs)511.92P/B 4.58
Dividend 80%P/C14.68
CMP on NSE2351.60CMP on BSE2347.05

India is the third largest producer of Eggs after China and the USA. In India, the per capita consumption of Eggs is 68 eggs per annum and that of Chicken is 2.5 Kg per annum. As per Nutrition Standards, the per capita consumption of Eggs should be 180 eggs per annum and that of Chicken is  10 Kgs per annum minimum. It means Indian Poultry Industry has great opportunities ahead. Venky’s SPF Eggs is at par with the Internationally accepted quality of Eggs. That’s the reason, it is India’s leading exporter in foreign countries.

Venky’s Stock was one of the Multibagger of FY 2017-18 and gave excellent returns to investors. It gave a dividend of as high as Rs. 6 per share in last quarter. Unfortunately, it posted bad results in the quarter ended in September 2018 where Standalone Sales were down by 14.55%. But if you will compare the results of the Last Three Years, you will realize that normally their September quarter results are always subdued.  But the best part is the company has given good profit growth of 52.57% in last 5 years and it has been reducing its debt significantly.  The fair value of the Stock is 2810. Currently, it seems to be undervalued. One can definitely buy it with SL at 2100 for the short-term target of 2800. (CMP 2351.60). In winter demand for Eggs and Chicken increases, the prices will surely go up. It will help boost the profit margin of Venky’s Ltd and December quarter results will be very good. Considering all these factors, I feel Venky’s Ltd can be a good bet as a Winter stock. In the comment, do let me know what do you think about this?

 

(Disclaimer: Stocksbaazigar Mr. Deepak Doddamani is not a SEBI registered Advisor. He is NSE’s Certified Investment Analysis Professional and NSE’s Certified Marketing Professional Level -4. Please consult your Financial Advisor before taking any investment related decisions. Thank you.)


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