Nocil - Eyeing Gradual Volume Recovery: Prabhudas Lilladher

Capacity headroom to enable capturing demand improvement.
<div class="paragraphs"><p>Nocil Ltd.'s manufacturing facility. (Source: Company website)</p></div>
Nocil Ltd.'s manufacturing facility. (Source: Company website)

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Prabhudas Lilladher Report

We remain constructive on Nocil Ltd. post our visit to its Dahej (Gujarat) site spread over 50 acres, that houses various rubber chemicals manufacturing plants.

Management indicated gradual recovery in volume across markets (worst possibly behind in Q3 FY23) and improvement in capacity utilisation from hereon (currently at ~65%).

Debottlenecking is ongoing and will be completed by September 2023 (to increase capacity by ~5%). While company’s capex announcement is awaited (~15 months to commission thereafter), management is also evaluating its entry into adjacencies/ newer chemistries.

Nocil remains well placed over medium to long term led by-

  1. domestic tyre industry capex,

  2. China plus one strategy (as customers look for security of supplies),

  3. sufficient capacity headroom enabling demand improvement and

  4. net cash balance sheet (Rs 1.6 billion) and healthy free cash flow generation of Rs 5.5 billion over FY23-25E, though increase in supplies by Chinese competition pose risk to volume and spreads.

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