Avanti Feeds ranking – Purchase: Revival in shrimp costs within the US augurs nicely

The corporate can also be steadily lowering its dependence on USA and non-USA market accounts for ~14% of its exports.

We improve Avanti to BUY as (i) revival in shrimp costs in its key market, USA augurs nicely for shrimp processing/feed enterprise. Larger shrimp costs lead to higher profitability of all gamers in shrimp worth chain; (ii) the rise in customs obligation on shrimp feed from 5% to fifteen% in Finances in Feb’21 will profit home feed producers; and (iii) because of steep volatility in shrimp costs and profitability, sturdy gamers corresponding to Avanti are anticipated to realize market share from smaller gamers who’re affected extra.

The corporate can also be steadily lowering its dependence on USA and non-USA market accounts for ~14% of its exports. The inventory trades close to its Imply P/E – 1SD offering margin of security at present valuations. We mannequin Avanti to report PAT CAGR of 13.5% over FY20-23 and improve to Purchase with TP of Rs 560 (15x FY23e).

Revival in shrimp costs in key market, USA: Publish outbreak of Covid, the shrimp costs declined in USA from $14/kg in Mar’20 to $11.35/kg in Oct’20. Nevertheless, now we have seen regular revival in shrimp costs publish Oct’20 and the costs are at $11.93/kg in Feb’21. Revival in shrimp costs augurs nicely for the shrimp trade and all gamers in shrimp worth chain (farmers, feed producers and processing firms) generate increased profitability.

Improve in customs obligation to learn home gamers: Imports account for 8-10% of whole shrimp feed market in India. Because of enhance in customs obligation, home feed producers corresponding to Avanti are more likely to profit.

Count on market share positive factors: With sharp volatility in shrimp costs and swings in profitability, we anticipate smaller gamers in shrimp exports in addition to feed to be damage greater than Avanti Feeds. Because of sturdy Stability Sheet (Internet money of ~Rs 10 bn on FY21e Stability Sheet), we anticipate Avanti to be a beneficiary and anticipate it to realize market share in shrimp feed in addition to shrimp processing.

Decreasing dependence on USA: Avanti can also be within the strategy of lowering the dependence on USA and has began shrimp exports to different international locations corresponding to China and Europe. Whereas demand is impacted in USA, restoration in different markets corresponding to China will assist to enhance quantity off-take. Non USA exports are c.14% of whole shrimp exports.

Improve to BUY: We anticipate Avanti to report income and PAT CAGRs of 8% and 13.1% over FY20-FY23 and likewise anticipate its RoE to be secure (~23%) over the identical timeframe. We improve the inventory to Purchase from ADD ranking with a DCF-based goal worth of Rs 560 (implied P/E 15x FY23e EPS).

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