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VST Industries Ltd. is a cigarette manufacturing and distributing company.
The company primarily operates in South India.
The company has been steadily reporting growth and the sales CAGR for 10
years ended 2019 stands at 11.2%. Recently its growth momentum sped up
with increase in realistaion change in product mix to premium priced
cigarettes. The company has been witnessing superior volume growth in high
priced cigarettes as contribution of premium brands ‘Charms’, ‘Total’ &
‘Edition’ has increased to 65% of volumes in last few years. With a
favourable product mix, EBITDA/stick has grown at a CAGR of 12% from
`0.24 in FY14 to `0.43 in FY19. With a wide presence at the lower price
points and strong distribution of 1million retail outlets, VST’s brand has been
specifically popular in West Bengal, Bihar, UP, AP and Telangana
contributing ~60% of volumes.
Financial health of the company looks sound with zero debt in its balance
sheet and investments constituting 70% of the total assets. The cash flow also
remains steady. Currently, the stock trades at 26x of its earnings and delivers
36.4% RoE. The company also pays attractive dividend of average 65%. With
concrete business and attractive returns, we recommend BUY on the stock.
CMP `4,422
Reuters Code
BSE Sensex
Face Value (`)
Tobacco Products
Market Cap (` cr)
52 Week High / Low
Avg. Daily Volume
Jaikishan Parmar
022 3935 7600 Ext: 6810
VST Industries Ltd
Others | IT
Nov 27, 2019
VST Industries| Tobacco Products
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Disclosure of Interest Statement VST Industries
1. Financial interest of research analyst or Angel or his Associate or his relative No
2. Ownership of 1% or more of the stock by research analyst or Angel or associates or relatives No
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Ratings (Based on expected returns Buy (> 15%) Accumulate (5% to 15%) Neutral (-5 to 5%)
over 12 months investment period): Reduce (-5% to -15%) Sell (< -15)