(CMP: Rs. 190 MCap: Rs. 3,278 crore)
Phillips Carbon Black reported robust performance in Q3FY21. EBITDA margins for the quarter came in at an all-time high 24.5%, supported by higher share of speciality grade carbon black as well as inventory gains amid benign crude prices in preceding quarter and robust carbon black demand domestically.
Q3FY21 Earnings Summary
- Net sales for the quarter stood at Rs. 769 crore, flat YoY. Carbon black sales volume came in quarterly highest at 114,525 tonne (up 16% YoY) with corresponding realisations at ₹ 65/kg
- EBITDA in Q3FY21 stood at Rs. 188 crore with corresponding EBITDA margins at 24.5%, up 860 bps QoQ. EBITDA margins came in substantially higher primarily tracking low RM costs which for the quarter stood at 55.8% vs. the usual trend of ~65% levels. EBITDA/tonne for the quarter stood at ₹ 16,446/tonne (eight quarter high)
- PAT for the quarter came in at Rs. 125 crore (highest ever quarterly PAT), up 80% YoY, with effective tax rate for the quarter at 19%.
- The company declared an interim dividend of ₹ 7/share (~4% dividend yield at CMP) for fiscal year FY21E with record date for the same as February 2, 2021.
With CV cycle on the cusp of cyclical recovery domestically, we hold a positive view on the company amidst robust demand prospects at its user industry i.e. Tyre. The company possess healthy return ratios matrix (RoCE>15%) and realises robust cash flow from operations (CFO yield>12%) with strong B/S (Debt: Equity 0.4x).
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