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APL Apollo Tubes Ltd

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APL Apollo Tubes Ltd

APL Apollo Tubes Ltd
Manufacture of Infrastructure Products
FV – Rs 10; 52wks H/L – 899/367; TTQ – 2389; CMP (May 30, 2016) – Rs 888;
Market Cap – Rs 2081 Crs

Consolidated Financials and Valuations for 9MFY16 (Amt in Rs Crs unless specified)


Net worth

Long Term


EPS (Rs)





23.44 545 231 2929 73 232 34.02 25.93 24.35 3 40.64 1.29


Consolidated Financials and Valuations for FY15 (Amt in Rs Crs unless specified)

Equity Capital

Net worth

Long Term




23.44 472 142 3014 64 201 27.3 32.3 4.34


The share price has increased by 125% since we last covered the scrip on March 13, 2015 (Rs 394 per share).

It has moved up by 30% in the last two months from Rs 687 (30/3/16) to Rs 888 (30/5/16).


Recent Updates

  • A new plant has been set up at Raipur, Chhattisgarh with total capital outlay upto Rs 75 Crs. The plant will manufacture galvanized steel tubes, hollow section and galvanized sheets having a total capacity of 60000 MTPA. The Company expects to commence operations at Raipur plant by Q1 of FY18.

Bulk Deals

Date Client Transaction Quantity Traded Price (Rs)
17-Dec-2015 R.B.A. FINANCE& INVESTMENT CO. BUY 235000 752.50
17-Dec-2015 SANJAY GUPTA HUF SELL 210000 752.58
17-Dec-2015 SANJAY GUPTA SELL 196450 769.49
06-Apr-2015 HDFC MUTUAL FUND BUY 160000 421.00
31-Mar-2015 HDFC MF Prudence Fund BUY 160371 392.00
10-Mar-2015 EMBLEM FII SELL 200000 365.15
10-Mar-2015 HDFC MUTUAL FUND BUY 196000 365.05
03-Mar-2015 HDFC M F A/C HDFC GROWTH FUND BUY 568500 350.65
03-Mar-2015 APOLLO PIPES LIMITED SELL 300000 350.02




Block Deals

Date Exchange Quantity Price Value(Cr) Time
17-12-2015 BSE 130053 753.50 9.8 12:18
17-12-2015 BSE 96496 770.25 7.43 12:29
17-12-2015 BSE 100000 769.00 7.69 12:29
17-12-2015 BSE 80000 752.50 6.02 12:18
17-12-2015 BSE 130000 752.00 9.78 12:18
16-12-2015 BSE 85000 685.50 5.83 10:55
11-12-2015 NSE 100678 610.00 6.14 13:04
11-12-2015 BSE 100585 610.00 6.14 13:04
11-12-2015 BSE 100000 610.00 6.1 10:20
10-12-2015 NSE 95747 590.00 5.65 14:32
09-12-2015 BSE 115000 580.00 6.67 15:17
09-12-2015 NSE 89000 580.00 5.16 14:43
10-03-2015 BSE 200000 365.00 7.3 11:05
03-03-2015 NSE 832875 355.00 29.57 14:56


Updates when the stock was last covered on March 13, 2015:

  • HDFC Mutual Fund bought 196000 equity shares close to about 0.83% stake in APL Apollo Tubes on March 10, 2015 ~ APL Apollo Tubes hits record high; HDFC MF buys shares
  • ICRA upgraded APL Apollo Tubes for long – term from [ICRA]A- to [ICRA]A and reaffirmed the short-term rating of [ICRA]A1 for Company’s credit facility.
  • The Company launched a new product ~ steel door frames ~ which has a double life expectancy as compared to wooden door frames and costs 40% less. The product launch is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s affordable housing program. The Company has also taken the patent from the Patent Office of Govt. of India. ~ BSE Extracts



  • APL Apollo Tubes Ltd is engaged in manufacturing and exporting of steel pipes and tubes. It was incorporated in the year 1986 and is headquartered in Delhi.
  • It operates in the steel tubes and pipes market specifically in the Welded Segment.
  • The Company manufactures a range of steel products ERW black tubes and pipes, such as hot-dipped galvanized and pre-galvanized tubes, hollow sections and structural. It is the only player manufacturing black, galvanized and pre-galvanized products.
  • The current capacity of APL Apollo is about 1.05 million tonnes.
  • The Company markets its product under the brand APL Apollo which covers MS Black, G.I. round pipes and hollow sections both in rectangular and square quality rolled on high frequency induct weld (HFIW) mills.
  • The Company focuses on supplying tubes for applications in the engineering sector, idler tubes for conveyors, propeller shaft tubes and bobbin tubes for textile industry with applications where high precision diameter is required and other high rotational applications.
  • The Company also manufactures CPVC pipes, uPVC pipes, uPVC SWR Drainage system, uPVC plumbing system, well casing and screen pipes and HDPE drip irrigation system, among others.
  • It serves Metal Engineering & Fabrication, Electric Poles, Ports, Railways, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Metros, Solar Power, Automobile sectors.
  • It has 300 stock keeping units (SKUs), largest in the industry. It has 6 manufacturing units including a new greenfield plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. It is also acquiring two units in Bangalore and Mumbai. Its plant in Hosur is close to JSW Steel, the market it serves.
  • The Company has three wholly-owned subsidiaries ~ Shri Lakshmi Metal Udyog Limited, Lloyds Line Pipes Limited and Apollo Metalex Private Limited.
  • Hollow sections form 35% of the revenue mix while MS-Black and Pre-galvanized contribute 25% each and the rest comes from Galvanized tubes. From a margin perspective, pre-galvanized tubes have the highest margin of about 13-15% while MS-Black have more modest margins in the region of 4-6%


Key Growth Drivers for the Steel industry:

  1. Smart Cities
  2. Ganga Action Plan
  3. Agriculture
  4. Infrastructure Buildout


Equity Unquoted Investments as on March 31, 2014:

Investment Company Name No of Equity Shares Cost of Investments
(Rs Crs)
Apollo Metalex Pvt Ltd 2711100 7.21
Shri Lakshmi Metal Udyog Ltd 5895000 36.3
Lloyds Line Pipes Ltd 20000000 33.25
Total 76.76



  • Infrastructure: Delhi Metro, Adani Group, Gammon, L&T, Afcons and B L Kashyap.
  • Water: Jain Irrigation
  • Corporates: Unicer, TATA
  • Power & Gas: BHEL, Gujarat Gas, HP, IGL, Moser Baer, Suzlon, BP



  • Sanjay Gupta is the CMD


 Shareholding Pattern as on March 31, 2016

The Equity Capital is @ Rs 23.44 Crs consisting of 23438636 Equity Shares of FV Rs 10 currently held as under

None of the promoters’ holding is pledged

Sr No Major Non-Promoter % Stake
1 IDFC Premier Equity Fund 6.77
2 DSP Blackrock Micro Cap Fund 4.95
3 HDFC Trustee Company Limited – HDFC Prudence 4.97
4 Narendra Kumar Agarwal 2.29
5 Abha Bhanshali 1.14
6 Ashish Kacholia 2.13
7 Sameer Mahendra Sampat 2.38


Share Price Trend


Consolidated Financial Trend ~ Amt in Rs Crs

Particulars FY15 FY14 FY13 FY12 FY11 FY10
Equity Paid Up 23.44 23.44* 22.32** 21.3 20.3 20.3
Networth 472 425 368 299 237 191
Total Debt 434 505 445 311 239 157
Net Sales 3014 2569 2008 1392 905 614
PAT 64 59 69 49 43 30
Book Value (Rs) 201 181 157 128 101 81
EPS (Rs) 27.20 25.17 29.44 20.90 18.34 12.8


Net Sales grew at a CAGR of 30.37% while PAT grew at a CAGR of 13.46% over the last six years. Net worth has grown at a CAGR of 16.27% over the same period.

  • *Note that ~ On August 13, 2013, the Company allotted 1115000 Equity Shares having a FV of Rs 10 each to Mr. Ashok Kumar Gupta, a person considered as promoter upon conversion of equal number of warrants.
  • The Company had allotted 1500000 warrants to Mr. Ashok Kumar Gupta on a preferential basis on February 14, 2012 at a price of Rs 145 each wherein each warrant entitled Mr. Ashok Kumar Gupta to subscribe for one Equity Share of the Company.
  • Out of these fifteen lakhs warrants, 385000 warrants were converted in to equity shares on March 23, 2013. The Equity share capital thus increased from Rs 22.32 Crs to Rs 23.44 Crs.
  • In FY14, the fall in profit margin was due to sluggish demand scenario in the construction and infrastructure sector. Also the Company was not able to pass on the steel price hike fully to consumers in the later part of FY14.


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