Kamdhenu Ispat Ltd.
CMP – 45
Kamdhenu Ispat’ is largest TMT steel selling brand in India. company engaged in the manufacturing, marketing, branding and distribution of a broad spectrum of construction products including steel, paints, wood finishes, plywood, roofing sheets, pvc pipes, construction chemicals, cement, mineral water etc. Company is providing one roof solution to all construction needs. The ‘Kamdhenu’ brand is well established and known as “Best Quality at Best Price”. The company is listed on BSE and NSE with sales turnover of Rs.1011 crores. However, the overall brand turnover of Kamdhenu products is above Rs. 6,000 crores. The company is having more than 50 franchisee manufacturing units. The company has very effective distribution system through the exclusive dealer network and Stockyard Model. It has 4000 dealers of paint division, 3500 dealers & distributors for steel and 32 sales stockyards, spread across the country.
Royalty Income from Franchisee Business Association Model
Kamdhenu Ispat is pioneer in the revolutionary concept of Franchisee Model in mid-tier steel segment and able sustain it successfully during rough period of steel sector. The franchisee units benefit a lot by availing Kamdhenu’s brand premium and strong marketing network, while Kamdhenu Ispat Limited benefits from the royalty that it gets from these franchisees for using its brand name. The model also gives a unique identity to the franchisee units and helps them in leveraging their level of operations and quality to sustain well amidst rising competition in the steel sector.
The ‘Franchisee Business Association Model’ is an arrangements under which the Kamdhenu allows the Franchisee units to manufacture products under the Brand name ‘Kamdhenu” under strict quality control laid down by the Company. The Franchisee markets the products at its own using marketing network of Kamdhenu and paying the royalty to the company on sales per tonne or per bag or percentage basis. ‘Kamdhenu’ brand gives good competitive edge to franchises and allows to use expertise and latest technology without any major investment. Most of these franchises were sick units in the past and owned by different entrepreneurs from various location in India. These units were bailed out once they came under ‘Kamdhenu’ umbrella to make their business viable. It is win-win situation for both franchisees and Kamdhenu with following benefits.
- Market share of Kamdhenu will go up without investing in manufacturing plants.
- It will result in minimum tax burden on Kamdhenu
- Quick delivery due to reduced transportation from nearest stockyard/franchisee units.
- Availability of quality products each and every part of the country
- Company able to increase its profitability by increased turn-around cycle of available resources.
- Company will able to derive benefits of handling large volumes.
- Company will get royalty payments from the franchisees for use of Kamdhenu brand.”
KAMDHENU SS10000 TMT BARS – “Do Ka Dum”
Kamdhenu has established a premium brand patented product KAMDHENU SS10000 TMT Bar. It is the only product in its class featuring double ribs, double strength and double safety. It gives 254% more strength to the bonding of concrete and steel and it also has the capacity to create performance of concrete up to 10,000 Psi with right mixture of concrete. The technology for manufacturing of Kamdhenu SS 10000 TMT bar had been developed with the technical know-how sharing agreement with Knightsbridge Resources Limited, United Kingdom. The product has been specifically developed keeping in view the stringent requirements of construction sector, highways and other premium infrastructure projects. KAMDHENU SS 10000 is indispensible for high rise buildings and all kind of constructions in high seismic earthquake zones. Because of its unique features and properties, Kamdhenu SS 10000 is a notch above than any other product in its class. It provide double strength and double safety at the price of single-ribbed product.
TMT (thermo-mechanically-treated) BARS
TMT bars are widely used in general purpose concrete reinforcement structures, bridges and flyovers, dams, thermal and hydel power plants, industrial structures, high-rise buildings, underground platforms in metro railway and rapid transport system. TMT Bars are thermo-mechanically-treated through leading world tempcore based technology for high yield strength. Kamdhenu Ispat Limited has been authorized to manufacture Tempcore TMT under license agreement with Centre De Rechercher Metallurgiques (CRM) Belgium for use of TEMPCORE trademark used for identification of high quality steel bars.
KAMDHENU PAINTS-COLOUR DREAMZ
“Dil Ke Rang Deewaron Pe“
The company forayed into decorative paints business in the year 2008 -09. Since then it has come a long way to become household name and sixth largest Paint company in India with turnover of Rs. 164 crores for last year. The company is offering complete range of paint products that includes variants of low VOC Eco-friendly products in its existing range of Architectural, Decorative and Designer paint products that includes Exterior & Interior Emulsions, Synthetic & GP Enamels, Acrylic Distempers, Water Based & Solvent based Primers, Wood Finishes, Aluminum Finishes and Textured & Designer Finishes. It has wide range of fine quality paint shades to meet all requirement and choice of the customer. Kamdhenu Paints has installed 750 Tinting Machines which has made the brand more popular. Tinting machine is used to obtain desired shade by mixing colorant from computerized Tinting machine with paint base as per choice of the consumer.
The company has started manufacturing of Stainer which is used to create shades of colour by adding few drops of stainer into white base thus, providing innumerable choices at the disposal of consumers. Company has launched of an entire range of wood-coating products giving complete solution to the needs of every household. “
“Kamdhenu Designer Gallery”
The Kamdhenu Paints Designer Gallery is a futuristic concept being realized by Kamdhenu Paints furthering its consumer friendly state of the art services. The recently introduced “Kamdhenu Designer Gallery” is the finest name in premium luxury wall fashion aimed to give its consumers a divine experience of ultimate glamorous lifestyle. The gallery offers exclusive range of latest international trends in wall finishes with a choice of premium & luxury modern finishes, textures and coatings to create a living space that warms the heart of its visitors. “
In Aug 2014 company has given guide lines to achieve 500 crores revenue from paint business in next three years. After that company has taken several steps to achieve the target and started manufacturing of stainer, wood finishes, designer gallery concept, installation of tinting machines, TV and print media promotions, incentive to dealers etc.
Kamdhenu is all set to grow the Plywood business similar to steel. ‘Kamdhenu Plywood’ is high-grade plywood manufactured through advanced technologies and is available in a variety of exotic designs, attractive colours and patterns, these durable plywoods always live up to the expectations of consumers. They are precisely tested for strength to resist cracks, shrinkage and twist. Kamdhenu is manufacturing different grades of plywood and moulded designer doors to meet all types of application and requirements.
Structural Steel, Wirebond, Color Coated Roofing Sheets, PVC Pipes, Cement, Construction Chemicals, mineral water are manufactured in its franchisee units under Kamdhenu brand with strict quality control of Kamdhenu. After establishing sizable business of these products company has option to start its own manufacturing units to meet the market demand.
Rationale for Investment in Kamdhenu
- When most of the steel companies are making losses , pledging shares and accumulating heavy debts during last 3-4 years but Kamdhenu is able to post consistent profit and expanding its business across India. It is all due to asset light franchise business model which makes it rare company in steel sector. Franchise business model has enabled the company to expand its production capacity without any major investment and same time it has earned significant amount of royalty income for the use of brand name. Last year royalty income was 29 crores which is one third of total market capital of the company. Most of the royalty earning companies like Monsanto and Arrow coated products are trading well above industry P/E but Kamdhenu is trading 40% below industry P/E, even though it is listed under low P/E steel sector.
- Paint division already has established sizable business and placed itself in the top 6 brands of the country in the decorative paint segment. Further company is trying hard to scale up more than 500 crore business to be amongst the top 5 paint brands in India. It is very much possible by seeing the marketing network and capabilities of the company. Actual valuation of paint business is itself more than current market valuation of the company because paint industry P/E ratio is around 50.
- Market unable to realize its value because company is listed under small & medium steel sector since IPO in 2006 with annual turnover around 100 crores. It has started paint & other businesses later on. Recently company has taken the step to resolve the above issues and removal of ‘ Ispat’ surname by the special resolution to change the name of company to “Kamdhenu Limited” and alteration in the object clause of memorandum of association. It will enable the company to come under miscellaneous or diversified sector. To unlock the value in future, company has the option to list paint and steel business separately by keeping other businesses and brand royalty with holding company Kamdhenu Ltd.
- Shareholding of promoter and promoter group has increased from 47% to 69% since IPO in 2006. It shows their confidence in the company and in themselves.
Ability, capability and vision of the promoters reflects in their work by transforming small single product manufacturing unit into largest TMT selling brand in India and brought more than 50 multi -products franchisee manufacturing units under Kamdhenu umbrella across the country. They stick to their vision of Kamdhenu brand positioning and franchise business model development over long period with determination and dedication to make it successful. They have created masterpiece assets for stakeholders by growing different business verticals.
‘The Company has got the award in the lndo-UAE Business Summit 2015. ‘World’s Greatest Brand, 2015—Asia & GCC’ in the Iron and steel category. In the same event, the Company’s Director Mr. Sunil Agarwal has been honored with ‘World’s Greatest Leader, 2015—Asia & GCC’.
Company is in very simple evergreen and long lasting business of construction material and it is very easy to understand it. But the method adopted to run this business is very rare and unique. Govt. of India is giving priority to infrastructure and housing sector by making increased budgetary allocation for smart cities, National highways, Roads, Bridges, Power plants, dams, rural housing etc. All this will result in a steady growth of construction material consumption in the country. Company is well positioned to take the advantage of opportunities coming in the field of construction and infra sector. It has asset light franchise business model which can grow in all type of market conditions. It has deep hidden values in its all business verticals which can be listed separately. Over all it is wonderful company for long term investment available at very low price.