Loyal Equipments Ltd Management Discussions.
The Management of the Company is pleased to present its report on the Industry Scenario including on the Company s performance during the financial year 2018-19.
1. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENTS
Global Economic Outlook
One year ago economic activity was accelerating in almost all regions of the world and the global economy was projected to grow at 3.9 percent in 2018 and 2019. One year later, much has changed: the escalation of US China trade tensions, macroeconomic stress in Argentina and Turkey, disruptions to the auto sector in Germany, tighter credit policies in China, and financial tightening alongside the normalization of monetary policy in the larger advanced economies have all contributed to a significantly weakened global expansion, especially in the second half of 2018. With this weakness expected to persist into the first half of 2019, the World Economic Outlook (WEO) projects a decline in growth in 2019 for 70 percent of the global economy. Global growth, which peaked at close to 4 percent in 2017, softened to 3.6 percent in 2018, and is projected to decline further to 3.3 percent in 2019. Although a 3.3 percent global expansion is still reasonable, the outlook for many countries is very challenging, with considerable uncertainties in the short term, especially as advanced economy growth rates converge toward their modest long-term potential.
While 2019 started out on a weak footing, a pickup is expected in the second half of the year. This pickup is supported by significant policy accommodation by major economies, made possible by the absence of inflationary pressures despite closing output gaps. The US Federal Reserve, in response to rising global risks, paused interest rate increases and signaled no increases for the rest of the year. The European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan, and the Bank of England have all shifted to a more accommodative stance. China has ramped up its fiscal and monetary stimulus to counter the negative effect of trade tariffs. Furthermore, the outlook for US China trade tensions has improved as the prospects of a trade agreement take shape.
These policy responses have helped reverse the tightening of financial conditions to varying degrees across countries. Emerging markets have experienced a resumption in portfolio flows, a decline in sovereign borrowing costs, and a strengthening of their currencies relative to the dollar. While the improvement in financial markets has been rapid, those in the real economy have yet to materialize. Measures of industrial production and investment remain weak for most advanced and emerging economies, and global trade has yet to recover.
With improvements expected in the second half of 2019, global economic growth in 2020 is projected to return to 3.6 percent. This return is predicated on a rebound in Argentina and Turkey and some improvement in a set of other stressed emerging market and developing economies, and therefore subject to considerable uncertainty. Beyond 2020 growth will stabilize at around 3 percent, bolstered mainly by growth in China and India and their increasing weights in world income. Growth in advanced economies will continue to slow gradually as the impact of US fiscal stimulus fades and growth tends toward the modest potential for the group, given ageing trends and low productivity growth. Growth in emerging market and developing economies will stabilize at around 5 percent, though with considerable variance between countries as subdued commodity prices and civil strife weaken prospects for some.
While the overall outlook remains benign, there are many downside risks. There is an uneasy truce on trade policy, as tensions could flare up again and play out in other areas (such as the auto industry) with large disruptions to global supply chains. Growth in China may surprise on the downside, and the risks surrounding Brexit remain heightened. In the face of significant financial vulnerabilities associated with large private and public sector debt in several countries, including sovereign-bank doom loop risks (for example, in Italy), there could be a rapid change in financial conditions owing to, for example, a risk-off episode or a no-deal Brexit.
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND PROSPECTS
Following a broad-based upswing in cyclical growth that lasted nearly two years, the global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018. Activity softened amid an increase in trade tensions and tariff hikes between the United States and China, a decline in business confidence, a tightening of financial conditions, and higher policy uncertainty across many economies. Against this global backdrop, a combination of country- and sector-specific factors further reduced momentum. After peaking at close to 4 percent in 2017, global growth remained strong, at 3.8 percent in the first half of 2018, but dropped to 3.2 percent in the second half of the year.
Emerging Market and Developing Economies
In China, necessary domestic regulatory tightening to rein in debt, constrain shadow financial intermediation, and place growth on a sustainable footing contributed to slower domestic investment, particularly in infrastructure. Spending on durable consumption goods also softened, with automobile sales declining in 2018 following the expiration of incentive programs for car purchases. These developments contributed to slower momentum over the year, with further pressure from diminishing export orders as US tariff actions began to take hold in the second half of the year. As a result, China s growth declined from 6.8 percent in the first half of 2018 to 6.0 percent in the second half of the year. The resulting weakening in import demand appeared to have impacts on trading partner exports in Asia and Europe. Elsewhere across emerging market economies, activity moderated as worsening global financial market sentiment in the second half of 2018 compounded country-specific factors. Needed policy tightening to reduce financial and macroeconomic imbalances took effect in Argentina and Turkey; sentiment weakened and sovereign spreads rose in Mexico, following the incoming administration s cancellation of a planned airport for the capital and backtracking on energy and education reforms; and geopolitical tensions contributed to weaker activity in the Middle East.
INDIAN ECONOMY GROWTH RATE & STATISTICS
India has emerged as the fastest growing major economy in the world and is expected to be one of the top three economic powers of the world over the next 10-15 years, backed by its strong democracy and partnerships.
India s GDP is estimated to have increased 7.2 per cent in 2017-18 and 7 per cent in 2018-19. India has retained its position as the third largest startup base in the world with over 4,750 technology start-ups.
Indias labour force is expected to touch 160-170 million by 2020, based on rate of population growth, increased labour force participation, and higher education enrolment, among other factors, according to a study by ASSOCHAM and Thought Arbitrage Research Institute.
Indias foreign exchange reserves were US$ 405.64 billion in the week up to March 15, 2019, according to data from the RBI.
Capital Goods & Engineering equipment Industry
The Indian Engineering sector has witnessed a remarkable growth over the last few years driven by increased investments in infrastructure and industrial production. The engineering sector, being closely associated with the manufacturing and infrastructure sectors, is of strategic importance to India s economy.
India on its quest to become a global superpower has made significant strides towards the development of its engineering sector. The Government of India has appointed the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) as the apex body in charge of promotion of engineering goods, products and services from India. India exports transport equipment, capital goods, other machinery/equipment and light engineering products such as castings, forgings and fasteners to various countries of the world. The Indian semiconductor industry offers high growth potential areas as the industries which source semiconductors as inputs are themselves witnessing high demand.
India became a permanent member of the Washington Accord (WA) in June 2014. The country is now a part of an exclusive group of 17 countries who are permanent signatories of the WA, an elite international agreement on engineering studies and mobility of engineers.
SUMMARY OF OUR BUSINESS
Loyal Equipments limited is SMERA certified, ASME U & U2 Stamp holder, one of the known reputed company in India for design, manufacturing, supply and erection/commissioning of process equipments like Pressure vessels, Air cooled heat exchanger, Shell & tube heat exchanger, Storage tanks, Pressure receivers, Chimney, Heavy structural items, Skids, Base plates and other items for Oil/Gas, petroleum, chemical, sugar, steel, fertilizers and power plant sector.
Loyal Equipment follow Quality Management Systems for the entire business process right from the beginning to manufacturing/fabrication and installation at the site. Loyal Equipment is having continuously long experience with EIL, GSPC, GAIL, ONGC, Ingersoll Rand, Linde, Dresser Rand, L&T, Reliance, ALSTOM, Kirlosker, Texas Southpiller-USA and others govt. & private organization.
SALIENT FEATURES OF OUR PRODUCTS:
Produced from the toughest materials like steel, nonferrous materials.
Compliance to customer Requirements
Adherence to the Quality standards as required by monitoring agencies
Consignment packaging as per specification of customer.
Our production facility is currently located in the state of Gujarat, India. Our manufactured products have presences across major states of India as well as outside India Our Major customers such as:-
Engineers India Limited
Dresser-Rand India Pvt. Ltd.
Ingersoll Rand India Limited
Kirloskar Pneumatic Co. Limited
Larsen & Turbo Limited
Reliance Industries Limited
Alstom Projects India Limited
Linde Engineering (India) Limited
Bharat Pumps & Compressors Limited
Texas Southpiller Limited-USA
Dresser Rand, USA
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation.
Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited.
Hindustan Petroleum Company Limited.
Bharat Petroleum Company Limited.
Indian Oil Corporation Limited.
OUR COMPETITIVE STRENGTHS
We believe that the following are our primary competitive strength:
Customized Product Offering
Our Company offers customization facilities to the customers, so that they can avail the products as per their specifications. The companies which require the products as per their specification approach us. We design the products as per the specifications and requirements of the clients. This provides a complete satisfaction to our clients and enables us to expand our business from existing customers, as well as address a larger base of potential new customers.
Quality Assurance and Standards
We believe in providing our customers the best possible quality products. We have developed quality policies of the Company to provide our client the best possible quality product. We adopt quality check to ensure the adherence to desired specifications, quality and standards. Since, our Company is dedicated towards quality products, processes and inputs; we get repetitive orders from our clients, as we are capable of meeting their quality standards.
Existing Customer Relationship
We believe that we constantly try to address customer needs around a variety of products. Our existing customer relationships help us to get repeat business from our customers. This has helped us maintain a long term working relationship with our customers and improve our customer retention strategy. We believe that our existing relationship with our customers represents a competitive advantage in gaining new customers and increasing our business.
Existing Relationship with Suppliers
We have acquired raw materials from several suppliers and have contacts with them for a long time. We believe that our strong relationships with suppliers will enable us to continue to grow our business. Due to our relationships with our suppliers, we get quality and timely supplies of raw materials. This enables us to manage our inventories and supply quality products on timely basis to our customers. This in turn has enabled us to generate repeat business.
OUR BUSINESS STRATEGY
Meeting Customer Requirements
Our Company intends is to provide the customer with 100% satisfaction. We clearly understand the requirement and specification of the products required by the clients. Based on these requirements and specification products are designed and developed, customization is done wherever required. The products are manufactured using good quality material procured from reliable sources so that the customers receive the products with the best possible quality standards within the stipulated time frame.
Adopting Automation in Production Process
We possess sound manufacturing facility which is assisted by our production team. The manufacturing unit is outfitted with the requisite machines, tools and equipments. The production process are designed and carried out as per the industry standards.
To build-up a Professional Organization
As an organization, we believe in transparency and commitment in our work and with our suppliers, customers, government authorities, banks, financial institutions etc. We have an experienced and technically sound team for taking care of our day to day operations. We also consult with external agencies on a case to case basis on technical and financial aspects of our business.
Optimal Utilization of Resources
Our Company constantly endeavors to improve our production process, skill up-gradation of workers, modernization of machineries to optimize the utilization of resources. We regularly analyze our existing raw material procurement policy and manufacturing processes to identify the areas of bottlenecks and correct the same. This helps us in improving efficiency and putting resources to optimal use.
2. OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS
Our Products are widely used in the industries like Petro-chemicals, Compressor Industries, Power Plants, Fertilizers, Refinery, Pharmaceuticals and Dairy Industry. We manufacture and design the products as per the needs of the customer, so that they can avail the products as per their specifications and customizations. We have enlisted with governments undertaking and other parties such as Engineers India Limited, and Gujarat State Petronet Ltd., as registered supplier for supply of Pressure Vessels and Heat Exchangers. Also our Company is a member of Heat Transfer Research Inc, the world s premier source of technology information, services and software in field of process heat transfer.
Further, Our Company is authorized under The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for U and U2 Stamp on Manufacture of pressure vessels and also authorized by The National Board of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspectors for NB Mark in Pressure Vessels and other pressure retaining items.
Increased Competition from Local & Big Players and Change in Government Policies are major threats to the Company.
3. SEGMENT-WISE OR PRODUCT-WISE PERFORMANCE
Loyal equipments limited is SMERA certified, ASME U & U2 Stamp holder, one of the known reputed company in India for design, manufacturing, supply and erection/commissioning of process equipments like Pressure vessels, Air cooled heat exchanger, Shell & tube heat exchanger, Storage tanks, Pressure receivers, Chimney, Heavy structural items, Skids, Base plates and other items for Oil/Gas, petroleum, chemical, sugar, steel, fertilizers and power plant sector.
Loyal Equipment is having kind of latest machineries, tools, skilled man power, handling equipment and various in house facilities for smooth operation and quality product. We have developed a sound infrastructure base that is subject to regular upgradation based on technology and working systems. Our company having 28500 sq. meters of land, In which infrastructure is setup over 3526 sq. meters with well-furnished office spread over an area of 136 sq. meters.
The engineering sector is a growing market. Spending on engineering services is projected to increase to US$ 1.1 trillion by 2020. The government, in consultation with semiconductor industry, has increased focus on the ESDM sector in last few years. Some of the initiatives outlined in the National Electronics policy and the National Telecom policy are already in the process of implementation, such as Preferential Market Access (PMS), Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) and Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS).
India s capital good sector is expected to triple in size to Rs 7.5 trillion (US$ 116 billion) and add 21 million jobs by 2025.
5. THREATS, RISK AND CONCERNS
The Company is concerned about prevailing exposure norms, financial position, entry of new players in the market, rising competition from banks & multilateral agencies, uncertain business environment, fluctuation in rupee, likely increase in cost of capital due to volatile market conditions. Further, the state of business and policy environment in the country also has a cascading effect on the interest-rate regime, cost and availability of raw materials and gestation period & capital outlays required for raw material. General economic conditions may also affect the capacity and production of the manufacturing of the products.
6. INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM AND THEIR ADEQUACY
The Company maintains an adequate system of Internal Controls including suitable monitoring procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting of various transactions, efficiency of operations and compliance with statutory laws, regulations and Company policies. Suitable delegation of powers and guidelines for accounting have been issued for uniform compliance. In order to ensure that adequate checks and balances are in place and internal control systems are in order, regular and exhaustive Internal Audit of Office/plant are conducted by the in-house Internal Audit Division and external professional audit firm. The Internal Audit covers all major areas of operations, including identified critical/risk areas, as per the Annual Internal Audit Programme. The Audit Committee of Directors periodically reviews the significant findings of different Audits, as prescribed in the Companies Act, 2013 and in the SEBI (Listing Obligations & Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.
7. FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Revenue from the operations of your Company for the year 2018-19 was Rs. 41,44,25,210/-, 94.26% higher than Rs. 21,33,35,110/- in the previous year. Profit before Depreciation Interest & Tax for the current year was Rs. 7,81,94,730/- against Rs. 4,13,06,820/- in the previous year. Total Comprehensive Income after Tax for the current year at Rs. 4,51,46,230 was increase by 114.57% over Rs. 2,10,40,230/- in the previous year.
Further the company has received various order from India and Outside India for supply of Pressure Vessels and other Equipments. The years 2018-19 is one of great year of your Company with crossing the new target in terms of turnover and in term of order receive from various client which will boost our turnover and profit in coming years.
8. HUMAN RESOURCES / INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
The Company gives utmost importance to the capacity-building and well-being of its employees. The Industrial Relations in the Company continued to be on a cordial note. There are regular interactions between the management and the representative-associations on issues pertaining to employee welfare. The Company has an atmosphere of trust and cooperation, which results in a motivated work force and consistent growth in the performance.
9. ANALYSIS OF SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN FINANCIAL RATIOS
As per the recent amendments to the SEBI Listing Obligations & Disclosure Requirements (LODR), we give below additional information in respect of financial parameters that are applicable to our company:
Detail of Significant changes (i.e. change of 25% of more as compared to the immediately previous financial year) in key financial ratios, along with detailed explanation therefore as under:
a) Debtor Turnover Ratio: The Debtor Turnover ratio as on March 31, 2019 is 8.27 times as compared to previous year ended on March 31, 2018 is 6.86 times. The change in the ratio is 20.62% as compared to Previous Year b) Inventory Turnover Ratio: The Inventory Turnover Ratio as on March 31, 2019 is 1.74 times as compared to previous year ended on March 31, 2018 is 1.17 times. The change in the ratio is 48.88% as compared to Previous Year due to changes in Inventory level & Inventory holding Period. c) Interest Coverage Ratio: The Interest Coverage Ratio as on March 31, 2019 is 12.17 times as compared to previous year ended on March 31, 2018 is 10.66 times. The change in the ratio is 14.19% as compared to Previous Year. d) Current Ratio: The Current Ratio as on March 31, 2019 is 1.85 times as compared to previous year ended on March 31, 2018 is 1.73 times. The change in the ratio is 7.26% as compared to Previous Year. e) Debt Equity Ratio: The Debt Equity Ratio as on March 31, 2019 is 0.72 times as compared to previous year ended on March 31, 2018 is 0.84 times. The change in the ratio is 13.95% as compared to Previous Year. f) Operating Profit Margin: The Operating Profit Margin Ratio as on March 31, 2019 is 16.39% as compared to previous year ended on March 31, 2018 is 14.10%. The change in the ratio is 16.27% as compared to Previous Year. g) Net Profit Margin: The Net Profit Margin Ratio as on March 31, 2019 is 10.89% as compared to previous year ended on March 31, 2018 is 9.86%. The change in the ratio is 10.45% as compared to Previous Year.
Certain statements in Management Discussion and Analysis section may be forward looking and are stated as required by applicable laws and regulations. Many factors may affect the actual results, which could be different from what the Management envisages in terms of future performance and outlook.