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PTC India Financial Equity Research

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Date of Research – 20 January 2016

Price – Rs. 33.10

About the Company

PTC India Financial Services Limited (“PTC India Financial” or the “Company”) provide total financing solutions to companies operating in energy sector. The solutions include investing in equity and/or extending debt to power projects, equipment manufacturers and carbon credit finance.

The Company also provides non-fund based financial services adding value to green field and brown field projects at various stages of growth and development.

The Company was promoted by PTC India Ltd which was set up as a Government of India (GoI) initiative for incentivising market based investments to the power sector, especially from the private sector. It was formed by public sector undertakings owned by the GoI namely National Thermal Power Company Ltd (NTPC), Power Finance Corporation Ltd., POWERGRID and National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC).

Key Financial Figures

Standalone (Rs. Cr)
Particulars FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
Total Income from Operations 286.28 546.14 801.89 1,186.91  1,350.79
Expenses 26.00 36.01 135.13 121.08  175.13  
Earnings Before Other Income, Interest, Tax and Depreciation (Operating Profit) 260.28 510.13 666.76 1,065.83  1,175.66
Depreciation 4.06 4.31 4.27 4.30  3.38  
Finance Costs 101.17 220.96 417.19 530.11  644.69  
Other income 0.24 0.03 0.02 0.02  1.09  
PBT 155.29 284.89 245.31 531.44  528.68  
Tax 51.13 77.17 84.44 140.35  183.35  
PAT (before Minority Interest and share of Associates) 104.16 207.72 160.88 391.10  345.33  

Profitability Analysis

Standalone (%)
Particulars FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
Operating Profit Margin Ratio 90.92 93.41 83.15 89.80  87.04 
Net Profit Margin Ratio 36.38 38.03 20.06 32.95  25.57 

Operating profit margin is a measurement of the proportion of a company’s revenue that is left over after paying for production costs such as raw materials, salaries and administrative costs. Net profit margin is arrived at by deducting non operating expenses such as depreciation, finance costs and taxes out of operating profit and shows what is left for the shareholders as a percentage of net sales. Together these ratios help in understanding the cost and profit structure of the firm and analysing business inefficiencies.

Key Balance Sheet Figures

Sources of Funds / Liabilities (Rs. Cr)
Particulars FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Share Capital 562.08 562.08 562.08 562.08 562.08 
Reserves & Surplus 601.19 664.06 786.81 875.09 1,180.45 
Employee Stock Option Outstanding – 
Net worth (shareholders funds) 1,163.27 1,226.14 1,348.90 1,437.17 1,742.54 
Long term borrowings 687.97 945.66 2,352.30 3,764.74 4,843.63 
Current liabilities 92.61 700.97 1,658.86 1,472.03 2,174.77 
Other long term liabilities and provisions 6.73 12.00 28.84 68.10 61.85 
Deferred Tax Liabilities 5.04 14.27 24.87 7.96 – 
Total Liabilities 1,955.62 2,899.03 5,413.76 6,750.01 8,822.79 


Application of Funds / Assets (Rs. Cr)
Particulars FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Fixed Assets 25.83 22.61 25.31 22.05 18.20 
Noncurrent Investments 421.10 529.22 401.02 339.90 234.90 
Current assets 401.47 242.41 417.43 868.01 699.52 
Long term advances and other noncurrent assets 1,107.22 2,104.79 4,570.00 5,520.05 7,865.70 
Total assets 1,955.62 2,899.03 5,413.76 6,750.01 8,822.79 

Efficiency Analysis

Particulars FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
ROCE 14.82 11.98 13.78 12.80 16.18 
ROE / RONW 13.24 8.49 15.40 11.19 22.44 

Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) measures a company’s profitability from its overall operations by calculating the return generated on the total capital invested in the business (i.e. equity + debt). Return on Equity (ROE) or Return on Net Worth (RONW) measures the amount of profit which the company generates on money invested by the equity shareholders. In short, ROE draws attention to the return generated by the shareholders on their investment in the business. Together these ratios can be used in comparing the profitability of the company with other companies in the same industry.

Valuation Analysis

Particulars FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
Total Income from Operations (Rs. Cr.) 286.28 546.14 801.89 1,186.91  1,350.79 
Growth (%) (6.64) 90.77 46.83 48.01  13.81 % 
PAT (Rs. Cr.) 104.16 207.72 160.88 391.10  345.33  
Growth (%) (32.38) 99.42 (22.55) 143.10  (11.70 %) 
Earnings Per Share – Basic (Rs. ) 1.85 3.70 2.86 6.96  5.86 
Earning Per Share – Diluted (Rs. ) 1.85 3.70 2.86 6.96  5.86 
Price to Earnings 7.56 3.83 16.75 19.99  7.41 

Dividend History

The Company has maintained an average dividend yield of 1.49 % over the last 3 financial years.

Liquidity and Credit Analysis

Current Ratio

Higher current ratio implies healthier short term liquidity comfort level. A current ratio below 1 indicates that the company may not be able to meet its obligations in the short run. However, it is not always a matter of worry if this ratio temporarily falls below 1 as many times companies squeeze out short term cash sources to achieve a capital intensive plan with a longer term outlook. PTC India Financial’s average current ratio over the last 5 financial years has been 2.10 times which indicates that the Company is comfortably placed to pay for its short term obligations.

Long term Debt to Equity Ratio

Companies operating with high long term debt to equity on their balance sheets are vulnerable to economic cycles. In times of slowdown in economy, companies with high levels of debt find it increasingly difficult to service the interest on their borrowings as profit margins decline. We believe that long term debt to equity ratio higher than 0.6 – 0.8 could affect the business of a company and its results of operations.

PTC India Financial’s average long term debt to equity ratio over the last 5 financial years has been 1.26 times. Although, a high long term debt to equity ratio is normal for a company which is primarily engaged in the business of finance and lending.

Interest Coverage ratio

Interest coverage ratio indicates the comfort with which the company may be able to service the interest expense (i.e. finance charges) on its outstanding debt. Higher interest coverage ratio indicates that the company can easily meet the interest expense pertaining to its debt obligations. In our view, interest coverage ratio of below 1.5 should raise doubts about the company’s ability to meet the expenses on its borrowings. Interest coverage ratio below 1 indicates that the company is just not generating enough to service its debt obligations.

PTC India Financial’s average interest coverage ratio over the last 4 financial years has been 2.54 times which is optimal for a Company which is in the business of finance and lending

Ownership pattern

In its latest stock exchange filing dated 31 March 2017, PTC India Financial reported a promoter holding of 64.99 %. Large promoter holding indicates conviction and sincerity of the promoters. We believe that a greater than 35 % promoter holding offers safety to the retail investors.

At the same time, institutional holding in the Company stood at 13.89 % (FII+DII). Large institutional holding indicates the confidence of seasoned investors. At the same time, it can also lead to high volatility in the stock price as institutions buy and sell larger stakes than retail participants

About the Author

Rajat Sharma pictureRajat Sharma is a well known stock market analyst and commentator. He has covered Indian markets for over a decade and is regarded for consistently identifying early stage investment opportunities. Attorney by qualification, Rajat has done extensive work for improving corporate governance and disclosure standards.


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