Swelect Energy Systems (“Swelect Energy” or the “Company”) is a leading Chennai based manufacturer of power electronics and renewable energy. Swelect Energy operates primarily across 4 major segments, namely, contract manufacturing, solar energy systems/ services, foundry and others.
WHAT’S GOING FOR THE STOCK
Leading Producer of Power Electronics and Renewable Energy
The Company is engaged in the business of manufacturing and dealing of solar power projects, solar and wind power generation, contract manufacturing services, installation and maintenance services, sale of solar photovoltaic inverters and energy efficient lighting systems.
Swelect Energy line of businesses include:
- Manufacturing : Solar PV Modules, Solar Inverters and Mounting Structures
- Solar Power Generation & Systems Integration
- Iron & Steel Foundry Products
In FY 2016, to increase its international presence, the Company has incorporated Swelect Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary Company of Swelect Energy Systems) and Swelect Energy Systems LLC (a subsidiary Company of Swelect Inc.). This expansion will address the U.S. market where almost all the States have strong SPO (Solar Power Obligation) mandate.
Strong Financial Position
Swelect Energy has shown consistent growth over the last 4 years (i.e. 2012-13 to 2015-16). For FY 2016, the Company’s EBITDA increased by 51% to Rs. 51.71 Cr. from Rs. 34.20 Cr. The Company has reserves in excess of Rs. 691.54 Cr and operates with negligible debt on its books.
|Particulars (in Rs. Cr.)||2014||2015||2016|
|Income from operations||203.30||248.63||241.50|
|Equity Share Capital||10.11||10.11||10.11|
|Reserves & Surplus||668.31||667.89||681.43|
|EBITDA Margin (In %)||18.71||15.41||25.05|
|PAT Margin (In %)||9.35||(0.11)||6.40|
|Return on capital employed (In %)||2.10||(0.04)||1.72|
|Return on Shareholders’ funds (In %)||2.39||(0.05)||1.92|
Diversified Product Portfolio
 Renewable Energy
|· Solar PV Module
Offers a wide range of crystalline silicon solar PV modules. These products find their application in:
|· Solar Charge Controller
Swelect offers Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Charge Controllers which is used to achieve constant voltage battery charging.
|· Solar Power Pack
|· Solar Power Generator and Off Grid Inverters
|· Energy Efficient Lighting
 Iron & Steel – Includes iron & steel foundry products like bonnet, yoke, wedge, adaptor, insulator flanges, elevator wheels and brakes etc.
Sharp Rise In Exports Of Solar Modules – A Key Growth Driver For Swelect
India witnessed a significant increase in the export of solar modules, which grew by 116% during April-July 2016 and touched $41 million.
India saw nearly 82% of the exports to Europe, notably to Germany, followed by the Netherlands and the UK. This turned out to be good for the solar module manufacturer like Swelect. Swelect has the potential to grab a substantial share of exports going forward, as the Company has recently entered into an agreement with a Germany-based company through its wholly owned subsidiary, HHV. With expectations of a sustained rate of growth in exports, we expect the Company to grab a considerable portion of revenue from exports. Currently, Swelect’s earns ~25% of revenue from outside India..
Major Beneficiary of Government’s Focus on Solar Energy
India has the potential to host a solar power project everywhere. To reap the benefits of this golden opportunity, the Modi-led government, has laid down the ambitious plan to raise the target to increase solar power capacity five-folds to 1,00,000 MW by 2022, as against its previous target of 20,000 MW, which is seen as an opportunity for solar equipment manufacturers.
Additionally, the ministry is rolling out a scheme for setting up 25 solar parks, including ones with ultra-mega solar power projects of 500 MW or more. The ministry expects to commission the projects by FY 2019 and the plan will have an estimated central financial assistance of Rs. 40.5 billion.
With renewable energy gaining traction in India, the sector is likely to attract huge investments going forward. Swelect is well placed to take benefits of this opportunity.
INVESTMENT RISK FACTOR
Entry of Small Players and Cheap Chinese Products
Entry of small time and unorganized players from overseas with short term business vision are posing a threat to the industry with substandard quality of products and project execution. Lack of enforcement of RPO (Renewable Purchase Obligation) is slowing down the adoption of renewable sources of energy. Cheap Chinese PV Modules and Anti-dumping Duty (ADD) have not been enforced by the Central Govt. which is causing a strain on the domestic manufacturing.
|Revenue (Rs. Cr.)**||Net Profit (Rs. Cr.)**|
|HPL Electric & Power||116.30||747.81||1,121.25||36.62|
* As on 20 February 2017