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PACRA Maintains Entity Ratings of Olympia Chemicals Limited

Rating Type Entity
(20-Jun-22 )
(21-Jun-21 )
Action Maintain Initial
Long Term A- A-
Short Term A1 A1
Outlook Stable Stable
Rating Watch - -

Olympia Chemicals Limited (the Company) ratings reflect a reputable business profile and strong presence in manufacturing of Soda Ash light/dense (Sodium Carbonate) and Refined Sodium Bicarbonate which is used as raw material in different industries like soaps & detergents, textile, paper, glass, solar panels, baking, beverages, and tannery. The competition is duopoly, where product demand is high and the Company enjoys considerable market share. To align with product demand expansion of soda ash unit is underway which will increase capacity from 750TPD to 1000TPD. The Company’s new 100TPD food grade Sodium Bi Carbonate unit has also come online which will provide a competitive advantage. During 9MYF22 the top-line of the Company showed ~16% growth and margins also showed some improvement at all levels. The group has formidable business history, and its rating takes comfort from well-managed diversifications. The group’s portfolio contains investments in poultry sector & processed chicken, poultry feeds, chemical manufacturing, edible oils extraction, agriculture crops, fruit orchards, carpets weaving, and textile products. Some of the renowned brands are “O! Food”, “BreeO Laundry Detergent” “Number 1 Detergent Powder”, “Areej Banaspati & Cooking Oil”, “Olympia Carpets” and etc. Operations are managed by a team of professionals, under the supervision of sponsors. The board of the company is family-oriented where sponsors are close family members and thus indicating room for improvement. The Company is benefitting from sound systems of internal controls. Financial profile of the Company is considered strong with healthy coverages, efficient working capital management, and sizeable cashflows. Capital structure is low leveraged and borrowings are mainly comprised of long term to support BMR and capacity expansions. Going forward Company is expecting to increase its export sales to UAE, Qatar, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Kuwait. The Company follows a conservative debt policy, which is likely to continue in the future as well also depicted in future financial projections.
The ratings are dependent on upheld sustainable profits and market share while retaining sufficient cash flows and coverages. However, adherence to maintain its debt metrics at an adequate level is a prerequisite

About the Entity
Olympia Chemicals Limited (the company) was incorporated in Pakistan as on January 01, 1995 as a public unlisted under the Companies Ordinance,1984 (now the Companies Act, 2017). The registered office of the company is situated at 25-A Davis Road, Lahore, Pakistan and manufacturing facilities located at Unit (I) Warcha Tehsil Quaidabad, District Khushab Warcha and (II) 45-KM Multan Road, Tehsil Pattoki, District Kasur.
The Company is owned by the Monnoo family and its shareholding is divided among the family of Mr. Hamayun Monnoo (25%) , Muhammad Shakil Monnoo and his family (37%) and Muhammad Khurshid Monnoo and his family (19%) and Muhammad Nasir Monnoo (19%). Muhammad Shakil Monnoo is the CEO of the Company.

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