PACRA maintains rating of Mughal Iron & Steel Industries Limited | PPCP | PKR 2 bln | Apr-23
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Mughal is a known name in the steel industry. The Company’s business profile has sustained and improving, over the last few years. Governance framework is strengthened by presence of independent oversight on board. The Company has a diversified product slate as its operating both in ferrous & non-ferrous segments. The ferrous segment comprises Billets, Rebars & Girders while the non-ferrous segment comprises Copper ingots mainly. The highlighted achievement through geographical diversification in the revenue stream led to a significant contribution from exports of Copper Ingots & granules to China (i-e; ~24% of revenue contribution) which not only contributed to the top line but also brought sustained profit stream, going forward. The company’s top line was recorded at PKR 21.032 billion in 1QFY24 as per management accounts (FY23: PKR 67.390 billion) despite significant decrease in volumes as well as slight erosion in gross margins as the impact of increase in raw material prices and other input costs was not completely transferred to sale prices. Net margins also exhibited a downward trend due to high finance cost . Company’s leveraging ratio was reported at ~ 51.5% in Sep 23. Apart from banking facilities, the company is also relying on a few privately placed issued instruments to fuel increase in its WC requirements.
The ratings are dependent upon the Company’s ability to sustain its healthy business profile amidst strong competition, herein, effective and prudent management of financial risk indicators remains important. Moreover, upholding of governance framework is vital.
Mughal Iron & Steel Industries Limited (Mughal), is a public limited company incorporated in 2010 and is primarily engaged in the manufacturing and sale of billets, girders, and rebars. The Company has expanded its product base, by entering the non-ferrous segment. Mughal operates with a melting capacity of 500,000M.T., rerolling capacity of 630,000M.T., and non-ferrous recycling capacity of 90,000M.T.. Currently, a nine-member BoD is monitoring the overall functioning under the chairmanship of Mr. Mirza Javed Iqbal. Mr. Khurram Javaid is the execution lead as CEO and the driving force behind the Company.
Mughal Iron & Steel Industries Limited issued a Rated, Unsecured, Privately Placed Short Term Conventional Commercial Paper (CP) of PKR 2,000mln at face value to finance the company’s working capital requirements. The tenor of ICP is 9 months and carrying a profit rate of 6MK+150bps. Profit payment and principal would be made in a bullet payment at the time of maturity