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ANFI is a majar International producer of packaged food Ray Allen Jersey , Indian specialty Basmati rice with sales in over 60 countries. It generates the majority of its revenue through the sale of Basmati rice, a long-grain rice grown only in certain regions of the Indian subcontinent, selling its products, primarily in emerging markets Randy Foye Jersey , through a distribution network.
Looking at what the CEO Mr. Karan A. Chanana has to say about Amira's successes and failures, it is clear that he has delivered on most of his statements in the past. In January 2013, when Amira's brand was selling in 40 countries, he estimated that it will sell in 70 countries by 2017. Today Mitch McGary Jersey , the brand has already reached sales in 60 countries. There have been some delays in certain projects like the debt issue where the attempted offering of $225 million Senior Secured Second Lien Notes due in 2020 failed because of a short-selling attack by prescience Consequently, the building of the new processing factory that would have enabled even faster future growth was delayed. But the business model of Amira as it is now is working pretty well and the earnings are growing. The company is expanding globally and last year increased its revenue by 35%. Also a development that has worked was the increase of up to 15 distribution centers in India to exploit the promising demographics and economic development in India. If we estimate future projections like the goal of reaching 1 billion in revenues through the analysis of past projections, we can be very confident in the current management team.
Possible catches - the cheapness of the Amira stock
As it is not an US company, investors find it difficult to trust a business from another part of the world. It is very difficult to call your mate from college and ask about the building of some distribution centre in north India. On the other hand Kyle Singler Jersey , we can simply walk into department stores and see the rice they sell. For me, those are stores like tesco, Asda, Waitrose and Morrison in the UK and for US readers it should be Costco with new additions coming month by month. This research aims to show that unfamiliarity can be a great play for investors.
The second issue is the financing problem that arose after missing the bond issue because of a short-seller attack a few months ago. This was quite unfortunate for Amira because of the relatively high interest rates in India Kevin Durant Jersey , but nothing that deteriorated the current situation that is very positive by itself. The way Amira does business now by financing operations through a consortium of Indian banks works pretty well, so a future possible lowering of the interest rate would only be beneficial.
The third issue that is also related to the second one is the continuous delays in finishing the new factory because of lack of financing. The CEO promises updates on finishing factory in the next quarterly presentation. The new factory would only improve the growth possibilities and future outlook for Amira.
The forth possible issue is the expected growth of the rice crop 2015 that will impact volume, thus lower prices. Also not such a bad thing because the consumer will get a better price and Amira will have the opportunity to increase the margins and pass some of the price decreases to its customers.
The fifth issue is that the organic product is still not on US shelves. Here it has to be said that the business model of Amira involves an aging process of more than 12 months, so it takes time for the new product lines to reach its customers. It is understandable that Wall Street would like everything immediately Josh Huestis Jersey , but this gives the opportunity to more patient investors to buy a gem in the making, and let it age to grasp all the flavors by letting it become older and better (the rice and also the stock). The CEO announced the organic product line on US shelves by the end of this year.
The sixth issue could be the possible diminishing demand from Middle East countries because of lower oil prices and thus lower purchasing power. Amira wants to be a global player, and partly already is one, so geographical diversification lowers specific geographical risks.
The seventh reason can be the very extensive global growth plans that might be overstretching the possibilities of Amira and putting more risk Jeremy Lamb Jersey , but 27 million of cash with 20 million more of available financing plus negotiations for more finances should help, and a low debt-to-equity ratio makes this an unlikely risk (Total debtLTM adj. EBITDA = 2.0x). A financial crisis that would hit the eastern markets might shake a little bit its financial position, but again, with the growth going on in Asia Gary Payton Jersey , it is something unlikely to happen. The competitor KRBL expects rice market volume to grow at a CAGR of 7% in India for the coming years.
The eighth reason can be that Amira is developing a brand strategy. You probably know of places where the atmosphere is nicer, the coffee is better and much cheaper than at Starbucks but the brand is what attracts people to it. Amira is trying to create that feeling in the premium Basmati rice growing segment. If it succeeds, we have in our hands a stock that might be the one that we will be telling stories to our grandchildren. If it does not succeed in creating a worldwide famous rice brand, it will probably be bought out by a large corporation at a nice premium. So for the long-term investors Ersan Ilyasova Jersey , there is a win-win situation with low possible downside risks at the current pricing.
Comparison with KRBL
KRBL is the world's largest rice miller and Basmati rice exporter. The company is quoted on the NSE (Indian National stock exchange) and BSE (Bombay stock exchange). It operates in the same market as Amira but without the global focus. The growth of the two companies has been almost the same that can be seen in the following table. Here we have also to take into account that the accounting currency Good qualit. Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Basketball Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys