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Executive Summary

Kitex Garments Limited manufactures fabric and readymade garments in India.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

How has Kitex Garments's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 521248's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




IN Luxury


IN Market

1 Year Return




IN Luxury


IN Market

Return vs Industry: 521248 exceeded the Indian Luxury industry which returned -28.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 521248 exceeded the Indian Market which returned -23.2% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-2.8%2.7%1.8%
30 Day1.9%-2.9%-0.5%
90 Day-37.3%-32.2%-22.2%
1 Year-10.7%-13.2%-28.2%-28.8%-22.2%-23.7%
3 Year-63.2%-64.7%-6.2%-8.4%-12.1%-16.8%
5 Year-85.1%-85.7%23.3%20.7%4.5%-5.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Kitex Garments's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Kitex Garments undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 521248 (₹97.25) is trading above our estimate of fair value (₹16.55)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 521248 is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 521248 is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.5x) compared to the Luxury industry average (8.1x).

PE vs Market: 521248 is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.5x) compared to the Indian market (9.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 521248's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 521248 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the IN Luxury industry average (0.4x).

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Future Growth

How is Kitex Garments forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Consumer Durables industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Kitex Garments has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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Past Performance

How has Kitex Garments performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 521248 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 521248's current net profit margins (13%) are higher than last year (11.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 521248's earnings have declined by -5.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 521248's earnings growth over the past year (44.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (-5.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: 521248 earnings growth over the past year (44.1%) exceeded the Luxury industry 6.2%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: 521248's Return on Equity (16.6%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Kitex Garments's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 521248's short term assets (₹5.7B) exceed its short term liabilities (₹2.0B).

Long Term Liabilities: 521248's short term assets (₹5.7B) exceed its long term liabilities (₹226.2M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 521248's debt to equity ratio (15.3%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: 521248's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 64.9% to 15.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 521248's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (32.6%).

Interest Coverage: 521248's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (29.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Kitex Garments's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 521248's dividend (1.54%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (0.86%).

High Dividend: 521248's dividend (1.54%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Indian market (3.7%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 521248's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: 521248's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (8.4%), 521248's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Sabu Jacob (57yo)





Mr. Sabu Meckamkunnel Jacob has been Managing Director of Kitex Garments Limited since August 16, 2006 and was its Interim Chief Financial Officer since May 20, 2019 until July 1, 2019. He serves as Chairm ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Sabu's total compensation ($USD901.35K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Indian market ($USD50.03K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Sabu's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Sabu Jacob
Chairman & MD13.75yrs₹68.50m39.66% 2.6b
Mithun Shenoy
Company Secretary & Compliance Officer1.5yrs₹950.42kno data
Sindhu Chandrasekharan
Woman Whole-Time Director5.17yrs₹1.78mno data
Boby Michael
Chief Financial Officer0.83yr₹1.29m0.041% 2.7m
Harkishan Sodhi
Vice President of Business Operationsno datano datano data
Donnie Hodge
President & COO of Kitex USA LLCno datano datano data
Dan De Yoe
Vice President and Director of Operations - USAno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: 521248's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Sabu Jacob
Chairman & MD13.75yrs₹68.50m39.66% 2.6b
Sindhu Chandrasekharan
Woman Whole-Time Director5.17yrs₹1.78mno data
Benni Joseph
Independent Non Executive Director21.83yrs₹280.00kno data
Erumala Paulose
Independent & Non-Executive Director8.83yrs₹250.00k0.00021% 13.6k
Kalpathy Lekshmi Narayanan
Non Executive Director7.08yrs₹240.00kno data
Chenakkott Philipose
Independent Non Executive Director3.92yrs₹200.00k0.0019% 120.3k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: 521248's board of directors are considered experienced (7.1 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Kitex Garments Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Kitex Garments Limited
  • Ticker: 521248
  • Exchange: BSE
  • Founded: 1992
  • Industry: Apparel, Accessories and Luxury Goods
  • Sector: Consumer Durables
  • Market Cap: ₹6.467b
  • Shares outstanding: 66.50m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Kitex Garments Limited
  • P. B. No. 5, Kizhakkambalam
  • Alwaye
  • Kochi
  • Kerala
  • 683562
  • India


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
521248BSE (Mumbai Stock Exchange)YesEquity SharesININRMar 1995
KITEXNSEI (National Stock Exchange of India)YesEquity SharesININRMar 1995


Kitex Garments Limited manufactures fabric and readymade garments in India. The company primarily offers infant wear comprising body suits, rompters, bibs, burps, sleepwear, and training pants. It also exports its products to the United States and Europe. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Kochi, India. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/05/25 12:59
End of Day Share Price2020/05/22 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/03/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.