NSEI:ALCHEM

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Alchemist Limited engages in the food processing, hotels and resorts, road technologies, healthcare, information technology, pharmaceuticals, steel mesh, and aviation businesses in India.

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Fundamentals

Weak fundamentals or lack of information.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-5.9%

ALCHEM

4.3%

IN Food

3.1%

IN Market


1 Year Return

-82.4%

ALCHEM

15.1%

IN Food

3.7%

IN Market

Return vs Industry: ALCHEM underperformed the Indian Food industry which returned 15.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ALCHEM underperformed the Indian Market which returned 3.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ALCHEMIndustryMarket
7 Day-5.9%4.3%3.1%
30 Day-23.8%9.8%5.7%
90 Day-27.3%14.6%1.4%
1 Year-82.4%-82.4%16.6%15.1%5.9%3.7%
3 Year-97.1%-97.1%66.7%61.9%22.3%16.0%
5 Year-98.1%-98.1%137.2%125.5%42.5%28.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Alchemist is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Alchemist has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


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Future Growth

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

16.5%

Forecasted Food, Beverage & Tobacco 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 Alchemist 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 Alchemist performed over the past 5 years?

-3.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ALCHEM is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -3.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare ALCHEM's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: ALCHEM is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Food industry (15.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: ALCHEM's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: ALCHEM is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Assets is negative.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: ALCHEM is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Capital Employed is negative.


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Financial Health

How is Alchemist's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ALCHEM has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: ALCHEM has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ALCHEM has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: ALCHEM's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: ALCHEM has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: ALCHEM has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets) therefore debt is not covered by short term assets.


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: ALCHEM has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: ALCHEM has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 33.2% each year.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

company0%marketbottom25%0.6%markettop25%2.5%industryaverage0.8%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ALCHEM's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ALCHEM's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ALCHEM's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ALCHEM's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: ALCHEM is not paying a notable dividend for the Indian market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ALCHEM's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Indian market.


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Management

What is the CEO of Alchemist's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

10.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Bikram Bhattacharya (66yo)

0yrs

Tenure

₹2,888,000

Compensation

Mr. Bikram Bhattacharya has been Whole Time Director of Alchemist Limited since August 10, 2017 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bhattacharya served as Chief Financial Officer of Alchemist Li ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Insufficient data to establish whether Bikram's total compensation is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in the Indian market.

Compensation vs Earnings: Bikram's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Management Age and Tenure

10.4yrs

Average Tenure

58.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: ALCHEM's management team is seasoned and experienced (10.4 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

2.3yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: ALCHEM's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Insider Trading

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


Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Inder Jha (62yo)

    Chief Executive Officer of Real Estate

    • Tenure: 13.3yrs
    • Compensation: ₹911.00k
  • Robert Bisset (57yo)

    Chief Executive Officer of BPO Division

    • Tenure: 13.4yrs
    • Compensation: ₹2.10m
  • Anjali Saxena (60yo)

    Head of Human Resources

    • Tenure: 13.3yrs
    • Compensation: ₹116.00k
  • Bikram Bhattacharya (66yo)

    CEO & Whole Time Director

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: ₹2.89m
  • Gurinder Singh

    Chief Executive Officer of Education & Global Operations and Group Director

    • Tenure: 7.6yrs
  • Ajay Arora (67yo)

    Vice President of Steel & Floriculture

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Gaurav Arora (41yo)

    Vice President of Marketing & Sales

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Madhu Tara (44yo)

    Assistant General Manager of HR & Admin

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Anop Negi (46yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 0.2yrs
  • Sunil Jain

    Company Secretary & Compliance Officer

    • Tenure: 0.6yrs
    • Compensation: ₹40.00k

Board Members

  • Kanwar Singh (58yo)

    Chairman Emeritus

    • Tenure: 7.2yrs
    • Compensation: ₹6.46m
  • Bikram Bhattacharya (66yo)

    CEO & Whole Time Director

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: ₹2.89m
  • Charandeep Jolly (60yo)

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.08yrs
  • Maria Fernandes (55yo)

    Independent Woman Director

    • Tenure: 4.6yrs
    • Compensation: ₹40.00k
  • Ambika Chowdhary (43yo)

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs
    • Compensation: ₹40.00k

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: Alchemist Limited
  • Ticker: ALCHEM
  • Exchange: NSEI
  • Founded: 1981
  • Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Market Cap: ₹10.712m
  • Shares outstanding: 13.56m
  • Website: https://www.alchemist.co.in

Number of Employees


Location

  • Alchemist Limited
  • Alchemist House
  • Building No. 23, Nehru Place
  • New Delhi
  • Delhi
  • 110019
  • India

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
526707BSE (Mumbai Stock Exchange)YesEquity SharesININRDec 2001
ALCHEMNSEI (National Stock Exchange of India)YesEquity SharesININRDec 2001

Biography

Alchemist Limited engages in the food processing, hotels and resorts, road technologies, healthcare, information technology, pharmaceuticals, steel mesh, and aviation businesses in India. The company opera ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/17 12:45
End of Day Share Price2019/10/17 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
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.