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Executive Summary

Malu Paper Mills Limited manufactures and sells paper in India.

Snowflake Analysis

Imperfect balance sheet with questionable track record.

Share Price & News

How has Malu Paper Mills's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 532728's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




IN Forestry


IN Market

1 Year Return




IN Forestry


IN Market

Return vs Industry: 532728 exceeded the Indian Forestry industry which returned -40.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 532728 exceeded the Indian Market which returned -6% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.2%2.7%1.1%
30 Day0.5%8.5%6.2%
90 Day-12.7%10.2%18.2%
1 Year45.1%45.1%-24.7%-40.7%-4.1%-6.0%
3 Year22.7%22.7%-38.6%-53.5%0.2%-4.5%
5 Year160.8%160.8%5.5%-23.5%24.5%14.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Malu Paper Mills undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 532728 (₹30.25) is trading below our estimate of fair value (₹30.63)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 532728 is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 532728 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (77.6x) compared to the IN Forestry industry average (7.8x).

PE vs Market: 532728 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (77.6x) compared to the Indian market (12.6x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 532728's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 532728 is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the IN Forestry industry average (0.7x).

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Future Growth

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


Forecasted Materials 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 Malu Paper Mills 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 Malu Paper Mills performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 532728 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 532728's current net profit margins (0.3%) are lower than last year (2.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 532728's earnings have grown by 12.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 532728's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: 532728 had negative earnings growth (-91.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Forestry industry average (-10.5%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: 532728's Return on Equity (2.1%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Malu Paper Mills's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 532728's short term assets (₹547.0M) do not cover its short term liabilities (₹1.0B).

Long Term Liabilities: 532728's short term assets (₹547.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (₹83.1M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 532728's debt to equity ratio (275.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: 532728's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 863.7% to 275.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 532728's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (18.2%).

Interest Coverage: 532728's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (1.1x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Malu Paper Mills's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate 532728's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate 532728's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 532728's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 532728's dividend payments have been increasing.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of 532728's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Indian market.

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


Average board tenure


Punamchand Malu (68yo)

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Mr. Punamchand Ramlal Malu serves as the Managing Director of Malu Paper Mills Ltd. Mr. Malu served as a Commercial Officer in a Mumbai based Textile Company for 5 years. Thereafter he joined family busine ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Punamchand's total compensation ($USD26.61K) is below average for companies of similar size in the Indian market ($USD48.72K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Punamchand's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.

Board Members

Punamchand Malu
MD & Executive Directorno data₹2.00m3.29% 17.0m
Banwarilal Malu
Joint MD & Executive Directorno data₹2.00m2.95% 15.2m
Chandrakant Thakar
Independent Director14.67yrs₹17.00k0.013% 67.5k
Satyanarayan Rathi
Independent Non-Executive Director14.67yrs₹19.00kno data
Vasudeo Malu
Non-Executive Director26.5yrs₹19.00k6.43% 33.2m
Damodarlal Malu
Non-Executive Chairman13.75yrs₹15.00k2.96% 15.3m
Shyamsunder Shivnarayan Soni
Independent Non Executive Director8.83yrs₹10.00kno data
Shrutika Inani
Independent Non-Executive Director5.83yrs₹24.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: 532728's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 14.2 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Malu Paper Mills Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Malu Paper Mills Limited
  • Ticker: 532728
  • Exchange: BSE
  • Founded: 1994
  • Industry: Paper Products
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: ₹516.042m
  • Shares outstanding: 17.06m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Malu Paper Mills Limited
  • Heera Plaza
  • 4th Floor
  • Nagpur
  • Maharashtra
  • 440008
  • India


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
532728BSE (Mumbai Stock Exchange)YesEquity SharesININRApr 2006
MALUPAPERNSEI (National Stock Exchange of India)YesEquity SharesININRApr 2006


Malu Paper Mills Limited manufactures and sells paper in India. It provides newsprint, writing and printing paper, kraft paper, and packaging paper. The company was formerly known as Malu Solvex Limited and changed its name to Malu Paper Mills Limited in April 1998. Malu Paper Mills Limited was incorporated in 1994 and is based in Nagpur, India. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/11 12:44
End of Day Share Price2020/07/10 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/03/31

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.