RATING RATIONALE
09Aug2022

Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd.

Brickwork Ratings reaffirms the ratings for the Bank Loan Facilities of Rs. 2900.00 Crs. of Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd.

Particulars
Facilities** Amount (Rs.Crs.) Tenure Rating#
Previous Present Previous
(02 Aug 2021)
Present
Fund Based 2000.00 2000.00 Long Term BWR AA+ /Stable
Assignment
BWR AA + /Stable
Reaffirmation
Non Fund Based 900.00 900.00 Short Term BWR A1+
Assignment
BWR A1 +
Reaffirmation
Grand Total 2900.00 2900.00 (Rupees Two Thousand Nine Hundred Crores Only)
#Please refer to BWR website www.brickworkratings.com for definition of the ratings
**Details of Bank Loan facilities,consolidation or instruments are provided in Annexure


RATING ACTION / OUTLOOK

Brickwork Ratings (BWR) has reaffirmed BWR AA+/Stable/A1+ ratings for the bank loan facilities of Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd (GNFC or the company).

The ratings derive comfort from the company’s demonstrated track record in the fertilisers and chemicals businesses, diversified product profile with it being the sole/largest manufacturer of key chemicals such as Toluene Di-Isocyanate (TDI), aniline and acetic acid, presence in multiple states and strong brand recall in these areas, strong financial risk profile with high financial flexibility on account of the absence of any long-term debt, negligible utilisation of working capital limits, and the generation of substantial cash accruals and realisation of significant subsidy receivables under the Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme, bringing down the overall receivables level.

The ratings however, remain constrained on account of the company’s exposure to regulatory risks, considering fertilisers is a highly regulated sector, and the susceptibility of the profitability margins to volatility associated with the chemicals business, arising out of movements in fuel prices and exchange rates.

The outlook has been assigned as Stable as the company’s financial risk profile is expected to remain healthy on account of the company’s strong operational efficiencies, its market position and limited reliance on external funding to manage operations.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

Credit Strengths:


Credit Risks:

ANALYTICAL APPROACH - Consolidated

BWR has analysed the company’s standalone and consolidated financial statements while arriving at the rating. However, as GNFC is the only contributing entity in the group, reliance is more on the standalone statements.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Upward: Reporting of stable profit margins in the fertilisers segment, and the receivables level is significantly brought down from the current levels

Downward: If the prices of the products deteriorate, and the company misses the energy efficiency targets to claim full subsidy for the fertilisers segment

LIQUIDITY INDICATORS - Superior

The company’s liquidity position is superior, with the absence of any long-term debt and with the generation of substantial cash accruals every year on the back of profitable operations. GNFC has sanctioned secured fund-based working capital limits of Rs. 1500 Crs, which largely remained unutilised. The company also reported healthy cash balances, including current investments of Rs. 1081.13 Crs as on 31 March 2022, providing adequate liquidity backup.

ABOUT THE ENTITY

Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd (GNFC) was incorporated in 1976 by the Government of Gujarat (GoG) and Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited. The shareholding of the GoG was later transferred to Gujarat State Investments Limited, the investments arm of the GoG. GNFC is a manufacturer and trader of fertilisers and industrial chemicals, covering a wide range of products. Other than that, the company also offers various IT solutions and services.

KEY FINANCIAL INDICATORS (Standalone)
Key Parameters Units FY 21-22
(Audited)
FY 20-21
(Audited)
Operating Revenue Rs.Crs. 8642.29 5128.69
EBITDA Rs.Crs. 2383.78 1006.15
PAT Rs.Crs. 1703.75 689.21
Tangible Net Worth Rs.Crs. 7878.88 5962.57
Total Debt/TNW Times 0.00 0.00
Current Ratio Times 3.61 3.57
KEY FINANCIAL INDICATORS (Consolidated)
Key Parameters Units FY 21-22
(Audited)
FY 20-21
(Audited)
Operating Revenue Rs.Crs. 8642.29 5128.69
EBITDA Rs.Crs. 2383.78 1003.33
PAT Rs.Crs. 1710.41 696.95
Tangible Net Worth Rs.Crs. 7970.07 6047.10
Total Debt/TNW Times 0.00 0.00
Current Ratio Times 3.61 3.57
KEY COVENANTS OF THE FACILITY RATED

NA


NON-COOPERATION WITH PREVIOUS CREDIT RATING AGENCY

NA

ANY OTHER INFORMATION

NA

RATING HISTORY FOR THE PREVIOUS THREE YEARS (including withdrawal and suspended)
Facilities Current Rating  (2022) 2022 (History) 2021 2020 2019
Type Tenure Amount
(Rs.Crs.)
Rating Date Rating Date Rating Date Rating Date Rating
Fund Based LT 2000.00
BWR AA+/Stable
(Reaffirmation)
NA
NA
02Aug2021
BWR AA+ Stable
(Assignment)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Non Fund Based ST 900.00
BWR A1+
(Reaffirmation)
NA
NA
02Aug2021
BWR A1+
(Assignment)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Grand Total 2900.00 (Rupees Two Thousand Nine Hundred Crores Only)
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Ratings Analyst shamkant.d@brickworkratings.com

Vipula Sharma

Director - Ratings Board : +91 80 4040 9940 vipula.s@brickworkratings.com
1-860-425-2742 | media@brickworkratings.com
Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd.
ANNEXURE-I
Details of Bank Facilities rated by BWR
SL.No. Name of the Bank/Lender Type Of Facilities Long Term(Rs.Crs.) Short Term(Rs.Crs.) Total(Rs.Crs.)
1 Axis Bank Ltd. ILC/FLC _ 50.00 50.00
2 Bank of Baroda Cash Credit 690.00 _ 690.00
3 Bank of Baroda ILC/FLC _ 395.00 395.00
4 Bank of India Cash Credit 100.00 _ 100.00
5 Bank of India ILC/FLC _ 25.00 25.00
6 Federal Bank ILC/FLC _ 50.00 50.00
7 Federal Bank Cash Credit 10.00 _ 10.00
8 HDFC Bank Cash Credit 263.00 _ 263.00
9 HDFC Bank ILC/FLC _ 55.00 55.00
10 ICICI Bank Cash Credit 10.00 _ 10.00
11 Kotak Mahindra Bank ILC/FLC _ 150.00 150.00
12 Kotak Mahindra Bank Cash Credit 125.00 _ 125.00
13 Others Cash CreditProposed 230.00 _ 230.00
14 State Bank Of India (SBI) ILC/FLC _ 175.00 175.00
15 State Bank Of India (SBI) Cash Credit 572.00 _ 572.00
Total 2000.00 900.00 2900.00
TOTAL (Rupees Two Thousand Nine Hundred Crores Only)
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