Consumer adhesives and
sealants player HP Adhesives is coming up with its Rs.126 crore public offering
consisting of a fresh
offer of 4.14 million shares for Rs.113.4 crore and an offer for sale of about
457,000 shares by shareholder AnjanaHareshMotwani aggregating up to Rs.12.5
crore. Of the net issue, 75% is reserved for qualified institutional buyers, 15
percent for non-institutional bidders, and 10 percent for retail investors.
Objects of the Offer:
As the 90% of the issue consists of fresh issue the company is planning
to use the fresh proceeds for its working capital requirements and capacity
expansion at its manufacturing facility at Narangi village of Raigad district
in Maharashtra and an additional unit on an adjacent plot. The company will
also expand installed capacities at existing product lines and add new products
to its portfolio.
About the Company:
HP Adhesives Ltd is a
consumer adhesives and sealants company popularly known for its consumer
adhesives and sealants such as PVC, cPVC, and uPVC solvent cement and other
types of sealants and PVC pipe lubricants which are sold across India as well
as exported to several other countries. It also sells ancillary products like ball valves,
thread seal and other tapes and FRP (fiber-reinforced plastic) products for
drainage and architectural solutions that are distributed along with its
products to the end customers through distribution network.
adhesives and sealants are used in industries such as plumbing and sanitary,
drainage and water distribution, general purpose building/construction and
interior operations as well as
for glazing operations, woodwork, footwear, automotive, foam-furnishing and
Pidilite is the market
leader in consumer adhesives and sealants in India with an overall market share
of 65 percent. HP Adhesives has a market share of about 14-16 percent in
solvents used in plastic pipes and fittings.
Focusing on multiple end-user industries
Established presence in International markets
Established brand presence
Wide Product Portfolio & SKUs
Extensive distribution network across India
· The Indian adhesives and sealants industry has historically been
dominated by few major players and presents significant entry barriers. The
company competes with other players on the strength of its distribution
network, quality, brand recognition and ability to leverage distributor
relationships to connect with the end use appliers.
Crude oil and other petrochemical intermediates impact the company’s raw
material prices. Any volatility in crude oil prices has an adverse impact on
The company does not have long-term
agreements with raw material suppliers.
A significant portion of HP Adhesive’s sales
are skewed towards ‘West’ zone any materially adverse changes in the west
markets can impact the company’s bottom-line.
In the overall consumer adhesives market, HP Adhesives
is pre-dominantly present in PVC adhesives market as 77% of its sales are
coming from PVC adhesive related products. Considering the size of the overall
consumer adhesives market i.e, Rs.50-55 bn, PVC adhesives market is
comparatively significantly smaller and fragmented i.e, Rs.6.5 bn. Further, the
company faces intense competition from not only Pidilite but also from other
unorganized players. Bearing in mind factors like low capacity utilization (51%
as of FY21), volatile debt position, high geographical concentration, high
suppliers as well as customers bargaining power and the fact that currently
there are better IPO investment opportunities available, we recommend investors
to ‘AVOID’ this IPO.