Tuesday, January 27, 2009

KRBL - Agro Bet

Highlights :

  • KRBL (Bse Code : 530813) is the largest Basmati Rice Miller in India
  • India's largest rice exporter, with premium brands such as "India Gate", now marketing aggressively in the country too, taking advantage of the explosion of "big retail"
  • Pioneer of Pusa-1121 variety of rice, now declared a "basmati" variety
  • Going into production of "organic" (chemical free) rice in a big way
  • Addresses a market which will continue to expand, never contract

What can go wrong :

  • Govt regulations
  • Rice milling entails storing rice for months/years , hence is very capital intensive. So interest burden is a factor to track closely.
Recommendation :
KRBL can be picked up in the 50-75 range for reasonable returns in the medium term .

Author : Bosco Menezes

Recommendation Date : 27.1.2009

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