Likhitha Infra (approx 33 yr old company) is an Oil Gas Pipeline Infrastructure provider in India. Operations include Cross Country pipelines and associated facilities, City Gas Distribution including CNG stations, and Operation & Maintenance of CNG/PNG services.
Strong presence in more than 16 states and 2 Union Territories in India.
Two major domains, if we divide the operations , are Pipeline Infrastructure Projects and O&M services (Operation and Maintenance)
Revenue breakdown for the domains are highlighted below (for last 4 Financial years)
Long standing relationships with domestic marquee customers.
Efficient business model
Strong project execution capabilities
Diversified geographical presence in India
Strong Technical Qualification to bid for new projects
Strong promoter holding showing skin in game
Good ROCE, stable and improving PAT margins and EBITDA
Highly experienced Management Team
Triggers for company in coming quarters
CGD is increasing in India and company is at right place for its business to grow with Strong client base and on top of that company has Strong Technical Qualification to bid for new projects which is visible in orders won recently
Company has received orders worth Rs. 250 Crores (approx.) excluding GST from various City Gas Distribution Companies during the
quarter from October 2021 to December 2021.
Till Aug. 2021 company has an outstanding order book of 1020 cr giving good revenue visibility. In Oct-Dec 2021 , company received 250cr of additional orders
As per the recent Government policies, PNGRB has increased the number of Geographical Areas (GAs) to 228 comprising of 402 districts spread over 27 States and Union Territories, covering 70% of Indian population and 53% of its area. These recent Government initiatives have provided lucrative opportunities for Oil & Gas infrastructure service providers
Recent policy moves, including a wide-scale rollout of CNG and the expansion of gas infrastructure including LNG terminals, long-distance transmission pipelines and city gas distribution networks, will help drive 30bnm³ of gas demand growth over the next decade through fuel switching away from coal and oil. A recent switch to CNG from coal in India’s brick industry is encouraging greater gas use.
Order chain drying up in coming quarters
Unforeseeable change in Government policies
Declining margins and increasing debtors or working capital cycle days
Any change in CGD policy
Much faster penetration of EV in coming 2-3 years
Rising raw material and commodity costs
The Company is deriving significant portion of orders from major Oil & Gas distribution companies inducing a client concentration risk