Disclaimer – Below Analysis is NOT a BUY/SELL/HOLD Recommendation. It is for educational purpose and it can be used for educational purposes further. There could be lot of things which might have been missed in my analysis either due to lack of information or oversight etc.. Do your own diligence & contact your expert financial adviser before making any investment decision.
Data Patterns is a leading player in India’s Defence and Aerospace industry. The Company is respected for its proprietary capabilities: design to manufacture, testing to validation and support for products throughout the life cycle. Data Patterns is the only Indian company in the Defence and Aerospace sectors to offer complete systems.
Data Patterns’ core competence covers the entire spectrum of electronics including Processors, Power, RF and Microwave, Embedded Software & Firmware. This unique capability allows Company to offer complete solutions, an area addressed only by international OEMs.
Data Patterns has succeeded in building products in high technology domains such as Radars, Electronic Warfare (EW), Communications, Satellite Systems, Video, Control Systems and Navigation, besides others. It is one of the few Indian companies offering indigenously developed products catering to the entire spectrum of Defence platforms – space, air, land, and sea. The Company established its quality management system in line with the demanding standards of AS9100 Rev. D by TUV-SUD, an internationally acclaimed certification
Product offerings and Clients
Biggest moat is long term relationship with Indian Defense companies built over years. A new company will take years to develop, manufacture, provide and test the integrated systems and then won new orders
Data Patterns is the only Indian company in the Defence and Aerospace sectors to offer complete systems.
Data Patterns’ core competence covers the entire spectrum of electronics including Processors, Power, RF and Microwave, Embedded Software & Firmware. This unique capability allows Company to offer complete solutions, an area addressed only by international OEMs
- Data Patterns’ modern manufacturing facility consists of 2,00,000 square feet factory built on 5.75 acres of land in SIPCOT IT Park, Chennai. It has facilities for design, manufacturing, qualification and life cycle support of high reliability electronic systems used in Aerospace and Defence applications. The facility includes an EMS line, clean rooms, board, box and rack level integration capability and environmental testing to cater to the requirements of quality and complex production
- Vertically integrated defence and aerospace electronics solutions providers catering to the indigenously developed defence products industry
- Diversified order book with marquee customers along with state of the art manufacturing facilities
- Experienced management team and skilled workforce
- Highest Revenue growth, EBIDTA margin, ROCE and ROE (for FY20 &FY21) amongst key Indian defence and aerospace companies
- Strong Balance Sheet; Net Debt Free Company
Some triggers and updates ( Market size, order wins etc)
TAM (total addressable market) of USD 4.65 bn by 2030 growing at CAGR – 9% from 2020*
Make in India, Indigenous manufacturing defense Theme
Beneficiary of shifting procurement trends in Defence – Aatma Nirbhar Bharat , Make in India, new defence acquisition policies among
Increasing indigenization, Domestic defence procurement, Higher share of electronics in warfare
Expansion of facilities
Data Patterns is in the process of upgrading and expanding the current facility, with a proposed doubling of available floor area and manufacturing capacity, as well as addition of capability of handling large and heavy equipment, integration of large radars and mobile electronic warfare systems, satellite integration facility. The new infrastructure is slated to be ready by September 2022.
Data Patterns is also in the process of acquiring an additional 2.81 acres of adjacent land for further expansion
Promoters have sufficient skin in game, along with FII and DII holdings and big players leading to only 21% approx for retail investors
Risks (tried to see major risks, please do due diligence to understand more on this part)
Fast rampup in orders is key along with execution. Will fast orders and execution can lead to profitability, we need to see in coming quarters and years
The business has long gestation period and inherited execution delays, consequently causes volatility in revenue recognition
Company face challenges to meet the requisite financial criteria of tender based business, for which it needs to rely on bigger entities
Cash conversion cycle and working capital cycle has been really a big risk. Need to be watchful on these two parameters consistently. Major trigger is inventory levels, which should come down with normalized operations and betterment of chip availability
Seasonality Improving but Q4 still Significant
Valuations for such company is difficult to judge as growth can happen exponentially and company one good year can turn the tables on valuations and vice -versa. As per experience start with specific risk reward and then performance observed over a period of time and as and when orders emerge.
Looking at past, such companies look overvalued, Looking at future opportunities, Company seem undervalued
We entered around 700 even when valuations look high and markets took it to 1200+ –so Premium companies might be rerated faster than one can imagine –hence our focus is to ride as long as growth happens in company but 1-2 quarters should not deter us to stop holding long enough and give chance to company to perform
Only thing here is if valuation blow up faster than business –we need to book some partial profits
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