Is Atul Auto a Multibagger Stock based on Warren Buffet Analysis?

Update: This stock really is Not a Multibagger up to date.  Since the Valuation change it is No Longer a Multibagger in our view.  You can check other stocks from our latest Multibaggers pack.

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Atul Auto Ltd.

BSE Code 531795
CMP 335.00
Free Report Yes
Publish Date Apr-13-2019

In this post I would like to Explore the Multibagger Potential of the company. This is based on a blog reader request.


The company based in Gujarat founded in 1980s is into the business of Vehicle Manufacturing primarily in the 3-wheeler targeting Cargo & Passenger segments. Company maintains No.1 position in the Diesel 3-wheeler segment in Gujarat.

Earlier in 1970s, the company started with invention of ‘Chakkada’ which was a big success. The current CEO inherited the business from his father & currently have PAN India presence with 330+ primary & secondary networks of distribution centers across India.

The company also have Petrol/CNG variants with Overseas presence. The company has 850+ employees and 60000 production capacity.


Atul Auto Multibagger Stock


The company CEO is Mr. Jayantibhai J Chandra. He performed previously as Managing Director of Khushbu Auto Finance Ltd. another subsidiary.

Positive Factors

Following are the Positive Factors identified:

Company has a Good Research Team. The company produces 3-wheeler in all Fuel range Petrol, Diesel, CNG, LPG and Electric. Electric Vehicles R&D on Card to accommodate Future trends.

Good Array of Products visible while ATUL Shakti is the new in array covering Passenger & Delivery segments.


FY18 had Sales Growth of 24% and Export growth of 40%. India three-wheeler market is projected to exhibit a CAGR of more than 15% by 20235.

Company does not have any Debt problems as it maintains Debt as Zero & Current Ratio above 1.8. CRISIL has reaffirmed rating as CRISIL “A” with stable outlook. HDFC Small cap & ADITYA BIRLA Mutual Funds are Invested.

Company has invested into the Green Vehicles Variant to curb the Vehicle Pollution issues. It owns a Subsidiary Atul Green Automotive to accommodate this Green Variants.

New plant in Bavla near Ahmedabad which supports Future Expansion aspirations.

Urbanization, India Growth Story, Green & Electrical Vehicle usage will be Boost to the company in coming years.

Concern Factors

Following are the Concern Factors identified:

Demonetization & GST has impacted the Sales of the company. Any such reforms in the future will Negatively affect the company.

The past FY 2015 seems to have the higher number of sales. The direct Competitor Bajaj Auto although seems to have higher sales in FY2018 too.

Cash Flow seems to be not steady. FY2017 seems to have provided the highest cash flow. Current year Net Cash Flow is negative due to Capex expenditure.

Few misalignments with Industry Growth also visible. In few years the company growth was lower than the industry growth. (In high growth companies this will be the opposite)


Crude Oil Price increase can adversely affect the company sales.

Management seems to be Immune to Debts. This affects the Leveraged growth & expansion of the company. The sluggish growth rate of 10% may be due to these factors.

Major competitor is Bajaj Auto which dominates the 3-wheeler industry. Other Competitors are Piaggio & Mahindra. The Penetration & Network of Atul Auto needs to be multifold increased for growing above these niches.

Sales & Profit Growth

Sales & Profit Growth is visible for the current year.


Warren Buffet, Value & Growth Checklist

Following are the Checklist parameters:

History of Consistently Increasing Sales, Earnings & Cash Flow Yes. However the Rate of Growth is Not too Impressive. image
Durable Competitive Advantage Moderate. (compared with competitors) image
Future Growth Drivers / Sectoral Growth Yes. 15% CAGR Sector Growth forecasted for next 5 years. image
Conservative Debt (long term debt < 3 Net Profit) Debt is 0. image
Debt Equity Ratio, Current Ratio DER is 0. CR is 1.8. Both are Very Good. image
Return on Equity must be Above Average 22% image
Low CAPEX required to maintain current operations Not. image
Inventory Turnover Ratio, Debtor Days, ROCE All 3 are decreasing for current 2 years but within range. image
Management is holding / buying the stock No changes. image
Price is Under Valued (< intrinsic value), PEG Ratio PEG is high. image
Stock Price is consolidating (now) Yes. image
Stock Price is growing in past years along with EPS growth Yes. image
Consolidated PE, PB Ratio 2015 holds the highest price value. image
Cash Flow Positive, Net Profit % greater than 8% Yes. image
Paying Dividends, Tax Yes. image
EPS Growth Rate Yes. image
Jump in Trailing Result EPS Yes. image
Jump in Quarterly Result EPS Yes. 50% image
Expected Gain in 5 Years 300%. (Not impressive expectation) image
Price Movement Graph, 52 Week High & Low Okay. image
Volume Analysis Low Volume. Good if Growth manifests. image
Power of Brand Moderate Brand compared with Big Peers. image
Corporate Governance, Reputation of Leaders Yes. image
Fraud reported Not in current search. image


Based on the above analysis I would like to say that the company possess Multibagger properties but not in a Great Order. Hence be cautious about Investing in it.


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