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Graphite India (GIL) manufacturer of Graphite Electrodes as well as Carbon and Graphite Specialty products .
GIL has 4 manufacturing facilities while the EU market while the foreign operations are looked at by the subsidiary based at Nuremberg, Germany with an Electrode capacity is 18,000 tons per annum.
Graphite India is the largest Indian producer of graphite electrodes by capacity which accounts for 12.6% of the global electrode capacity .
Other products manufactured by the company includes Calcined Petroleum Coke & Carbon Electrode Paste, Glass Reinforced Plastic Pipes and High Speed Steel & Alloy Tool Steels.
GIL also has a power generation capacity of 33MW through hydel and multi-fuel routes which is basically used as captive supply for the graphite electrodes business.
FY-2017 Financial Performance
- Average capacity utilization was 74% in FY2017 as compared to 62% in FY2016 .
- Decreased operating profit due to lower electrode prices coupled with higher input costs
- Reduced borrowings has led to a fall in finance charges
Graphite trades at a PE ratio of 27 times its 4 quarter trailing earnings. This is expensive given the low / single digit Return on Equity the stock has been seeing for quite a while now.