B Fouress Private Limited

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B Fouress Private Limited Instrument Cash Credit Non Fund Based Limits

Amount In Rs. crore 4.00 138.00

Rating Action February, 2015 Revised to [ICRA]BBB+ (Stable) from [ICRA]A (Negative) Revised to [ICRA]A2+ from [ICRA]A1

ICRA has revised the long term rating to [ICRA]BBB+ (pronounced ICRA triple B plus) from [ICRA]A (pronounced ICRA A) for Rs. 4.00 crore * cash credit facilities of B Fouress Private Limited (BFPL) . ICRA has also revised the short term rating to [ICRA]A2+ (pronounced ICRA A two plus) from [ICRA]A1 (pronounced ICRA A one) for Rs. 138.00 crore non fund based facilities of BFPL. The outlook on the long term rating has been revised to stable from negative. The rating revision factors in the deterioration in the financial profile of the company as reflected by a drop in the operating income by 6% to Rs. 159.77 crore in FY14, net losses from operations (excluding non-operating income) and resultant weakened coverage metrics with interest coverage of 0.88 times in FY14. Gross billings have reduced during FY14 as a result of tardy pace of execution witnessed in most of the small hydro projects owing to delays in approvals, delays in completion of the civil works and funding related issues faced by the customers. This coupled with higher overhead expenses has resulted in decline in the operating profitability to 1.54% in FY14 from 3.20% in FY13 and consequently deterioration in the return indicators during FY14. The ratings continue to be constrained by the moderate size of the company’s operations and net worth in comparison to global peers and high competition from domestic and international equipment manufacturers both in the domestic and export markets. However, ICRA positively factors in the healthy order book position of the company, order book/operating income of 2.8 times as on Mar 31, 2014, which provides revenue visibility in the medium term. ICRA notes that there has been an improvement in the order flow in the domestic market during the current year (FY15) significantly increasing the closing order book to Rs. 611 crore as on Nov, 2014 from Rs. 441 crore as on Mar, 2014. Although profitability and consequently the cash accruals have been on a declining trend, ICRA notes that the company’s borrowings are low and further the liquidity profile continues to remain favorable as reflected by average unutilized bank lines of 55% during the last one year and BFPL’s working capital intensity is low as a result of healthy inflow of mobilization advances from fresh orders. The ratings continue to positively factor in the long track record of operations of the company in the turnkey project execution over last three decades in small hydro power sector in domestic and overseas market, helped by BFPL’s past long term relationship with GE Hydro, BFPL’s independent turbine technology, competitively priced products and experienced management and globally spread cost effective supply chain (which includes exclusive suppliers for some of the key components like generators). Going forward, the company's ability to improve the pace of execution of the order book and improve its profitability while maintaining low working capital intensity will remain the key rating sensitivities. Company Profile B Fouress Private Limited (BFPL, formerly known as Boving Fouress Private Limited) is a part of the Fouress Group of Companies. BFL was formed in 1983 as 62:38 joint venture between the Fouress Group and Boving & Company limited, UK to operate in small hydro business. Later, the share of Boving & Company Limited was acquired by GE Energy, Norway. Subsequently, BFL bought share back from GE Energy in September 2008 and company was renamed B Fouress Private Limited in 2010.


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BFPL is a turnkey contractor for the design, supply and commissioning of projects in the small hydro power segment, in both domestic and international markets. BFL manufactures hydro turbines for small hydro power plants and has a fully fledged manufacturing facility near Bangalore. Its product range includes small hydro turbines of both configurations (i.e., Horizontal and Vertical) of all kinds that include Kaplan, Semi-Kaplan, Propeller, Francis and Pelton turbines. The unit turbine capacity ranges from 250 KW to 20,000 KW. Recent Results In FY14, BFPL reported an operating income of Rs. 159.77 crore and net profit of Rs. 1.49 crore as against an operating income of Rs. 169.98 crore and net profit of Rs. 2.75 crore in FY13. February 2015 For further details, please contact: Analyst Contacts: Mr. Sabyasachi Majumdar (Tel. No. +91 124 4545304) [email protected] Relationship Contacts: Mr. Jayanta Chatterjee (Tel. No. +91-80-43326401) [email protected]

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