Best Steel Logistics Limited (BSLL) claims to provide warehousing solutions for steel industry and is also engaged in trading of steel and related products. It controls four warehouses with a total area of 373,000 square feet, located in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Faridabad and Ghaziabad. While the company says it is also looking to set up additional facilities in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, revenue has been erratic in the past five years, from no revenue in FY12-13 to Rs61 crore for FY16-17; trailing 12-month (TTM) revenue is at Rs210 crore.
BSLL reported net sales of Rs99.6 crore in September 2017 compared to Rs1.34 crore in September 2016. While the reported profit after tax was Rs2.91 crore for September 2017 compared to Rs0.34 crore in September 2016. Until FY15-16, the net worth of company was also negative with a negative reserve & surplus of Rs0.54 crore. BSLL is growing by borrowing funds; as of FY16-17 borrowing stands at Rs33 crore. The cash flow from operations is negative; this is due to high receivables and low payables, i.e., sales are not being converted to cash. This trend can be seen in its cash flow statement for the past three years. For FY16-17, the increase in debtors was Rs9 crore while decrease in payables was Rs1.8 crore in the cash flow statement. The promoter shareholding has reduced from 39.04% in June 2017 quarter to 38.75% in the September 2017 quarter. Meanwhile, the stock has rocketed—from around Rs9 in November 2015 to over Rs102 now, a rise of 1033%. The regulators? As usual.
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