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13th November 2018, Delhi

Max Ventures and Industries Limited Reports Consolidated Revenues of Rs. 267 Cr. in Q2 FY2019, up 51% Y-o-Y

Max Ventures and Industries Limited (MaxVIL), a part of the US$ 3 billion Max Group, operates across two core businesses of speciality packaging films and Premium Real Estate, additionally it also focuses on Early stage venture investing. MaxVIL has announced its Second Quarter and Half Year Ended September 30, 2018 results.
Highlights of Consolidated Financials at a Glance:

Particulars (Rs. Lakhs) Q2 FY19 Q2 FY18 YoY% Q1 FY19 QoQ%
Consolidated Revenue 26,754.47 17,720.79 51.0% 18,183.37 47.1%
Revenue from Packaging Films 24,485.17 17,433.66 40.4% 16,595.86 47.5%
Revenue from Real Estate 2,206.55 17.57 1,489.37 48.2%
EBITDA (incl other income) 1,226.78 1,437.33 -14.6% 680.85 80.2%
PBT (624.08) 224.64 -377.8% (556.41) -12.2%
  • The revenue of the Company has increased by 51% in Q2 FY19 compared to Q2 FY18 and 47% compared to Q1 FY19.
  • The above increase in revenue from packaging films is on account of revenue from newly inaugurated Line 5.
  • Sales volume for BOPP films has increased by 33.1% to 15,600 tons in Q2 FY 19 from 11,721 tons in Q2 FY 18.
  • The increase in revenue from real estate is on account of sale recognition of additional units of luxury residential project, 222Rajpur in Max Estates.
  • EBITDA has increased by 80% in Q2 FY19 compared to Q1 FY19.
  • In spite of falling output prices we are able to remain in cash profit status.
  • Max Towers is currently under development, rentals are to start from Q4FY19.
  • Lower PBT on account of accrual of depreciation and interest for new line for Line 5 in packaging films business.

Management Perspective

Commenting on the Results, Mr. Sahil Vachani, Managing Director and CEO said, “Q2 FY19 saw our flagship project Max Towers enter its final phase of construction. We expect construction completion and Occupation Certificate by the end of Q4FY19. So far, we have seen good traction for Max Towers from renowned domestic and global companies and are confident about converting them to tenants at marketleading rentals. We have also started the development of our second Grade A+ commercial project at Okhla and expect to complete it over the next 24-30 months.

We had an impressive revenue growth in our Speciality Films business in Q2FY19. However, the profits were strained due to the sudden rise in the price of crude oil and increased competitiveness in the industry. With our focus primarily on innovative research, we expect our business to be more resilient in the long run with better profitability prospects.

Overall, the ongoing development costs of Max Towers have created pressure on short-term profitability along with the Head Office costs which are expensed. Additionally, the depreciation and interest costs on the new manufacturing line (Line 5) of Max Speciality Films have also contributed to the strain on profits. With the imminent launch of Max Towers leading to rental income inflow as well as optimum utilization of increased Speciality Films capacity, we expect profitability pressures to ease out significantly.”

Business Updates:

Max Estates

Creating a portfolio of ‘landmark addresses’ in NCR and North India for Emerging India.

  • Max Towers Commercial, Noida – We expect the construction work to be completed by Q4FY19. This will be the 1st Commercial offering of MaxVIL. We have already leased about 50,000 Sq. Ft. to a premium Co-Working Company. The lease is likely to commence in Q4.
  • Max House Commercial, Okhla NCR –This is a Re-development of office campus located within South Delhi, comprising ~100,000 sq. ft. in the 1st phase. We have begun the work on this project and expect to deliver this project in the next 24-30 months.
  • Rajpur Residential Villas, Dehradun – We have completed the work for the project and are awaiting occupancy permissions. Of the project size of 21 villas, have sold 10 units worth Rs. 3,692 Lakhs and expect the balance sale of villas to be completed in FY19. This is the 1st residential project of MaxVIL and has been completed before scheduled time.

Commenting on the performance of the Real Estate business, Mr. Arjunjit Singh, CEO – Max Estates Ltd
said, “We are on track to deliver our first commercial project Max Towers at Noida. This flagship project
will be a benchmark for the commercial real estate sector in NCR, offering world-class facilities for its
occupants. Having already leased a small portion of the tower to a large co-working multi-national, we
are confident of building a high-quality tenant profile for Max Towers and make it ‘the Address’ for
commercial real estate in NCR.”

Max Speciality Films

Offering high definition, cutting edge innovative products to fulfill the aspirations of Emerging India

Particulars Q2 FY19 Q2 FY18 Y-o-Y% H1 FY19 H1 FY18 Y-o-Y%
Revenue (Rs. Lakhs) 24,485.17 17,433.66 40.4% 41,081.03 35,142.24 16.9%
Sales Volumes (Tons)* 15,600 11,721 33.1% 27,382 22,216 22,216

*BOPP Manufacturing Line Capacity was increased to 80.85 KTPA from 46.35 KTPA in May-2018

Commenting on the Films division performance, Mr. Ramneek Jain, CEO – Max Speciality Films Ltd said, “The speciality films industry is facing some pressure due to higher crude prices and volatile forex rates, which are affecting margins. We are focusing on innovation and increasing the share of value added products to stay ahead of the competition. Our partnership with Toppan Group of Japan, coupled with our R&D capabilities has enabled us to widen our product basket and increase our market share. We continue to increase our capacity utilization and remain confident of improved financial performance going ahead.”

About Max Ventures & Industries Limited (MaxVIL):

MaxVIL is the holding company for Real Estate and Specialty Film businesses of the Group. The Real estate business is housed in its wholly owned subsidiary Max Estate Limited while the Specialty Film business is housed in Max Speciality Films Limited (MSFL) where MaxVIL has 51% holding. Further MaxVIL has an Investment Portfolio supporting entrepreneurial ventures with an early stage investment philosophy.

Max Estate Limited is the real estate development subsidiary of MaxVIL. The Current Portfolio includes a luxury Gated community in Dehradun spread across 5 Acres and 2 commercial projects viz a ~0.6mn sq ft. 21 storey luxury tower designed by Gensler with LEED Platinum certification located in Noida, Delhi NCR and a commercial campus located within South Delhi measuring ~0.2mn sq ft.

Max Specialty Films Limited (MSFL) is a strategic partnership with Toppan Printing Co. Ltd, Japan. MSFL manufactures BOPP (Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene) films of differentiated quality. Max Speciality Films Limited is among the leading manufacturers of BOPP films in India including as speciality packaging films, labels, metallized films, coating and thermal lamination coated films used in packaging, labelling and graphic lamination industries for Indian and overseas markets with a total capacity of 80.85 Kilo Tonnes Per Annum (KTPA).

Max I Limited is a fully owned special purpose vehicle, with the philosophy to facilitate Intellectual & Financial Capital to promising and proven early-stage organizations across identified sunrise sectors. The company has made investments in Azure Hospitality Pvt. Ltd and FSN E-Commerce Ventures Pvt. Ltd (Nykaa).

Safe harbor statement:

Statements in this document relating to future status, events, or circumstances, including but not limited to statements about plans and objectives, the progress and results of research and evelopment, potential project characteristics, project potential and target dates for project related issues are forward-looking statements based on estimates and the anticipated effects of future events on current and developing circumstances. Such statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties and are not necessarily predictive of future results. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. The company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results changed assumptions or other factors.

For information please contact:

Nitin Thakur
nthakur@maxindia.com
+91 9873347428

Beedisha Chakrabarti
beedisha.chakrabarti@text100.co.in
+91 9899003192

Jayant Singh
jsingh@maxindia.com
+91 9999162213