Top Cable Stocks in India: In India, the cable industry started from a small scale then gradually climbed the ladder to reach and compete with the best in the business. It has shared its prominence over all the allied industries in form of a complementary or as an ancillary industry. In this article we take a look at the top cable industry stocks in India. Keep Reading to find out!

A Brief Rundown of the Cable Industry

Cables | Top Cable Stocks in India

In India, considering the increasing cost and shortage in the raw materials like rubber, copper, aluminium, plastic etc. This industry has been taking the brunt of heavy foreign competition from the international wire and cable giants like Hitachi, NXT, Nexans, Encore Hengtong etc.  And a heavy dependence on raw materials from foreign countries, import restrictions leading to insufficient supply of high-grade wire rods which are an essential part of raw material.

But on the brighter side of things, the rise in urbanization and industrialization has given a boost to the whole industry as in India 40% of cable companies are comprised of the electrical industry. Therefore, a huge demand has been seen in electronic goods which have given a spontaneous demand for the wire and cable industry.

Electric Tower | Top Cable Stocks in India

As a result of the green and renewable energy push by the Government of India in the form of electrification of houses, the Smart city project and shifting towards a greener and more sustainable future has catapulted the demand for electric vehicles and has proved to be a blessing for the cable industry.The inclusion of the optic fibre cable (OFC) makers under the Production linked scheme and approval of Rs.12,195 stimulus has contributed a great deal for the rejuvenation of the cable industry in India.

Top Five Best-Performing Stocks in the Cable Industry

Top Cable Stocks in India #1 – Kei Industries  

KEI Industries | Top Cable Stocks in India
Face value (₹):  2Net profit margin: 6.54
Market cap (Cr.): ₹ 10943 Current ratio: 2.13
Promoter’s Holdings (%) 38.02Debt to equity: 0.17
Stock P/E:17.18ROE (%) 16.76
EPS (₹): 3.04Dividend yield (%) 0.38

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KEI Industries Formerly known as Krishna Electrical Industries is based in Pune India. The products they manufacture a diverse range of products that includes Extra high voltage power cable, high voltage power cable, medium voltage power cable, low voltage power cable, house wire, solar cable and stainless-steel wires.

Manufacture house wiring rubber cable. KEI Industries supply their products to the various sector like automobile, refinery, steel and cement industry and so on. KEI industries have a global presence and supply products to more than 45 countries around the world. It also provides engineering procurement construction (EPC) solutions in the area of GIS and AIS.  

On the financial side, Kei Industries are growing to be one of the multi-bagger investment as it has increased at an exponential rate of more than 2X in the FY21-22. 

As we can see from the above KEI Industries stock was gradually rising with all market gyration it did not impact the upward momentum.In FY 21 despite a drop in revenue company posted a profit of Rs. 273.31 Cr. The 2.32 % drop from the previous year in shareholding raises a red flag. But PE remained below the peers and the high current ratio reflects a positive picture.

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Top Cable Stocks in India #2 – Havells

Havells | Top Cable Stocks in India
Face value (₹):  1Net profit margin: 9.92
Market cap (Cr.): ₹ 81967Current ratio: 1.92
Promoter’s Holdings (%) 59.47Debt to equity: 0.10
Stock P/E:68.78ROE (%) 22.02
EPS (₹): 19Dividend yield (%) 0.50

 Source: Trade Brains

Havells India an established brand for wires and cable was founded in 1983 offers a wide range of products from kitchen appliances, lighting for domestic and commercial industrial applications etc. Major source revenue is generated by domestic cables, switches and personal home appliances Havells majorly targets the retail sector

Havells is looking to broaden its scope setting up operations in Tier 3 cities and also penetrating rural areas which will create a strong distribution network across India. Havells has been a consistent performer reflected by the increasing return on equity numbers and materializing the trust of the investor. Havells earning have grown 16.4% over 5 years.

We can see from the chart above Havells has delivered a gain of over 350+points yet there were some fluctuations but the price managed to remain above the support and 200 DMA levels. Currently stock is testing support at the 1310 level.

Havells promoter’s shareholdings decreased from 59.50 to 59.47 and the rise in the debt-to-equity ratio by 0.09 has raised some concerns but still on the lower side at 0.10, but Havells generated revenue of 10457.30 Cr. and net profit of 1044.31 Cr. In FY21 has continued its uniformity in numbers and delivering goods to the investors.

Top Cable Stocks in India #3 – POLYCAB

Polycab | Top Cable Stocks in India
Face value (₹):  10Net profit margin: 9.93
Market cap (Cr.): ₹ 39,644Current ratio: 2.37
Promoter’s Holdings (%) 68.36Debt to equity: 0.05
Stock P/E: 48.59ROE (%) 20.77
EPS (₹): 55Dividend yield (%) 0.72

Source: Trade Brains

Polycab is one of the largest cable companies with a market share of 18% of the total market share. Founded in 1996 Polycab is involved majorly in wires and cables, FMEG, EPC segments manufacturing products like copper wire rod, aluminium rod, PVC, rubber, welding, speciality cables, power control etc.

Polycab has a strong distribution network with 3500 distributors and reaches more than 125000 retail outlets. The company follows a backward integration approach in which they either merge with the supplier or acquire the supplier’s business that provides raw material to the company which Polycab did with the Ryker plant in Waghodia Gujrat. Polycab has grown 22.5% over the past 5 years and is expected to grow even faster in the coming 3 years.

From the above chart, we can see the continuous uptrend in the stock price. The price remained above the 100 and 200 DMA levels. As the stock delivers a whopping return of more than 60% in a year.

A gradual decrease in the promoters holding is visible over last few quarters now it’s stands at 68.36% which still is a strong number. In FY21 Revenue and net Profit have seen a slight increase as they stand at 8926.54 and 882.09. The company has one of the highest P/E ratios from its peers inclining towards being overvalued. With high profitability in the last 5 years with an average growth of 35.06%.

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Top Cable Stocks in India #4 – Apar Industries

Apar | Top Cable Stocks in India
Face value (₹):  10Net profit margin: 2.51
Market cap (Cr.): ₹ 3103Current ratio: 1.22
Promoter’s Holdings (%) 60.46Debt to equity: 0.19
Stock P/E: 12.60ROE (%) 12.46
EPS (₹): 65Dividend yield (%) 1.17

Source: Trade Brains 

Apar industry is a renowned brand in the manufacturing industry as it offers cable solutions, aluminium and alloy conductor, speciality oils and lubricants.

Apar industries have been one the resilient performers in recent times as it was able to navigate through all headwinds during the period of Covid 19 and lockdown and was able to maintain profitability.  The company still has to face some bottlenecks like credit tightness, pricing pressure due to the rise in the cost but it hasn’t tarnished its consistent performance.

In FY21 company has generated revenue of 2269.09 Cr. with the PAT of 56.89 Cr. Debt to equity remains a plus point. Promoters have increased their shareholdings to 60.46 and the low P/E of 12.60 remains sends a green signal with the high EPS of 65 and dividend yield of 1.17 making it even more attractive.

By looking at the chart we can see FY21 was tremendous for the Apar industries investor as the stock has more than doubled in the year and is expected to continue its positive trend in the future. By looking at the company’s profile and earnings it seems to be undervalued

Top Cable Stocks in India #5 – Dynamic cables Ltd.

Dynamic Cables Limited | Top Cable Stocks in India
Face value (₹):  10Net profit margin: 2.87
Market cap (Cr.): ₹ 242Current ratio: 1.64
Promoter’s Holdings (%) 74.28Debt to equity: 1.0
Stock P/E: 12.81ROE (%) 8.75
EPS (₹): 9Dividend yield (%) 0.23

Source: Trade Brains 

Dynamic cable is a small-cap company founded in 1986. Based in Jaipur Rajasthan company exports products to 400 countries and has over 250 domestic clients. The company offers products that include bare conductor, insulated conductor, MV aerial bunch cable, MV power copper cable, LV power copper cables and more. 

These products are supplied to the sectors like industrial exports, turnkey projects, power distribution and infrastructure work etc. The company is equipped with the latest machinery and equipment with an in-house testing facility ensure to maintain the quality standard.

In FY 21 Dynamic cable saw a sharp fall in the profit and revenue to 9.85 Cr and 342.66 respectively may be due to the covid disruptions. The Dynamic cable has one of the lowest P/E amongst its peers and seems undervalued given the recent performance of the company.

 Source: Trading View

Since the inception stock had a sluggish start has performed exceptionally well since the 1st Quarter of FY21-22 company has picked the momentum and has a good potential expected to give a multifold return in future.

The company’s debt to equity is at 1 which is better than last year but still very high. A rise in cash conversion cycle and strong promoter presence are some positive key takeaways.

In closing 

The cable industries have gone through a transformative journey with a lot of bottlenecks in the way as we can see the above-mentioned stocks were able to come out on the top and with the government initiatives to promote projects like ‘Make in India” and making India a manufacturing hub raises hopes for this sector.

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