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Top Footwear in Stocks in India: People tend to do a lot of research before buying, especially fashionable products. Similar should be the approach of investors before investing in the markets.

Footwear is one such most sought-after fashion products in the speciality retail segment.  In this article, we will take a look at the footwear industry and also identify the top footwear stocks in India. Keep reading to find out.

Industry overview

The footwear industry in India is divided into two segments- leather and non-leather. Around 75% of production in the non-leather footwear industry comes from the unorganized sector in India. This includes micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

India, the 2nd largest consumer, and producer of footwear in the world are projected to increase 8 folds by 2030. India is the 2nd largest producer of footwear, 2nd largest exporter of leather garments, and the 5th largest exporter of leather goods. This presents an India to the world, full of opportunities in the footwear sector.

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The changing living habits, growing economies, and growth and awareness in health, especially due to the Covid pandemic, and the reopening of lockdowns have given a boost to the demand for footwear across the globe.

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Further, the demand for fashionable, trendy, athletic, and sports shoes has opened the scope of development and growth for the footwear Industry.

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Top footwear stocks in India

Here is the list of top footwear stocks in India:

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footwear stocks in India #1 – Relaxo Footwear Ltd

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Face Value (₹):1ROE (%):14.0
Market Cap (Cr):24,530Net Profit Margin:8.77
EPS (₹):9.66Current Ratio:2.57
Stock P/E:102Debt to Equity:0.10
Dividend Yield (%):0.25Promoter’s Holdings (%):70.8

Relaxo Footwears Limited is an Indian multinational footwear manufacturer. It is the largest footwear manufacturer in India in terms of volume and second-largest in terms of revenue.

It is a Fortune 500 (India) company for its quality products & affordable pricing. Its most popular brands include Relaxo, Sparx, Flite & Bahamas which are leaders in their space.

Coming to the financials of the company, It posted a net profit of Rs 233 Cr which saw a 20.21% decrease from the previous year.  While the total net sales were Rs 2,653 Cr.  

As per their annual report, Relaxo sold a total of 17.5 Crore pairs of shoes. The key highlight of Relaxo being its a company with zero debt and a Zero promoter pledge.

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The cash conversion cycle shows how long it takes the company to convert its inventory to cash. Relaxo has cycle of 170 days. 

footwear stocks in India #2 – Bata India Ltd

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Face Value (₹):5ROE (%):5.74
Market Cap (Cr):25,140Net Profit Margin:4.29
EPS (₹):8Current Ratio:2.45
Stock P/E:245Debt to Equity:0.60
Dividend Yield (%):0.2Promoter’s Holdings (%):50.2

Bata India Limited is one of the largest retailers and manufacturers of footwear in the country. It is a part of the Bata Shoe Organization.

They have a strong pan-India retail presence with 1526 stores across cities, including franchisee stores. Along with that, it also has 4 Strategically located manufacturing units. 

In the wake of the pandemic, they launched hyperlocal channels such as Bata ChatShop and Bata Store on Wheels. 

The company sold 38.07 Million footwear pairs in FY22. After reporting losses on the back of lesser sales in FY21, the company turned profitable. It reported a small profit of Rs. 103 crores in FY22 on revenue of ₹ 2,388 crores.

This company is debt-free and has a Zero promoters pledge. Bata on average takes around 150 days to convert its inventory into cash.

footwear stocks in India #3 – Metro Brands Ltd

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Face Value (₹):5ROE (%):20.2
Market Cap (Cr):17,404Net Profit Margin:16.0
EPS (₹):7.79Current Ratio:3.19
Stock P/E:82.3Debt to Equity:0.55
Dividend Yield (%):0.24Promoter’s Holdings (%):74.3

Metro Brands, previously known as Metro Shoes, is a multi-brand footwear retail chain in India. The company operates from a network of 625 Metro showrooms in 142 cities in India.   

Some of the well-known brands include Metro, Mochi, Walkway, Da Vinchi, and J. Fontini, as well as certain third-party brands such as Crocs, Skechers, Clarks, Florsheim, and Fitflop.

Metro brands recently went public and got listed on the stock exchanges in December 2021. The net profit of the company was Rs 212 Crore in FY22 and the net revenue earned was Rs 1,343 Crore.

The company has a zero promoter pledge. The cash conversion ratio is 138 days.

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footwear stocks in India #4 – Khadim India Ltd

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Face Value (₹):10ROE (%):3.16
Market Cap (Cr):419Net Profit Margin:1.09
EPS (₹):3.59Current Ratio:1.22
Stock P/E:64.8Debt to Equity:1.14
Dividend Yield (%):0Promoter’s Holdings (%):60.3

Khadim India is the second-largest footwear retailer in India. It operates through two distinct business verticals, Retail, and Distribution. As of 2021, the company has around 782 retail outlets and have an extensive network of 627 distributors across the country.

The company offers a premium as well as an affordable range of footwear. Its revenues are still the FY17 levels.

The Company outsourced 84% of its product requirement in the year. The promoter’s pledge is zero. The company needs 70 days to convert its inventory into cash. 

List of all Footwear Stocks In India

Sl.noCompanyMarket Cap (Rs in Cr)
1
Relaxo Footwear24,630
2Bata India25,170
3Metro Brands17,330
4Mirza Intl2,990
5Khadim India420
6Sreeleathers Ltd389
7Liberty Shoes261
8Amin Tannery23
9Mayur Leather3.03

In Closing

India’s footwear market is estimated to reach Rs. 822 billion by 2025, from Rs. 546 billion in 2021. The leather and footwear industry has very good potential for growth and development both on the domestic front and in exports.

This can be a chance for the investors to earn better returns. That’s all for this article on top footwear stocks in India, let us know what you think in the comments below. Happy Investing!

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