Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd. (TEIL) is a focused, growing corporation having core competencies in the areas of sugar and engineering. The Company is one amongst the largest sugar manufacturers in India. Its engineering businesses comprise high-speed gears, gearboxes, and water treatment solutions.

A few years back, the company demerged its turbine business, located at Bengaluru through a scheme of arrangement into Triveni Turbine Limited from the appointed date on 1st October 2010. Currently, TEIL holds 21.8% equity capital of Triveni Turbine Limited.

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Demerged Businesses

Sugar Production:-

Triveni is one of the largest integrated sugar players in India with its 7 sugar mills with a total capacity of 61,000 TCD (Tonnes Crushing in a Day). Its operations are spread across the western, central and eastern part of the cane rich areas of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.)

Co-Generation:-

Triveni presently operates four co-generation power plants, one at Deoband, two at Khatauli and one at Sabitgarh unit with combined capacity of 80 MW. Apart from the co-generation facilities, the company also has two incidental co-generation plants at Chandanpur & Milak Narayanpur with a total capacity of ~ 23 MW. Triveni export surplus power generated to Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited.

Distillery:-

Triveni entered the distillery business in 2007 with an aim to integrate its sugar operations and to reduce the impact of its cyclicality, with the commissioning of one of the largest single stream molasses based distilleries in India in Muzaffarnagar district in U.P.

Remaining Businesses

Triveni Gears, Gear Business of the group is the largest manufacturer of high-speed gears and gearboxes in India for steam turbines, gas turbines, compressors, pumps, blowers as well as special purpose industry applications designed as per API, AGMA. DIN, ISO and other international standards. Triveni Gears also manufactures niche low-speed gearboxes for mini Hydel turbines, Steel mills, sugar mills, rubber mixers and extruders, cement mills. Thermal plants, plastics etc.

TEIL also offers efficient total water management and sustainable solution for treatment across the water cycle.

Triveni Industries Limited (Resulting Company)

Triveni Industries Limited incorporated on 22nd July 2015 is a wholly owned subsidiary of TEIL. Currently, the company is not having any significant operations.

About The Transaction

The management of Triveni Engineering & Industries Limited (TEIL) has proposed to demerge its sugar division into its wholly owned subsidiary Triveni Industries Limited (TIL).
Board of Directors of the Company at their meeting held on 22 March 2016 approved the withdrawal of the earlier scheme and proposed a new scheme in its place. As per the new scheme approved by the Board, the sugar business (all seven sugar units) along with Co-Generation and Distillery will be demerged into a wholly owned subsidiary, TIL.

Upon the Scheme becoming effective and in consideration of the transfer of Sugar Business through demerger, TIL will issue and allot to the shareholders of the Company one equity shares of Re 1/- each credited as fully paid up in TIL for every one equity shares of TEIL held by them in the equity shares of the Company. The equity shares of TIL will be listed on both BSE and NSE. The appointed date of the Scheme is 01 April 2016

Earlier Transaction:-

Last year the company had proposed a Composite Scheme of Arrangement to segregate the Sugar business and Engineering business.

Step I

Transfer and vesting of five sugar plants of TEIL into wholly owned subsidiary Triveni Sugar Limited (TSL) with effect from the appointed date as on 1st July 2015.

Step II

Transfer and vesting of two sugar plants along with their cogeneration facility and Distillery further including TEIL investment in TSL to TIL with effect from the appointed date 1st November 2015. After proposed restructuring, it was proposed to list TIL on national bourses.

Approvals for the Scheme from Stock Exchange/SEBI, shareholders and creditors were also obtained. However, with the improvement in sugar scenario, the Board of Directors felt that the earlier Scheme may not realize the perceived benefits and more efficient structures may be possible to fulfill the objectives of the Company.

Rationale for Demerger

  1. The transferor company is engaged in the businesses of manufacturing and refining of sugar, a distillation of alcohol, generation of power, manufacturing of gears & gear boxes and providing water and water waste treatment management. As part of the overall reorganization plan and to achieve greater efficiencies in operations.
  2. Demerger will create opportunities for creating a strategic partnership and flexibility of fundraising capability for future growth and expansion and to create a business structure which is geared to take an advantage of possible growth opportunities.
  3. The separation of Sugar Business and Engineering Business would also result in unlocking and maximize shareholders value.

Facts and Figure

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Performance of various divisions of TEIL

(In INR Crore)

Consolidated financials as on 31.3.16
Particulars Revenue EBIT Gross Profit Margin Capital Employed ROCE
Sugar & Allied
Sugar 1551 -31 -2% 1650 -2%
CoGeneration 171 77 45% 193 40%
Distillery 166 43 26% 153 28%
Engineering
Gears 108 29 27% 113 26%
Water Management 131 -22 -17% 120 -18%

Past Performance

(In INR Crore)

Particular For the period ending on
30.09.11 31.03.14 31.03.15 31.03.16
Revenue
Sugar 1800 3095 2008 1887
Engineering 286 410 311 239
EBIT
Sugar 1 -19 -71 89
Engineering 42 26 26 7
Total Net Assets
Sugar 1584 1604 1710 1997
Engineering 256 263 217 232
Note:-Financials for the period ending on 31.03.14 consist of 18 months.

Comparison with peer: – Balrampur Chini Mills Limited (Balrampur)

Segment Wise                                                                       INR in crore

Particulars Triveni Balrampur
Revenue
Sugar 1551 2478
CoGeneration 171 412
Distillery 166 270
EBIT %
Sugar -2% 2%
CoGeneration 45% 43%
Distillery 26% 50%
ROIC
Sugar -2% 3%
CoGeneration 40% 26%
Distillery 28% 70%

Conclusion

Triveni’s sugar segment is poorly performing since last few years.  On the revenue front, Sugar business over the last few years grew by only 2% CAGR against a negative growth rate of its other segment. Today, TEIL is demerging its sugar business which contributes ~89% to total top line.

TEIL’s earlier demerger helped them to almost double their revenue from power business.
We believe that post-demerger, paid up capital of TEIL will be very high as compared to the requirement of its engineering division operations. Considering the revenue & operating profit of engineering division, post-demerger, revenue per share of engineering division comes to around INR 9.26 & operating profit per share comes to around INR 0.27.  Considering this, it is better for TEIL to go for capital reduction/reorganization post-demerger.

Due to relentless initiatives by the new government to improve/ to bring sugar business into profit, demerger can create a value for its sugar business.  However, due to a poor performance of engineering division, Slump sale of engineering division to a third party would have created more value for all the stakeholders.

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