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Textile Industry

Market Size

Rs. 5 Lakh Crores in FY12


USD 33 million in FY12

Expected Annual Growth Rate

10% for the next decade

Industry Median EV/EBITDA

6.4x (ttm)

Industry Median EV/Sales

0.5x (ttm)

Indian Textile Industry 2013

India is world’s second largest producer of  textile and apparel after China. China is slowly reducing its focus on textiles and this has had a positive impact on the Indian textile and apparel industry. But not everything in the garden is rosy as Bangladesh, Vietnam and Turkey’s emerging textile industries are capturing a large portion of the global demand. India recently lost its second position in the apparel export market to Bangladesh, which managed to capture a large piece of the US and the Europe demand.

The Indian textile industry continue to be the second largest employment generating sector after agriculture for both skilled and unskilled labor. India is the largest producer of Jute, second largest producer of cotton, silk and cellulosic fibres/yarns and fourth largest producer of synthetic fibres/yarns.

Some of the key drivers for this industry include:

  • Strong raw material production base
  • Vast pool of skilled, unskilled and cheap labor
  • Good export potential with high global demand
  • Growing domestic demand

As per statistics from Ministry of Textiles, the Indian industry can be valued at Rs.5 lakh crores with 1.7 lakh crore of exports in FY12. The industry is expected to grow at an annual rate of 10% the next decade.

Valuation of Textile Companies






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Industry Median



Industry median includes Gitanjali Gems, Rajesh Exports, PC Jeweller, Jaybharat Textiles And Real Estate, Arvind, Tuni Textile Mills, Vardhman Textiles, VIP Industries, SRF, Rupa & Company, Alok Industries, JBF Industries, Mandhana Industries, Kewal Kiran Clothing, Goenka Diamond and Jewels, LS Industries, Shree Ganesh Jewellery House, SRS, Polygenta Technologies, Lovable Lingerie, Tara Jewels, Welspun India, Shree Ram Urban Infrastructure,, C. Mahendra Exports, Shrenuj & Company, K.P.R. Mill , KSL and Industries, Himatsingka Seide, Vaibhav Global, Kanani Industries, Indo Rama Synthetics India, S. Kumars Nationwide, Jindal Cotex, Zodiac Clothing Company, Winsome Diamonds and Jewellery, Visagar Polytex, Sudar Industries, Maharaja Shree Umaid Mills, Suashish Diamonds, Kitex Garments, Siyaram Silk Mills, Century Enka, Trident, Jindal Worldwide, The Ruby Mills, Gokaldas Exports, Pearl Global Industries, Sutlej Textiles and Industries, Nahar Spinning Mills, Nakoda, RSWM, Garden Silks Mills, Shri Lakshmi Cotsyn, Timex Group India

Key Mergers & Acquisitions in Textile Industry

Period Target Acquirer EV EV/EBITDA (ttm)
Apr-11 Bombay Rayon Fashions AAA United BV 2296 12.8x
Jun-08 Reid & Taylor (India) Indivest Pte Ltd 874 27.0x
Aug-07 Gokaldas Exports Blackstone Group L.P. 301 9.9x
Feb-06 Indo Rama Textiles Spentex Industries Ltd 60 7.5x
Median 11.4x

End Notes

Source: Analyst Reports, Company Press Releases, Yahoo Finance

FY: Financial Year ending March

All multiples are as on Dec 31st 2012

Conversion Rate: 1 USD = 50 INR

ttm: trailing twelve months, or last twelve months

EBITDA: Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation & Amortization - a measure of company’s profitability

EV: Enterprise Value - a measure of company’s worth