Tarsons Products Limited is an Indian labware company engaged in the designing, development, manufacturing and marketing of consumables, reusables and others including benchtop equipment, used in various laboratories across research organizations, academia institutes, pharmaceutical companies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Diagnostic companies and hospitals.
Their product portfolio is classified into 3 categories: Consumable, Reusable & Others
They have over 36 years of experience in life sciences through which they gained expertise in the production of a wide range of labware products. Company have received CE-IVD certificate for their products such as micro and macro tips, cryo vials and centrifuge tubes.
Company supplies their products to over 40 countries across both developed and emerging markets through a blend of branded and ODM sales.
Leading supplier to life sciences sector with strong brand visibility:
In the year 2020, Tarsons had a market share of 12% of the labware market in India. Their end customers associate the brand ‘Tarsons’ with quality labware and benchtop equipment that incorporates quality, reliability and value.
Tarsons ‘PUREPACK™’ tips are individually packed to ensure sterility for each pipetting cycle. Some of their key products such as liquid handling ware, centrifuge ware and cryogenics are identified by their brand names including Maxipense, Spinwin, Cryochill, respectively. These brand names have gained prominence over the last few years and recognized by the scientific community in India.
Diverse range of Labware products:
Tarsons is among the Top-3 labware manufacturing companies in India, providing an extensive range of laboratory consumables, reusables and others product categories. With their expertise in precision manufacturing technologies, they have developed a diverse range of labware products such as pipette tips, petri dish, centrifuge tubes, cryo vials, transfer pipettes, bottles, carboys, measuring cylinder, desiccators, minicoolers, cryobox and test tube racks. As of June 30, 2021, they had a diversified product portfolio with over 1,700 SKUs products across 300 distinct products.
They have also developed customized products to suit specific requirements of their customers. They manufactured Ria vials for a CRO in India and PCR tube and strips for a diagnostics company in India, customized to their testing kit. They also manufactured a custom heavy duty bottle with capacity of 5 litres for a customer in Israel.
Wide geographic reach through with strong distribution network:
The company also has a comprehensive pan India distribution network with over 25-year long relationships with the top 10 distributors and has sold its products to over 40 countries via 45+ distributors.
Their distribution network across India comprises over 141 authorized distributors as at June 30, 2021. Most of their key distribution partners have been associated with them for more than the last 2 decades. One of the very few players to have global reach
For the 3 months ended June 30, 2021 and June 30, 2020 and in Fiscals 2021, 2020 and 2019, revenue generated from sales through their Top-10 distributors represented 37.45%, 41.95%, 55.90%, 54.80% and 59.70% of the revenue from operations, respectively.
Increasing Global Footprint:
Over the last few years, international business has been a key contributor to the growth of the Company. In order to serve its existing customer base as well as to secure new direct end customers, thereby expanding the reach of the products to new markets, TPL intends to expand its distribution network globally to increase its share.
Long-Standing Relationships with Customers:
Company caters to a diverse range of end customers across various sectors which include research organizations, academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, CROs, diagnostic companies, and hospitals.
Some of the end customers include customers such as Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, National Centre for Biological Sciences across academic institutes and research organizations;
Dr Reddy's Laboratories, Enzene Biosciences across pharmaceutical sectors; Syngene International, Veeda Clinical Research across CROs
Molbio Diagnostics, Agappe Diagnostic, Metropolis Healthcare, Dr. Lal Path Labs, Mylab Life Solutions across other sectors such as diagnostics.
They distribute the products to these end customers on a pan-India basis through their authorised distributors.
The company is focused on strengthening its customer relationships through various measures like regular feedback on quality and cost, maintaining industry leading standards, customization of products and so on.
Well-Equipped & Automated Manufacturing Facilities:
TPL has 5 vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities with design & development being carried out in-house. Its production process is free from human touch and thus helps to achieve the desired levels of purity required for use in life sciences products. The company plans to develop a 6th capacity in Panchla, West Bengal from part of the proceeds of the IPO and another in Amta, West Bengal which will be a fulfilment center with in-house sterilization capability both the projects are expected to complete by middle of 2023.
Tarsons has built a recognized brand in the domestic market with strong market share of 9-12% in India. company is well placed to capture the growth arising from shift from glassware to plastic ware, growth for end users and, continued gains for domestic manufacturers among others. There is a respectable import market for the company to capture and also a huge export opportunity arising from the “China plus one” strategy. As per our estimates, the stock is currently trading at a price of 780 at 38x FY23 EPS. We Initiate coverage on Tarson Products Ltd with a ‘Buy’ rating.