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Share Market Tips For September 2019: 3rd Week

Sundaram Finance Ltd (NSE: SUNDARMFIN) (Share Price: Rs.1580): Potential Buy

Valuation: Fairly-Valued stock with TTM P/BV of 2.2x.

Reasons to Consider: Sundaram Finance (SUF) clocked in steady AUM growth of 16/3% YoY/QoQ largely in-line with expectations. Margins were stable despite the higher cost of funds being offset by improved yields. Asset quality saw slight deterioration, largely seasonal in nature. Higher provisioning continued at Rs 46 cr. PAT came in at Rs 157.5cr, up 12% YoY. Disbursement for the quarter grew by 8% YoY led by CV segment while car disbursements lagged. Borrowings stood at Rs 28,586cr (including securitization). Debentures, securitization, CP, deposit and bank borrowings stood at 41/19/5/12/23% respectively. Whereas, calculated cost of borrowings increased to 8.66% (from 7.60% QoQ). We expect the cost of funds to be controlled as liquidity improves for NBFCs and better rating profile of SUF.

Key Drivers: SUF’s conservative approach to build healthy and profitable vehicle finance book has resulted in consistent performance. Subsidiaries have also been reporting decent numbers, even in a tough macro environment. The overall slowdown in the auto sector could be an overhang on the stock for the next couple of quarters. We expect 15% growth in AUM over FY19-FY21E. We also believe stable asset quality to support superior ROA over FY19-FY21E. Financial: Its announces Q1 result where, Net interest income stood at Rs 923 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 753 cr in Q1FY19. Net advances grew by 25% YoY to Rs 27,271 cr. Net profit up 12% to Rs 158 cr Vs Rs 141 cr YoY. Gross NPA at 2.2% in Q1FY20 vs 1.7% in Q1FY19 and Net NPA at 1.6% in Q1FY20 vs 1.1% in Q1FY19.

Tata Chemicals Ltd (NSE: TATACHEM) (Share Price: Rs.590): Avoid

Valuation: Fairly-Valued stock with TTM PE of 16x.

Reasons to Avoid: Company posted Q1FY20 revenue which rose 5.6% Rs. 2,897cr YoY, primarily led by revenue growth in Consumer products (+13.0% to Rs. 495cr) and Specialty products segment (+8.9% to Rs. 634cr). Basic chemistry products revenue witnessed a muted growth of 1.3 % YoY to Rs. 1,946, impacted by lower production of soda ash in Mithapur. By geography, strong performance in US (+10.5% YoY to Rs. 845cr), Africa (+32.3% to Rs. 123cr) and India business (+4.2% to Rs. 1,031cr) offsets weak performance in UK region (-10.8% to Rs. 307cr). EBITDA margins surged 256bps YoY to 20.4% primarily with improved margins for BCP with better realizations for Soda ash and lower costs. The company has completed committed investment and commissioning of a new facility at Nellore. Taking into account the company’s expansionary plans and restructuring of the business, going forward we expect earnings to grow at 10.6% CAGR over FY19-21E. However, execution risk and uncertainty around demand will be key concerns and that will put pressure on the earnings as well as on margins in the coming quarters.

Financial: In Q1 result, Net revenue stood at Rs 2897 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 2744 cr in Q1FY19. Net profit at Rs 248 cr in Q1FY20 Vs Rs 206 cr Q1FY19 up 16.4%. EBITDA up 20.7% at Rs 592 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 491 cr in Q1FY19. EBITDA Margins up 256bps to 20.4% in Q1FY20 vs 17.9% in Q1FY19.

Himadri Speciality Chemical Ltd(NSE: HSCL) (Share Price: Rs.80): Potential Buy

Valuation: Under-Valued stock with TTM PE of 11x.

Reasons to Consider: Company reported its Q1FY20 numbers where, revenues of Rs. 524 Cr down16% YoY, EBITDA of Rs. 129 Cr down 7% YoY with EBITDA/MT of Rs. 15,063 vs Rs 13,886 QoQ. PAT for the quarter stood at Rs. 73.5 Cr down 4% YoY. Though the sales volume has been impacted due to tepid demand from Aluminium, Steel and tyre sectors, the rising EBIDTA per tonne is a clearly indicating a shift towards value added products; the company has been consciously adding more value added products which include various grades of specialized carbon black, advanced carbon material, refined naphthalene, specialized construction chemicals etc. to its core product-CTP. The CTP volumes were down 10% QoQ (80,167 MT vs 88,808 MT). The demand for high margin projects Specialty Carbon Black (SCB) and Advanced Carbon Materials (ACM) continued to remain high and HSCL is set to come up with their expanded capacities by late FY20.

Key Drivers: Being largest manufacturer of Coal Tar Pitch (CTP) in India, it caters mainly to the domestic aluminium, steel, tyre and graphite electrode manufacturers who would be impacted by the slowdown, but the business model of HSCL enables it to protect its interest which is very much evident from the improving . EBIDTA/tonne reported by the company despite lower volumes. It also has a diversified portfolio of products which include Carbon Black (CB), Specialty Carbon Black (SCB), Naphthalene and Advanced Carbon Material (ACM); SCB and ACM are the value-added high-margin products which would start meaningfully contributing to the EBIDTA by FY21 onwards. CTP is the cash-cow business for HSCL. It commands around 70% CTP market share in the domestic market. The slowdown witnessed in Aluminium, Steel and tyre sectors has impacted the demand. The company has completed its capacity expansion plan of 1,00,000 TPA and commissioned it in Q3FY19 which has taken the CTP capacity to 5,00,000 TPA (an increase of 25%). Additional capacity would be utilized for the value-added products viz., the specialized carbon and advanced carbon material. At the current juncture, the domestic CTP demand is expected to grow at 6% per annum over the next 3-4 years mirroring the expected rise in production capacities of 3 major aluminum producers in India. With this rise in demand and the expanded capacity, HSCL is expected to benefit and this shall help them boost their revenues.

Financial: Total revenue Rs 524 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 627 cr in Q1FY19. PAT at Rs 73.5 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 76.6 cr in Q1FY19 down 4%. Ebitda stands at Rs 129 cr in Q1FY20 down 7% vs Rs. 139 cr in Q1FY19. EBITDA Margins in Q1FY20 at 23% up 100bps from 22% in Q1FY19.

Share Market Tips For September 2019: 2nd Week

Glenmark Pharma Ltd (NSE: GLENMARK) (Share Price: Rs.369): Avoid

Valuation: Under-Valued stock with TTM PE of 13x.

Reasons to Avoid: Company posted its Q1FY20 results where its revenue grew 7.3% YoY to Rs. 2,323cr driven mainly by India operations which contributed Rs. 752cr (+13.4%) YoY, while US contributed Rs.731cr (+3.9%) YoY and Latin America Rs.811cr (-16.9%) YoY showed weakness. EBITDA stood at Rs 342cr (-1.5%) YoY, while EBITDA margin came in at 14.7% (-130bps) YoY which is impacted by higher costs and lower US sales. India operations primarily comprises of formulation business with market share of 2.2% and its consumer care business which booked strong growth of 27.0% to Rs.56cr in Q1FY20. Sales in US is primarily driven by generics & specialty business. Despite the decline of US generic drug Mupirocin cream, impacted by reimbursement pressures, the company witnessed flat growth in Q1FY20 in its generic business. Specialty business in US driven by dermatology products generated sales far below company’s expectations while Ryaltris is currently under review with USFDA. Glenmark life sciences, which primarily includes manufacturing and marketing of API products across all major markets globally, generated sales of Rs. 231cr, up 9.8% YoY, driven by India and LatAm.

Financial: In Q1 result, Net revenue stood at Rs 2323 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 2166 cr in Q1FY19. Net profit at Rs 109 cr in Q1FY20 Vs Rs 233 cr Q1FY19 down 53.1%. EBITDA down 2% at Rs 342 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 347 cr in Q1FY19. EBITDA Margins down 130bps to 14.7% in Q1FY20 vs 16% in QFY19.

Coal India Ltd (NSE: COALINDIA) (Share Price: Rs.195): Potential Buy

Valuation: Under-Valued stock with TTM PE of 8x.

Reasons to Consider: FY19 turned out to be a standout year for Coal India with its EBITDA increasing 48% YoY led by higher realizations. In Q1FY20 revenue grew only 2.8% YoY to Rs. 23,223cr, primarily impacted by lower revenue from e-auction which dropped 11.8% YoY to Rs 4,106 cr. Declines in E-Auction revenue were mainly attributable to lower realized prices of Rs 2,155/t (-10.2%) and weaker sales volume during the quarter (-1.8%) YoY to 19.1mt. Meanwhile, FSA revenue rose 4.3% YoY to Rs 17,855 cr helped by improved realizations (4.3%) YoY to Rs 1,370/t while sales volume remained flat YoY at 130.3mt. Washed coal (non-coking) segment revenue also increased by 42.2% YoY to Rs 633 cr as realized prices improved 28.0% YoY to Rs. 2,465/t and sales volumes grew 11.3% to 2.6mt. Overall coal sales for the quarter remained flat at 153.2mt. Gross profit margin improved by 275bps to 88.0% for Q1FY20 on the back of a decline in losses from changes of finished/WIP goods. Resultantly, EBITDA also rose 15.4% YoY to Rs 6,612 cr and EBITDA margin expanded 310bps to 28.5%. Higher employee benefits expenses (3.1% ) YoY to Rs 9,896 cr partially offset profitability in Q1FY20. PAT increased 22.3% YoY to Rs 4,630 cr.

Key Drivers: The company’s board approved the proposal to purchase 40 rakes for Rs 700 cr on 1st Aug-19. One rake can carry 1.4mt of coal in a year. This is a significant step considering that the company is expecting the demand for rakes to increase to 400/day in next few years (from 236/day in FY19). Management targets to produce 660mt of coal in FY20 vs 600mt produced in FY19. The company’s ability to hike FSA prices and increase evacuation charges is a reflection of its dominant position in the industry, in our view. Moreover, even after the price hike, FSA prices are 30-40% lower than the e-auction rates. This indicates that there is still significant pricing power left with the company. Company is also attractively trading at 3x FY20 EV/EBITDA and additionally offers a dividend yield of 7%.

Financial: Total revenue Rs 23,223 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 22,598 cr in Q1FY19 up 2.8%. PAT at Rs. 4630 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 3786 cr in Q1FY19 up 22.3%. Ebitda stands at Rs 6612 cr in Q1FY20 up 15.8% vs Rs. 5732 cr in Q1FY19. EBITDA Margins in Q1FY20 at 28.5% up 310bps from 25.4% in Q1FY19.

Gabriel India Ltd (NSE: GABRIEL) (Share Price: Rs.109): Potential Buy

Valuation: Fairly-Valued stock with TTM PE of 18x.

Reasons to Consider: Gabriel India reported muted numbers for Q1FY20 due to across the board slowdown in auto industry where total revenues came in at Rs 517 cr up (0.5%) YoY, EBIDTA came in at Rs 43 cr down (15%) YoY with EBIDTA margin at 8.3% (contraction of 157 bps) YoY due to negative operating leverage. The slowdown in the auto segment is seen across the board, be it 2/3W, PV or CVs. Given the scenario, Gabriel registering a 16% growth in 2W/3W segment on a YoY basis (2W/3W industry declined by 11-12%) is an incredible performance in this segment. They were able to achieve this by getting a larger share of business from OEM players. However, PV segment de- grew by 26% due to discontinuation of Maruti Omni and Gabriel not getting business for New WagonR model.

Key Drivers: The company has bagged the account of new Alto which is expected to start rolling out in Q3FY20 with revenues coming in FY21. Company has a good pipeline for PV segment and has got accounts of new platforms of M&M, Peugeot, VW, and Tata Motors. Tata Tiago platform to start contributing from Q3FY20 onwards. Gabriel has planned to CAPEX of Rs 70 cr for FY20 (earlier 85 Cr) and is looking at ways to optimize the same. The capex would be utilized to develop new 2W fork plant with an expected outlay of Rs 45 cr at Sanand to cater to the new HMSI orders and rest for maintenance and R&D (reduced by 15 Cr). The 2W fork plant capacity would be available in FY20, thus helping the company increase its volume from HMSI in the coming quarter and the proportion of 2W in the overall portfolio would also likely to increase by FY20. Gabriel has won the tender for development models of Train 18 & Train 20- the high-speed trains indigenously developed in India. FY19 witnessed almost 80% growth in its revenues from Railways and the company expects 25% growth in FY20. The opportunity size of Railways business for Gabriel is quite high as the number of shock absorbers per coach has increased in the new models launched by Indian railways. Apart from that company got a breakthrough with Daf (Dutch truck manufacturing company) and VW of Russia. Both these accounts are key breakthroughs to enter these regions. The first prototype of Daf is being sent in the month of August itself. This has the potential to open up entire European markets.

Financial: Total revenue Rs 517 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 515 cr in Q1FY19. PAT at Rs 22.1 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 26.7 cr in Q1FY19 down 17%. Ebitda stands at Rs 43 cr in Q1FY20 down 15% vs Rs. 51 cr in Q1FY19. EBITDA Margins in Q1FY20 at 8.3% down 157bps from 9.9% in Q1FY19.

Bosch Ltd (NSE: BOSCHLTD) (Share Price: Rs.13960): Avoid

Valuation: Over-Valued stock with TTM PE of 29x.

Reasons to Avoid: Bosch reported disappointing its Q1FY20 results. Revenues came in at Rs 2779 cr down (13.5%) YoY with automotive segment revenues down 13.5% YoY and non-automotive segment down 13.1% YoY. EBITDA margins at 17.4% were down 218 bps YoY. While other expenses and employee costs as a percentage of sales both increased sequentially, gross margins were unchanged. Consequent reported PAT was at Rs 280 cr, down 35.0% YoY. Profitability was also impacted by an exceptional item to the tune of Rs 82.1 cr related to costs incurred for restructuring, reskilling and redeployment initiatives undertaken by the company. Bosch has established leadership in diesel technology (starter motors, common rail systems), with market share in gasoline fuel injection systems lower courtesy its late entry into that space. With BS-VI rollout, lower capacity diesel engines are expected to migrate to gasoline given the prohibitive price increase in the former would further exacerbate existing cost difference between the two technologies. While diesel is seen remaining the dominant fuel choice among UVs, larger engine capacity passenger cars, tractors, and the CV space, bosch’s addressable market is still expected to shrink. Further, management commentary on the current auto space slowdown is far from encouraging, with bosch viewing it as a structural one rather than a transient phase.

Financial: In Q1 result, Net revenue stood at Rs 2779 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 3212 cr in Q1FY19. Net profit at Rs 280 cr in Q1FY20 Vs Rs 431 cr Q1FY19 down 35%. EBITDA down 23% at Rs 483 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 628 cr in Q1FY19. EBITDA Margins down 218bps to 17.4% in Q1FY20 vs 19.6% in Q1FY19.

Share Market Tips For September 2019: 1st Week

Dish TV India Ltd (NSE: DISHTV) (Share Price: Rs.20): Avoid

Valuation: Fairly-Valued stock with negative earnings.

Reasons to Avoid: : It has posted Q1FY20 consolidated result where revenue fell 44.1% YoY to Rs. 926cr primarily due to netting of programming cost this quarter under the new tariff regime. On comparable basis, revenue was down 7.7% YoY to Rs. 1,528cr. Subscription revenue accounted for 89.2% of total revenue. Company recorded 209k net subscriber additions in Q1FY20, with net subscriber base reaching 23.9mn at quarter end. EBITDA declined 3.7% YoY to Rs. 536cr owing to higher selling commission, service payout and overall marketing costs. Adjusted PAT loss of Rs. 32cr (vs. Rs. 28cr profit in Q1FY19) was further impacted by higher taxes. ARPU came in at Rs. 116 net of taxes based on new accounting (comparable ARPU at Rs. 199-200 vs Rs. 165-166 in Q4FY19). Churn rate stood at 0.95% for the quarter. Given weak quarter, uncertain outlook around new tariff regime and stiff competition from newly entrant Jio we expect further detoriation on financial will be seen in coming quarter.

Financial: In Q1 result, Net revenue stood at Rs 926 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 1656 cr in Q1FY19. Net loss at Rs 32 cr Vs profit of Rs 28 cr YoY. EBITDA down 5% at Rs 541 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 573 cr in Q1FY19.

Balkrishna Industries Ltd (NSE: BALKRISIND) (Share Price: Rs.720): Avoid

Valuation: Fairly-Valued stock with TTM PE of 18x.

Reasons to Avoid: : Company posted it Q1FY20 results, revenues declined by 12.4%YoY to Rs 1193 cr on account of a 10% YoY decline in volumes to 51,304 MT and a 3% decline in realizations. The decline in volume can be attributed to deteriorating overseas volumes and in particular in the agricultural tyre segment. The management has guided for a volume growth of 3%-5% for FY20. Realizations declined during the quarter on account of pass through of raw material cost decline to customers and adverse forex rates. BIL faced a challenging macro environment on account of the global trade war which affected demand sentiment across regions. Further, a heatwave in Europe and ongoing US-China trade war affected the agriculture segment and hence the company faced decline in volume off -take in the Agriculture segment by more than 10% YoY. EBITDA declined by 25.1% YoY to Rs 260 cr & EBITDA margin declined by 380bps YoY to 22.4% on account of a 133bps decline in gross margins and 83bps/164bps increase in employee costs/branding expenses. PAT stood at Rs 170 cr, a decline of 23.6% YoY. BIL has shelved its USD100mn US capex plan due to bleak outlook. Management expects the weak demand scenario and pricing pressure to persist in FY20. However the growth guidance for FY20 has been maintained on account of pent up demand from channel.

Financial: In Q1 result, Net revenue stood at Rs 1193 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 1362 cr in Q1FY19. Net profit at Rs 176 cr in Q1FY20 Vs Rs 230 cr Q1FY19 down 23.6%. EBITDA down 25% at Rs 260 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 350 cr in Q1FY19.

Endurance Technologies Ltd (NSE: ENDURANCE) (Share Price: Rs.890): Avoid

Valuation: Over-Valued stock with TTM PE of 23x.

Reasons to Avoid: : The company recorded a modest 2.6% YoY growth in revenues, as the slowdown in the two-wheeler industry affected its top-line performance, missing Street estimates by 3.6%. 71.2% of the top-line was contributed by the Indian business with Bajaj Auto being the top contributor at 37.5%. Improvements in gross margin helped in expanding EBITDA margin by 340bps YoY to 18.2% in Q1FY20. Business with Hero MotoCorp grew 35.0% YoY, while Bajaj Auto and Yamaha tie-ups registered 6.0% YoY growth. Aftermarket sales, which includes both domestic and export sales, saw 11% YoY growth. Contraction in the European passenger vehicle market resulted in 3.1% YoY growth in European operations (28.8% of total sales). Given the contraction in the Indian two- and three-wheeler market, combined with the demand slowdown in the European car market, we expect the company to post muted revenue growth on account of the demand slowdown and inventory pileup in the Indian two- and three-wheeler markets and softness in the European passenger vehicle market.

Financial: In Q1 result, Net revenue stood at Rs 1909 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 1860 cr in Q1FY19. Net profit at Rs 166 cr in Q1FY20 Vs Rs 125 cr Q1FY19 up 32.6%. EBITDA up 26% at Rs 348 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 276 cr in Q1FY19. EBITDA Margins up 340bps to 18.2% in Q1FY20 vs 14.8% in QFY19.

Share Market Tips For August 2019: 5th Week

Steel Authority of India Ltd (NSE: SAIL) (Share Price: Rs.32): Avoid

Valuation: Under-Valued stock with TTM P/E of 10x

Reasons to Avoid: : SAIL posted Q1FY20 earnings which is better due to higher than expected realisations. However, disappointment continues on volumes and cost front in spite of increased capacity availability. Company used weak demand as shield for weakness in volumes against better performance posted by its peers despite facing capacity constraints. We do not expect material improvement in company’s operational performance due to weak outlook on demand (affecting its scale benefit), aggravating competition intensity and sluggish prices. Owing to weak prices and sluggish demand, we may see EBITDA down by 11% for FY20E. Due to high dependence on steel prices and inefficient operations and trade war concerns we may see dip in earnings in coming quarter. In concall company highlighted the Net Plant Realisations (NPR) rose marginally in Q1FY20 by 1.3% Rs520 QoQ to Rs 40,828/t, Realisations fell by 9% or Rs3,600 in July over Q1FY20 average, Coking coal prices fell USD20-25/t benefit would be visible with a lag of a quarter, Techno-economic parameters deteriorated QoQ/YoY due to low production, Debt rose 7% QoQ/4% YoY to Rs485bn due to subdued collections.

Financial: In Q1 result, Net revenue stood at Rs 14,820 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 15,907 cr in Q1FY19. Net profit down 87.2% to Rs 68.8 cr Vs Rs 540.45 cr YoY. EBITDA down 34% at Rs 1764.78 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 2674.2 cr in Q1FY19. EBITDA margins are down 500bps at 11% in Q1FY20 vs 16% in Q1FY19.

Greenply Industries Ltd(NSE: GREENPLY) (Share Price: Rs.137): Potential Buy

Valuation: Fairly-Valued stock with TTM PE of 18x.

Reasons to Consider: The topline grew 13.1% YoY to Rs 349.4 crore while the bottomline grew 81.7% YoY to Rs 21.0 crore in Q1FY20. Plywood sales volumes grew 4.1% YoY to 13.57 MSM (premium category contributed 64%) in Q1FY20 while realisations improved 3.3% YoY to Rs 222/sq mt. GIL’s own manufacturing facility is operating at 139% utilisation as of Q1FY20. With capacity constraints in place, it plans to achieve further growth via outsourcing. It has already entered into a JV (30% ownership) for premium-end products (11 MSM plant capacity) that is expected to commence production by Q3FY20E & could ensure revenue worth Rs 100- 115 crore at peak utilisation for GIL. It is also planning to enter another JV that will be utilised for production of Ecotec & film-faced plywood. GIL is looking at 6-7% overall volume growth & increase in realisation by 1-2% in FY20E. Overall, it expects 8-10% plywood division growth in FY20E.

Key Drivers: GIL currently has a 36,000 CBM (Cubic Metre) per annum capacity at Gabon, which it plans to increase to 96,000 CBM by October, 2019 at a capex of Rs 27 crore. Currently, out of total output from the 36,000 CBM plant at Gabon, GIL’s requirement is only 15-20%. Balance is sold to other customers (67% value comes from India, 14% from Spain, 2% from Vietnam, 13% from Indonesia and balance from Southeast Asia). However, once capacity increases to 96,000 CBM, GIL’s requirement will drop to 10% of output from Gabon. With South Asian markets now becoming net importers of face veneer from Gabon, GIL would focus more on increasing supply to South Asian & European markets. Overall, the management aims to clock Rs 215 crore revenue from the Gabon facility in FY20E. GIL moving towards an asset-light business model by targeting growth through outsourcing remains the silver lining for the company. However, with the domestic plywood business growing at a muted rate, GIL is expected to derive growth largely from exports business in Gabon, which should be watched, due to dynamics in the international market.

Financial: In Q1FY20 Net Revenue at Rs 349.5 cr Vs Rs. 308.9 cr in Q1FY19 up 13.1%. Net Profit at Rs. 21 crore in Q1FY20 up 81.7% from Rs. 11.6 crore in Q1FY19, whereas EBITDA stands at Rs. 41.1 crore in Q1FY20 vs Rs. 20.6 crore in Q1FY19 up 99.9%. EBITDA Margins up 511bps to 11.8% in Q1FY20 vs 6.7% in Q1FY19.

Share Market Tips For August 2019: 4th Week

HEG Ltd (NSE: HEG) (Share Price: Rs.915): Avoid

Valuation: Under-Valued stock with TTM P/E of 2x

Reasons to Avoid: : HEG reported a subdued performance for Q1FY20 wherein topline, PAT came in lower than estimates. For Q1FY20, HEG reported capacity utilisation of 85% (80% in Q4FY19, 82% in Q1FY19). However, during the quarter, the company did build in some finished graphite electrodes inventory. Hence, sales volumes are lower than production volume. Going forward, the company has guided for capacity utilisation level of 75% for FY20E. HEG reported a topline of Rs 816.5 crore (down 39.4% QoQ, up 48.6% YoY. EBITDA for the quarter was at Rs 347.8 crore (down 55.9% QoQ, 70.7% YoY). The company reported PAT of Rs 234.4 crore, down 55.3% QoQ, 69.6% YoY. Graphite electrodes are used in the EAF route of steelmaking. Global steel demand has been negatively impacted by a weakening global economy. In the current muted demand scenario, excess production of graphite electrodes in China due to relatively slow ramp up of EAF capacities has led to cheaper graphite electrode exports to other countries (from China). Furthermore, the muted trend in steel prices witnessed domestically and globally does not augur well for the graphite electrode market. Cumulatively, all above factors have put downward pressure on graphite electrode prices. Needle coke is a key raw material used in manufacture of UHP grade graphite electrodes. As needle coke is scarce in supply, its prices are on a sustained uptrend. In a scenario of softening graphite electrode prices, an uptick in needle coke costs is likely to impact the margin profile of HEG. Apart from that there was news on HEG management fat pay remuneration in FY19 where the CEO took home salary of 121 cr more than 180% rise compare to previous fiscal and the ratio of compensation to median remuneration was 4045:1 due to this the question was also raised on company corporate governance issue.

Financial: In Q1 result, Net revenue stood at Rs 816.5 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 1587.4 cr in Q1FY19. Net profit down 69% to Rs 234.4 cr Vs Rs 770.4 cr YoY. EBITDA down 70% at Rs 347.8 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 1188 cr in Q1FY19. EBITDA margins are down 3224bps at 42.6% in Q1FY20 vs 74.8% in Q1FY19.

Essel Propack Ltd (NSE: ESSELPACK) (Share Price: Rs.81): Avoid

Valuation:Under-Valued stock with TTM P/E of 13x

Reasons to Avoid: Essel Propack (EPL) reported flattish topline (down 9% QoQ) led by poor performance in AMESA and EAP regions (mainly India and China respectively). While India demand slowdown due to macro headwinds, the Chinese revenue slowdown was largely due to ongoing US-China trade issues. Despite significant rise in the contribution of non oral care to topline (up from 40.7% in Q1FY19 to 46.6% in Q1FY20) the EBITDA margin was under pressure mainly due to sharp decline in the profitability of the AMESA regions. We believe, the lumpiness of domestic business coupled with deteriorating EBITDA margin profile would weigh on valuations. While America & Europe (together contributes 42% to topline) regions reported revenue growth of 3% & 17% YoY respectively, the lower volume offtake in the AMESA and EAP regions hurt the overall topline growth. The company is aiming to increase revenue contribution from non-oral category (relatively high margin business) from 40.4% in FY17 to 50% in the next three years. However, we model EBITDA margin at 18.1%-18.5% for FY20E-21E considering the slow improvement in profitability of Amesa region.

Financial: In Q1 result, Net revenue stood at Rs 629.8 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 635.4 cr in Q1FY19. Net profit down 5% to Rs 40 cr Vs Rs 42 cr YoY. EBITDA down 2.7% at Rs 108.6 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 111.7 cr in Q1FY19. EBITDA margins are down 32bps at 17.2% in Q1FY20 vs 17.6% in Q1FY19.

Rupa and Company Ltd(NSE: RUPA) (Share Price: Rs.165): Avoid

Valuation: Under-Valued stock with TTM P/E of 14x

Reasons to Avoid: After de-growth in revenue in Q4FY19, even FY20 has begun on a subdued note for Rupa. Revenues for Q1FY20 grew marginally by 2.7% YoY to Rs 188.5 crore. Owing to negative operating leverage, EBITDA margins for the quarter declined by 20 bps YoY to 11.2%. The negative impact of higher employee expenses (up 25% YoY to Rs 12.9 crore) was partially negated by a decline in other expenses (down 1% YoY to Rs 42.8 crore). Absolute EBITDA remained constant YoY at Rs 21.1 crore. Increase in depreciation cost (up 27% YoY to Rs 4.1 crore) and interest expense (up 38% YoY to Rs 4.1 crore) further dented the profitability. The resultant PAT declined 9.8% YoY to Rs 9.3 crore. The competition in the Indian innerwear industry is intense and most innerwear players (excluding new entrant Aditya Birla Fashion) have registered a flattish revenue growth. Rupa in-spite of spending 7% of revenues on branding and investment and using celebrity endorsement has not been able to achieve acceleration in revenue growth for the past two years. In a bid to enhance the share in the growing premium menswear segment, the company undertook various licensing of international brands. However, due to intense competitive scenario (Van Heusen from ABFRL and CK in Arvind), the management has not been able to scale up its business as per expectations. The trade channel continued to face liquidity stress and the company had to support the channel partners with higher credit period which led to increased working capital cycle in FY19. The management is contemplating channel financing for its distributors which would reduce the stress on-trade channels. Also, the company is planning to move some part of its business from wholesaling to retailing. The management indicated that the transition in the business model could lead to lower revenue growth in the near term.

Financial: In Q1 result, Net revenue stood at Rs 188.5 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 183.5cr in Q1FY19. Net profit down 10% to Rs 9.3 cr Vs Rs 10.3 cr YoY. EBITDA up 1% at Rs 21.1 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 20.9 cr in Q1FY19. EBITDA margins are down 20 bps at 11.2% in Q1FY20 vs 11.4% in Q1FY19.

Share Market Tips For August 2019: 3rd Week

eClerx Services Ltd (NSE: ECLERX) (Share Price: Rs.556): Avoid

Valuation: Under-Valued stock with TTM P/E of 10x

Reasons to Avoid: eClerx reported a weak set of Q1 numbers on all fronts. The company’s US$ revenues declined 0.6% QoQ to $50.9 million. Further, margins continued to decelerate significantly due to various cost pressures and wage hike. EBIT margins got dragged 480 bps QoQ to 13.8%. We believe the company is facing client specific issues that have impacted its growth in top 10 clients (declined 3.5% QoQ). Further, higher short-term projects (15-20% of revenues), pressure in legacy business and inability of cracking new deals to replace de-growth in legacy business are further hampering revenue growth. PAT margins have also decelerated from 26.6% in FY17 to 11.2% in Q1FY20. Margins are now in line with the margins of a few BPO companies. However, headwinds in terms of higher onshoring, pricing pressure and increase in minimum wages in Maharashtra will keep margins under pressure. In addition, higher attrition will also impact cost in the near term.

Financial: In Q1 result, Net revenue stood at Rs 354.7cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 351.9 cr in Q1FY19. Net profit down 34% to Rs 39.8 cr Vs Rs 60.2 cr YoY. EBITDA down 15.6% at Rs 66.1 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 78.3 cr in Q1FY19. EBITDA margins are down 362bps at 18.6% in Q1FY20 vs 22.3% in Q1FY19.

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NSE: HINDPETRO) (Share Price: Rs.247): Avoid

Valuation:Under-Valued stock with TTM P/E of 8x

Reasons to Avoid: We expect HPCL’s core business to remain weak due to pressure on GRMs and likely increase in competition in the profitable fuel retailing segment from private sector companies. In addition valuations would also be hampered by HPCL management’s refusal to accept ONGC as promoter. Consolidated PAT came in at Rs 800 cr, down 56% YoY. The share of profits from its associates driven by its stakes in unlisted Bhatinda Refinery JV HMEL (48.99%) and MRPL (16.96%) was down from Rs 290 cr to Rs 100 cr. We expect the stock to remain weak despite the fact that it is at a 3 year low due to weak refining business outlook and the company’s battle with the government questioning the promoter status of majority stake owner ONGC. In its Q1 company has reported the steep fall in GRMs to US$0.75/bbl which was way below analyst community estimate of US$ 4.65/bbl. Management stated on the GRM front that "The GRM were lower because of shutdown taken at our refineries".

Financial: In Q1 result, Net revenue stood at Rs 74,800 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 73,219 cr in Q1FY19. Net profit down 52% to Rs 811 cr Vs Rs 1719 cr YoY. GRMs are down 375bps at US$0.75% in Q1FY20 vs US$4.51% in Q4FY19.

JSW Steel Ltd (NSE: JSWSTEEL) (Share Price: Rs.220): Avoid

Valuation: Under-Valued stock with TTM P/E of 9x

Reasons to Avoid: JSW Steel reported a mixed set of Q1FY20 numbers wherein sales volume came in lower than analyst estimate while EBITDA/tonne came in higher than analyst estimate. On a standalone basis JSW Steel reported sales volume of 3.75 million tonnes (MT). The consolidated topline was at Rs 19,812 cr (down 3.4% YoY, 11.4% QoQ) broadly in line with estimate of Rs 19,983.7 cr. Standalone EBITDA/tonne was at Rs 9936/tonne (Rs 10,119/tonne in Q4FY19 and Rs 12,590/tonne in Q1FY19). Standalone EBITDA was at Rs 3726 cr. Consolidated EBITDA was at Rs 3716 cr, down 27.2% YoY, 16.3% QoQ. The muted performance from overseas subsidiaries adversely impacted consolidated operations wherein consolidated EBITDA came in lower than standalone EBITDA. Ensuing consolidated PAT was at Rs 1008 cr, down 56.9%. JSW has chalked out a significant capacity expansion plan wherein it plans to incur notable capex over the next two to three years, which would also increase its leverage. This does not augur well in the current scenario of ongoing trade conflicts and slowdown in China and will impact on its balance sheet and increase the debt level of the company. Currently, the debt/EBITDA is at 2.72x (vs 2.43x in March 2019). In its recent conference call management has indicated that steel demand reported growth YoY, but it has declined QoQ. Domestic steel demand was impacted due to slowdown in the auto sector, muted trend in investments and lower credit availability.

Financial: In Q1 result, Net revenue stood at Rs 19,812 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 20,519 cr in Q1FY19. Net profit down 56.9% to Rs 1008 cr Vs Rs 2339 cr YoY. EBITDA down 27% at Rs 3716 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 5105 cr in Q1FY19. EBITDA margins are down 612bps at 18.8% in Q1FY20 vs 24.9% in Q1FY19.

Share Market Tips For August 2019: 2nd Week

ITC Ltd (NSE: ITC) (Share Price: Rs.255): Potential Buy

Valuation: Fairly-Valued stock with TTM PE of 24x.

Reasons to Consider: ITC has reported its Q1, where Net revenue increased 5.8% YoY to Rs 11,502.8 crore. Cigarette, FMCG, agri business, paperboard & hotels business witnessed growth of 6%, 6.6%, 14.6%, 12.7% & 15%, respectively. EBITDA grew 8.7% to Rs 4,565.7 crore supported by cigarette, FMCG, agri & paperboard segments. FMCG EBITDA increased from Rs 127.8 crore to Rs 180.7 crore driven by strong growth in the branded packaged food business and better product mix. Net profit grew 12.6% YoY to Rs 3,173.9 crore driven by higher operating profit and other income. After two quarters of cigarette margin decline, ITC’s cigarette margins expanded 145 bps to 70.8% in Q1FY20 on the back of stable taxation regime and selective price hikes during the year which is seen as positive in coming quarter.

Key Drivers: During FY19, ITC strengthened its milk procurement network for Aashirvaad Svasti dairy products with a significant increase in daily milk collection. Aashirvaad Svasti portfolio was augmented by the introduction of pouch curd and paneer. The company has already ventured into fresh vegetables segment with potatoes, frozen peas in the NCR region and plans to scale up. During the quarter, the company launched Aashirvaad Nature's Super Foods, Bingo Starters on pan India level and more variants of Fabelle range of chocolates. ITC has a strong margin profile with EBITDA & PAT margin of 38.5% & 27.7%, respectively, as on FY19. Led by superior margins, the company has been able to generate operating cash flow of Rs 11,000 crore in FY19. While overall RoCE is at 30.8%, cash cow cigarettes business enjoys RoCE of 200%+ due to superior pricing power and low capital intensity. High cash generation has enabled the company to invest aggressively in other fast growing businesses and thereby diversify into non-stringent segments. We believe revenue and PAT growth to be seen as low double digit from FY19-21E.

Financial: In Q1FY20 Net Sales at Rs 11502 crore Vs Rs. 10874 crore in Q1FY19 up 5.8%. Net Profit at Rs. 3174 crore in Q1FY20 up 12.6% from Rs. 2818 crore in Q1FY19,whereas EBITDA stands at Rs. 4565 crore in Q1FY20 vs Rs. 4202 crore in Q1FY19 up 8.7%. EBITDA Margins where increased 105bps to 39.7% in Q1FY20 vs 38.6% in Q1FY19.

Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd (NSE: KANSAINER) (Share Price: Rs.475): Potential Buy

Valuation: Over-Valued stock with TTM PE of 54x.

Reasons to Consider: KNL Q1FY20 aggregate performance was split between a strong decorative segment (with volume growth of 13% YoY) and weak industrial segment performance (volume de-growth of 5% YoY). We believe the company reported aggregate volume growth of 5% YoY during Q1FY20 with a marginal hike in realisation owing to a change in product mix. While this has helped maintain gross margin, the solid cut in other expenditure during the period helped in expansion in EBITDA margin by 100 bps YoY. Moderate topline growth coupled with expansion in EBITDA margin helped in PAT growth of 6% YoY at Rs 148 crore. We believe strong demand of decorative paint would help drive revenue growth for KNL while margin pressure would ease owing to passing on cost with a favourable product mix.

Key Drivers: The industrial paint remained a drag for KNL due to the unprecedented slowdown in the automotive segment. However, a shift in focus towards other industrial categories like coil coating and functional powder coating helped offset poor volume demand from the automotive industry. This, along with strong growth in the decorative segment (despite a higher base of 14% growth in Q1FY19) drive its performance in Q1FY20. Strong demand for decorative paint would be largely driven by demand remaining intact in tier II, tier III cities and a shorter repainting cycle. KNL’s gross margin during the period remained flat despite pressure in the industrial paints category. We believe a price hike in the decorative segment (contributes 55% in topline) helped offset lower profitability from industrial segment. In addition to this, saving in other expenditure in Q1FY20 (down 100 bps YoY) helped drive EBITDA margin for KNL. While there was a slowdown in industrial paint demand, we believe margin pressure will ease, going forward, owing to a change in product mix and gradual price hike. Price hikes coupled with a favourable mix would lead to an expansion in EBITDA margin from FY19 onwards.

Financial: In Q1FY20 Net Sales at Rs 1463.3 crore Vs Rs. 1376 crore in Q1FY19 up 6.4%. Net Profit at Rs. 147 crore in Q1FY20 up 5.8% from Rs. 139.8 crore in Q1FY19, whereas EBITDA stands at Rs. 249 crore in Q1FY20 vs Rs. 220.5 crore in Q1FY19 up 13%. EBITDA Margins where increased 99bps to 17% in Q1FY20 vs 16% in Q1FY19.

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd(NSE: IOC) (Share Price: Rs.130): Avoid

Valuation:Under-Valued stock with TTM P/E of 9x

Reasons to Avoid: IOC reported its Q1 results where the profit came at Rs 3596 cr mainly on account of higher GRMs due to adjusted of inventory related gain and better-than-expected performance in the marketing segment. Reported GRMs were at US$4.7/bbl, the GRM adjusted for inventory related gain was US$2.27/bbl according to the company vs. Singapore GRM of US$3.5/bbl tracked by the company. The weak GRM was attributed to the 40% fall in MS spreads and 18% fall in HSD spreads to US$5.3/bbl and US$10.4/bbl, respectively. Revenues increased 3.9% QoQ to Rs 150135.2 crore on account of higher average oil prices. On account of inventory gains and better marketing segment performance, EBITDA was at Rs 8350 crore (down 23.2% QoQ). We remain cautious on IOC at the current juncture given the volatility in global GRMs and uncertainty on the company’s ability to pass on costs to customers during high oil prices.

Financial: In Q4 result where, Net sales stood at Rs 1,50,135 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 1,49,747 cr in Q1FY19. Net profit down 47% to Rs 3596 cr Vs Rs 6831.1 cr YoY. EBITDA down 33.6% at Rs 8350 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 12575 cr in Q1FY19.

Share Market Tips For August 2019: 1st Week

Blue Dart Express Ltd (NSE: BLUEDART) (Share Price: Rs.2300): Avoid

Valuation:Over-Valued stock with TTM P/E of 70x

Reasons to Avoid: Blue Dart’s’ management continued to describe the business environment as volatile and challenging. The company continues to invest in building long term capabilities. This has negatively impacted profitability in the short-term. Revenue grew 7% YoY, buoyed by stable growth in the B2B segment, compared to the B2C segment, which remained challenging. Reported EBITDA margins contracted 41 bps YoY to 5.7% with absolute EBITDA remaining flat YoY to Rs 45 crore. The management is of the view that it takes 12-18 months for incremental assets to start delivering in a positive manner for the company.

Financial: It announced Q1 result where Net Revenue stood at Rs 786 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 733 cr in Q1FY19. Net profit down 79.2% to Rs 4.6 cr Vs Rs 22.1 cr YoY. EBITDA remains flat at Rs 44.6 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 44.5 cr in Q1FY19. EBITDA Margins down 41bps to 5.7% in Q1FY20 vs 6.1 in Q1FY19.

Vodafone Idea Ltd (NSE: IDEA) (Share Price: Rs.6.50): Avoid

Valuation: Under-Valued stock with TTM Negative Earnings

Reasons to Avoid:Vodafone Idea’s Q1FY20 performance was weak on all counts. Revenues at Rs 11,270 crore witnessed a decline of 4.3% QoQ, with ARPU at Rs 108 (up 3.8% QoQ, the largely mathematical outcome of low/no paying customer exit), coupled with a net loss of 14.1 million (mn) customers. EBITDA came in at Rs 1240 crore, a fall of 28% QoQ and a margin of 11%, weak topline and higher access charge (up 6% QoQ). The exit of 14.1 mn customers was much more than market anticipation marked the fourth consecutive quarter of subscriber base decline.

Financial: It announced Q1 result where, Net Revenue stood at Rs 11270 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 5889 cr in Q1FY19. Net loss at Rs 4873 cr Vs profit of Rs 256.5 cr YoY. EBITDA remains at Rs 3650 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 659.4 cr in Q1FY19. ARPU of Rs 108 in Q1FY20 vs Rs 100 in Q1FY19

Castrol India Ltd (NSE: CASTROLIND) (Share Price: Rs.117.50): Avoid

Valuation:Fairly-Valued stock with TTM P/E of 16x

Reasons to Avoid:Castrol India reported its Q1FY20 numbers, which were below analyst estimates mainly on account of lower-than-expected volumes, which fell 2.8% YoY to 55.4 million liters, below analyst estimate of 56.6 million liters. Revenues increased 2.2% YoY to Rs 1039.4 crore below analyst estimate due to lower-than-expected realizations. Castrol witnessed an increase of 15% YoY in gross margins at Rs 101.1/litre due to better product mix. On account of higher other expenses, EBITDA/liter came in at Rs 51.3/litre (up 16.2% YoY). Hence, PAT was at Rs 182.7 crore. Although Castrol was successful in signing a strategic alliance with 3M for auto care products, its strategy to defend potential disruptions like higher drain interval, electric cars will be the key decider, going ahead. The focus on maintaining the balance between margins & volumes along with growth in the personal mobility segment will be a key factor directing the company ahead. However, due to lower auto sales, structural low volume growth in industry volumes would continue to remain a challenge for Castrol in times to come.

Financial: It announced Q1 result where Net Revenue stood at Rs 1039 cr vs Rs 1017 cr up 2.2% YoY. Net profit at Rs 182.7 cr Vs Rs 164 cr up 11.3% YoY. EBITDA remains at Rs 284 cr vs Rs 251 cr up 13% YoY. EBITDA Margins at 0.3% vs 24.7% down 2447bps YoY.

Share Market Tips For July 2019: 4 Week

Mindtree Ltd (NSE: MINDTREE) (Share Price: Rs.696): Avoid

Valuation: Under-Valued stock with TTM P/E of 16x

Reasons to Avoid: MindTree Ltd reported a weak set of Q1 performance. The company reported 0.8% QoQ growth in dollar revenues to $264.2 million. Margins declined from 15.0% in Q4FY19 to 10.0% in Q1FY20 mainly due to one-time special compensation (impacting margins by 260 bps), wage hike (190 bps), visa cost (30 bps) and currency (40 bps) partly offset by 150 bps benefit arising from implementation of IndAS-116. The risk of attrition due to changes in leadership and management, subdued margins in FY20E, currency headwind and rising cost remain key near term concerns. Rising attrition of 90 bps QoQ to 15.1% is also a key concern in the near term for the company.

Financial: Company announced its Q1 result where, Net Revenue stood at Rs 1834 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 1639 cr in Q1FY19. Net profit down 41.5% to Rs 92.7 cr Vs Rs 158.2 cr YoY. EBITDA drops 20% at Rs 184 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 231 cr in Q1FY19.

SKF India Ltd(NSE: SKFINDIA) (Share Price: Rs.1850): Avoid

Valuation: Fairly-Valued stock with TTM P/E of 27x

Reasons to Avoid: SKF India (SKF) reported weak Q1FY20 results, amid a slowdown in automotive segment. Revenues grew 2.9% YoY at Rs 776.8 crore due to subdued performance from the auto segment. EBITDA margins came in at 15.4%, an 8 bps increase YoY. Auto contributed 47% to the topline (including exports contribution of 9%). The automotive slowdown is expected to impact overall revenue growth for FY20E. Weakness in auto sales is expected to act as a spoil-sport on the performance of bearing companies like SKF. Being the largest bearings supplier (28% market share) with significant auto exposure (45-50% of sales), auto demand remains a key overhang for the stock and near term outlook remains weak seeing the auto monthly sales number.

Financial: Company announced its Q1 result where, Net Revenue stood at Rs 776 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 755 cr in Q1FY19. Net profit down 3.7% to Rs 77.9 cr Vs Rs 81 cr YoY. EBITDA up 3% at Rs 120 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 116 cr in Q1FY19.

Avenue Supermarts Ltd(NSE: DMART) (Share Price: Rs.1450): Avoid

Valuation: Over-Valued stock with TTM P/E of 87x

Reasons to Avoid: Dmart has posted stellar performance overall in Q1 but management has guided that this could be one-off quarter for better show due to various reason and commentary was weak on EBITDA margin front due to intensifying price competition, higher capex toward new stores and upcoming lease cost expansion. While DMart’s cost-led strong competitive position remains unassailable presently, the pricing pressure from peers is estimated to reset the PAT CAGR to 28% over FY19-21. Although its strong compare to its peers but this is much below the 55% seen in FY15- 18, driven by a healthy 210bp margin improvement. Moreover, as the pace of PAT growth slowed to 12% in FY19 on the back of price-led margin pressure, the stock has corrected by 16% over the past year. Despite this, it is still richly valued at EV/EBITDA and P/E of 31x and 56x on FY21E basis. Apart from that recent guidelines by govt in budget to increase minimum public shareholding from 25% to 35% and as per SEBI guidelines, promoter has to reduce holding below 75% by March 2020 which will again put presurre on the stock in mid-term.

Financial: Company announced its Q1 result where, Net sales stood at Rs 5780 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 4559 cr in Q1FY19. Net profit up 33.7% to Rs 335 cr Vs Rs 250 cr YoY. EBITDA up 39% at Rs 607 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 437 cr in Q1FY19.

Banco Products (NSE: BANCOINDIA) (Share Price: Rs.100): Avoid

Valuation: Under-Valued stock with TTM P/E of 10x

Reasons to Avoid: In Q4FY19 revenue grew by strong 27.6%, mainly due to higher contribution from the European subsidiary (Constitutes 60% of revenue) growing at 55% YoY respectively. However domestic CV demand for the quarter registered a volume de-growth of –1.2%YoY due to lower government spending in road infrastructure, implementation of overloading ban and liquidity crunch. BPIL 40% revenue comes from standalone business which has grown by 32%YoY for the quarter. PAT de-grew by 12.3%YoY, supported by lower tax. We expect the domestic demand scenario to remain subdued for trucks and cars in FY20. EBITDA margin for FY19 was at 11.2%. During the quarter BPIL consolidated margin witnessed significant decline by 740bps at 10.8%. This was largely do increase in operating cost. We expect EBITDA margin to remain under pressure owing to higher operating expenses and lower contribution from the gasket business.

Financial: Company announced its Q4 result where, Net sales stood at Rs 370 cr in Q4FY19 vs Rs 305 cr in Q4FY18. Net profit down 82% to Rs 4.8 cr Vs Rs 26.9 cr YoY. EBITDA down 27.5% at Rs 42.9 cr in Q4FY19 vs Rs 58 cr in Q4FY18.

Share Market Tips For July 2019: 3rd Week

GNA Axles Ltd (NSE: GNA) (Share Price: Rs.260): Potential Buy

Valuation: Under-Valued stock with TTM PE of 8x.

Reasons to consider: Company has posted stellar Q1 performance despite the slowdown in auto sector which is driven by growth from export markets. Since the auto sector is facing slowdown in india due to this management has given its business outlook weak for short term, but subsiquently told it will be positive for long term. They are exploring new avenues for growth and diversification across geographies in future to mitigate the slowdown from one region. It has shown a very strong growth in revenues and healthy operating profit margin which is led by cost control measures taken by management and a fall in raw material prices.

Drivers: GNA’s strategy to expand its footprint by targeting other geographies such as Australia and South America is expected to help de-risk the business from significant dependence on North America and Europe. In near term the new emission norms are expected to lead to pre-buying as BS VI compliant vehicles would be more expensive than the current vehicles which will be seen as positive in auto to push the growth and increase in sales of vehicle. To further fuel growth and diversify from CV and off-highway segments, GNA has started entering SUV and LCV axle shaft segments. The company has chalked out plans to set up a manufacturing facility with initial capacity of 600,000 units. It's focusing on acquiring customers from North America, Europe and India in that order. The commercial production of this facility is already commenced from March 2019.

Financial: In Q1FY20 Net Sales was Rs 258 crore Vs Rs. 213 crore in Q1FY19 up 21%. Net Profit at Rs. 18 crore in Q1FY20 up 30% from Rs. 14 crore in Q1FY19,whereas EBITDA stands at Rs. 41 crore in Q1FY20 vs Rs. 32 crore in Q1FY19 up 31%.

Yes Bank Ltd (NSE: YESBANK) (Share Price: Rs.86): Avoid

Valuation: Under-Valued stock with TTM P/BV of 0.77x

Reasons to Avoid: Yes Bank recognized Rs 6,230 cr of slippages with large part coming from the watchlist and partly from BB & below book (non watchlist) impacting overall asset quality sharply. The bank also saw its BB & below book loans assets increase on net basis to 9.4% from 8.3% in Q4FY19 which puts asset quality under high risk as these are extremely lumpy exposures along with that NII growth was weak at 2.8% on back of slower loan growth of 10% and interest reversals of Rs 223 cr. Weakness in NII led to NIMs dropping by 30bps QoQ to 2.8%. Bank slowed down its loan growth to 10% YoY and deposits growth to 6% YoY. Liabilities especially saw higher de-growth as CA franchise slowed on consolidation in corporate business, while SA balances saw shift towards TDs, bringing down CASA ratio to 30% from 33.1% in Q4FY20. On a lower growth momentum and a weaker RoA we remain sceptical on the stock.

Financial: Its annouces Q1 result where, Net interest income stood at Rs 2,278 cr in Q1FY20 vs Rs 2219 cr in Q1FY19. Net advances grew by 10% YoY to Rs 2,36,300 cr. Net profit down 92.5% to Rs 95.5 cr Vs Rs 1265.7 cr YoY. NIM drops 50 bps at 2.8% YoY.

Share Market Tips For July 2019: 2nd Week

KEI Industries Ltd(NSE: KEI) (Share Price: Rs.465): Potential Buy

Valuation: Fairly-Valued stock with TTM PE of 20x.

Reasons to consider: The KEI Industries (KEI) results were more than analyst estimates, driven by strong sales in the retail segment and growth in EPC and institutional orders. KEI is focusing on expanding its dealer network, as this sales channel offers higher brand stickiness as well as better margins and lower working capital requirement. The institutional sale growth was a positive and management expect this division to grow in double digits. The EHV (Extra High Voltage) sales was another growth engine and is expected to rise further, considering the government push for underground electrification and metro transport. KEI’s domestic institutional division reported a revenue growth of 14% to Rs 6,250 mn in Q4FY18. The EHV sales were up by more than 81% and EPC up by more than 32%. Exports grew 36%. The institutional segment rose 18%. Retail sales were Rs 4,060 mn, a growth of 29%. We believe this occurred due to expansion of dealer network and brand perception. Pending order as on date is Rs 47,070 Mn plus L1 is Rs 1,130 Mn for EHV.

Drivers:KEI has completed the 2nd phase of the HT power cable expansion at Pathredi. Debottlenecking of Pathredi plant will also take place, which will increase production capacity in next 3-4 years. In Silvassa, KEI plans to expand capacity of house wires in two phases, with a capex of Rs 900-1,000mn. This expansion is expected to be completed by the end of FY20. KEI is reaping the fruits of its thrust on the retail segment, with a strong growth and higher margin profile. KEI currently has more than 1,450 dealers and is expected to grow this by at least 10% every year. The sales from this segment is expected to grow by about 25%. Given more than 50% of the sales through channel financing, KEI’s working capital remains in control. The channel financing is expected to grow to 70-80% in the next 2- 3 years. The electrician meets are being continued at a fast pace, as they are a key influencer in the buying decision of consumers. As mangement expected to grow in FY20 by 17-18 % as a whole. EPC will grow at 10%,EHV Cable has capacity to go upto 3,500-4,000 mn in FY20. Demand drivers will be government initiatives for O&G sector, metro projects, and power sector.

Financial: Total revenue Rs 1258 cr in Q4FY19 vs Rs 1030 cr in Q4FY18 up 22%. Net Profit at Rs. 60 cr in Q4FY19 vs Rs 49.5 cr in Q4FY18 up 21%. Ebitda remain stands at Rs 141 cr in Q4FY19 vs Rs 100.5 cr in Q4FY18 up 40.6%.

Sterlite Technologies Ltd(NSE: STRTECH) (Share Price: Rs.165 ): Potential Buy

Valuation: Under-Valued stock with TTM PE of 12x.

Reasons to consider:Sterlite Tech reported good set of numbers in Q4 FY19 driven by increase in revenue contribution from service and solutions business. Revenue recorded remarkable growth of 111% YoY to Rs 1791 cr driven by early execution of the navy order. EBITDA stood at Rs 326 cr, an increase of 40% YoY while margin reported at 18% which is down 800bps YoY. Decrease in margin was primarily driven by the increase in execution of service orders and softening of fibre prices. Order book remains robust at Rs 10,516 cr and gives us a good revenue visibility. Net Profit came at Rs 165 cr up 49% YoY. In Geographical mix, Europe become extremely strong market for the company and contributed 24% in FY19 to the topline.

Drivers: Company has strengthened its position in Europe through acquisition of Metallurgica Bresciana in Italy, which has added new products and customer portfolio. The management has guided that the company’s planned expansion with new industry 4.0 plant at Aurangabad is expected to be ready with (50 million fkm) fibre capacity by June 2019. Second planned capex is on track to double its fibre cable capacity of 33 million fkm by June 2020. On Service business demand was driven by national broadband initiatives of "Bharat -Net" along with the State initiatives of "Smart Cities“ and also spending on network modernization by defence and power & utilities. Customer mix has also evolved (with strengthening of new customer segment like Enterprise and citizen network which roughly contributes 37% in FY19 topline). The management expects service business contribution to increase to 50% in next 2-3 years. It has also guided EBITDA margin of 25-26% in the product business and 11-12% in the network solution business. Company to tap USD75bn data solution opportunity by 2023 with its 4 pronged Strategy which is 1) Innovate (new value added product and offering), 2) Scale (new customer and geographies), 3) Expand into new portfolio and application and 4) Integrated (moving towards integrated solutions based offering). We believe company is on a right trajectory to deliver subsequent growth amidst increase in fibre capacity and increasing execution of service orders, growing international presence and winning large number of deals. Going ahead, we believe the company is well positioned to address network creation opportunity, as telcos, cloud companies and new digital infrastructure players create hyper-scale networks, and data network solutions for Mobility, Last-mile access, Long-haul connectivity, Network modernization and Data centers, across large customer segments globally. We also expect that once roll out of 5G on a commercial basis is commenced, it would further spur the volume of optic fibre and fibre cable thereon, which requires strong network connectivity to carry the backhaul.

Financial: Total revenue Rs 1791 cr in Q4FY19 vs Rs 847 cr in Q4FY18 up 111%. Net Profit at Rs. 165 cr in Q4FY19 vs Rs 112 cr in Q4FY18 up 49%. Ebitda remain stands at Rs 326 cr in Q4FY19 vs Rs 232 cr in Q4FY18 up 40%.

Share Market Tips For July 2019: 1st Week

State Bank of India (NSE: SBIN) (Share Price: Rs.368): Potential Buy

Valuation:Under-Valued stock with TTM P/BV of 1.55x.

Reasons to consider: SBIN is India's largest public sector bank. In its recent quarterly result bank has reported 13% growth in advances YoY and deposit growth was seen slightly suggish at around 7.6% YoY, while CASA was improved 6 bps YoY. NII was up 15% Rs 22,954 cr YoY and NIM was stood at 2.78% expanding to 28 bps YoY. On asset quality side bank has performed well its GNPA at 7.53% improving by 338 bps YoY while NNPA was at 3.01% improving by 94 bps YoY. PAT at Rs 838 Cr is down 78% QoQ, translating into ROA of 0.09% on account of high provisions the bank had to make in order to finish the year with cleaner books. We expect the ROA to rise in coming years to 0.55% and 0.75% by FY20/21 on the back of several recoveries in line from three major accounts: Essar Steel, Bhushan Steel and Alok Industries amounting around Rs 16,000 Cr along with a recoveries of around Rs 17,000 Cr (after 50% write-off of corporate NNPA of INR 34,000 Cr) from other NPA accounts.

Drivers: SBIN Chairman in the concall addressed with the clear guidance of the Management towards improving the asset quality of the bank. It said corporate NNPA stood at Rs 34,000 Cr at the end of March 2019,of which the banks confidently declared of recovering +50% in FY20. The management acknowledged 3 major accounts alone of Essar Steel, Bhushan Steel and Alok Industries, from where the bank expects to recover almost Rs 16,000 Cr alone during FY20 (after taking hair-cuts of around 50%). Regarding the other major accounts, the management said: IL&FS have been provisioned 900 Cr during Q3 FY19, Jet Airways provisioned fully during March 2019 while DHFL still is a standard asset but kept under watch list. On the recovery front, the Bank acknowledged the recovery of Rs 37,000 Cr during FY19 and Rs 11,000 Cr in Q4FY19, and expects similar if not more recovery during FY20 as well. Going forward, the Management also provided a FY20 PPOP (Pre-Provision operating profit) guidance of Rs 70,000 Cr from core business, 15,000 Cr of recoveries and Rs 5,000 Cr of stake sale in subsidiaries (85,0000-90,000) Cr. SBIN is currently trading at a P/Adj.BV multiple of 1.1x/1.05x on FY20E/FY21E book value and we expect the valuation of the bank to improve on back of its improving ROE outlook and asset quality metrics.

Financial: Its annouces Q4 result where, Net interest income stood at Rs 22,954 Cr in Q4FY19. Net advances grew by 13% YoY to Rs 22,935(bn). CASA grown by 6bps to 45.7% YoY. Net profit at Rs 838 cr YoY. NIM remain at 2.78% YoY.

RITES Ltd (NSE: RITES) (Share Price: Rs.306): Potential Buy

Valuation: Fairly-Valued stock with TTM PE of 14x.

Reasons to consider: RITES Limited is a wholly owned Government Company, a Miniratna enterprise. It is a leading player in the transport consultancy and engineering sector in India with diversified services and geographical reach. In Q4 company has posted robust number PAT rises 70% to Rs 132 cr YoY and revenue rises 30% to Rs 714 cr YoY. It also has good dividend yield. It provides services to traditional railways, rail projects of power companies, metro rail projects, ports, and highways. Rites is also involved in leasing railway locomotives to domestic non�railway customers and exports locos. In the past three years Rites has also been nominated by the Indian Railways to undertake turnkey execution of railway projects in new line laying, doubling and gauge conversion.

Drivers: Rites has developed specialized expertise over the years in providing consultancy services across major market segments in the transport infrastructure sector including railways, urban transport, roads and highways, ports, inland waterways, airports and ropeways. Rites has maintained a strong balance sheet over the years with virtually no debt as on March 2018. The company has also enjoyed healthy operating cashflows. Operating cashflows between FY15- FY18 has grown at a CAGR of 15% where Rites continues to be a debt free and asset light company and where its growth in revenue and profitability has been consistent over the last few years. Rites has also reported average RoE of 17-18% during the past 3 years, thus showing strong commitment on delivering shareholders return. Hence going ahead we expect that Rites has the capability to sustain the robust financials performance given its strong order book and asset light model. The management has also clearly stated that consultancy business will continue to grow and will help it sustain EBIDTA margins of 37-38% going ahead also, RITES should benefit from growing railways capex, new metro projects, development of airports in tier 2 and 3 cities, and infrastructure investments in countries where India’s EXIM Bank has provided funding. we believe that Rites is supported by a competent management team and promoters, and is well positioned to ride the next wave in the Infrastructure sector and believe that Rites is well positioned for long term sustainable growth.

Financial: Total revenue Rs 714 cr in Q4FY19 vs Rs 549 cr in Q4FY18 up 30%. PAT at Rs. 132 cr in Q4FY19 vs Rs 83 cr in Q4FY18 up 59%. Ebitda stands at Rs 215 cr in Q4FY19 up 56.5% vs Rs. 137 cr in Q4FY18.

Welspun Corp Ltd (NSE: WELCORP) (Share Price: Rs.145 ): Potential Buy

Valuation: Fairly-Valued stock with negative earnings .

Reasons to consider: Welspun Corp (WCL) is a leading global manufacturer of large diameter pipes with an installed capacity of 2.4 Mn tonnes. With the execution and addition of the latest order of 180KT, the company order book at the start of FY20 now stands at 1.66 MT (in terms of revenue Rs141 bn), to be executed over next 15-18 months. WCL has entered into an agreement to sell PCMD division and 43MW power plant, at a consideration of Rs9.4 bn, this will make balance sheet further cleaner, post the completion of the transaction which will complete by the end of Dec’19. With the cleaner balance sheet and completion of capex cycle, Free Cash Flow is expected to improve backed by strong operational performance. The only key risk to the company is steel price volatility which can impact performance and Low crude price which can defer investments in oil and gas industry.

Drivers: Given its strong manufacturing and execution capabilities, strong order backlog coupled with robust bids in the pipeline (2.3 MT), we believe, WCL is better placed compared to its peers, to take advantage of renewed pipe demand globally and in the domestic market. Going ahead, since a large part of revenues is expected to come from the US which should support margins. Backed by improvement in operating performance and decline in interest outgo (focus is on reducing debt). Management indicated that huge business potential exists in Saudi region, as most of the desalination plants are far from demand area. Management sees strong demand in both, Oil & Gas and Water sectors, driven by Saudi Aramco and SWCC respectively. The current order book in Saudi currently stands at 800KT, which is the 3x installed capacity, which provides huge revenue visibility. Management also indicated that local players will get 10% price preference in addition to the protection.

Financial: Total revenue Rs 2,756 cr in Q4FY19 vs Rs 1,658 cr in Q4FY18 up 66%. Net loss at Rs. 148 cr in Q4FY19 vs Rs 7.6 cr in Q4FY18. Ebitda stands at Rs 41 cr in Q4FY19 down 73.5% vs Rs. 158 cr in Q4FY18.

 

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