Hold LIC Housing Finance Ltd For Target Rs.730.00 - Emkay

Margins and asset quality surprise negatively

* LIC Housing Finance (LICHF) surprised negatively with a steep increase in NPLs (both in corporate as well as individual loans) and a sharp drop in its net interest margins, which lead to a significant miss in earnings from our as well as street estimates

* Gross NPLs rose 70% qoq mainly led by a

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Buy Balmer Lawrie and Company Ltd For Target Rs.289.00 - Kotak Sec

Key Highlights of Balmer Lawrie Company’s Q1FY2018 Results

* Balmer Lawrie Company has reported a 19.2% yoy fall in its net profit for Q1FY2018 to Rs.299 million as comparedto Rs.370.10 million in Q1FY2017;

* Operating profit during the quarter also came down by 19.2% yoy to Rs.526.30 million as compared to Rs.651.50million in the same

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Reduce Marico Ltd For Target Rs.308.00 - Equirus Sec

Marico’s (MRCO) 1QFY18 consolidated sales of Rs 16.8bn came in 6% below EE (India volumes down 9% yoy). EBIDTAM stood at 19.3%, 61bps lower than EE, as higher prices of key raw materials (copra, LLP) squeezed gross margins. With additional price hikes in Parachute post 2QFY18, we expect MRCO to post 12% earnings CAGR over FY17-FY19E. However, given FY15/FY16/FY17 volume growth for MRCO&rs

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Reduce Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd For Target Rs.1,190.00 - Sharekhan

Key points

* Mixed bag performance:

Sales for the quarter reported a de-growth of 11.1% to Rs 1374 crore (lower than our expectation). The operating profit declined by 32% to Rs 297 crore (lower than expectation); operating profit margin declined by 667BPS to 21.6% and adjusted profit for the quarter declined

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Neutral Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd For Target Rs.820.00 - Motilal Oswal

Up-fronting provisions; stressed loans pool declines

* BHAFIN reported 1QFY18 net loss of INR371m, driven by a provision hit of INR1.76b. The company up-fronted bulk of the provisions which it plans to make for the year. We view this as a key positive.

* Collection efficiency trends have been encouraging. First month collection rate improved

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Buy NCC Ltd For Target Rs.120.00 - Emkay

Execution the key

* NCC reported standalone revenue of Rs20.1bn and EBITDA of Rs1.7bn respectively which were in line with our expectations. Adj Pat stood at Rs0.6bn which was above our as well as street estimates mainly because of lower interest cost.

* Interest costs were down on the back of improvement in NCC’s debt ratings; however

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Buy Greaves Cotton Ltd For Target Rs.190.00 - Sharekhan

Key points

Q1FY2018 weak results:

Greaves Cotton Limited (GCL) reported a weak set of numbers for Q1FY2018, below our estimates across parameters. The company’s topline remained flat at Rs.406 crore. Subdued automotive engine volumes and slowdown in the aftermarket segment due to dealer destockin

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Buy Colgate Palmolive India Ltd For Target Rs.1,285.00 - Motilal Oswal

Vo lumes miss, but performance better than peers despite high rural salience

* Colgate (CLGT) posted volumes decline of 5% YoY (est. of flat volumes). Realization was lower than expected, possibly because of mix, and thus, sales declined by 3.6% (est. of +7%) to INR9.7b in 1QFY18. EBITDA rose 5.0% YoY (est. of +12.9%) to INR2.2b. PAT grew 8.5% YoY (est

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Buy Tech Mahindra Ltd For Target Rs.533.00 - Angel Broking

For 1QFY2018 Tech Mahindra posted good set of numbers. The sales came in at US$1,138mn (US$1,127mn expected) v/s. US$1,131mn in 4QFY2017, a qoq growth of 0.6%. In Rupee terms, sales came in at `7,336cr (`7,262cr expected) v/s. `7,495cr in 4QFY2017, a qoq dip of 2.1%. On operating front, the EBIT margins came in at 9.4% (8.6% expected v/s. 8.2% in 4QFY2017, a qoq expansion of 117bps, mainly on t

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Neutral Mphasis Ltd For Target Rs.610.00 - Motilal Oswal

Tapping of new opportunities…

…reflected in growth, deal wins and margins

* HP-led revenue beat: MPHL reported 4.2% QoQ revenue growth to USD231m, above our estimate of +2.0% QoQ. Growth in the HP channel jumped to 10% QoQ after three quarters of stability, reflecting expanded relationship tha

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Buy Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd For Target Rs.421.00 - Emkay

Evoxx acquisition is long-term positive; Maintain BUY

* ADVENZY announced the acquisition of Evoxx Technologies GmbH, formerly known as Evocatal GmbH on July 27, 2017. It was started in 2006 and is involved in developing and producing enzymes and fine chemicals for chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

* Its biocatalysts have applications i

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Buy Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd For Target Rs.1,130.00 - Kotak Sec

We initiate our BUY recommendation on Bombay Burmah Trading Corp. Ltd (BBTC)

The Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation, Limited (BBTC), a 150 year old company, founded its fortunes on teak business in the year 1863. BBTC is part of the Wadia Group, which has interests in plantations, foods, textiles, chemicals, electronics and light engineering, health care and real estate. BBTC is the se

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Update On Century Plyboards Ltd - Equirus Sec

Centuryply Plyboards’ (CPBI) 1QFY18 revenues were up 8% yoy but fell 4% short of EE. Plywood volumes jumped 12% yoy led by aggressive marketing, while laminates business saw a slight decline due to pre-GST led de-stocking. EBITDAM disappointed on the back of higher RM costs in plywood and below-expected volume growth in laminates. MDF is expected to start contributing from 2H18 as against

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Buy UPL Ltd For Target Rs.980.00 - Sharekhan

Key points

* Revenues in-line; Margins missed estimates:

The topline for Q1FY18 was up 6% YoY to Rs 3,851 crores driven by a 10% volumes growth while realizations dipped 4% (including a 3% dip on account of adverse forex movement). The topline was in line with our estimate. The operating profit margins (OPM)

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Buy Amara Raja Batteries Ltd For Target Rs.1,095.00 - Motilal Oswal

Strengthening products and market presence

Expanding technology and offerings to challenge leader

AMRJ’s FY17 annual report, themed ‘Expanding Horizons’ highlights initiatives on new technologies, applications and markets. It has prioritized segments such as e-rickshaws, renewable energy, motive power prod

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Reduce NMDC Ltd For Target Rs.130.00 - Kotak Sec

NMDC numbers were above estimates, on account of higher than expected realisation and lower costs. Net sales during the quarter grew 65.1% YoY to Rs28.42bn. Volume during the quarter grew 18.2% YoY to 9.18MT (down 68.2% QoQ), while realisation during the quarter stood at Rs3,068/tonne. Strong operating performance, led to 36.3%/89.4% YoY/QoQ increase in PAT to Rs9.69 bn, higher than estimates o

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Reduce Hexaware Technologies Ltd For Target Rs.241.00 - Equirus Sec

Hexaware reported another superlative quarterly performance (revenues grew 5.5%/17.7% qoq/yoy) led by broad based growth across verticals, service lines and geo‟s. EBITDAM declined 65bps qoq to 16.2%, modestly higher than our 16.5%/38bps decline estimate as GM efficiency was offset by increase in SG&A. Though Hexaware raised its reported revenue/ebitda guidance (expected to grow 14-15%),

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Buy Godrej Consumer Products Ltd For Target Rs.1,075.00 - Sharekhan

Key points

* Revenue grew in single digit and OPM declined on a YoY basis:

For Q1FY2018, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.’s (GCPL) revenue grew by 3.4% YoY to Rs.2,266.7crore. The single-digit revenue growth can be attributed to 6.6% growth in the revenue of the domestic business, while revenue of the int

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Buy Federal Bank Ltd For Target Rs.139.00 - Motilal Oswal

Slippages dent profitability; Underlying story intact

* Federal Bank’s (FB) 1QFY18 PAT declined 18% QoQ (+26% YoY) to INR2.1b (14% miss), despite in-line PPoP (+2%/31% QoQ/YoY), due to the twin impact on NII and provisions from a spike in corporate slippages, with a restructured account slipping into NPA.

* NII growth came in at -5%/16

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Hold Amara Raja Batteries Ltd For Target Rs.840.00 - Emkay

Weak earnings performance

* Net revenue grew by 13% yoy/ 11% qoq to Rs14.9bn (Emkay: Rs14bn; Consensus: Rs14.4bn), as fall in revenues in Telecom/ UPS segments, was offset by growth of ~15% and ~50% in Automotive replacement and tubular inverter segments, respectively

* EBITDA margin contracted 430 bp yoy/ 90 bpqoq to 12.9% (Emkay:14.2%; Cons

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Buy Rico Auto Industries Ltd For Target Rs.94.00 - Sharekhan

Key points

* Operationally in-line results for Q1FY2018; higher other income leads to profit beat:

Rico Auto Industries (Rico) reported operationally in-line results for the quarter. The company’s revenue at Rs.274 crore increased by 5% YoY, which can be attributed to improved OEM demand. Operating pro

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Neutral Titan Company Ltd For Target Rs.565.00 - Motilal Oswal

Co nsecutive quarter of sharp Jewellery growth, advancement in buying seen

* Titan’s 1QFY18 revenue rose 42.2% YoY (est. of +25%) to IN39.9b. EBITDA grew by 27.2% YoY to INR3.6b and recurring PAT by 13.9% YoY to INR2.5b (est. of INR2.3b).

* Gross margin shrunk 460bp YoY to 24.9%, with EBITDA margin con

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Reduce UPL Ltd For Target Rs.820.00 - Angel Broking

UPL posted good set of numbers for 1QFY2018. Sales came in at `3,723cr v/s. `3,644cr, a yoy growth of 7.8%. On operating front, the Gross profit margins came in at 59.2% v/s. 53.6% in 1QFY2017, which in part aided the OPM to come in at 18.6% v/s. 17.7% in 1QFY2017. The expansion in OPM was lower than the expansion in gross profit margins mainly aided by a lower sales growth during the quarter.

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Buy Exide Industries Ltd For Target Rs.269.00 - Motilal Oswal

EBITDA margin above estimates; higher tax dents PAT

* Volume growth in automotive segment, price hikes drive revenues: Net sales increased 4.6% YoY to INR21b (est. of INR21.9), driven by growth in auto OEM and replacement market (both 2Ws and 4Ws), and infrastructure batteries. Our channel check suggests that EXID has taken cumulative

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Buy LIC Housing Finance Ltd For Target Rs.825.00 - Sharekhan

Key points

Operational performance slightly below expectations:

LIC Housing Finance (LICFH) reported mixed results, with a net interest income (NII) growth of 10.7% YoY while its non-interest income declined by 14.4% YoY. Fee income during the quarter contracted by 26.7% YoY to Rs24.4 crore. Slower grow

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