Hold KPIT Technologies Ltd For Target Rs.147.00 - Reliance Sec

Solid Performance; Upgrade to HOLD

KPIT Technologies (KPIT) has delivered a stellar performance in 2QFY18 with its revenue growing by a healthy 5.5% QoQ (4.3% QoQ in CC terms) to US$141.8mn. Notably, revenue growth was led mainly by Product Engineering business, which grew by a strong 13.2% QoQ in USD terms. Despite wage hike impact, EBITDA margin exp

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Update On Apollo Tyres Ltd - Equirus Sec

Apollo Tyres (APTY) reported below-expected 2Q numbers due to the India margin miss and disappointment on both sales and EBITDA fronts in Europe. India volumes grew by a strong 10% (in line with EE) driven by robust growth in OEM sales, which pushed up the OEM revenue share by 6% yoy. We don’t expect APTY’s margin expansion in 2H to match our expectations, and therefore cut our FY18

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Sell Orient Cement Ltd For Target Rs.142.00 - Emkay

* Orient Cement’s Q2 result was marginally below our estimates with EBITDA at Rs746mn against estimated Rs776mn and EBITDA/tn at Rs570 against estimated Rs615. Strong improvement in realization led to 4.5x yoy increase in EBITDA.

*  Sales volume was up 11.5% yoy to 1.31mt (vs. estimated 1.26mt). Capacity utilization was at 65% against 59% in Q2FY17. Change in billing method

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Neutral SITI Cable Network Ltd For Target Rs.27.00 - Motilal Oswal

Phase 3/4 monetization to boost revenue

* EBITDA miss led by subdued revenue: Revenue declined 3% QoQ to INR3,523m (in-line) due to a steep 48% QoQ fall in activation revenue. EBITDA fell 33% QoQ to INR672m (13% miss) on the back of a subdued top line and a 12% rise in other expense. Margin shrunk 860bp QoQ to 19%. Net

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Hold Ramco Cements Ltd For Target Rs.717.00 - Emkay

* Ramco Cements’ Q2FY18 operating performance was above our estimate, with EBITDA at Rs2.6bn against estimated Rs2.1bn and EBITDA/tonne at Rs1,193 against estimated Rs974, led by higher-than-estimated realization (Rs250/tn higher-than-estimate).

* Sales volume grew by 6.3% yoy to 2.15mt (vs. our estimate of 4.2% yoy growth). Realization was flat yoy (but up 3.8% qoq) to Rs4,783/

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Buy Zensar Technologies Ltd For Target Rs.1,020.00 - Motilal Oswal

Waiting for the big guns to start firing

* Revenue beat despite IM weakness: ZENT’s 3.3% QoQ CC growth was higher than our estimate of +2.3%. In USD terms, revenue grew 3.8% QoQ to USD119m. While Application Services grew 5.2% QoQ CC, a decline in Infrastructure Management (IM) dragged growth lower. EBITDA margin expanded 140bp QoQ to 11.6%, desp

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Neutral KEC International Ltd For Target Rs.350.00 - Motilal Oswal

Operating performance above expectations led by margins beat

* Revenue performance below estimates: Consol. revenue grew 3% YoY to INR21.3b in 2QFY18. We note that revenue growth would be been much better at 5% YoY if not for the GST-led impact. All business segments, excluding T&D, witnessed growth. T&D business including SAE Tower sales decli

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Accumulate Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd For Target Rs.733.00 - Prabhudas Lilladher

* Adj. Revenues, EBITDA, PAT, EU Revenues above estimates: Glenmark (GNP) sales and adj. EBITDA and PAT were Rs22.2bn, Rs3.3bn and Rs2.1bn respectively vs our estimates of Rs21.4bn, 1.1bn and Rs83mn respectively in Q2FY18. The higher revenue was due to growth of 49% YoY in EU sales while beat in headline profits were due to strong cost controls in COGS, R&D

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Buy Maharashtra Seamless Ltd For Target Rs.560.00 - Kotak Sec

MSL Q2FY18 PAT declined 12.5% YY despite significant growth in revenue due to execution of low margin legacy orders. EBITDA margin contracted YY due to 1/ booking of low margin legacy orders and 2/ high base of Q2FY17.

We consider that this is a quarterly aberration and maintain our FY19 earnings estimate. We believe that MSL valuations can get rerated on back of strong growth in comp

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Buy Apollo Tyres Ltd For Target Rs.290.00 - Emkay

* Apollo Tyres’ consolidated EBITDA margin expanded by 220bps qoq to 10.5% (Emkay Est: 11.2%; Consensus Est: 11.2%), supported by higher standalone margin, owing to benign RM cost and a low base. Margin was below estimate due to weak margin in the European operations amid the ramp-up phase of the Hungary plant.

* We downgrade FY18E/FY19E EPS by 23%/19% to Rs12.7/Rs18.3, led by 1

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Neutral GE T&D India Ltd For Target Rs.440.00 - Motilal Oswal

Operating performance above expectations

* Performance aided by margin improvement: Sales grew by a muted 4% YoY to INR8.7b in 2QFY18, below our estimate of INR9.3b, impacted by deferment of sales on account of GST implementation. EBITDA stood at INR805m, higher than INR349m in 2QFY17 and our estimate of INR700m, led b

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Sell Gujarat Gas Company Ltd For Target Rs.721.00 - Motilal Oswal

Roller coaster continues; both volume and EBITDA/scm poor

* GUJGA reported EBITDA of INR2.0b (-3% YoY, -25% QoQ), below our estimate of INR2.3b, led by a lower-than-expected margin. PAT came in at INR611m (-12% YoY, -41% QoQ), significantly below our estimate, led by higher-than-expected interest cost and lower-than-expected other income.

*

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Update On Music Broadcast Ltd - Equirus Securities Ltd

Music Broadcast Limited’s (MBL) 2QFY18 revenues grew 10% yoy to Rs 758mn, in line with EE. Revenue growth was mainly driven by higher volumes (new station launches) and better pricing in legacy stations. Normalised EBITDA margins contracted 446bps yoy as other expenses increased with new station launches and higher marketing expenses. Advertising spends picked up in the months of Septembe

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Buy Titan Industries Ltd For Target Rs.759.00 - Prabhudas Lilladher

We are upgrading TTAN from Accumulate to BUY as we increase FY18 and FY19 EPS estimates by 20‐25%. This follows 68.5% PAT growth in 2Q18 led by 1) 49% grammage growth in jewellery 2) 260bps jewellery margin expansion 3) smart margin recovery in watches despite absorbing higher GST and 2% additional dealer discounts 4) market share gain in Jewellery and 100bps share gain in watches in LFS. We

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Buy Shree Cement Ltd For Target Rs.21,913.00 - Kotak Sec

* Company’s revenues for Q2FY18 reported an improvement of 6% YoY,marginally lower than our estimates. Growth in revenues was mainly led by 7%YoY improvement in cement volumes and 5% YoY jump in cement realizationsbut impacted by sharp fall in power segment sales.

* Operating margins stood strong at 26.2% for the quarter, though impacted byhigher costs such as pet coke and diese

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Buy Indian Bank Ltd For Target Rs.438.00 - Motilal Oswal

Strong operational performance with asset quality improvement

* INBK reported PAT of INR4.5b (13% beat) v/s INR4.05b in 2QFY17, led by strong revenue growth and controlled operating expenses.

* NII grew 21% YoY to INR15.4b (5% beat), led by 13% YoY loan growth and a 12bp QoQ improvement in the global margin. This, supported by healthy 22% YoY growth i

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Sell Symphony Ltd For Target Rs.1,213.00 - Emkay

* Symphony’s (SYML) Q2FY18 operational performance surpassed our expectations. While sales grew by 23% yoy, EBIDTAM increased by 54bps yoy and PAT expanded by 19% yoy.

* SYML had withdrawn introductory discounts on Touch series models from July’17 and increased prices by 15-23% across various models. These price hikes enabled SYML to report strong EBITDAM of ~35%.

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Neutral BSE Ltd For Target Rs.1,100.00 - Motilal Oswal

Continued thrust in new segments but dependence on this is still too low

*  Overall beat led by higher revenue: BSE’s 2QFY18 revenue declined 11.5% YoY to INR1,232m, better than our estimate of INR1.132m (-18.7% YoY). The revenue beat also led to a higher-than-expected EBITDA margin of 31.2% (- 160bp YoY; est. of 16.3%). PAT declined by 4.2

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Neutral Union Bank of India For Target Rs.175.00 - Motilal Oswal

Loss led by muted PPoP growth and high provisions

* UNBK reported a loss of INR15.3b. PPoP growth of -6%/+7% QoQ/YoY was nullified by elevated provisions of INR35.5b (119% YoY). Provisions included INR327m of additional provisions towards standard accounts in telecom and power sector; however, NPA provisions also remained elevated at INR34.6b, owing to

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Buy Shriram City Union Finance Ltd For Target Rs.2,650.00 - Motilal Oswal

He adwinds wither, albeit slowly

*  2QFY18 PAT declined 3% YoY to INR2.0b. Operating profit rose 20% YoY (3% beat), driven by strong loan growth and controlled opex. However, a sharp increase in credit costs (+71% YoY) weighed on the bottom line.

* Recovery has been slow post demonetization and rollout of GST. In the last four quarters s

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Neutral Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd For Target Rs.650.00 - Motilal Oswal

US growth to pick up; high debt remains an overhang

* Net sales increased marginally by ~2% YoY (-5% QoQ) to INR22.2b (4% miss). EBITDA declined ~11% YoY to INR3.6b (2% beat), with the margin coming in at 16% (-230bp YoY, -740bp QoQ). Employee expenses included annual employee bonus of ~INR1.1b in 2Q. Adjusted for this, EBITDA came in below the previo

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Buy Hindalco Industries Ltd For Target Rs.315.00 - Prabhudas Lilladher

Hindalco (HNDL) reported Q2FY18 EBITDA in‐line‐with our estimates on the back of higher than expected earnings in Copper (Cu) business, offsetting lower earnings in Aluminium (Al) operations. Aluminium (Al) operation’s margins quality and trajectory would continue to strengthen (despite high base) on the back of optimisation of linkage/captive coal mix, de‐risking of product basket

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Accumulate Greenply Industries Ltd For Target Rs.322.00 - Kotak Sec

Revenues for Q2FY18 were ahead of our estimates led by better than expected growth in plywood volumes. Forex fluctuations and decline in plywood realizations impacted the margins. Lower than expected interest expense and lower tax expense led to net profit coming slightly ahead of our estimates.

Company expects the volumes to start witnessing improvement from next year onwards once E-

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Accumulate Bharti Airtel Ltd For Target Rs.600.00 - Emkay

* Bharti surprised positively on operating performance, driven by strict control on costs. Bharti’s cost control over the last few quarters has been remarkable and it would drive healthy operating leverage with rebound in revenues going forward.

*  India- Wireless revenue was down 5% qoq, impacted by multiple factors. Cost control initiatives had kept network opex stable on

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Neutral Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd For Target Rs.1,400 - Motilal Oswal

En tering big league through this acquisition

High interest cost a concern

* Big leap- to become top-5 player: Torrent has entered into a definitive agreement with Unichem to acquire its branded business of India and Nepal for INR36b on slump sale basis (transaction closure ex

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