Thursday, October 29, 2009



India Infoline, Motilal Oswal & Geojit BNPPARIBAS, the three major brokerage under our coverage universe have come up with their Q2FY10 results

All three have delivered results which are better than the street expectations

The companies scored on top line front mainly on account of increased revenue realization from equity and commodity brokerage segments while segments such as Mutual Fund advisory and Wealth management also registered healthy increase.

The companies witnessed significant growth in margins mainly on account of an increased customer base, increased participation from the retail investor segment and an overall positive breadth on the market front also added to the cause

The recent credit policy aimed at tackling inflation will have an impact on the revenues of the companies because reduced participation on the retail front and with the markets heading back to positions which we would term as expensive considering the valuation parameters a wait and hold approach from investors could dampen revenues. However considering the fact that the companies are regularly innovating their product portfolio and with an ever increasing demand for professional money managers the industry sure has a bright future ·

Moreover we believe that with SEBI giving clearance for the extension of timings of equity market, would lead to higher revenues by the brokerage houses and thus we retain our earlier BUY call on each of the three stocks.

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