Thursday, October 11, 2012

>Manmohan’s Tryst With Reforms

PM redeems his pledge to revive animal spirits, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially

Slowing revenue growth but rebound in EBITDA and net profit growth: Revenue growth of Nifty companies is expected to fall to a ten-quarter low of just 13.4% YoY (the previous time it had fallen lower than this was in Q3FY10 at 9.9%). Revenues excluding Oil & Gas are expected to fall at 10.5%, again a ten-quarter low. EBITDA growth, on the other hand, is expected to bounce back strongly by 12.4% YoY (excluding Oil & Gas by 14.5% YoY). Similarly, PAT growth will bounce back by 16.4% YoY (excluding Oil & Gas by 16.4% YoY). Moderation in input price inflation on a YoY basis and strengthening of rupee leading to near-absence of foreign exchange losses has been responsible for this uptick in net profit growth. Revenue and PAT growth for all the companies under PL’s coverage universe are expected to grow YoY by 12.4% and 2.9%, respectively and de-grow QoQ by 0.1% and 7.5%, respectively. EBITDA margin (excluding BFSI) is expected to decline YoY by 1.01% and 0.08% QoQ. Corporate India continues to encounter headwinds in the form of slowing demand due to uncertainty in macro-environment and high interest rates.

Strong performance from Cement, Pharmaceutical and Banking & Financial Services sectors: Strong growth in realizations offsetting a tepid volume growth, observance of strict discipline by various players in the sector helping to maintain prices, healthy balance sheets and lower leverage levels due to strong cash flow generation will lead to a stellar performance by cement companies. Strong growth in the US, better operational performance and boost provided to net profits due to expected forex gains on hedges & foreign loans due to favorable currency movements will underpin pharmaceutical sector’s earnings. It is a story of contrasting halves in the Banking & Financial sector. Private Banks and NBFCs would report strong operating performance helped by easing of wholesale rates and retail asset quality holding up well. PSU Banks, on the contrary, will be impacted by muted loan growth and continuing pressure on slippages in bad & restructured asset book. Banks with overseas exposure could see contraction in their international book due to 5% rupee appreciation during the quarter.

Metals, Power, Construction and Real Estate continue to be laggards: Deteriorating global demand environment raising downside risks to spreads, weak domestic demand and excess supply in the domestic market will put pressure on earnings in metals sector. Power sector will continue to reel under increased fuel and interest costs causing delays in execution. Rising debt levels would continue to strain balance sheets and raise questions on viability of some power projects. No significant pick-up in order inflows, earnings impacted due to large interest burden as a result of high debt levels and no improvement in working capital cycle will put pressure on construction sector. Challenging macro-economic environment with no respite from high interest rates and no significant drop in prices impacting buyer affordability will continue to impact the performance of the real estate sector.

To read report in detail: INDIA STRATEGY


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Unknown said...

Blog is nice and provide info about Banking & Financial sector. I read in blog PAT growth for all the companies under PL’s coverage. Really its good.