On the emergence of the new Covid variant in South Africa, Indian markets on Friday tumbled by a whopping 1688 points on the Sensex and Nifty with a drop of close to 3 percent was dragged down to levels of 17,026."Equity markets have plunged almost 2 per cent amid the emergence of a new, highly mutated COVID-19 variant. The EU announced a temporary ban of flights from South Africa and few EU countries are already under full lockdown scenario. "Thus, there is fear of this new variant spreading to other countries which might again derail the global economy," said Hemang Jani, Head of Equity Strategy & Senior Group VP, Broking & Distribution, Motilal Oswal Financial Services.
Meanwhile, in its report dated November 25, 2021, leading brokerage house ICICI Direct has given a 'Buy' on the scrip of Siemens for a price target of Rs. 2550 to be realized in the target period of 12-18 months. At the time of recommendation, the stock of Siemens quoted at a price of Rs. 2150, while its last traded price has been Rs. 2096, implying gains to the tune of 21.66 percent for potential investors in the scrip.
Q4FY21 results of Siemens:
The infrastructure company follows October-September financial year. For the Q4 period of Fy21, the company logged decent performance despite disruptions. Consolidated revenue came in at Rs. 4296.1 crore, up 21.1% YoY. EBITDA stood at Rs. 447.2 crore with margins of 10.4% impacted by higher other expense, higher commodity prices. Consequently, the company reported profit after tax (PAT) of Rs. 321.6 crore. Order inflows for the review period had been decent at approximately Rs. 3378 crore, up 4.9% on YoY.
Siemens is a leading player in technology solutions with key focus on intelligent and smart infra for buildings and distributed energy systems, among others. The company operates primarily in 5 major segments that include energy/gas & power, smart infrastructure, digital industries, mobility. As per the brokerage house, Siemens is well positioned to benefit from the overall energy market transformation from electrification to automation & digitisation.
Target Price and Valuation:
The brokerage values Siemens at Rs. 2550 on an SoTP basis. "Overall, further penetration of automation & digitisation products and services across segments to drive long term growth", adds the brokerage.
Key triggers for future price performance:
Strong focus on technology leadership in digitisation and automation products to further strengthen its market share.
Strong demand for short cycle products with clear traction form steel, cement, chemical, pharma, fertiliser industries to drive strong growth and margin expansion in smart infrastructure and digital industries segments.
We expect revenue, EBITDA to grow at CAGR of nearly 11%, 16.4%, respectively, in FY21-23E owing to strong traction in short cycle products and services .
Alternate Stock Idea:
"We also like Bharat Electronics in our coverage. Strong order inflows visibility, strategy to diversify into non-defence/civil areas, focus on increasing exports and services to drive long term growth", said the brokerage. Buy with a target price of Rs. 250 suggests the brokerage house, resulting into gains of 26 percent if the investor buys into the scrip at the current market price of Rs. 198.2 per share.
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