The brokerage house ICICI Direct has initiated a buy rating on the shares of Radico Khaitan Ltd. The brokerage has set a target price of Rs. 1450 for the stock, which it expects to achieve in 12 months from its current market price of Rs. 1210, resulting in a 20 percent gain in 2022. Radico Khaitan Limited (RKL) is among India's largest IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor) producers. The firm runs 28 packaging facilities around the nation with a combined output of about 157 million litres.
The brokerage’s take on Radico Khaitan Ltd
ICICI Direct has stated in its research report that "The liquor sector is witnessing emergence of newer premium price points due to higher instances of at-home liquor consumption. Fewer avenues for customer discretionary spend resulted in higher spends towards upgradation of liquor brands (that typically exhibit higher customer stickiness and customer loyalty). The company is capitalising on the trend by expanding its premium portfolio by adding several new brands in the next two years."
According to the brokerage "Radico's foray into canteen stores department (super-premium category) will lead to a strong brand image in the super-premium whisky category. The company has already demonstrated success in the premium category (both whisky and vodka category) via brand extension route (Magic Moments Verve, 8 PM premium black). Nearing net-debt free status with return ratios reaching 20%+ levels."
Buy Radico Khaitan Ltd Says ICICI Direct
The brokerage has claimed in its research report that "Radico has the distinction of being among very few domestic players that have, over the years, entered and generated brand equity in the prestige and above liquor segment. We remain positive on the stock and maintain our BUY recommendation. We value the stock at Rs. 1450 i.e. 38x P/E on FY24E EPS."
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