Brokerage firm Sharekhan has recommended KEI Industries Ltd.'s stocks to buy with a potential upside of 21.3%, within a target period of 12 months.
The Current Market Price (CMP) of KEI Industries Ltd is Rs. 989. The brokerage firm has estimated a Target Price for the stock at Rs. 1200. Hence the stock is expected to give a 21.3% return, in a Target Period of 12 months.
|Current Market Price (CMP)||Rs. 989|
|Target Price||Rs. 1200|
|1 year return||21.30%|
KEI Industries reports in-line standalone revenues at Rs. 1353 crore (up 30.5% y-o-y) which was led by strong growth in cables revenues (91% of revenues, up 42% y-o-y). With cables, LT (35% revenue share grew 22% y-o-y) followed by housing wires (29%, up 74% y-o-y). The retail segment (51% revenue share) increased by 39% y-o-y, while sales through dealer/distribution market increased 67% y-o-y to Rs. 580 crore. Additionally, lower interest cost (-34% y-o-y, led by cash purchases and reduction of acceptances) led to a 35% y-o-y rise in net profit at Rs. 92 crore.
Comments by Sharekhan
Sharekhan said, "We retain Buy rating KEI Industries Limited (KEI) with a revised PT of Rs. 1200, factoring in upwardly revised estimates and reasonable valuation." As a positive outlook, the brokerage firm has identified two factors, "Reduction in finance cost led by a reduction in net debt including acceptances. Revenues from stainless steel wires and EHV sales grew 58% y-o-y and 53% y-o-y."
About the company
KEI is a leading Indian W&C industry and an EPC player in the power T&D segment. The company services retail and institutional customers and caters to both private and public sector clients. Currently, KEI manufactures and markets power cables and addresses cabling requirements of a wide spectrum of sectors such as power, oil refineries, railways, automobiles, cement, steel, and real estate, etc.
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