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Last Updated : Jul 15, 2019 02:28 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Buy Siemens, target Rs 1,644: Anand Rathi

We expect order inflows to show strong growth due to railways, metro projects and automation orders from steel industry.

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Anand Rathi

Siemens registered strong sales growth on back of healthy order book in FY18. The recent jump in railway capex and the likely strengthening of the same is likely to continue. Siemens is likely to be one of the biggest beneficiary of this. The likely new order inflow are likely to further expand margin.

· Indian railways has achieved highest ever capex at ~ Rs 1, 320 billion (incremental Rs 300 billion) in FY19. Capex investments is likely to increase due to higher focus on railway electrification and target of achieving 100 percent electrification by 2022. Railway capex also includes network expansion and decongestion, which in turn should lead to strong order inflows for Siemens.

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Siemens has introduced many products in value chain over the years to achieve end to end portfolio for digital transformation. Upcoming capex in steel, cement and chemical companies are expected to be major beneficiaries of this digitalization and automation.

Order book of Rs 132 billion shows revenue visibility of 24 months. Order inflows for H1FY20 has grown by 13.6 percent to Rs 70 billion. We expect order inflows to show strong growth due to railways, metro projects and automation orders from steel industry. We expect sales to grow at 12 percent.

We expect considerable order book expansion of the company along with continued improvement in margin.

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First Published on Jul 15, 2019 02:28 pm
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