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Asian Paints: A sector superstar, but $40-billion valuation raises eyebrows

Asian Paints is gradually expanding its product range from paints to other categories with an aim to beautify, preserve and transform all spaces and objects in homes

July 22, 2021 / 05:16 PM IST
Asian Paints: A sector superstar, but $40-billion valuation raises eyebrows

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Quarterly performance largely backed by improved realisations
Medium-term triggers China plus and protectionist measures for tyre industry
Valuations not inexpensive; but improved medium-term outlook

The numbers  of Asian  Paints in Q1 FY22 were truly outstanding as the business delivered another excellent quarter despite the severe impact of the second Covid wave. It also managed to surpass its June-19 quarter revenues by a wide margin. There is no doubt that Asian Paints is a superstar in the industry, but what merits questioning is the company's valuation as the stock trades at an exorbitant price-to-earnings multiple of 75x. Key result highlights For a business hit hard by the...

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