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Buy Ashok Leyland; target of Rs 150: ICICI Direct

ICICI Direct is bullish on Ashok Leyland recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 150 in its research report dated June 25, 2021.

June 28, 2021 / 03:07 PM IST
 
 
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ICICI Direct's research report on Ashok Leyland


Ashok Leyland (ALL) reported an operationally strong Q4FY21 performance. Net sales came in at Rs 7,001 crore (up 82.4% YoY, 45.4% QoQ), with ASPs climbing 10.3% sequentially to Rs 15.9 lakh/unit amid share of M&HCV within overall volumes rising to 60% vs. 50% in the previous quarter. Total volumes were at ~44,060 units, up ~31.9% QoQ. EBITDA margins were at 7.6%, up 236 bps QoQ despite ~250 bps gross margin contraction as the company realised substantial operating leverage benefits. Consequent PAT amounted to Rs 241 crore vs. loss after tax of Rs 19 crore in Q3FY21.



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Volumes, sales CAGR are seen at 27%, 31%, respectively, in FY21P-23E. Healthy medium-term demand prospects along with market share gain possibilities and structural margin-accretive factors help us retain our BUY rating on ALL. We value it at an unchanged SOTP based target price of Rs 150 (15x CV business FY23E EV/EBITDA, 2x P/BV for investments).

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