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Buy Bandhan Bank; target of Rs 500: Emkay Global Financial

Emkay Global Financial is bullish on Bandhan Bank has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 500 in its research report dated April 13, 2021.

April 14, 2021 / 03:36 PM IST
 
 
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Emkay Global Financial's report on Bandhan Bank


Bandhan Bank has reported better-than-expected AUM growth of 21% yoy/8% qoq to Rs802bn (provisional) on a high base, primarily driven by better disbursement trends in MFI, small business loans and mortgages, in our view. Q4 is seasonally a strong quarter for lenders with a sizeable MFI portfolio. Creditaccess (18% yoy/14% qoq), Ujjivan (7% yoy/11% qoq) and Satin Creditcare (1% yoy/5% qoq) too have reported healthy growth, as per their business updates. Deposits growth remained strong at 37% yoy/10% qoq to Rs780bn (a phenomenon seen across banks), given the bank's strong liability franchise. CASA ratio improved by 50bps qoq/660bps yoy to 43.4%. Deposits are now 90% of AUM vs. 79% in Q4FY20, leading to lower CoF and thus being structurally long-term positive for NIMs.



Outlook


We like Bandhan's strategy to diversify the asset portfolio away from MFI (product as well as geography-wise) in the wake of rising adverse asset quality events while creating strong provisioning/capital buffers. After the recent correction, the stock is trading at reasonable valuations of 2x FY23 ABV. Currently, we have a Buy rating on the stock.


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first published: Apr 14, 2021 03:36 pm

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