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Buy Castrol India; target of Rs 135: Sharekhan

Sharekhan is bullish on Castrol India has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 135 in its research report dated August 02, 2022.

August 04, 2022 / 10:04 PM IST
 
 
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Sharekhan's research report on Castrol India


Q2CY22 PAT of Rs. 206 crore (down 10% q-o-q) missed estimates due to a slower-than-expected rise in volume/realisation and higher cost. PAT growth of 47% y-o-y was led by low base of Q2CY21 given the impact of COVID-19. Volume/blended realisations rose by 24%/12% y-o-y to 56 million litres/Rs. 222/litre was lower than our estimate; thus OPM of 23% also missed estimate by 119 bps and got further affected by 12% q-o-q rise in other expenses. Base oil price likely to rise by $100-150/tonne in Q3CY22 before seeing any signs of softness in Q4CY22. We thus expect margins to remain volatile. Parent company BP’s plan to invest 50 million pounds in R&D for EV batteries would provide Castrol a strategic edge in India’s transition toward EVs.



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We maintain Buy on Castrol India with an unchanged PT of Rs. 135. Valuation of 12x CY23E EPS is attractive and dividend yield of 4-5% and strong position lends comfort.

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