Motilal Oswal is bullish on HDFC has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 2330 in its research report dated May 13, 2019.
Motilal Oswal's research report on HDFC
PAT grew 27% YoY to INR28.6b in 4QFY19, 24% ahead of our estimate, driven by the better-than-expected spreads performance (+20bp QoQ; NII – 11% beat) and lower opex (5% beat). Asset quality was stable sequentially, with GS3 % at 1.41% (-3bp QoQ) AUM rose 4.7% QoQ/15% YoY to INR4.6t – growth continues to be driven by individual loans (+17% YoY to INR3.4t). Interestingly, despite ~4x jump in the quantum of loan assignments to INR250b in FY19, the upfront income on assignment was up by only ~60% YoY to INR8.6b in the year. Comparatively, core NII on loans jumped strongly by 11% QoQ to INR25.9b, driven primarily by lower interest expense (-1% QoQ, despite 3% QoQ increase in borrowings). The company hiked wholesale lending rates by average 65bp and retail lending by 20bp in 2HFY19. The borrowing mix remained unchanged sequentially. On a reported basis, spreads improved to 2.3% in FY19 from 2.26% in 9MFY19, implying a 20bp QoQ rise in spreads.
The company is sitting with strong capitalization (Tier I 17.6%) – networth has doubled (to INR737b+) over FY17-19, helped by a capital raise of INR120b+, warrant conversion of INR55b+ and strong internal accruals. We largely maintain our estimates. Maintain Buy with an SOTP-based TP of INR2,330.
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