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Last Updated : Aug 08, 2019 12:38 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Buy ITC; target of Rs 315: ICICI Direct

ICICI Direct is bullish on ITC has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 315 in its research report dated August 05, 2019.

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ICICI Direct's research report on ITC


Net revenue (net of excise duty) increased 5.8% YoY to Rs 11,502.8 crore. Cigarette, FMCG, agri business, paperboard & hotels business witnessed growth of 6%, 6.6%, 14.6%, 12.7% & 15%, respectively. EBITDA grew 8.7% to Rs 4,565.7 crore supported by cigarette, FMCG, agri & paperboard segments. FMCG EBITDA increased from Rs 127.8 crore to Rs 180.7 crore driven by strong growth in the branded packaged foods business, better product mix and cost rationalisation initiatives. Net profit grew 12.6% YoY to Rs 3,173.9 crore driven by higher operating profit and other income.


Outlook


We expect revenues and PAT to grow at a CAGR of 9.9% and 10.8%, respectively, in FY19-21E. We continue to maintain our BUY rating on the stock with a revised target price of Rs 315/share.


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First Published on Aug 8, 2019 12:38 pm
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