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Buy Kotak Mahindra Bank; target of Rs 1634: ICICI Direct

ICICI Direct is bullish on Kotak Mahindra Bank recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 1634 in its research report dated October 27, 2020.

October 29, 2020 / 01:42 PM IST
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ICICI Direct's research report on Kotak Mahindra Bank

Kotak Mahindra Bank reported a good set of numbers on the operating front with profitability getting a boost from healthy margins, controlled cost and lower provisions. Though loan book growth remained flat sequentially, the management has indicated there would be a strategic shift in focus from maintaining strong liability franchisee to developing an asset base coupled with customer acquisition and engagement as well. On the asset quality front, performance was satisfactory with GNPA, NNPA ratio declining 15 bps, 23 bps QoQ to 2.55%, 0.64%, respectively. On a standstill asset qualification basis, asset quality remained stable with proforma GNPA at 2.70%.


Hence, premium valuations for management strength, sustainability. We maintain BUY rating with SOTP target price of Rs 1634, valuing at 3.9x FY22E.

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first published: Oct 29, 2020 01:42 pm
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