Prabhudas Lilladher is bullish on South Indian Bank has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 40 in its research report dated May 15, 2018.
Prabhudas Lilladher's research report on South Indian Bank
SIB earnings were below estimates with PAT of Rs1.14bn (PLe: Rs1.24bn) on weaker operating performance. Bank's slippages were higher at Rs6.14bn than expected due to implementation of RBIs rules on treatment of restructured assets. These were majorly from corporate and 50% from the restructured book, but asset quality deterioration was contained on sale of NPA to ARC. Management has guided much lower slippages and credit cost going forward, while continue to be positive on delivering strong loan growth & steady NIMs.
Lower PCR of ~41% can be of risk to higher provisions but some recoveries & lower slippages can help improve PCR. Retain BUY with TP of Rs40 based on 1.4x Mar-20E ABV.
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