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Buy VRL Logistics; target of Rs 860: Motilal Oswal

Motilal Oswal is bullish on VRL Logistics recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 860 in its research report September 15, 2022.

September 16, 2022 / 04:17 PM IST
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Motilal Oswal's research report on VRL Logistics

VRLL announced the sale of its Bus division for INR2.3b to Vijayanand Travels Pvt. (VTPL), an entity owned by the promoter group. The slump sale is being undertaken on the basis of an independent valuation obtained from Grant Thornton Bharat and has been executed at an arms-length basis. The transaction is subject to the receipt of requisite approvals. As per the management, average revenue per passenger in the Bus segment has been declining, while costs have been on a rise. VRLL has been unable to pass on the cost increase to customers due to rising competition. The majority of its Bus fleet is above nine years old and is due for replacement, which will require a higher capex. VRLL has seen a sharp drop in capacity utilization of Buses to 50% in FY22 from 60% in FY18. Due to the above-mentioned concerns and a weakening outlook, the management has decided to exit this business. Sale of the Bus segment is a positive for VRLL as the management will be able to better focus on the high growth Goods Transport business. The proceeds accruing to VRLL will be used to partially fund truck fleet additions. It may take on lower debt than that estimated earlier. EBITDA margin can be better in FY24 than that expected earlier as the Bus segment was generating lower margin and was a drag on overall profitability.


We have revised our FY24 EPS upwards by 8% to incorporate a higher EBITDA margin and lower debt. We now expect VRLL to clock a revenue/EBITDA/PAT CAGR of ~14%/17%/30% over FY22-24. The stock trades at 21x FY24E EPS. We maintain our Buy rating with a revised TP of INR860 (28x FY24E EPS).

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At 16:01 hrs VRL Logistics was quoting at Rs 641.75, down Rs 7.50, or 1.16 percent.

It has touched an intraday high of Rs 669.55 and an intraday low of Rs 619.25.

It was trading with volumes of 131,596 shares, compared to its thirty day average of 19,431 shares, an increase of 577.24 percent.

In the previous trading session, the share closed up 4.99 percent or Rs 30.85 at Rs 649.25.

The share touched its 52-week high Rs 719.00 and 52-week low Rs 328.00 on 20 July, 2022 and 21 September, 2021, respectively.

Currently, it is trading 10.74 percent below its 52-week high and 95.66 percent above its 52-week low.

Market capitalisation stands at Rs 5,669.44 crore.

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first published: Sep 16, 2022 04:17 pm