Prabhudas Lilladher recommended Hold rating on The Ramco Cements with a target price of Rs 740 in its research report dated May 22, 2019.
Prabhudas Lilladher's research report on The Ramco Cements
The Ramco Cements (TRCL) reported Q4FY19 earnings above our expectation on the back of strong volume growth and better realisations. Led by highly efficient operations, TRCL performed better than the market despite stiff competition in the regions. Company managed to improve its market share in eastern region by efficiently serving material flow from Kolaghat (WB) and Vizag (AP) units. Ongoing capacity addition in Eastern region are on track and we believe that these capacities would generate strong margins at par with existing operations backed by highly competitive logistics network and blending advantage. Led by improvement in prices, we upgrade our EBITDA estimates by 12%/14.5% for FY20e/FY21e. TRCL remains the best play in the Southern region; stretched valuations limits material upside from current levels as stock price has rallied by ~20% in the past couple of months.
Hence, we maintain Hold with a TP of Rs740 (earlier Rs654), EV/EBITDA of 13x FY21E § Higher volumes and better realisations led the beat: Cement volumes grew 20% YoY at 3.29mn (PLe:3.09mn) tonnes (t) on the back of strong demand in Telangana, AP and Eastern states.
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