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Neutral Godrej Consumer; target of Rs 665: Motilal Oswal

Motilal Oswal recommended neutral rating on Godrej Consumer with a target price of Rs 665 in its research report dated August 04, 2020.

August 07, 2020 / 02:00 PM IST
 
 
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Motilal Oswal 's research report on Godrej Consumer


Godrej Consumer's (GCPL) 1QFY21 earnings were in line. Household Insecticides (HI) sales were better than expectations. However, Soaps disappointed with 2% YoY sales decline, despite a favorable environment. Gross margins were below expectations due to an adverse mix. A sharp 46% YoY cut in ad-spends meant that EBITDA was slightly ahead of expectations. We do not see any visibility for the single-digit EPS trajectory of the past 5 years to change materially any time soon. RoCE at less than 20% is also much lower than peers and is unlikely to improve materially over the next few years. Thus, valuation of 40.5x FY22E seems fair. Maintain Neutral.



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Consequently, we maintain our Neutral rating with TP of INR665 (38x Jun'22E EPS).


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first published: Aug 7, 2020 02:00 pm

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