HDFC has recommended investors to buy the stock of Kajaria Ceramics with a target price of Rs. 1450 for a 40% return, and Supreme Ind with a target price of Rs. 2770 for a 38% return. The current market price (CMP) of Kajaria Ceramics is Rs. 1032.75, and the CMP of Supreme Ind is Rs. 1996. Supreme Industries, in the last 5 years has seen an 89% gain in its share price, which has been quite profitable for long-term investors. In the same period, the company has increased its earnings per share by 21% a year, and this EPS growth has been higher than the 14% average annual increase in the company’s stock price.
Expected growth and performance
The firm is also expecting Kajaria to report ~100bps QoQ margin expansion to ~18% (down ~200bps YoY). On the other hand, HDFC is expecting volumes for Supreme to rise 6% YoY on healthy demand. However, owing to higher raw material costs and no expected inventory gains, we expect EBITDA margin to compress YoY. We estimate consolidated EBITDAM for Supreme ~8pp YoY to ~17% in Q4FY22.
Commenting on titles stocks, the firm said, “Domestic tiles sales have been positive in Q4 (we expect muted growth on a high base YoY), led by healthy demand from real estate and retail segments. Q4 volumes should also look up, owing to higher dealer stocking, as companies had been communicating of price hike late March to pass on gas price inflation.” With the growth of the Building Materials industries, titles and pipes stocks will eventually stay bullish.
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