Maruti Suzuki stock rises 46% from its lowest level in 1 year thanks to a strong second quarter. Should I buy?

On Friday, Maruti made its biggest gain in 4 months on the exchanges. On BSE, stock ended at 9,494.10 each greater than 448.05 or 4.95%. On this exchange, the stock hit a new 52-week high of 9,548 each.

The market capitalization of the company is approximately 2.87 lakh crore.

Meanwhile, on the ESB, Maruti shares zoomed by 506.05 or 5.06% to finish at 9,548. Here the stock hit a 52-week high of 9,549.95.

On BSE, the stock had hit a 52-week low of 6,540 each on March 3, 2022. Since that one-year low, the stock has now risen by 3,008 or 45.99% on the trade to date (taking into account the new 1-year high).

Given BSE’s closing price on Oct. 28, shares climbed more than 2,954 or 45% from 1-year lows.

Maruti is also among the dividend king stocks. In FY22, the company paid a whopping 1,200% dividend totaling 60 per share. Currently, its dividend yield is around 0.6%.

In the second quarter of FY23, the company recorded net income of 2,061.5 crore — more than 4 times from a PAT of 475.3 crores in the same quarter last year. Revenue jumped 47.9% to 28,543.5 crores in Q2FY23 vs. 19,297.8 crores in the second quarter of the prior year.

Additionally, in Q2FY23, Maruti sold a total of 517,395 vehicles in the quarter, the highest ever in a quarter. Domestic market sales amounted to 454,200 units. Exports amounted to 63,195 units.

At the end of the September 2022 quarter, pending customer orders stood at approximately 412,000 at Maruti, of which approximately 130,000 vehicle pre-bookings are for newly launched models.

Is it worth buying Maruti shares after Q2 results?

Mitul Shah, Head of Research at Reliance Securities, said, “Maruti Suzuki delivered a strong performance in 2QFY23, with EBITDA margin of 9.3% (up 509bps y-o-y/up). of 204 bps QoQ), compared to our estimate of 9.6%. Revenue increased by 46%. YoY (up 13% QoQ) to Rs 299.3 billion, broadly in line with our estimate of Rs 298 billion Revenue growth was driven by ASP growth of 7% YoY and 2% QoQ to Rs 5,78,490 and Volume growth of 36% YoY (up 11% QoQ) to 5 17 395 units EBITDA was Rs 27.7 billion (up 224% YoY and 45% QoQ), compared to our estimate of Rs 28.7 billion due to scale of operations and lower RM prices coupled with a favorable exchange rate. Its PAT increased 334% YoY (up 104% YoY). quarterly smoothing) to reach 20.6 billion rupees, which is largely in line with our estimate of 20.4 billion rupees. »

Shah added, “We believe an improved product mix, likely ease of production, rising pricing and a stable RM environment would support MSIL’s margin expansion going forward. 3QFY23E and following.”

The Reliance Securities expert reported that the company plans to introduce more vehicles including more CNG variants into the existing product portfolio. Moreover, he expects a better response from the hybrid segment compared to electric vehicles in the next 1-2 years due to various factors. Its recent launch of the new Grand Vitara with a booking of >75K indicates strong response for new products with 35% strong hybrid is preferred in its Grand Vitara backlog.

Additionally, Maruti expects most new bookings to be geared towards the best variants, which will result in better ASPs and better margins.

The brokerage firm’s expert believes that its product portfolio would remain strong in FY23 with the number of new launches (especially in the SUV segment), refreshes and increased CNG options. This would promote its market share gain and gradual growth in the future. MSIL’s healthy CAPEX plan on capacity and network expansion would drive industry-leading penetration and volume growth.

“We expect a favorable currency impact on export realization and lower import costs (due to JPY weakness) to feed through to 3QFY23 P&L. These factors would increase its margins to double digits in 2HFY23E. We expect its EBITDA margins to grow from 9.3% currently to 11.8% in FY24E,” Shah added.

Shah further added, “We expect MSIL’s domestic volume to grow 26% in FY23E. We estimate a solid CAGR of 15% for export in FY23.” 22 to FY24E, driven by better sales from the Toyota combination. Taking into account better volume and ASP, we are revising our revenue estimates by 4% and 5% for FY23E and FY24E.”

Additionally, Shah concluded that “we believe that increased production due to ease of semiconductor supply issue, favorable currency and stable input cost would improve MSIL’s operating margins. going forward. Accordingly, we are increasing our EBITDA margin estimates by 60bps/76bps for FY23E/FY24E. Accordingly, we are increasing our EPS by 15%/11% for FY23E/FY24E. Given the strength of the basket of products, market share gain, strong yield rates and likely improved margins ahead, we reiterate our BUY rating on MSIL with the revised Target Price of Rs 11,000, valuing the stock at a revised P/E multiple of 27.5x.”

Meanwhile, in a report, ICICI Direct analysts said, “MSIL’s share price increased approximately 2.2% CAGR from 8,114 levels in October 2017, broadly in tandem with the Nifty Auto Index at this time.”

The analysts further note, “We maintain our Buy rating which tracks industry tailwinds from the domestically underpenetrated PV segment, benign RM price outlook and strong order book,” adding, “ By improving our estimates, we now rate MSIL at 11,200 i.e. 32x P/E on FY24E EPS of 350/share (previous target price 10,000).”

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