April 16, 2021

Asian Paints: Asian Paints Q2 earnings higher than anticipated

Asian Paints Q3 and This fall numbers may very well be even higher due to an enormous pent up demand, says Sanjay Manyal, AVP — fairness analysis analyst, ICICI Securities.

On Asian Paints consequence
Consolidated income from operations elevated 5.93 per cent 12 months on 12 months to Rs 5,350.23 crore.That is kind of what we have been anticipating. We have been anticipating 6% progress and that quantity is fairly nearer to that. The amount progress was roughly 7%. We consider that in all probability due to the shutdown or the lockdown in Q1, there would have been quite a lot of pent-up demand which might have incurred throughout this quarter.

This demand is essentially coming from the tier II, tier III cities, semi-urban and the agricultural areas as a result of metros and concrete areas are nonetheless witnessing very slack demand. However semi-urban and rural India might be coming nearly again to regular and that might have resulted in greater quantity progress. Clearly on the identical time, throughout the trade, there have been quite a lot of price reducing measures and the uncooked materials worth have been benign and that has resulted in EBITDA margin enlargement and incomes progress. So, numbers are higher than what we have been anticipating on the earnings entrance.

On revising worth targets

We’ll evaluate our numbers particularly after the concall. Presently the one concern for the inventory is the premium multiples it’s commanding. We in all probability must evaluate these numbers after the concall with the administration. However we perceive that Q3 and This fall numbers may very well be even higher as a result of what we see is a big pent up demand that has been there even within the preliminary part of October and doubtless not solely the tier-2 cities, however different cities additionally have been driving the expansion for Q2, particularly earlier than the festive season kicks in.

We perceive the following two quarters may be witnessing an enormous pent up demand within the ornamental facet of the enterprise.