C&K posted consolidated Q2 EBIDTA of ~Rs3.9bn on revenues of ~Rs6.9bn with PAT of ~Rs1.5bn-numbers are not comparable yoy due to HBR consolidation for just 3 days in Q2 FY12
India revenues jumped 43% yoy driven by strong performance from MICE segment, traction from newer distribution channels and better than expected response to new product “Instant Holidays” due to a number of long week ends; EBIDTA margin too improved to 45%
HBR update: Education segment (revs ~Rs1.8bn, +31% yoy) put in a strong performance driven by higher than industry growth and currency appreciation; Education EBIDTA too jumped 23% yoy to Rs900mn. Camping division saw 8% decline in net revenues to ~Rs2.5bn
International leisure business saw flat revenues at Rs1.8bn with 6% drop in EBIDTA as US, Australia and Dubai remained sluggish while Japan continues to be a dampener with operating losses in Q2; mgmt expects Japan to be about break even in the next fiscal; Hotel Breaks segment of HBR impacted by reduced allocation due to London Olympics
A full quarter of peak season for HBR led to reported PAT of ~Rs1.5bn though impacted by loss in other income due to a cumulative Rs120mn in one time expense at HBR/Prometheon; although the H2 FY13 is traditionally lean for HBR, we expect the impact to be cushioned by lower interest costs (due to infusion of CVC equity and subsequent debt repayment) and commensurate lower share of H2 FY13 HBR losses due to dilution. Retain BUY for 9-mth target of Rs185.
|(Rs m)||Q2 FY13||Q1 FY13||% qoq||H1 FY13||% yoy|
|OPM (%)||56.2||39.8||1,643 bps||51.3||904 bps|
|Effective tax rate (%)||42.2||32.1||1,007 bps||54.6||1,706 bps|
|Adj. PAT margin (%)||21.0||18.3||270 bps||18.1||(293) bps|
|Y/e 31 March (Rs m)||FY11||FY12||FY13E||FY14E|
|yoy growth (%)||24.4||68.7||109.4||5.2|
|yoy growth (%)||(3.6)||(67.8)||399.0||25.9|
India Infoline News Service / 09:04, Jan 22, 2015
The outlook is a flat start. The market will look to scale to new peaks though not much effort is needed for the same. HUL saw a rally and short-covering may have pulled it up further. Speculation is on that its parent will raise stake through an open offer. After the cooling in oil prices, Cairn results will be in focus.