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FY23 PAT estimates of BSE500 companies downgraded by 2.6% in July: IIFL Securities

Analysts at IIFL Securities analyzed consensus estimates of 328 of the BSE500 companies, for which estimates from five or more analysts are available.

August 03, 2022 10:51 IST | India Infoline News Service
Key takeaways include:
  • At an aggregate level, FY23 PAT estimates of BSE500 companies were downgraded by 2.6% in July (versus marginal upgrade of 0.2% in June), mainly driven by Financials (Insurance and Fin Services only) and commodities, as ex-Fin and Commodities, the PAT downgrade was 1.4%.
 
  • High inflation and global macro headwinds imply rising margin pressures, as FY23 Sales estimates for BSE500 ex-financials were upgraded by 0.2%, while EBITDA was downgraded by 2.1%.
 
  • Paints, Retail and Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) saw some upgrades to FY23 PAT, while Upstream O&G, Financial Services (AMCs and Exchanges) and Metals saw a fair amount of downgrades.
 
  • Based on the earnings estimates and recent performance, Gujarat State Petronet, Aptus Value and Century Ply look good.
Sectoral estimate changes

Aggregate FY23 PAT estimates for BSE500 were downgraded by 2.6% in July, mainly driven by Upstream O&G (12.5%), Financial Services (8.6%), Building Material (6.9%) and Metals & Mining (5.7%). On the other hand, sectors that saw PAT upgrades include Paints (2.4%), Retail (2.2%) and OMCs (1.5%). July saw PER re-rating in almost all sectors, mainly driven by sharp price gains and earnings downgrades. Upstream O&G and Gas utilities saw some de-rating during the month.

Upgrade momentum

The earnings upgrade momentum has seen a significant slow-down in the past few months, and a downgrade cycle is well under way. The number of upgrades per 100 downgrades in July was only 50 for FY23, clocking even lower for FY24 at 42. For companies that saw an upgrade, the avg PAT upgrade was only 3.8% in July, while the downgrade was 6.2% for players that saw earnings cut.

Stocks that look good

On examining stocks that have seen earnings upgrade over the past 3 months, albeit with poor stock performance, Gujarat State Petronet, Aptus Value Housing Finance and Century Ply look good.

Given the strong market performance in July, overall, a risk on sentiment seems to have taken grip, but it is too early to say if the Fed will be forced to halt the sequence of rate hikes (as commodities have come off, and there are signs of a slowdown), or will other data like high level of inflation and employment compel it to continue the tightening.

Summary of estimate changes in July

FY23 estimates (%) Sales EBITDA PAT
BSE500 0.2 (2.1) (2.6)
BSE500 (ex-financials) 0.2 (2.1) (3.5)
BSE500 (ex-fin. & comm.) 0.3 (1.1) (1.4)
FY24 estimates (%) Sales EBITDA PAT
BSE500 (0.5) (1.8) (1.7)
BSE500 (ex-financials) (0.5) (1.8) (2.3)
BSE500 (ex-fin. & comm.) 0.1 (0.9) (1.2)
Source: Bloomberg, IIFL Research

FY23 PAT upgraded, but stock performance weak in the last 3 months

Companies (%) Performance FY23 PAT change
Gujarat State Petronet (11.3) 11.7
Aptus Value Housing Finance (13.7) 4.5
Century Plyboards India (6.9) 3.9
Godrej Agrovet (4.9) 2.9
Source: Bloomberg, IIFL Research

FY23 PAT downgraded, but stock performance strong in the last 3 months

Companies (%) Performance FY23 PAT change
MRF 15.5 (18.8)
Navin Fluorine 11.7 (9.4)
KEC International 17.0 (29.5)
Britannia Industries 21.0 (5.3)
Source: Bloomberg, IIFL Research

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