CMP Rs374, Target Rs422, Upside 12.8%
Topline of Rs200bn was marginally above our estimate on the back of better than expected FSA realisations
Blended realisations were higher by 6.7% qoq to Rs1,542/ton
Coal production and dispatches were flat on a yoy basis and were also inline with our estimate
Operating profit was impacted by a provision of Rs8.8bn due to settlement of pending litigation with NTPC over quality of coal
A sharp jump in overburden costs also led to 16.5% yoy decline in operating profit to Rs51.1bn
Coal India is expected to be a major beneficiary of the new Government's focus on fuel security; Maintain BUY with a revised price target of Rs422
|(Rs mn)||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13||% yoy||Q3 FY14||% qoq|
|Inc/(dec) in inventory||8,493||8,643||(1.7)||79||-|
|OPM (%)||25.5||30.7||-520 bps||24.2||130 bps|
|Effective tax rate (%)||35.9||31.2||33.1|
|Adj. PAT margin (%)||22.0||27.1||-505 bps||23.1||-103 bps|
|Extra ordinary items||267||216||23.4||(111)||-|
|Ann. EPS (Rs)||27.9||34.1||(18.3)||24.7||12.9|
Strong FSA realisations lead to a outperformance in topline
Coal India's revenue was flat on a yoy to Rs200bn, marginally higher than our estimate. Blended realisations were marginally higher than our estimate as the impact of lower incentives was offset by stronger FSA realisations. Average realizations for the company increased by 0.6% yoy to Rs1,542/ton due to a 3.9% yoy increase in FSA prices. FSA prices improved on a qoq basis by 4.7% due to recovery of mix. E-auction prices declined on a qoq basis by 4.2%, which was a negative surprise for us. We were expecting e-auction prices to be higher qoq. The upward movement in washed coal prices continued for the second consecutive quarter at Rs2,545, up by 4.7% qoq and 12.4% yoy. Coal offtake was flat yoy at 129.7mn tons due to lower demand from few states. Production too was flat during the quarter at 143mn tons. Year end incentives stood at Rs8bn, lower than our estimate of Rs10bn.
|Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13||% yoy||Q3 FY14||% qoq|
|Sales (mn tons)||129.7||129.9||(0.1)||117.2||10.7|
Operating profit impacted due to jump in overburden costs and provisioning of dues from NTPC
Coal India reported a 16.5% decline in operating profit largely on account of jump in overburden expenses and provisioning related to dues from NTPC. On the basis of the settlement formula and pending final reconcillation/settlement of all the subsidiaries of CIL with NTPC, provision/write off of Rs8.76bn has been made. The Government of India has advised both the parties on the dispute over the grade of coal supplied to go for third party sampling. Operating profit was also impacted by the jump in overburden removal charges during the quarter. Due to the above two items, EBIDTA/ton for the quarter stood at Rs394/ton, lower than our estimate of Rs403. The impact of the jump in two cost items was marginally offset by higher than expected realisations.
|Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13||% yoy||Q2 FY14||% qoq|
|Production (mn tons)||143.0||143.3||(0.2)||118.7||20.5|
|Dispatches (mn tons)||129.7||129.9||(0.1)||117.2||10.7|
Earnings growth to resume from FY15E
We believe Coal India would be a major beneficiary of the new Government's focus on fuel security. The Government is strongly ensuring a smooth Centre-State administrative coordination to facilitate time-bound project clearances (environment/forest clearances). It is also planning to setup key rail projects (particularly the trunk rail lines in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha) for transportation of coal. Over the last one quarter, Coal India has managed to get 16 out of the total 20 projects pending with the Ministry of Environment and Forests for environment clearance as on December 30, 2013. The capacity addition would add 160mn tons to the company's annual capacity. The above would boost volume-led earnings growth prospects and bolster a longer term investment case in CIL. Realisations under e-auction sales and washed coal sales are near their bottom, and any increase in global coal prices would lead to higher realisations for CIL. The price hikes indicates the company's ability to pass on the increased costs to maintain profitability. Earnings are expected to improve FY15 onwards on the back of higher volumes, marginal increase in e-auction prices and price hikes taken by the company during the year. Any change in policies expected from the new regime would lead to re-rating of the stock. We maintain our BUY recommendation on the stock with a price target of Rs422.
|Y/e 31 Mar (Rs m)||FY13||FY14E||FY15E||FY16E|
|yoy growth (%)||9.4||0.7||9.2||10.2|
|yoy growth (%)||17.4||(12.9)||20.0||19.0|
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