DMart: Finally, hits the growth Phase says HDFC Securities
DMart finally hits the growth phase (after a disappointing first half of FY21). The grocer clocked a healthy 10% topline growth (estimate of 8.5%). While gross margin delivery was strong (15.1% vs Expectations of 14.8%), its underpinnings remain weak (on the back of lower discounting in staples). Non-essential sales remain weak. EBITDAM expanded 52/256bp YoY/QoQ to 9.3% courtesy strong cost control. (estimate of 9%). While HDFC Securities increase their FY22/23 EPS estimates by 5-6% resp. to account for marginally higher revenue/sq. ft.
HDFC Securities downgrade DMart to Sell (Earlier Reduce) as the recent run-up leaves no room for an investment case: Reuters