Marico Ltd. – Marico posted an in-line performance on both revenue and Ebitda margin. Consolidated revenue was up 3% YoY while domestic revenue/volume were up 1/3% YoY (three-year revenue/volume compound annual growth rates at 11/7% versus Hindustan Unilever Ltd.’s 10/3%).
TVS Motor Company Ltd. – TVS’ Q2 profit after tax, at Rs 4.1 billion, was ahead of our estimate of Rs 3.9 billion due to better-than-expected revenue growth even as margins were in line.
SRF Ltd. – Our optimism on SRF is premised on continued healthy performance from speciality chemicals business; strong balance sheet; and deployment of capex for highgrowth speciality chemicals business over the next three-four years to tap opportunities emerging from the agrochemical and pharma industries.
City Union Bank Ltd. – Despite a lower other income, City Union Bank’s Q2 FY23 earnings beat our estimates on the back of lower-than-expected credit costs (1.1% annualised).
JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd. – We remain positive JK Lakshmi Cement for its focus on increasing trade sales and blended cement share/alternative fuels and raw material usage and optimising lead distance.