Asian Paints Q1 Review - Demand Looks Vaccinated To Virus: IDBI Capital
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Asian Paints Ltd. reported above expected revenue while higher than expected input cost inflation lead to in-line profit after tax.
Overall both decorative and industrial coatings witnessed strong demand resiliency.
Pent-up demand during the month of April and June 2021 helped revenue/volume to stay higher than pre-Covid-19 levels.
Positively, recovery in tier I-II cities has been better than smaller cities.
Business recovery in international market continues to remain strong in Asia and Middle East while Africa business was impacted by rising inflation.
Positively, Asian Paints will push waterproofing products across international market to drive topline growth.
Input cost inflation continues to remain benign. Management don’t expect quick relief in short-term.
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