Avenue Supermarts Q3 Review - Not A Buy At Any Price Story: ICICI Securities
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ICICI Securities Report
Consensus (continues to) believe that Avenue Supermarts Ltd. is a linear and secular growth story. We disagree. This analyst's more than 20 years consumer experience suggests that in India, nuances matter more. We disagree with consensus' over-enthusiasm of buy at any price.
Watch-out for D-Mart (and modern retail) potentially getting disrupted like how India skipped wireline penetration and jumped directly to wireless.
D-Mart’s Q3 revenue performance was underwhelming despite near-normal operating conditions plus significant commodity inflation (traders/retailers are 'assumed' to be beneficiaries).
Gross margin print of 14.9% was dismal – weak recovery in fashion and general merchandise continues to weigh on both revenue and margins, in our opinion.
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