Cement Q1 Result Preview - Resilient Quarter; Profitability Intact Despite Cost Rise: ICICI Securities
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ICICI Securities Report
While year-on-year as well as quarter-on-quarter comparison in Q1 FY22E is not meaningful given the varying degree of lockdown/restrictions due to Covid, industry is expected to post ~45% year-on-year growth in volumes with almost stable Ebitda/te year-on-year on a reported basis.
On a quarter-on-quarter basis, volumes are expected to be down ~20% quarter-on-quarter vs usual ~10% quarter-on-quarter decline, while average Ebitda /te may rise 8-9% quarter-on-quarter despite cost escalations.
We expect average realisation to rise 5% quarter-on-quarter (Rs 230/te) and 2.6% year-on-year (Rs 130/te) and total cost/te to increase ~3% both quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year (Rs 120/te).
Consensus earnings are yet again likely to be upgraded given better-than-expected prices sustaining till date in seasonally weak monsoon necessitated by cost escalations.
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