ICICI Securities: ACC Q2 Improving Margin To Narrow Valuation Gap 
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ICICI Securities: ACC Q2 Improving Margin To Narrow Valuation Gap 

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ICICI Securities Report

ACC Ltd’s Q2 Ebitda at Rs 5.3 billionn (down 33% YoY) with blended Ebitda/tonne at Rs 1,074 was higher than our consensus estimates mainly led by better-than-expected realisation over 10.3% QoQ and improved cost efficiencies. Cement Ebitda/tonne increased 11% YoY to Rs 1,127/tonne highest in past eight years and comparable to larger peers, with quarter exit Ebitda/tonne still higher than quarter average.

With improving margin and return ratios, ACC’s valuation gap with larger peers may narrow, in our view. Factoring-in better margin, we increase our CY20E-CY21E Ebitda by 3-11% and raise our target price to Rs 1,625 per share (earlier: Rs 1,520) based on nine times March 2022 estimate EV/E.

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