Metals Sector Update - Supply-Squeeze Driven Price ‘Fever’ Continues: ICICI Securities  
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Metals Sector Update - Supply-Squeeze Driven Price ‘Fever’ Continues: ICICI Securities  

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ICICI Securities Report

Regional hot rolled coil prices are consolidating at $1,000/tonne. The current fever in global prices is allowing approximately Rs 7,000-10,000/tonne increase in domestic prices for Q1 FY22, thereby, taking the cycle amplitude to unseen levels.

April, 2021-to-date has witnessed ~Rs 7,000/tonne increase in prices.

While we are factoring in a steady cyclical correction post Q1 FY21, the extent of price increase is leading to improved estimates of deleveraging, future return on equity profile and therefore, higher attributable price-to-book.

We are, therefore, changing the stance on the sector to neutral from negative.

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