Stock Scan & Recommendation - Indian Hotels, Tata Power & Bombay Rayon

Stock Analysis & recommendation on respective investment for Indian Hotels, Tata Power & Bombay Rayon

CMP: Rs 40

CITIGROUP has downgraded Indian Hotels to ‘hold’ from ‘buy’ rating with a target price of Rs 47. The downgrade is based on lower earnings estimates to take into account the recent terror attacks in Mumbai, which will lead to temporary shutdown of the company’s flagship property in Mumbai and likely lower occupancy of the company’s other properties in India. Indian Hotels is the largest hotel operator in the country and is looking to enter the budget hotel segment through its new brand ‘Ginger’. It already operates 11 budget hotels and plans to add 35 such hotels in the next few years with an investment of Rs 400-600 crore. Indian Hotels also plans to foray into the adventure business with wildlife lodges. The company is looking to expand overseas through acquisitions/management contracts. There is limited upside from current levels, given the unfavourable outlook for the hotel sector in India. The target price is based on 10x (versus 13x earlier) FY10E P/E as Citigroup builds in concerns of slower earnings growth, given expectations of lower occupancy, economic downturn and upcoming room supply.

CMP: Rs 669

MOTILAL Oswal maintains a ‘buy’ rating on Tata Power with a target price of Rs 751. Tata Power has achieved financial closure and placed equipment orders for 5,660-mw projects under development. Its total equity commitment stands at ~Rs 6,000 crore, of which Rs 2,900 crore is likely through internal accruals, Rs 1,900 crore through issue of warrants and preferential allotment to Tata Sons, and Rs 1,200 crore via rights issue and/or monetisation of investments. In FY08, the company raised Rs 380 crore via sale of part stake in Tata Teleservices Maharashtra and Rs 710 crore via share issuance to Tata Sons. Tata Power is expected to commission 2,663 mw of capacity by FY12, including the first unit of Mundra UMPP (800 mw) in September ’11. Despite initial delays, capacity addition in FY09 and FY10 is expected at 530 mw and 120 mw, respectively. In FY09, Tata Power will have merchant capacity of 200 mw, which should contribute 6.5% of the standalone net profit in FY09 and 18.6% in FY10. Motilal Oswal expects Tata Power to report a consolidated net profit of Rs 1,410 crore in FY09 and Rs 1,610 crore in FY10.

CMP: Rs 110

EDELWEISS Securities has downgraded Bombay Rayon’s stock to ‘accumulate’ from ‘buy’. Garment sales are estimated to contribute 66% to Bombay Rayon Fashions’ (BRFL) consolidated revenues in FY09. The company exports 100% of its garments to the US and Europe. With both these key geographies witnessing economic turmoil, same store sales of BRFL’s clients have dropped almost 3% to 15%. BRFL reported robust numbers in Q2 FY09 with net sales up 28% y-o-y at Rs 290 crore and EBITDA up 39% yo-y at Rs 68.7 crore. Even though the management seems confident of delivering 50% topline growth in FY10, Edelweiss has revised down its estimates of revenues from garment sales by 24% in FY10 to Rs 1,097 crore. At CMP, the stock is trading at a P/E of 5.4x FY09E EPS of Rs 19.9 and 4.9x FY10E EPS of Rs 21.9. The stock has corrected 60% since July 1, ’08, factoring in most of the risks of a slowdown in its garment business. But Edelweiss believes the overhang of negative news flow from its key markets and customers, as well as downside risks to topline due to cancellation of orders or defaults on payments, will hinder any major outperformance of the stock.
Source: Economic Times Investor's Guide