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Berger Paints (India) Ltd.    
07 Sep 2020
HDFC Securities
We build in revenue/EBITDA/PAT CAGR of 8/9/10% over FY20-23E (closely tracking APNT) and initiate coverage on the stock with a Sell recommendation and a DCF-based target price of Rs. 460/sh (implying 55x Sep-22 P/E) as there is nothing on the investor table at 66x Sept-22 P/E. RoICs are likely to mean revert to 22% by FY22/23. Berger Paints (BRGR) has gone toe-to-toe with dominant leader APNT over FY10-20 despite the former's higher industrial salience, implying that its decorative biz has outpaced APNTs. Growth has been smartly navigated alongside improving profitability viaaggressive productinnovation/ premiumisation, efficient marketing and distribution expansion (GM/EBITDAM differential has reduced from 856/924bp to 320/560bp over FY10-20). While this narrative will continue, outperformance is unlikely to be as steep over FY20-23, given that (1) BRGR will have to contend with APNT's stepped-up aggression at the bottom of the pyramid and (2) margin levers seem to be missing.
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