625.80 1.40 (0.22%)
NSEJul 16, 2020 15:31
The 9 reports from 3 analysts offering long term price targets for Laurus Labs Ltd. have an average target of 513.33. The consensus estimate represents a downside of -17.97% from the last price of 625.80.
|Summary||Date||Stock||Broker||Price at Reco.||Target||Price at reco|
Change since reco(%)
|2020-04-30||Laurus Labs Ltd.||BOB Capital Markets Ltd.||512.50||630.00||512.50 (22.11%)||0.67||Buy|
|2020-03-24||Laurus Labs Ltd.||BOB Capital Markets Ltd.||341.90||510.00||341.90 (83.04%)||Target met||Buy|
|2020-01-31||Laurus Labs Ltd.||BOB Capital Markets Ltd.||430.35||510.00||430.35 (45.42%)||Target met||Buy|
|2019-11-28||Laurus Labs Ltd.||BOB Capital Markets Ltd.||350.25||480.00||350.25 (78.67%)||Target met||Buy|
|2019-11-01||Laurus Labs Ltd.||BOB Capital Markets Ltd.||378.30||480.00||378.30 (65.42%)||Target met||Buy|
BOB Capital Markets Ltd.
Laurus Labs reported its best-ever EBITDA in Q2FY20 with a good topline beat, led by strong operating leverage in the formulation business and gross margin expansion.
|2019-11-01||Laurus Labs Ltd.||Motilal Oswal||378.30||440.00||378.30 (65.42%)||Target met||Buy|
ARV-API (-23% YoY) and Hep-C (-47% YoY), however, were weak. Product mix superior: Gross margin expanded 295bp YoY to 49.5%, led by the increased share of FDF sales. EBITDA margin too improved 385bp YoY to 19.3% (our estimate: 17%), led by a better product mix and lower opex (75bp YoY). EBITDA increased 51% YoY to INR1.4b (our estimate: INR1.1b). PAT doubled YoY to INR566m, driven by strong sales growth, superior margins and a lower tax rate. For 1HFY20, revenue/EBITDA/PAT were up 12%/34%/118% YoY to INR12.6b/INR2.3b/INR716m. Key concall highlights: (1) LAURUS has garnered mid-teen market share in...
|2019-08-05||Laurus Labs Ltd.||HDFC Securities||319.95||470.00||319.95 (95.59%)||Target met||Buy|
Laurus is sitting on ~40% underutilized gross block (~Rs 0.9bn) spread across formulations, CRAMS and API segments. With a sharp jump witnessed in formulations and higher visibility of CRAMS orders for FY20, we are confident that the operating/ financial leverage story will unfold from FY20. Assuming formulations revenues/ EBITDA at US$ 85/ 25mn in FY21E, earnings are likely to grow 2.5x over FY19-21E. With all four ARV formulation approvals (TLD, TLE 400, TLE 600, TEE) in place by 1HFY21, addressing >US$ 1.2bn opportunity, the estimates could be breached easily. Maintain BUY. We maintain a BUY on Laurus despite poor operational performance in 1QFY20. After adjusting for lack of scale up in ARV APIs and buoyancy in formulation segment, we have cut our FY20/21E numbers by 5-8% to arrive at a TP of Rs 470/sh (18x FY21E EPS).
|2019-08-05||Laurus Labs Ltd.||BOB Capital Markets Ltd.||319.95||480.00||319.95 (95.59%)||Target met||Buy|
|2019-05-06||Laurus Labs Ltd.||HDFC Securities||389.35||535.00||389.35 (60.73%)||Target met||Buy|
With buoyant 4QFY19 numbers, we remain constructive on Laurus and believe it is best-positioned to successfully transition into a formulations and CRAMS player. This will lead to improved profitability in the coming years, driven by better business mix and operating/financial leverage. Laurus entered the US$ 1.8bn ARV formulations market in FY19. In our view, it can capture at least 15% market share (in TLE/TEE/TLD), supported by one of the largest ARV API capacities. With formulations revenues/EBITDA at US$ 85/25mn in FY21E, earnings can triple over FY19-21E (on a soft base). We also expect a couple of big-ticket formulations launches in the US market by FY21, which can further boost profitability. We strongly believe the stock is ripe for healthy returns. We maintain a BUY on Laurus following a bumper (yet inline) 4QFY19. Our TP is unchanged at Rs 535/sh (18x FY21E EPS). The delivery has begun.
|2019-05-03||Laurus Labs Ltd.||Motilal Oswal||397.20||470.00||397.20 (57.55%)||Target met||Buy|
3 May 2019 increased 13.4% YoY to INR6.3b (v/s our est. of INR5.6b), led by (i) strong growth in Onco APIs (11% of sales; +91% YoY), (ii) other APIs (10% of sales; +40% YoY), and (iii) Synthesis (15% of sales; +74% YoY). Formulation sales came in at INR282m v/s INR14m in 4QFY18. Hep-C API sales increased to INR415m from INR197m in 3QFY19. However, growth was impacted by a reduction in base ARV-API business (50% of sales; -14% YoY). (GM) shrank 190bp YoY to 46% due to a change in the product mix. EBITDA margin contracted 320bp YoY to 17.6% owing to lower GM and higher other expenses (16.9% v/s 15.2% in 4QFY18). On QoQ basis, there has been 100bp/330bp improvement in GM/EBITDA margin. Adjusting for transfer of ANDA rights to Casi pharma in 3QFY19, PAT was down 4% YoY to INR432m (v/s our est.
|2019-04-10||Laurus Labs Ltd.||Motilal Oswal||404.00||470.00||404.00 (54.90%)||Buy|
10 April 2019 Laurus is looking to ramp up the commercial production of its anti-retroviral (ARV) products after (a) developing products, (b) spending considerable capex (~INR4.2b) to build its formulation facility, and (c) filing products with institutional and regulatory agencies (for the LMIC-WHO/US/EU market) for its ARV products. Post the receipt of approval from the USFDA, Laurus has received an order from Global Fund to supply Tenofovir-Lamivudine-Dolutegravir (TLD) as part of a 3.5-year agreement. Further, Laurus is continuing to develop its product pipeline for the US market. Laurus has completed the expansion for Lamivudine with its offtake expected to increase over the near term. Hence, we expect the ARV API business to grow moderately to INR17b by FY21E, continuing to remain Laurus backbone by contributing 65% to total sales. We expect Laurus Synthesis business to remain strong growing at 33% CAGR with revenues of INR3.
|2019-03-28||Laurus Labs Ltd.||HDFC Securities||404.45||535.00||404.45 (54.73%)||Buy|
We maintain BUY with a TP of Rs 535 (18x FY21E EPS). Laurus has received Global Fund orders for the HIV drug, TLD, following a tentative approval from the US FDA last month. This is a big positive for the company and reinstates investor confidence in the business, with the formulations segment finally beginning to fire. With volume commitment for TLD from the Global Fund for the next 3.5 years, as well as ~US$ 12-15mn orders in hand from an EU partner and ongoing supplies of Metformin and HCQ to the US, we have high visibility on ~US$ 40mn formulations revenue in FY20E.
|2019-02-03||Laurus Labs Ltd.||HDFC Securities||353.50||480.00||353.50 (77.03%)||Buy|
Reiterate strong BUY with a TP of Rs 480 (18x Dec-20E EPS). With three disappointing quarters behind, Laurus is finally likely to utilize its Formulations capacity with visibility on US$ 35-40mn worth of orders for FY20. This will be attributed to contracts for a European CMO partner, US generic launches like Metformin and HCQ, and TLD supplies to Global Fund and Aspen. Some of this will be seen in the next quarter as well; which, along with orders worth Rs 400-500mn postponed from 3Q, will result in a bumper 4QFY19. We have kept our estimates unchanged.
|2019-01-11||Laurus Labs Ltd.||BOB Capital Markets Ltd.||375.00||375.00 (66.88%)||Top Picks|
BOB Capital Markets Ltd.
TCS reported an in-line revenue performance in Q3FY19 with 1.8% QoQ CC (+12.1% YoY) revenue growth. Subcontracting costs increased 60bps QoQ amid onsite supply constraints, putting pressure on EBIT margins (90bps QoQ to 25.6% vs. +20bps expected). Management's double-digit revenue growth guidance for FY19 remains intact. TCS continues to be our preferred pick amongst IT large-caps we reiterate BUY and roll over to a Dec'19...
|2019-01-10||Laurus Labs Ltd.||HDFC Securities||371.75||480.00||371.75 (68.34%)||Buy|
Initiate coverage with a BUY rating and TP of Rs 480 (18x Dec-20E EPS). Laurus Labs is a young, R&D-driven; company with strengths in complex chemistry and cost-efficient capabilities in API manufacturing. Laurus has grown at a scorching pace with 30% revenue, 32% EBITDA and 40% earnings CAGR over FY12-18. However, price hikes in a key raw material (FCME) and Rs 1bn operating spend on the nascent formulations business led to a nosedive in 1HFY19 (40% earnings drop).
|2018-11-05||Laurus Labs Ltd.||Motilal Oswal||364.15||364.15 (71.85%)||Strategy Note|
5 November 2018 (LAURUS) revenue came in at INR5.8b (our est. Growth was led by Onco APIs (8% of sales; 22% YoY), other APIs (9% of sales; 28% YoY), Hep-C APIs (6% of sales; 24% YoY) and Synthesis (9% of sales; 58% YoY). However, it was offset by muted growth in ARV APIs (66% of sales, 2% YoY). Overall, the API segment (89% of sales) grew 7% YoY. 130bp YoY to 46.5% due to higher raw material prices. This adverse effect is expected to reduce in 3QFY19 as LAURUS has followed backward integration for such products. EBITDA margin contracted at a higher rate of 540bp YoY (- related operational expenses, (b) cost associated with transfer of profit sharing on 11 products from its partners, and (c) higher R&D; cost. As a result, other expenses increased to 18.5% (as percentage of sales) from 15% YoY and 16.8% QoQ. This coupled with increased depreciation and interest INR331m).
|2018-08-04||Laurus Labs Ltd.||Motilal Oswal||470.10||552.00||470.10 (33.12%)||Buy|
4 August 2018 revenue came in at INR5.3b (our estimate of INR5.5b), up 9.7% YoY. The ARV segment (69% of sales) grew 37% YoY and the Synthesis segment (10% of sales) grew 65% YoY, driving its overall revenue growth for the quarter. A decline of 69% YoY in the Hep-C business (5% of sales) and 45% YoY in other API (4% of sales), coupled with flat sales YoY of the Oncology segment (8% of sales) pulled down the overall revenue growth. This coupled with increased depreciation and interest cost led to a decline of 58% YoY in PAT to INR165m (our estimate of INR448m). We cut our EPS estimates by 23%/9% for FY19/FY20 to INR21/INR31 to factor in the increased raw material cost for 1HFY19 and delay in pick-up of the formulation business. Accordingly, we value LAURUS at 18x FY20E EPS of INR31 and arrive at a price target of INR552.
|2018-03-05||Laurus Labs Ltd.||Motilal Oswal||528.20||613.00||528.20 (18.48%)||Buy|
The USFDA has concluded inspection (was conducted from 26th February 2018 to 1st March 2018) at the company's Unit II (formulation) with zero observations. Notably, LAURUS also has the Establishment Inspection Report (EIR) in place for the previous inspection that was conducted 15 months earlier. The company has cleared nine inspections successfully at its different facilities, indicating its consistency in regulatory compliance. It should, thus, face minimal regulatory hurdles over the medium term. This is commendable given that peers are facing regulatory hurdles to the extent that either existing business is stopped and/or new approvals have been halted by the USFDA
|2018-01-16||Laurus Labs Ltd.||Motilal Oswal||532.00||651.00||532.00 (17.63%)||Buy|
We expect LAURUS to deliver 16.7% CAGR in sales to INR30b and 28% CAGR in PAT to INR4b by FY20, led by addition of formulations and healthy momentum in base API business. LAURUS is targeting 30 ANDA filings (six filed till date) over the next 2-3 years and accordingly expanding capacity from 1b units/year to 5b units/year. We expect its US sales to multiply from INR20m in FY17 to INR1.3b by FY20. It is also forward integrating in ARVs for further improvement in profitability. Consolidation of distributors in US has lowered scope of negotiation on product prices and regulatory hurdles have affected ongoing and/or future business of various pharma companies. We believe LAURUS is in a sweet spot to get the business in regulated market due to its cost efficiency and consistent compliance.
|2018-01-12||Laurus Labs Ltd.||ICICI Securities Limited||545.00||545.00 (14.83%)||Mgmt Note|
ICICI Securities Limited
ICICI Securities Ltd | Retail Equity Research We met the management of Laurus Labs (Laurus) to understand the business model and its future plans. The company is a leading Indian active pharma ingredient (API) manufacturer with a leadership position in the therapeutic areas of anti-retroviral (ARVs or anti-AIDS- 64% of FY17 revenues) and Hepatitis C (13% of FY17 revenues). Apart from these, Laurus is also into oncology APIs (15 DMF filings), other therapeutic APIs, synthesis business and nutraceutical/cosmeceuticals ingredients...