511.55 16.00 (3.23%)
NSESep 25, 2020 03:31 PM
The 16 reports from 7 analysts offering long term price targets for United Spirits Ltd. have an average target of 653.86. The consensus estimate represents an upside of 27.82% from the last price of 511.55.
|Summary||Date||Stock||Broker||Price at Reco.||Target||Price at reco|
Change since reco(%)
|2020-07-29||United Spirits Ltd.||Nirmal Bang Institutional||577.55||675.00||577.55 (-11.43%)||31.95||Buy|
Nirmal Bang Institutional
Worst seems to be behind; We remain hopeful going forward United Spirits' (UNSP) net sales declined by 53.6% YoY to Rs10.3bn (v/s our est. of 49.1% decline to Rs11.3bn) primarily due to complete shutdown of business for more than a month during the quarter, and only gradual resumption thereafter. Underlying net sales, excluding the one-off sale of bulk Scotch in base, declined by 51% YoY. Reported overall volume declined by 49.2% YoY (v/s our est. of 48.3% YoY decline) with the volume of Prestige & Above portfolio (P&A;) declining by 51.5% YoY while the volume of the Popular portfolio was down 46.7% YoY. While on-trade channel remained closed during the quarter, the company did not see any major trend of...
|2020-07-28||United Spirits Ltd.||Motilal Oswal||577.55||585.00||577.55 (-11.43%)||Target met||Neutral|
28 July 2020 United Spirits (UNSP) declared dismal 1QFY21 EBITDA/net loss (albeit lower than our expectations). Further, Premium & Above segment (P&A;) is likely to underperform (unlike previous years) leading to mix deterioration. Also, the full impact of the sharp excise hikes by various states would be felt 2QFY21 onwards. All these factors lead to weak earnings expectations though we do not expect EBITDA losses 2QFY21 onwards. Our DCF-based calculations and P/E multiples of 47x FY22E EPS indicate that valuations seem currently lofty given the uncertainty prevailing over earnings growth in the sector. We had downgraded the UNSP stock to due to rising concerns on the Alcobev sectors earnings growth in the COVID and immediate post-COVID era. After adjusting for one-time bulk Scotch sales last year, underlying net sales declined 51%. P&A; and Popular volumes declined 51.5% and 46.
|2020-06-02||United Spirits Ltd.||Nirmal Bang Institutional||572.45||695.00||572.45 (-10.64%)||35.86||Buy|
United Spirits- 4QFY20 Result Update- Margin delivery continues; Sharper focus on cost & cash in near ...
Nirmal Bang Institutional
Margin delivery continues; Sharper focus on cost & cash in near term United Spirits' (UNSP) standalone net sales declined by 11.4% YoY to Rs19.9bn (v/s our est. of 1.5% growth to Rs22.8bn) primarily due to COVID-19 led disruption in March, which aggravated the impact of the ongoing consumption slowdown. Underlying net sales, excluding the one-off sale of bulk Scotch, declined by 14.8% YoY. Reported overall volume declined by 13.5% YoY (v/s our est. of 4.5% YoY decline). Popular volume was down 7.5% YoY while Prestige & Above (P&A;) volume declined by 19.6% YoY due to closure of onpremise channel and lower social occasions. Reported gross margin contracted sharply by 430bps YoY to 42.2%, primarily due to the adverse impact of COGS inflation. Underlying...
|2020-06-01||United Spirits Ltd.||HDFC Securities||573.45||586.00||573.45 (-10.79%)||Target met||Accumulate|
We cut EPS estimate by 19/13% to factor-in (1) Consistent extension of lockdown, (2) Sharp tax increase by states, (3) Impact of loss of bulk scotch sales, (4) Downtrading possibility and (5) Weak consumer sentiments. However, we increase the P/E multiple to 40x (earlier 35x) owing to (1) Tax overhang being in the past, (2) Efficiently managed working capital (NWC days reduced to 60days vs 80days in FY19), (3) Collections in April/May were healthy. At 40x P/E on Mar-22E EPS, we derive a TP of Rs 586. Maintain ADD. UNSP revenue contraction of 11% yoy (15% dip excluding onetime bulk scotch sale) was higher than expected. Lockdown impacted the last 10-12days of March along with dry-up in social occasions prior to national lockdown. Pressure on P&A; was higher than Popular segment, taking away the premiumisation trend. P&A; saw a val/vol decline of 16/20% yoy while Popular was down by 11/7%. Aggressive cost control (Employee/A&P;/other expenses down by 35/33/18% yoy) expanded reported EBITDA margin by 101 bps to 13.6%. As normalcy returns, co will be able to capitalise on channel filling as trade inventory is low. Home delivery and premium liquor in malls can be structural changes for the industry. Ease in buying can be a key driver for adding consumer base along with higher share of premium segment.
|2020-06-01||United Spirits Ltd.||Dolat Capital||572.45||551.00||572.45 (-10.64%)||Target met||Sell|
UNSP's Q4FY20 was in-line but weak at operating level with volume decline of 13% YoY (P&A; 20%). Adjusted for one-off bulk sales, Revenue/ EBITDA/APAT were -14.8/-10.6/-28.2% YoY. Reported revenue/EBITDA/PAT were -11.4/-12.4/-14.6% YoY. Yet, UNSP's earnings print is impressive in backdrop of weak volume growth and decline in Gross margin of 433/220bps YoY/QoQ. Persistent cost controls in line-items below GP is enticing for second consecutive quarter. For perspective, below GP costs declined from...
|2020-06-01||United Spirits Ltd.||Motilal Oswal||573.45||589.00||573.45 (-10.79%)||Target met||Neutral|
1 June 2020 UNSPs 4QFY20 results were worse than expectations. If bulk scotch sales (that could be lumpy but not extraordinary) are excluded, then results would be even weaker. While UNSPs PAT CAGR for 5 years ending FY20 stood at 33%, FY21 and FY22E are likely to be the lost years for UNSP and other alcohol companies with negligible earnings growth. Impact of extremely sharp excise increases across states would only exacerbate the pressure on FY21 profitability. Further, we believe profitability is already sharply impacted by (a) the absence of any sales until 3 May, and (b) absence of sales from on-trade channel (20- 25% of sales), which is expected to last for a significantly large part of the year after the latest MHA guidelines. on UNSP on account of fair valuations. Standalone net sales declined 11.4% YoY to INR19.9b (v/s est. the one-off sale of bulk Scotch, declined 14.8%.
|2020-05-28||United Spirits Ltd.||ICICI Securities Limited||563.60||650.00||563.60 (-9.24%)||27.06||Buy|
ICICI Securities Limited
Increased technology in the delivery of alcohol brings a better experience for customer and also shifts consumer behaviour (more acquisition of new customers and lowering the social stigma attached to alcohol). Historically there had been 60-70000 outlets for liquor compared to a distribution reach of several millions for FMCG companies. E-commerce channel would help drive liquor penetration among the vast potential customer base in India. Expect normalisation of liquor sector from H2 onwards Post relaxation of lockdown, various state governments in light of stressed...
|2020-01-29||United Spirits Ltd.||HDFC Securities||634.80||759.00||634.80 (-19.42%)||48.37||Buy|
Diageo's global market leadership (17/40% share in spirits/scotch) and its dominance in premium segment drives our confidence on UNSP. India is a critical market for Diageo, given the scale (largest Whisky market), leadership position and opportunity to premiumise. UNSP's return to the premiumisation path (P&A revenue mix up 1180bps vs. FY17) aided by a deprioritisation of Popular. We remain believers in the co's ability to deliver consistent growth and benefit from the category expansion happening in the premium segments. UNSP posted healthy 8/3% rev/vol growth in P&A; in 3Q despite industry growth remaining sluggish (vol growth of 1.5/2.5% in 3Q/9M). Price hike and product mix has led to P&A; realisation growth of 5% (3% in 3QFY19 and -3% in 2QFY20). RM pressure continued and led to GM contraction of 421bps YoY to 44.4% (>400bps avg. dip in the last 4 qtrs). Co's sharp cost control initiatives continue to support EBITDA margin. We value UNSP on Dec-21E EPS, arriving at a TP of Rs 759. Maintain BUY.
|2020-01-29||United Spirits Ltd.||Nirmal Bang Institutional||634.80||785.00||634.80 (-19.42%)||53.46||Buy|
Nirmal Bang Institutional
United Spirits' (UNSP) standalone net sales grew by 3.4% YoY to Rs25.8bn (v/s our est. of 5.5% growth to Rs26.3bn). Overall volume declined by 1.8% YoY (v/s est. of 5.5% YoY growth). While Prestige & Above (P&A;) volume grew by 2.7% YoY, Popular volume was down 6.5% YoY. Reported gross margin contracted by 420bps YoY to 44.4%, primarily due to the adverse impact of COGS inflation. Reported EBITDA margin was up 210bps YoY to 16.4%, primarily driven by savings in operating costs. Ad spend was down 6% on an absolute basis and stood at 9.7% as a % of sales (down 100bps). Staff cost was down sharply YoY (-20.2% to Rs1.3bn) and 150bps YoY to 4.9% as a % of sales. EBITDA grew by...
|2020-01-28||United Spirits Ltd.||Motilal Oswal||634.80||801.00||634.80 (-19.42%)||56.58||Buy|
28 January 2020 UNSP not only reported 8% sales growth in the Prestige & Above (P&A;) segment (mainly led by the return of mix improvement and despite a challenging base of 16% growth in 3QFY19), but also ended the quarter with healthy winter and Christmas/New Year eve sales. Despite significant pressure on the gross margin from ENA costs, the company (contrary to expectations of EBITDA margin pressure for FY20) reported ~120bp YoY operating margin improvement in 9MFY20 (adjusted for bulk scotch), including 210bp YoY expansion in 3QFY20. Premiumization trend returned with each sub-segment growing faster than the one beneath it. Despite significant gross margin compression, the EBITDA margin expanded operating costs and to a lesser extent by the lower marketing reinvestment rate (other expenses were down 390bp YoY, staff costs were down 150bp YoY and ad spends were down 100bp YoY).
|2020-01-28||United Spirits Ltd.||ICICI Securities Limited||634.80||750.00||634.80 (-19.42%)||46.61||Buy|
ICICI Securities Limited
Negative impact of raw material prices trimmed on EBITDA The management expects prices of key raw materials (ENA, glass) to have peaked off and do not expect further deterioration in gross margins from here on (contracted 421 bps to 44.4% in Q3FY20). Judicious management of employee and other overhead costs (by lowering bad debt provisions), lowered the impact of gross margin compression on the EBITDA front (grew 207 bps). The management has also actively de-prioritised in a few low margin products and in certain geographies (that exhibited higher cash...
|2020-01-14||United Spirits Ltd.||ICICI Securities Limited||578.10||720.00||578.10 (-11.51%)||Target met||Buy|
ICICI Securities Limited
1) USL's continued reliance on Pioneer Distilleries for raw materials: Pioneer Distilleries runs a zero pollution 160 KLPD ENA manufacturing plant (ENA from molasses: 100 KLPD and from grain: 60 KLPD), 12 KLPD malt spirit, 2 lakh cases per month bottling facility in Maharashtra. Other products include denatured spirit, commercial CO2 and other distillery by-products. The merger would ensure uninterrupted operations of PDL's plant and provide better nimbleness...
|2019-11-01||United Spirits Ltd.||BP Wealth||637.00||750.00||637.00 (-19.69%)||46.61||Buy|
chase and sale of alcohol beverages. The company has a domestic as well as global operational presence. Through various tie up units and brand franchisee domestically and globally ,the company is engaged in producing, purchase and sale of beverage Alcohol (spirits and wines). There presence...
|2019-10-29||United Spirits Ltd.||Nirmal Bang||616.10||780.00||616.10 (-16.97%)||52.48||Buy|
Standalone net sales grew 3.2% YoY to Rs23bn (v/s our est. Rs22.8bn). Net sales excluding sale of bulk scotch was flat, affected by slowdown in consumer demand, liquidity challenges in certain markets as well as temporary supply chain disruption in the Scotch portfolio. Reported volume growth stood at 1% YoY (v/s est. of 1% YoY decline). Prestige & Above (P&A;) volume grew 3% YoY, while Popular volume was down 1% YoY. EBITDA declined 6.2% to Rs4.2bn (v/s est. of Rs3.6bn). Underlying (adjusting for bulk scotch sale) EBITDA decreased 12%. Adjusted PAT declined 13.2% to Rs2.2bn (v/s est. of Rs2.2b). Underlying gross margin was down 494bps while underlying EBITDA margin was lower by 238bps YoY due to savings in operating costs and phasing effect of marketing investment....
|2019-10-26||United Spirits Ltd.||HDFC Securities||627.20||737.00||627.20 (-18.44%)||Target met||Buy|
Diageo's global market leadership (17/40% share in spirits/scotch) and its dominance in premium segment drives our confidence on UNSP. India is a critical market for Diageo, given the scale (largest Whisky market), leadership position and opportunity to premiumise. UNSP's premiumisation journey is on track (P&A revenue mix up 800bps vs. FY17) supported by aggressive A&P spends and de-focus on popular brands (franchise model). Restructuring drive, richer product mix, WC efficiencies (80 days vs. 120 days in FY17) have led to strong FCF generation over the last 3 years (cumulative Rs 32bn). Thereby, co has been able to deleverage balance sheet (net debt is at Rs 25bn vs. 40bn in FY17). We expect more of the same over FY19-22E (Rs 33bn FCF generation and Rs 17bn debt repayment). UNSPs 2Q was weaker than expected. Liquor industry was impacted by slowdown, high base, flooding, liquidity stress in wholesale channel and stiff input costs. UNSPs restructuring drive is visible, supporting margins despite several headwinds. We believe UNSP will continue to tighten the screws on overheads and benefit from premiumisation. We cut EPS estimates by 4-5% to factor miss in 2Q and value UNSP on Sep-21E EPS, arriving at a TP of Rs 737. Maintain BUY.
|2019-10-25||United Spirits Ltd.||ICICI Securities Limited||627.20||720.00||627.20 (-18.44%)||Target met||Buy|
ICICI Securities Limited
Gross margin in Q2FY20 declined 410 bps to 45% due to an increase in input cost. However, the company curtailed its marketing, employee and other expenses during the quarter, which restricted the decline in EBITDA margin. Owing to the subdued market scenario the company reduced its marketing and advertisement spend by ~ 240 bps to 7.6%. However, USL is likely to increase the marketing and advertisement spend in the upcoming festive...
|2019-07-25||United Spirits Ltd.||Nirmal Bang Institutional||582.75||675.00||582.75 (-12.22%)||Target met||Buy|
Nirmal Bang Institutional
United Spirits (USL) has delivered a strong earnings performance in 1QFY20. Net sales in the quarter grew by 10% YoY which included a one-time sale of excess scotch stock. Net sales excluding this one-time benefit grew by 6%, which is fairly in line with our estimate. Gross margin remained under pressure due to COGS inflation, adverse price mix and part-absorption of excise duty hike in Maharashtra. EBITDA growth for the quarter stood at 16% YoY on a like-to-like basis as cost challenges and adverse price mix were offset by savings in operating costs and marketing investments. EBITDA growth adjusted for one-time sale of scotch was 42% YoY and was a result of savings in operating costs as well as marketing investments. Management clawed...
|2019-07-24||United Spirits Ltd.||HDFC Securities||579.45||650.00||579.45 (-11.72%)||Target met||Buy|
Diageo's global market leadership (17/40% share in spirits/scotch) and its dominance in premium segment drives our confidence on UNSP. India is a critical market for Diageo, given the scale (largest Whisky market), leadership position and opportunity to premiumise. UNSP's premiumisation journey is on track (P&A revenue mix up 800bps vs. FY17) supported by aggressive A&P spend and de-focus on popular brands (franchise model). Restructuring drive, richer product mix, WC efficiencies (80 days vs. 120 days in FY17) have led to strong FCF generation over the last 3 years (cumulative Rs 32bn). Thereby, co has been able to deleverage balance sheet (net debt is at Rs 25bn vs. 40bn in FY17). We expect more of the same over FY19-21E (Rs 21bn FCF generation and Rs 12bn debt repayment). UNSPs performance was stellar despite impact of general elections. Restructuring drive and control on A&P; spends during elections drove beat in EBITDA. We believe UNSP will continue to tighten the screws on overheads and benefit from premiumisation. This drives our 21% EBITDA growth over FY19-21E (vs. 21% CAGR over FY16-19). We value at 40x FY21E EPS with TP of Rs 650. Maintain BUY.
|2019-07-23||United Spirits Ltd.||Dolat Capital||579.45||655.00||579.45 (-11.72%)||Target met||Accumulate|
DART View: Premiumisation and margin expansion story continues UNSP's Q1FY20 revenue grew a weak 5.6% YoY (adjusted). The gross margin also fell 359bps to 46.6%. However, EBITDA/PAT (adjusted) rose 42/98% YoY, due to steep cost control. It is likely to achieve the guided...
|2019-07-23||United Spirits Ltd.||ICICI Securities Limited||590.35||615.00||590.35 (-13.35%)||Target met||Hold|
ICICI Securities Limited
Controlled expense management enables strong EBITDA growth USL's gross margin in Q1FY20 declined 290 bps to 47.2% due to increase in input cost. However, the company curtailed its marketing, employee and other expenses during the quarter. Owing to general elections, the company reduced its marketing & advertisement spend by ~280 bps to 7.7%....