ICICI Securities : Sell ABB India; target of Rs 5,330

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ICICI Securities : ICICI Securities is bullish on ABB India has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 5,330 in its research report dated April 18, 2024.

ICICI Securitie’s research report on ABB India

ICICI Securities : ABB’s order inflow has remained healthy in CY23 at INR 123bn (vs INR 100bn YoY), with orderbook growing 29% YoY to INR 83.4bn. However, the share of long lead orders has increased to 15% as of Dec’23 (vs 7% in CY22). Thus, assuming 15% long lead order inflow in CY24, adjusted order inflow has grown at 8% YoY to INR 108bn (vs headline growth of 29%).


The order inflow for ABB came in strong at INR 61bn, +24% YoY, in H2CY23 led by long lead items. As a result, the share of long lead orders has increased substantially to 15% as of CY23 (vs 7% in CY22). Also, order inflow growth print over the next 1-2 quarters is shrouded by general elections led (Apr-Jun’24) uncertainty. Thus, we believe the growth print for order inflow over CY24E is likely to be sub–par. The margins may have peaked; weakness in revenue growth can reduce the levers for any further margin surprises. The stock price has jumped sharply at 45% over the last 2 months and is now trading at 81x CY25E EPS of INR 82/share as compared to average historical 2-year forward P/E of 60x. We note the PEG of the stock stands at 3x (vs its 2-year forward PEG of 2x). Thus, we downgrade ABB to SELL (from ADD) with target price of INR 5,330/share, valuing the stock at 65x CY25E EPS.ICICI Securities :

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  • Recommendation: Sell ABB India stock
  • Target Price: Rs 5,330 per share
  • Source: ICICI Securities

Possible reasons for the recommendation:

  • The news report mentions a high PEG ratio (3x) for ABB India compared to its historical average (2x forward PEG). A high PEG ratio can indicate that the stock is overvalued.ICICI Securities :

Important to consider:

  • This is just a recommendation from one brokerage firm. It’s important to do your own research before making any investment decisions.
  • Consider factors like your investment goals, risk tolerance, and overall portfolio makeup before buying or selling any stock.ICICI Securities :


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