Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Buy ICICI Bank, target of Rs 581: Motilal Oswal

Motilal Oswal has maintained its buy rating on ICICI Bank with a target of Rs 581 in its October 27, 2008 research report. "ICICI Bank's NII grew 20% YoY in 2QFY09 (in line with exp) driven by stable margins on the back of slower loan growth (7%), lower term deposits (8% decline), and higher CASA growth at 16%. CASA ratio improved to 30%. PAT was flat in 2QFY09 to Rs 10.1 billion."

"We are reducing our target multiple of ICICI Bank to 1x FY10E ABV given its subdued core RoE (<12%) for the next couple of years. We are reducing our target valuations for all its subsidiaries due to lower expected growth. Adjusted for value of subs at Rs 175 per share, the stock trades at 0.4x FY09E BV. Maintain Buy with a revised target price of Rs 581, an 84% upside," says Motilal Oswal's research report.

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Source: Moneycontrol

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