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Broker’s call: Tata Steel (long)

| Updated on July 07, 2020 Published on July 08, 2020

Equirus Securities

Target: ₹386

CMP: ₹330.15

Tata Steel (TSL) has reported consolidated EBITDA in Q4-FY20 at ₹4,650 crore (down 38 per cent YoY but up 28 per cent QoQ), which was 63 per cent above our estimates of ₹2,850 crore, mainly on back of improvement in European operations. Better than expected realisations in the Indian business and turnaround in European operations led to the significant beat.

Product mix changes led to better-than-expected realisations in the Indian business, which was partly offset by lower volumes.

TSL has delayed the capex for KPO (Phase II) and is currently focussing on cost-saving measures and has reduced capex to ₹5,000 crore for FY21. The company will only focus on critical cost-saving capex such as pellet plant and CRM mill, which is likely to commission in the second half of FY21 and should drive cost savings of $10/t in FY22. We expect KPO (Phase II) to commission by end-FY23 vs earlier estimates of end-FY22.

We tweak our estimates as we lower our steel price assumption (export share set to increase in FY21) and cut Europe profitability for FY21. We retain our one-year forward EV/EBITDA multiple of 6x, which lowers our target price to ₹364 (from ₹386). Key risks are lower-thanexpected domestic demand and muted recovery in global markets.

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Published on July 08, 2020
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