Dolat Capital Market has given Buy recommendation for DCB bank with a target price of Rs. 160 in its research report issued on May 09, 2021
Dolat Capital Market’s research report on DCB bank
DCB bank’s NII and operating profits declined YoY by 4% and 3% YoY respectively owing to interest reversals of previous quarter’s pro forma slippages (~ 30-40 bps impact on NIM) and higher opex. Asset quality metrics were in-line with continued improvement in collection efficiency across segments till March, limited slippages at 2.7% for FY21, and in-line restructured book at 4.3% of advances, mostly from the mortgage (primarily LAP) and CV book. While PCR has fallen to 45% from 53% levels a year ago, the bank continues to hold contingency buffers of Rs2.9bn or 1.1% of advances. Slippages at 2.7% for FY21 were below FY20 (2.8%), though higher than normalized levels for the bank. Pro forma gross NPAs increased by 40 bps QoQ and 160 bps YoY to 4.1% mainly on the back of weaker recoveries/upgrades.
We maintain our BUY recommendation on the stock with an unrevised TP of Rs160, valuing the bank at 1.2x of FY23E P/ABV. The stock currently trades at 0.7x FY23E P/ABV.