HDFC Securities has given Buy recommendation for CreditAccess Grameen with a target price of Rs. 814 in its research report issued on Feb 05, 2021
HDFC Securities’ research report on CreditAccess Grameen
At a consolidated level, CREDAG reported a net loss, on the back of a sharp rise in provisions. While disbursals saw a sharp uptick and the improvement in collection efficiency sustained (~91% excluding arrears in December), the manifestation of sticky back-book stress (implied PAR 60 of ~14% on the portfolio that is more than 6 months old) was also evident. However, at a consolidated level, CREDAG held an ECL cover of ~5.7% of loans, vs. overall GS-III of 6.1%, indicative of a fortified balance sheet. We believe current stress is not entirely unexpected, as is in fact, characteristic of the event-driven stress that micro-credit is associated with.
We maintain BUY with a revised target price of INR 814. Our assigned multiple, we believe, is reflective of CREDAG’s high RoE potential, relatively conservative approach to the busines as well as inherent business risks.