KR Choksey has given Buy recommendation for Tata Consultancy Services with a target price of Rs. 3739 in its research report issued on Oct 11, 2022
KR Choksey’s research report on Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) Q2FY23 performance is marginally lower than our estimate. Dollar Revenue was up 1.4% QoQ to USD 6,877mn (KRChoksey est. USD6,920mn). Rupee revenue grew by 4.9% QoQ to INR 5,53,090mn. Reported operating margin expanded by 90 bps to 24% on the back of Lower employee expenses, operating leverage, and lower subcontractor expenses. Reported Net profit of INR 1,04,650mn was slightly lower than KRChoksey est. of INR 1,05016mn with margin of 18.9%. In this quarter, TCS has registered a deal bookings of USD 8.1bn, with a book-to-bill ratio of 1.2x (USD 8.1bn TCV vs. USD 8.2bn in Q1), reflecting a stable demand environment. The total deal wins included USD 2.3bn in BFSI and USD 1.6bn in Retail & CPG. Operating margin is expected to improve on the back of lowering the sub-con cost, improvement in retention (outlook of attrition decline ahead), pricing, and efficiency. The company declared an interim dividend of INR 8 per share.
Our target price of INR 3,739 is based on 27.5x Mar-24E EPS with EPS CAGR of 14.4% over FY22-24E.
At 15:31 hrs Tata Consultancy Services was quoting at Rs 3,064.50, down Rs 56.70, or 1.82 percent.
It has touched an intraday high of Rs 3,144.55 and an intraday low of Rs 3,054.75.
It was trading with volumes of 1,428,591 shares, compared to its thirty day average of shares, a decrease of percent.
In the previous trading session, the share closed up 1.84 percent or Rs 56.25 at Rs 3,121.20.
The share touched its 52-week high Rs 4,045.50 and 52-week low Rs 2,926.00 on 18 January, 2022 and 26 September, 2022, respectively.
Currently, it is trading 24.25 percent below its 52-week high and 4.73 percent above its 52-week low.
Market capitalisation stands at Rs 1,121,316.29 crore.