Motilal Oswal has given Neutral recommendation for TCS with a target price of Rs. 3250 in its research report issued on Apr 13, 2021

Motilal Oswal’s research report on TCS

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) reported revenue growth of 4.2% QoQ CC in 4QFY21 (v/s our estimate of 3.4%), delivering its third consecutive quarter of broad based (over 4% QoQ) growth. It marginally improved its EBIT margin to 26.8% (+20bp QoQ/+170bp YoY). The same was below our estimate (27.2%) on ramp up of large deals. Deal wins in 4QFY21 stood at USD9.2b, the highest in its history, with a book-to-bill ratio of 1.5x. A good 4Q helped it report sales (USD)/EBIT/PAT growth of 0.6%/10%/0.4% in FY21. Strong recovery from TCS, post the initial phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, indicates continued strength in the tech spending environment, along with its ability to capture outsized market share. The management commentary on enterprise demand, especially on Cloud, implies a positive outlook for peers as well. It also highlighted a robust pipeline, with a mix of small/mid-sized deals along with a few large ones, giving it confidence on client spends.

Outlook

Our TP implies 26x FY23E EPS. While we remain positive on the company, we remain Neutral given its rich multiples.