Motilal Oswal has given Neutral recommendation for Vodafone Idea with a target price of Rs. 9 in its research report issued on Jul 03, 2021
Motilal Oswal’s research report on Vodafone Idea
VIL posted an adjusted EBITDA of INR17.1b (excluding an INR4.5b one-off on a pre Ind AS 116 basis), down 5% QoQ (16% miss) on continuing subscriber churn and weak ARPU. Upcoming debt repayments of INR60b in FY22 and INR82b deferred spectrum payments require an immediate liquidity support. EBITDA (pre Ind AS 116) of INR88b in FY22E makes it challenging to service its net debt of INR1,190b (excluding AGR and lease liability) and invest in its network. We maintain our Neutral rating.
The current low EBITDA would make it challenging to service debt without an external fund infusion. Assuming 8x EV/EBITDA, with a net debt of INR1,190b (excluding lease liability and AGR debt), it leaves limited opportunities for VIL’s equity shareholders. We maintain our Neutral rating.