Brokerages cut price targets on Delhivery, Stock falls 10% – ET Auto

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“Delhivery surprised positively with strong turnaround in profitability based on strong incremental gross margins,” said the firm.

Shares of logistics solutions provider Delhivery tumbled over 10% on Tuesday after the company’s fourth-quarter results prompted some brokerages, including CLSA, to cut their price targets on the stock. The price targets after the March quarter results imply a 15-74% upside in the stock from Tuesday’s closing price of INR 390.

CLSA downgraded its rating on Delhivery to underperform from buy citing volatile growth in the express parcel segment.

Margin improvement is volatile as the small impact on utilisation for its network impacts the margin as pricing power is limited,” said the brokerage, while slashing its target price from INR 600 to INR 488.

Some analysts are, however, optimistic about the company’s prospects. “We think that what happened with Delhivery was one-off event where we saw a knee-jerk reaction from the market to its results,” said Hemang Jani, director, Finazenn. “Its fourth quarter results have been good and the only vertical which was disappointing in terms of revenues and profitability has been its express parcel service.”

Shares of Delhivery were listed in May 2022 at INR 495.2 and have been trading below the listing price since October 2022.

UBS retained its buy rating on Delhivery and raised its price target to INR 615 from INR 600 earlier.

“Delhivery surprised positively with strong turnaround in profitability based on strong incremental gross margins,” said the firm. “Delhivery had 50% incremental gross margins in the transport business.”

Jani is positive about the outlook of the company.

“The capex of the company has peaked out and most of its key clients have raised money and will continue their business with the company,” said Jani. “We are positive on the company and have a buy rating along with a target price of INR 550.”

  • Published On May 22, 2024 at 08:05 AM IST

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