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Buy Timken India, target Rs 830: ICICI Direct

ICICI Direct has given a buy recommendation on Timken India (TIL) with a target price of Rs 830.

Shares of Timken India traded at Rs 686.05 around 3 pm on 6 June, 2019. The brokerage has set a one-year horizon for the stock to hit the target price.

As per the brokerage, TIL reported a stellar Q4FY19 performance on the back of over 2 times growth in railways segment. Exports segment grew at strong double digits for the quarter.

Accordingly, revenues came in at Rs 448 crore, up 16.4 per cent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ). Gross margins came in at 46.1 per cent against 45.6 per cent QoQ due to better product mix.

Ebitda margins came in at 22.6 per cent against 14.4 per cent QoQ due to lower other expenses (reassignment of products at ABCs Baruch facility).

Absolute Ebitda grew 82.2 per cent QoQ to Rs 101.2 crore. Other income also jumped 2 times QoQ and PAT increased 116.5 per cent QoQ to Rs 57.2 crore.

"To fully utilise ABC capacities, TIL is planning a capex of Rs 35-40 at its Bharuch facility (current utilisation at ABC at nearly 70 per cent). This will help TIL produce Timken brand bearings for its exports market," said the brokerage.

As per the brokerage, access to new markets and geographies along with operational synergies from the merged entity is likely to be key monitorable from Read More – Source
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