Buy Competent Automobiles; target of Rs 100: Firstcall

“Competent Automobiles Company was incorporated in 1985 and is engaged in trading and servicing Maruti Suzuki vehicles in India has reported its financial results for the quarter ended 30 September, 2014. The company’s net profit jumps to Rs. 20.93 million against Rs. 16.58 million in the corresponding quarter ending of previous year, an increase of 26.24%. Revenue for the quarter rose by 5.01% to Rs. 1958.70 million from Rs. 1865.32 million, when compared with the prior year period. Reported earnings per share of the company stood at Rs. 3.41 a share during the quarter as against Rs. 2.70 over previous year period. Profit before interest, depreciation and tax is Rs. 53.40 million as against Rs. 47.03 million in the corresponding period of the previous year.” OUTLOOK AND CONCLUSION At the current market price of Rs. 87.20, the stock P/E ratio is at 5.19 x FY15E and 4.69 x FY16E respectively. Earnings per share (EPS) of the company for the earnings for FY15E and FY16E are seen at Rs. 16.80 and Rs. 18.60 respectively. Net Sales and PAT of the company are expected to grow at a CAGR of 6% and 14% over 2013 to 2016E respectively. On the basis of EV/EBITDA, the stock trades at 0.93 x for FY15E and 3.40 x for FY16E. Price to Book Value of the stock is expected to be at 0.59 x and 0.52 x respectively for FY15E and FY16E. “We recommend ‘BUY’ in this particular scrip with a target price of Rs 100 for Medium to Long term investment”, says Firstcall Research Report.

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