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Titan becomes second Tata group firm to hit Rs2 tn market cap

07 Oct , 2021   By : Kanchan Joshi

Titan becomes second Tata group firm to hit Rs2 tn market cap

Titan Co Ltd on Thursday became the second Tata group firm to touch Rs2 trillion market capitalisation with the stock hitting a record high.

Titan shares hit a fresh record high of Rs2343 on the BSE, up 9% from their previous close, while its market capitalisation stood at Rs2.07 trillion. At 9.30am, the scirp was at Rs2327.60, up 8.4%. 

Tata Consultancy Services is the other Tata company to hit this milestone.

On Wednesday, Titan reported a strong recovery in demand in the September quarter and its sales in most of its divisions have either reached above or close to pre-pandemic levels.

The jewellery segment reported a 78% YoY growth (excluding bullion sales). It clocked 32 percent CAGR on a two-year basis. The segment added 13 stores in the second quarter of FY22, taking the total store count to 414. The watches and wearables division recovered rapidly, with sales acceleration witnessed across all product brands. The segment reported a 73% year-on-year growth.

In the eyewear segment, healthy growth was witnessed across all segments, with revenue rising 74% year-on-year. The segment's sales, which includes its youngest brand Taneira and fragrances and accessories, rose 121% year-on-year.

“Full unlocking and the upcoming festive/wedding season are likely to further boost revenues in the coming quarters and may offer more upsides, in our view. Factoring in the strong growth momentum, we increase our FY23/FY24 EPS estimates by 8-12%. Given the solid growth and earnings outlook, we raise our Sep’22 TP to Rs2,530 (from Rs2,000), valuing the stock at 65x Sep’23E EPS (from 55x Sep’23E EPS earlier)," said Emkay Research in a note to its investors.

Emkay Research said based on the update, it expects Titan to report a solid 64% revenue growth to Rs7100 crore. Despite the high plain gold mix, operating margins should reach normalized levels of 11.5%, thanks to strong cost savings seen in Q1 and some operating leverage. The brokerage firm estimated profit after tax of Rs550 crore against Rs200 crore in Q2FY21.

Motilal Oswal Securities expects the stability in gold prices at Rs47,000 bodes well for consumer demand in the near term. With upbeat consumer sentiment, festival demand is likely to remain robust.

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