Karnataka Bank Research Reports By Centrum, HDFC Sec And AUM Capital
|Karnataka Bank Research Reports By Centrum, HDFC Sec And AUM Capital|
|Brokerage:||AUM Capital, Centrum, HDFC Sec|
|Date of report:||March 29, 2017|
|Type of Report:||Initiating Coverage|
Re-orienting to fundamentals
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|Tags:||AUM Capital, Centrum, HDFC Sec, Karnataka Bank|
Research reports on Karnataka Bank by Centrum, HDFC Sec and AUM Capital
Steps directed at addressing the limitations: KBL’s lower margin profile is an outcome of its lower loan to deposit ratio (LDR) and limited reduction in deposit rates. However, with the continued approach towards addressing this inefficiency which led to improvement over FY13-16, we expect the bank’s NIM trajectory inch further up to 2.9% by end-FY19 (from 2.6% in FY16). Based on our calculations, the following factors would contribute to NIM expansion, a) further reduction in the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) exposure (positive 8bps impact), b) increase in LDR (positive 8bps impact), and c) further enhancement in the overall CASA proportion (8bps positive impact).
We initiate coverage on Karnataka Bank (KBL), with a Buy rating and TP of Rs170. This franchise, contrary to market perception, merits consideration for its inherent strengths as evident in its business ratios. We expect the bank’s efforts to further enrich these ratios, which will push up RoA / RoE to 1.0% / 14.4% by end-FY19, best ever since FY09. Banks with improved earnings quality, higher credit growth and efficient capital consumption tend to graduate into higher valuation multiples and we see a similar kind of re-rating due for KBL. BUY.