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Nestle India Q4 Results Disappoints, Brokerages are not happy

Nestle India Q4 Results

Nestle India, one of the largest food and beverage companies in the country, recently reported its fourth-quarter financial results, which fell short of market expectations.

Despite a 4.4% increase in net profit, which reached Rs 655.6 crore, the growth was lower than the estimated 11%. Furthermore, the revenue from operations also missed projections, rising only 8.05% to Rs 4,600 crore.

What are the reactions of brokers?

Brokerages had mixed reactions to the results. Jefferies maintained a “hold” rating with a target price of Rs 2,475, while praising the gross margin expansion but highlighting concerns about input costs.

Motilal Oswal reiterated a “neutral” rating with a target price of Rs 2,400, acknowledging broad-based growth but finding valuations expensive. Morgan Stanley maintained an “underweight” rating with a target price of Rs 1,981, appreciating strong pricing and lower input costs but remaining cautious.

Several key highlights emerged from Nestle India report. Domestic sales grew 8.9%, driven by pricing and mix adjustments, with e-commerce and out-of-home channels performing well.

Gross margin reached a 12-quarter high of 58.6%, reflecting cost management efforts. Nestle also sold its Nestle Business Services unit for Rs 79.8 crore, aiming for global synergies and long-term benefits.

Conclusion

As we look ahead, it is important to note that Nestle India’s success will be heavily influenced by its ability to effectively manage the rising costs of raw materials, maintain pricing power in a highly competitive market, and expand its presence in untapped markets.

The company’s “RURBAN” strategy, which emphasizes a dual focus on both rural and urban markets, has the potential to be a key driver of growth and success for the company.

It is worth noting that Nestle India’s performance is of great interest to a wide range of stakeholders including investors, analysts, and consumers.

The company’s track record of delivering high-quality products and maintaining a strong market position has made it a key player in the Indian market.

As such, many are eagerly watching to see what the future holds for this important company.

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