Best small-cap stocks to buy in 2018 by Edelweiss

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Best small-cap stocks to buy in 2018 by Edelweiss

Post by Pee Vee » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:09 pm

Edelweiss has recommended two stocks from the housing theme as the best stocks to buy for multibagger gains in 2018. These stocks are Asian Granito and Everest Industries

Asian Granito India

India’s major tile-maker Asian Granito India has has an excellent year in the bourses in 2017, returning more than 145% since January. “We estimate AGL to clock revenue CAGR of ~15% over FY17‐19E, driven by increase in tiles sales volume CAGR by 12%, improvement in utilization, introduction of new products and increase in distribution reach to 5,500 sales points. We estimate AGL’s operating margin to catapult 250bps over FY17-19E on account of: (a) increased contribution of VAPs; (b) higher B2C sales; c) lower gas prices; d) sharpening focus on branding; and e) expansion of dealers’ network,” Edelweiss noted in its report. Taking note of Asian Granito’s valuation, Edelweiss says, “ We believe, the boost in the company’s profitability in coming years, is likely to lead to re-rating of valuation multiple. We re-iterate our ‘BUY’ recommendation with target price of INR 640 based on 25x FY19E earnings (12% discount to Kajaria’s target multiple). The stock iscurrently trading at 28x/19x FY18E and FY19E.” Asian Granito India shares were trading at Rs 539.4 on NSE this afternoon. Edelweiss target price implies an upside of more than 18.5% from the current market prices.

Everest Industries

Building and steel products maker, Everest Industries has more than tripled investor wealth since january. “It is among the largest PEB companies in India with over 2,000 PEB projects designed and erected. It is also among India’s leading building solution providers, offering detailed technical assistance in the form of designs, drawing and implementation for every project,” notes Edelweiss. Sharing its investment hypothesis for the stock, Edelweiss notes,
“The PEB sector is poised for growth with rising demand for warehouses on the back of the rise in e-commerce and agricultural enterprises. EIL is well positioned to gain in tandem with industry growth. EIL is trading at 12.7x/10.3x PER and 7.1x/6.0x EV/EBIDTA FY19E/FY20E, respectively. We initiate a trading BUY with a target price of INR 624, valuing the stock at 26% discount to historical 1-year forward average multiple of 19x i.e. 14xFY20E earnings.” Everest Industries shares were trading at Rs 583. Edelweiss’ target price implies an upside of more than 7% from the current market prices.

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