Credit Suisse downgrades L&T to underperform

Wed Nov 7, 2012 2:26pm IST

Labourers work inside a steel factory on the outskirts of Agartala, April 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey/Files

Labourers work inside a steel factory on the outskirts of Agartala, April 9, 2009.

Credit: Reuters/Jayanta Dey/Files

Related Topics

Stocks

   

Reuters Market Eye - Credit Suisse downgrades Larsen & Toubro (LART.NS) to 'underperform' from 'neutral', on concerns about deteriorating order flow mix and rising working capital cycle, which could impact margins and cash generation.

Over 40 percent of L&T's orders are from the Middle East and real estate segments which are "prone to execution delays" and would earn lower margin.

It would be difficult for L&T to sustain this growth momentum on its historic high inflows, Credit Suisse said in a note.

Credit Suisse believes L&T is expensive at 17.5 times FY14 parent EPS for 10 percent EPS CAGR (FY12-14E) and also does not expect any material improvement in return on equity.

At 11:25 p.m., shares were up 0.81 percent at 1,679 rupees.

FILED UNDER:

Reuters Showcase

IS Claim

IS Claim

Islamic State says beheads second Japanese hostage.  Full Article 

Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine Crisis

Death toll mounts in Ukraine fighting after peace talks fail.  Full Article 

Fifth Title

Fifth Title

Djokovic reigns supreme at Australian Open.  Full Article 

Journalist Freed

Journalist Freed

Jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste leaves Egypt for Australia.  Full Article 

Reuters Poll

Reuters Poll

RBI seen holding rates steady on Tuesday, minority of analysts expect cut.  Full Article 

Doubles Title

Doubles Title

Hingis wins Australian Open mixed doubles title with Paes.  Full Article 

Houston's Daughter

Houston's Daughter

Bobbi Kristina Brown revived after found unresponsive in tub  Full Article 

Supply Glut

Supply Glut

Sugar mills seek govt help to dispose of supply surplus.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device  Full Coverage