We highlight India’s divergence from other major coal-consuming economies (US, China) in terms of coal consumption. In our view, from India’s standpoint, coal is here to stay, despite increasing renewable generation (unless storage technology develops). At current price, COAL’s market cap = 12 years of its discounted FCF. We reiterate our Buy rating with a TP of INR264 (36% upside).
Production woes likely over; maintain ‘BUY’. We expect CIL’s production/offtake volume to show an uptick Q3FY20 onwards mainly due to a pick-up in business at MCL and SECL. While BCCL remains a concern, we do not believe our FY20E offtake of 638mt is at risk. Maintain ‘BUY/SO’with a TP of INR235/share. The stock is trading at 6.8x FY21E EPS.
We believe that CIL will achieve production growth of 4.5% YoY in FY20E driven by a spurt in H2FY20. FSA realisation too is likely to be stable as more coal is being diverted to the non-power segment (which fetches a premium). Maintain ‘BUY/SO’ with an unchanged TP of INR235 on December 2020E EPS, implying an exit 8.5x FY21E EPS.
Marginally short of estimates; Beaten down valuations drive upgrade Stock has fallen sharply due to unabated stock supply by Govt of India and weak operational performance. This has made stock attractive on valuations with EV/EBITDA of 3.0x and P/E of 6.3x FY20E. Hence, we upgrade the stock to Accumulate with TP of Rs235.
The stock trades attractively at ~3x FY20E EV/adj. EBITDA (v/s historical average of 7x), P/E of 7-8x (v/s average of ~14x) and offers dividend yield of ~9-10%. We value the stock on 4.5x (v/s 5x earlier) FY20E EV/EBITDA at INR278/share. Maintain Buy.
Coal India has guided for sales volume growth of 8.7% during FY20E. However, for the first couple of months of FY20, CIL’s production has witnessed a flattish trend. Hence, going forward, the trend of CIL’s volumegrowth is likely to remain a key monitorable. We keep intact our estimates and maintain our HOLD rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 275.
We expect average e-auction realizations to decline by ~INR400/t in FY20 on the back of higher domestic availability and lower international coal prices. However, high natural attrition should continue driving operating efficiencies. This, along with continued growth in volumes (our est. 5-6%), is likely to drive 5% EPS CAGR over FY19-21 – despite the high base of FY19. We note that COAL’s FY19 EBITDA has doubled from FY17 levels. Despite this, the stock has witnessed significant de-rating over the last 2-3 years. The stock trades attractively at ~4x FY20E EV/adj. EBITDA (v/s historical average of 7x), P/E of 8-9x (v/s average of ~14x) and offers a dividend yield of ~8%. We value the stock on 5x FY20E EV/EBITDA at INR310. Maintain Buy.
COAL needs to spend c40+% (FY15-21E) of OCF on capex, yet EBIT growth is mainly driven by price hikes. COAL is a cash (dividend) cow as it pays all FCF after capex as dividends. In our view, this is the only benefit that minority shareholders get. We thus believe a realistic way to value COAL is to focus on its dividend paying potential, hence we use DDM to value COAL. We maintain our SELL rating on COAL with a TP of Rs199.
Volumes growth continued to remain weak due to structural issues related toland acquisition, logistics and statutory clearances. Volumes for Apr’19 grewby 2.6% YoY, however, we factor in 5.3%/5.5% growth in FY20e/FY21e. Given the weak outlook on volumes and deteriorating B/S (resulting in dividend cuts), we reiterate Hold with TP of Rs265, P/E of 9.8x FY21E.