Concluded the issuance of bonds to fund overseas business- SBIAniket Khanolkar
Update on the Indian Equity Market:
On Monday Nifty closed 1% higher at 14,485. Among the sectoral indices, IT (+3.3%), Auto (+2.6%), and Realty (+0.6%) closed higher. Media (-1.5%), PSU Bank (-1.5%), and METAL (-1.0%) were the sectoral indices that closed lower. Tata Motors (+12.6%), HCL Tech (+5.9%), and Infosys (+4.8%) closed on a positive note. Tata Steel (-2.6%), Bajaj Finance (-1.9%), and Adani Ports (-1.9%) were among the top losers.
Excerpts from an interview of Mr. Ashwani Bhatia, MD, SBI with CNBC-TV18 dated 8th January 2020:
● State Bank of India (SBI), has concluded the issuance of USD 600mn from bonds to fund the expansion of their overseas business.
● Mr. Ashwani Bhatia said there was a funding gap on the overseas side and this was the right time to fill it.
● SBI is the first bank to raise money post the Covid crisis. The spreads are better as compared to the last 6-7 years.
● Speaking about asset quality on the domestic side, he said the bank has not seen the gloom that was anticipated on slippages.
● On credit growth, he said there could be 8-9% growth in 2HFY21. The demand is coming back and, retail has been a good surprise.
● The decision taken by the central government, RBI, and tax cuts in Maharashtra has helped the bank.
● On loan growth, he said the bank is sitting on excess SLR and it can be used for the economy in the next 3 months. The bank reported a growth of 8% and the expectation is to touch double digits.
● In terms of recovery, he said Rs 7,000-10,000 cr of recovery is expected.
Consensus Estimate: (Source: market screener and investing.com websites)
● The closing price of SBI was ₹ 283 as of 11-January-2020. It traded at 1x/ 0.9x/ 0.8x the consensus BVPS per share estimate of ₹ 262/286/318 for FY21E/ FY22E/ FY23E respectively.
● The consensus average target price for SBI is ₹ 312/- which implies a PB multiple of 0.9x on FY23E BVPS of 318/-.
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