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ICICI Securities initiates coverage on Adani Wilmar – All you need to know

With a ‘Hold’ rating and a SoTP-based target price of Rs 550, ICICI Securities has started coverage on Adani Wilmar. The stock closed at Rs 636.55 on Wednesday, up 5% from its previous closing of Rs 606.25. The company’s market capitalization increased to Rs 82,731.04 crore. 
The edible oil business is expected to increase at a 10% CAGR between FY22 and FY24, according to the brokerage firm (including the impact of the Bangladesh acquisition). “We forecast volume growth of 11% in FY23E, with some benefit from full-year Bangladesh consolidation – noting that Bangladesh operations are mostly in the edible oil market. In the edible oil business, we forecast volume growth of 9.0% in FY24E “it said. 
It stated that Adani Wilmer will have a competitive advantage in edible oil due to strong competitive advantages (pricing laddering, oil segments, scale, and market knowledge (thanks Wilmar)).

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Adani Wilmar also has significant synergies across all three business areas, which bode well for scaling up the packaged foods industry: a) scale in procurement and logistics, b) brand memory of ‘Fortune,’ and c) readily available distribution and mix-load supply chain benefits from edible oil.

On April 28, 2022, the stock reached an all-time high of Rs 878.35. It is currently trading 27.5 percent below its all-time high. 
Adani Wilmar made a profit of Rs 234.3 crore in the quarter ending March 2022, compared to Rs 315 crore the previous year. 
However, the company’s consolidated revenue from operations increased by 40% year on year to Rs 14,960.4 crore in Q4 from Rs 10,672 crore the previous fiscal quarter. 
Adani Wilmar Ltd is a joint venture between the Adani Group and the Singapore-based Wilmar Group. Its main products include edible oil, wheat flour, rice, legumes, and sugar. Fortune is another prominent brand owned by the corporation.