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IDFC First Bank was incorporated in 2014 as a banking company. It has a market cap of  ₹20,307 crore.
IDFC First Bank was incorporated in 2014 as a banking company. It has a market cap of 20,307 crore.

Angel Broking upgrades IDFC First Bank's target price to 44, sees 22% upside

IDFC First Bank's CASA ratio improved from 10.4% in Q3FY19 to 40.4% In Q2FY21 while Net Interest Margin (NIM) has improved to 4.57% in Q2FY21 from 2.89% in Q3FY19.

Angel Broking has upgraded the target price of IDFC First Bank from 40 to 44. The current market price of the stock is 35.90 on NSE. The brokerage expects an upside of 22% in the stock price. "We changed the target price upwards post the recent report by the RBI’s Internal Working Group on proposed changes in ownership guidelines for Indian Private Sector Banks. Under the new guideline the RBI has proposed that the ceiling on promoter ownership be increased to 26% from current 15% while Banks currently under NOFHC structure have been allowed an exit from such a structure through the reverse merger route if they do not have other group entities in their fold," says Angel Broking.

If the proposal gets accepted, both the changes will reduce the overhang of future dilution of promoter stake as IDFC Ltd currently has a 40% stake in the bank along with its holding in IDFC AMC, believes the brokerage.

Under the proposed guidelines IFDC will have to dilute only 14% of its holdings in the bank as compared to 25% earlier in case they continue to own the AMC. However in case the holding company decides to sell off the AMC business then it opens up the possibility of reverse merger of the bank with the holding company which will do away with any possibility of sale of shares by the promoter entity in the future.

"Moreover we remain positive on the bank given that the liability franchise has strengthened significantly under the new management. We believe efforts to build a liability franchise, fresh capital infusion, and provision taken on the wholesale books will help to tide over this difficult time. IDFC First Bank is trading at 1.1xFY22ABV which is at a significant discount to historical average valuations," says the brokerage.

IDFC First Bank's CASA ratio improved from 10.4% in Q3FY19 to 40.4% In Q2FY21 while Net Interest Margin (NIM) has improved to 4.57% in Q2FY21 from 2.89% in Q3FY19. The Bank had raised 2,000 crore of fresh equity capital during Q1FY21 post which Capital Adequacy Ratio stands at 14.7% at the end of Q1FY21 along with CET-1 Ratio of 14.3%.

IDFC First Bank was incorporated in 2014 as a banking company. It has a market cap of 20,307 crore.

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