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CreditAccess Grameen share price jumps 7% as Goldman Sachs initiates coverage with a ‘Buy’, sees 25% upside potential

CreditAccess Grameen share price has gained over 11% in the past one month, while the stock is down over 7% in 2024 so far. In the past one year, CreditAccess Grameen shares have rallied more than 56%.

Goldman Sachs has CreditAccess Grameen share price target of ₹1,788 per share, implying an upside potential of 25% from Wednesday’s closing price. (Image: Pixabay)Premium
Goldman Sachs has CreditAccess Grameen share price target of 1,788 per share, implying an upside potential of 25% from Wednesday’s closing price. (Image: Pixabay)

CreditAccess Grameen share price jumped nearly 7% on Friday after foreign brokerage firm Goldman Sachs initiated its coverage on the stock. CreditAccess Grameen shares rallied as much as 6.96% to 1,528.00 apiece on the BSE.

Goldman Sachs initiated its coverage on CreditAccess Grameen shares with a ‘Buy’ rating as it believes the non-banking financial company (NBFC) is riding the up-cycle well and the diversification will improve earnings visibility.

The broking firm has CreditAccess Grameen share price target of 1,788 per share, implying an upside potential of over 25% from Wednesday’s closing price.

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CreditAccess Grameen is a non-bank-finance company focused on the micro-finance business (MFI), predominantly in the rural areas of India. 

Goldman Sachs believes the company is well positioned to tap into an expanded MFI lending-TAM and is diversifying the customer base/loan book via cross-sell/up-sell opportunities that should drive more predictable and profitable lending growth over next few years with reduced cyclicality, if executed well. 

“CreditAccess Grameen has demonstrated a good track record through the cycles, and we forecast a healthy 21% PAT CAGR (GS coverage at 15%) over FY24-FY26E on strong lending CAGR of 24% (vs system lending CAGR at 13%) and continued superior profitability with average ROAs of 5.6%," Goldman Sachs said.

This will be on the back of a diversified loan book, market share gains from existing/new geographies, and maintaining a competitive edge on industry-leading credit costs and operating efficiency, it added.

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CreditAccess Grameen stock currently trades at 2.7x P/B and 12x P/E FY25E which is at a discount of 27% to NBFCs within the brokerage’s coverage on P/E. It values CreditAccess Grameen at 15x FY25E EPS (implied 3.4x P/B), which also reflects superior operating metrics with PAT CAGR at 21% (covered NBFC avg. at 18%) over FY24-26E, and average ROE of 24% (covered NBFC avg. at 15%). 

CreditAccess Grameen share price has gained over 11% in the past one month, while the stock is down over 7% in 2024 so far. In the past one year, CreditAccess Grameen shares have rallied more than 56%.

At 2:20 pm, CreditAccess Grameen shares were trading 2.77% higher at 1,468.00 apiece on the BSE.

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Published: 12 Apr 2024, 02:24 PM IST
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