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Tech Mahindra share price cracks over 6% after Q3 result; what should you do?

Tech Mahindra share price cracked over 6 per cent on the BSE on Thursday, January 25.

Tech Mahindra share price cracked over 6 per cent on the BSE on Thursday, January 25. (Image: Pixabay)

Tech Mahindra share price cracked nearly 7 per cent intraday on the BSE on Thursday, January 25, a day after the company released its December quarter scorecard. Tech Mahindra share price opened at 1,349.65 against the previous close of 1,407.75 and soon fell nearly 7 per cent to hit the level of 1,312.50. The stock finally closed 6.12 per cent lower at 1,321.60.

Tech Mahindra Q3 results: After market hours on Wednesday, Tech Mahindra reported a 61 per cent year-on-year (YoY) decline in its net profits which plunged to 510.4 crore in the December 2023 quarter from 1,296.6 crore in the year-ago period.

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The revenue from operations of the company came down 4 per cent YoY from 13,734.6 crore in Q3FY23 to 13,101.3 crore during the period under review.

The earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of Tech Mahindra plunged 46.5 per cent year-on-year to 1,146 crores.

Also Read: Tech Mahindra Q3 Results: Net profit falls 61% YoY to 510.4 crore, revenue at 13,101 crore

What should you do?

Most brokerage firms retained their earlier view on the stock after the IT firm's Q3 numbers. They do not appear upbeat about the stock for the short term.

Nuvama Wealth Management has maintained a 'reduce' call on the stock and trimmed the target price to 1,020 from 1,050 earlier.

"Tech Mahindra’s weak bookings dwarf the bottoming out of its revenue decline and the potential uptick in margins in the near future. Investors eagerly await the new CEO's future strategy, to be unveiled in April 2024. We are cutting FY24E, FY25E and FY26E EPS (earnings per share) by 8.5 per cent, 6.9 per cent, and 1.4 per cent, respectively, on lower growth and margins," Nuvama said.

"While we remain optimistic about the new CEO, we believe he has a tall ask ahead of him to resurrect Tech Mahindra’s performance on growth and margins. Any strategy that he implements shall take time to show up in earnings—and in that period, the stock is likely to underperform peers," said the brokerage firm.

Also Read: HCL Tech vs Wipro vs Tech Mahindra: What should investors buy after Q3 results?

Motilal Oswal Financial Services retained its neutral view on the stock with a target price of 1,360.

The brokerage firm said although Tech Mahindra's Q3 performance was weak, it was better than its estimates.

"Tech Mahindra's high exposure to the communications vertical offers a potential opportunity, as a broader 5G rollout will likely result in a new spending cycle in this space," Motilal Oswal said.

"Near-term growth remains weak and we await greater comfort on margins. We value the stock at 20 times FY26E EPS. We maintain our neutral rating on the stock," the brokerage firm said.

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