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Lumax recorded its biggest ever profit.

Lumax recorded its biggest ever profit.

Lumax recorded its biggest ever profit.

Lumax Technologies reported a 539.59% jump in its profit to Rs.21.81 crore as against Rs. 3.14 crore in June 2021 and 20 crore in March 2022. The total sales were at Rs. 421.93 Cr compared to Rs. 260 Cr in June 2021 and Rs. 417 Cr in March 2022. EBITDA margins stood at 11.5%, up by 430bps from Q1 FY22. The company expects a bounce back in domestic exports as the world economy is witnessing a strong recovery.

A long way to go ahead:

The auto industry was under pressure in the last quarter due to a shortage of semi-conductors, rising commodity prices on account of inflation, and supply chain disruptions. However, the volumes have increased this year as the economy is stabilising. The company has witnessed consistent improvement in all the sectors, which indicates that the mobility industry is revisable and in its growth stage. The growth catalysts will be  OEM offtake, an improving demand scenario, strong aftermarket demand, and increased wallet share with its major customers. The key highlights for Q1 FY23 are normal economic activity, healthy retail sales, demand in the PV segment amid new launches in the SUV domain, a reduction in excise duty, and a reduction in key raw material prices towards the end of the quarter April-May 2022.

The increasing demand for safety and comfort requirements in automobiles is paving the way for companies focused on supplying import-substitute products. With the high growth forecast in the vehicle industry, the auto component sector is anticipated to rise twice in FY 2022–23. The government’s recent announcements of PLI schemes regarding ACC Batteries and Auto & Auto Components are expected to pave the way ahead for the creation of an automotive value chain.

Valuations:

The ROCE and ROE is at 18.4% and 13.0% respectively for Lumax Technologies. P/E ratio is at 17 times, whereas 5 years and 3 years P/E ratio is at 16.5times and 14.4times. EVEBITDA is 7.97 times. The EPS is at Rs. 12.9 and P/B ratio is at 2.79 times. The stock closed at Rs.222 down by 3.39% on Wednesday.