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India: Federal Bank, FSN E-Commerce Ventures (Nykaa) and more

In today’s briefing:

  • Federal Bank: On Track from ‘Presence’ to ‘Prominence’
  • FSN E-Commerce (Nykaa) Pre-IPO – Mixed Bag – Fashion Growing, Beauty Slowing

Federal Bank: On Track from ‘Presence’ to ‘Prominence’

By Axis Direct

We maintain a BUY with a TP of Rs 100 (1.1x FY23E ABV).

FY21 was a year of consolidation for Federal Bank (FB) with the management focusing on its commitment to become the ‘first choice’ bank for all stakeholders and pursue initiatives to enhance its status from ‘Presence’ to ‘Prominence’ across India. While the bank’s balance sheet growth was calibrated,its asset quality was maintained inline with larger peers. New initiatives undertaken in the past have been gathering pace in the areas of neo-banking and higher-yielding product segments which will drive margin improvement and lead to better ROAs.

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FSN E-Commerce (Nykaa) Pre-IPO – Mixed Bag – Fashion Growing, Beauty Slowing

By Sumeet Singh

FSN E-commerce (Nykaa) aims to raise around US$550m, via selling a mix of primary and secondary shares in its Indian IPO. Nykaa is a lifestyle focussed e-commerce platform and consumer brand offering a portfolio of beauty, personal care and fashion products, including its own branded products. As per RedSeer, it was the largest Specialty Beauty and Personal Care Platform in India in terms of value of products sold in FY21.

As of March 21, it had 43.7m cumulative downloads across all its mobile applications. Its offline channel comprises 73 physical stores across 38 cities in India. It reported a gross merchandise value (GMV) of INR40,459.8m (around US$550m) in FY21. As of Mar 21, it offered approximately 2.0m SKUs from 3,826 national and international brands across its business verticals. 

Nykaa’s GMV, revenue and gross profit have more than doubled over FY19-21, even though the company suffered from a drop in orders due to COVID-19 in 4Q20 and 1Q21. Overall, GMV grew by 62.7% in FY20 and 50.7% in FY21. Revenue growth has broadly kept pace with GMV growth while the company has managed to turn a profit in FY21. 

However, the growth for its largest segment, beauty and personal care, appears to have slowed down in FY21. While its fashion segment is operated as a marketplace and hence, won’t be a big driver of revenue growth till it scales.

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