JSW reported Ebitda and PAT beat in Q4 driven essentially by lower costs even as ASP/t increase was muted at ~2%. We expect Ebitda/t to improve further from Q4 levels of c.R5,400/t as the benefits of recent steel price hikes
Tata Motors is benefitting from healthy sales growth at JLR, driven by new product launches. The F Pace crossover from Jaguar will be launched shortly and along with the XE is expected to drive growth.
We remain cautious on PSU banks, as we see continued asset quality stress. We think the macro turnaround is not imminent, and this should drive further worsening of the asset quality cycle, with credit costs remaining elevate
Maruti’s sales are lower by 1% y-o-y at 117,451 units in February. Dispatches were impacted due to production shortage (state of Haryana witnessed disruption due to protests, which impacted production of OEMs).