Add Housing Development Finance Corporation: IIFL

>> Friday, August 21, 2009

IIFL has recommended an add rating on HDFC in its report dated August 20, 2009.

"Over the past few years, HDFC has transformed itself from a pure mortgage player to a financial services conglomerate that derives 44% of its value from non-mortgage businesses. HDFC has three distinct strengths that distinguish it from an average bank or NBFC. Firstly, it has a low-cost and diversified funding base. Its AAA credit rating and familiarity amongst retail depositors allow it to borrow at very competitive rates. Secondly, its operating costs are by far the lowest amongst all financial intermediaries in India and perhaps globally. And finally, its credit costs have consistently remained low and are also the lowest in the industry. Growth prospects remain bright for all businesses and investors can trust HDFC for flawless execution. This, in our view, justifies the stock’s premium valuation of 4.0x FY11ii P/B," says IIFL's report.

Source : Money Control
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