24 Nov 2022

Outlook

Staples:

  • Volume growth could remain subdued because of a slowdown in rural India and the impact of inflation on consumers

Discretionary:

  • Revenge shopping, higher mobility, and opening up of schools and offices can aid strong growth
  • Preference for hygienic and well-managed eateries to aid growth in quick-service restaurants

Cigarette, liquor consumption:

  • Low base over the last two years and higher mobility might aid growth in cigarette consumption
  • Liquor sales could benefit from full occupancies in restaurants in the festive season, and sale of premium liquor

 

Tailwinds

  • Sin sectors (alcohol, cigarettes) may see volume growth after two years of a lull period
  • Recent cool-off in commodity prices can aid gross margins of companies going ahead
  • Increase in new product launches can aid revenue growth
  • There could be an uptick in consumption from rural areas led by better monsoon and higher realisation of crops

 

Key risks

  • Any further wave of COVID-19 infections
  • Poor distribution of rainfall could lead to a slower recovery from rural areas
  • The demand for health and hygiene products is normalising with COVID-19 waning off, and this can impact the growth rates of a few companies in the segment

 

(House View aims to regularly provide readers with Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund’s latest update on various sectors)

 


 

The views discussed here are as on end of Sep 2022.

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