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Research The Signal Hits and Misses: A Deep Dive into Q3FY24 Earnings Season

Hits and Misses: A Deep Dive into Q3FY24 Earnings Season

Written by - Fisdom Research

February 25, 2024 5 minutes

The Q3FY24 earnings season has been a moment of reckoning for corporate India, marking a pivotal juncture following the exuberant market run-up witnessed towards the end of the preceding calendar year.  The results have been encouraging on a macroscopic level, with several sectors surpassing expectations and contributing to overall growth. Earnings analysis indicates a robust performance across various segments, with notable winners emerging amidst the quarterly disclosures

Winning Sectors:

  • Automobiles: The auto sector emerged as a standout performer, surprising on the upside and exceeding initial projections. Solid margins and favourable market conditions propelled this sector forward, instilling confidence in investors.
  • Metals and Mining: Another sector that showcased exceptional growth was metals and mining. Despite starting from a low base, the industry witnessed a staggering surge in earnings, far surpassing anticipated figures. This remarkable performance underscores the resilience and potential within the sector.
  • Banking: PSU and private banks exhibited resilience, with PSU banks notably outperforming their private counterparts. After a sluggish performance, PSU banks showcased remarkable profit numbers, defying earlier expectations and instilling renewed optimism.
  • Oil and Gas: Companies operating in the oil and gas sector, particularly OMCs, delivered a robust performance, contributing significantly to overall earnings growth. Solid results underscored the sector’s stability and capacity for generating value even amidst volatile market conditions.
  • Pharmaceuticals: The pharmaceutical sector continued its upward trajectory, with solid earnings and optimistic outlooks driving positive investor sentiment. Earnings upgrades within the pharma industry further solidified its position as a critical contributor to overall market performance.

Challenges Faced:

Despite the overall positive sentiment, specific sectors faced challenges during the quarter, highlighting areas for improvement and attention.

  • Consumer Staples: The consumer staples sector experienced muted growth, particularly in low-ticket consumption items. Weak top-line performance underscored ongoing challenges within the industry, necessitating strategic interventions to spur growth.
  • Technology: While meeting muted expectations, the technology sector’s outlook remains uncertain, with commentary indicating a lack of significant revival in the near term. Continued monitoring and strategic adaptation may be required to navigate ongoing market dynamics.
  • Financials: While the banking sector showed resilience overall, specific challenges persisted, particularly in valuation and margin pressures. Questions regarding the duration and extent of these challenges remain, warranting careful monitoring and strategic planning.

In conclusion, the Q3FY24 earnings season showcased mixed performances, with several sectors exceeding expectations while others faced ongoing challenges. The standout winners, including automobiles, metals, banking, oil and gas, and pharmaceuticals, underscored the resilience and potential within these industries. However, challenges within sectors such as consumer staples, technology, and financials highlight the need for strategic adaptation and proactive management to navigate evolving market conditions. As analysts and investors reflect on the outcomes of this earnings season, the focus shifts towards leveraging opportunities and addressing challenges to drive sustained growth in the quarters ahead.

Market this week

 19th Feb 2024 (Open)23rd Feb 2024 (Close)%Change
Nifty 50₹ 22,103₹ 22,2130.5%
Sensex₹ 72,628₹ 73,1430.7%
Source: BSE and NSE
  • Indian equity indices surged by 1% during the week ending February 23, with the Nifty50 reaching a new record high of 22,297.50 points.
  • This rise was attributed to favorable macro data, global market support, despite concerns over rising crude oil prices and US bond yields.
  • Sector-wise, the BSE Realty index saw the highest gain of 4%, followed by the BSE Telecom index which rose by 3.8%. Additionally, the BSE FMCG and Power indices gained 1.5% each.
  • Conversely, the BSE Oil & Gas index experienced a decline of 2%, while the BSE Information Technology index fell by 1%.
  • Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net sellers during the week, offloading equities worth Rs 1,939.40 crore. On the other hand, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought equities worth Rs 3,532.82 crore.
  • For the month of February thus far, FIIs have sold equities worth Rs 15,857.29 crore, while DIIs have bought equities worth Rs 20,925.83 crore.

Weekly Leaderboard

NSE Top GainersNSE Top Losers
Stock Change (%)Stock Change (%)
M&M5.13 %Hero Motocorp(7.55) %
Grasim Ind4.36 %Coal India(7.45) %
ICICI Bank3.59 %BPCL(5.48) %
Nestle India3.53 %Divi’s Lab(2.14) %
Sun Pharma3.41 %TCS(1.94) %

Stocks that made the news this week:

  • Jio Financial Services Ltd achieved a milestone as its market capitalization surpassed Rs 2 lakh crore for the first time, driven by a remarkable 35% surge in its share price since the beginning of the year. Its parent company, Reliance Industries, also reached a record high on February 23. Currently, 39 firms are trading above the Rs 2 lakh crore market capitalization mark on local stock exchanges. Reliance Industries leads the pack with a market cap of Rs 20.05 lakh crore, followed by Tata Consultancy Services and HDFC Bank with Rs 14.78 lakh crore and Rs 10.78 lakh crore, respectively. In its December quarter earnings report, Jio Financial recorded a net profit of Rs 293 crore and a net interest income of Rs 269 crore, with total interest income reaching Rs 414 crore and total revenue at Rs 413 crore.
  • Kolte Patil Developers witnessed promoter Naresh Anirudha Patil selling a 1.99% stake, amounting to Rs 74.15 crore, while Whiteoak Capital Mutual Fund acquired shares worth Rs 19.97 crore. Meanwhile, in Arvind SmartSpaces, Kausalya Real Serve LLP sold a 1.54% stake for Rs 40.74 crore, with ICICI Prudential Equity Opportunities Fund purchasing a 1.03% stake valued at Rs 27.06 crore.
  • Nvidia shares surged over 16% to reach a record high of $785.38, boosting its market capitalization by approximately $277 billion and nearing a total market value of $2 trillion. This remarkable gain surpassed Meta’s $197 billion increase earlier in the month, marking the largest single-day gain in Wall Street history at $1.96 trillion. The surge followed Nvidia’s release of quarterly earnings that exceeded analyst estimates, underscoring the soaring demand for specialized chips utilized in AI computing.

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