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Low base of GST to boost Q1 earnings; Nifty earnings growth seen at 21%

10 July, 2018 8:43 AM
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As the earnings season for India Inc gets underway, brokerage house CLSA expects June quarter earnings to be helped by low base of GST.

Going forward, it expects Nifty earnings to grow 21 percent YoY, while pre-ex earnings growth of 5 percent is seen for its coverage.

On segments, it expects autos, consumer and media to benefit from weak GST, while telecom and cement are likely to see a sharp decline.

Oil public sector units will have large inventory gains, it said, adding that IT or pharma could gain from forex tailwinds.

Also read: 'Domestic inflows will continue to increase in next 3-5 years; expect 12-15% earnings growth in long term'


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