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AU : JB Hi-Fi - ‘Heightened customer demand’ continues; Earnings estimates increased

    Alexander Mees
    Alexander Mees

    Research Analyst

    CGS-CIMB
    26 March 2022
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    JBH continues to experience strong sales growth driven by ‘heightened customer demand’. Its latest trading update shows comparable sales growth accelerated in February and March, with JB Hi-Fi Australia particularly robust. We have increased our comparable sales growth forecast at the group level by 200 bp from a decline of (0.3)% to positive growth of +1.7%. This, combined with higher margin estimates, pushes up our FY22 EBITDA forecast up by 5%. We reiterate our ADD rating, with an increased target price of $58.00.