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IN : Dr. Lal Pathlabs Ltd. - Competitive intensity remains high

    CGS-CIMB
    30 July 2022
    Published byCGS-CIMB

    1QFY23F revenue/EBITDA/APAT miss our estimates by 8%/17%/27%. Non-Covid revenue (ex-Suburban) grew 15% yoy (patient volume: +12.5-13% yoy). Investment in advertising and digital to stay elevated to maintain top-of-the-mind brand recall. Company expects EBITDA margin to be at pre-Covid level. Subdued revenue/margin growth is a cause of concern. Retain Reduce rating.