Zomato Stock Crosses ₹100 Again: Why Shares Are Skyrocketing

Shares of Zomato continued to surge on early Monday after continued momentum from its first-ever profitable quarter, way ahead of its target and street estimates, in Q1 FY24.

What Happened? Continuing to add to its list of firsts, the stock managed to move past the ₹100 mark for the first time too after beginning to levy a platform fee of ₹2 per order for some users on its platform.

Zomato’s first-quarter profits rose to ₹2 crore, a significant turnaround from the ₹186 crore loss in the same period last year. This recovery, boosted by a ₹17 crore deferred tax and improvements in its food delivery business and operations, is a huge leap from the ₹188 crore loss in the last quarter.

However, its quick-commerce arm, Blinkit, struggled with growth due to delivery strikes and heavy rains in North India.

The company’s market capitalization surged to $10 billion (₹82,667 crore) late last week.

What do analysts have to say? After Zomato’s impressive Q2 performance, numerous brokerages remain optimistic. Jefferies kept its “buy” rating and a ₹130 price target, believing in the company’s profit-generating capacity. HSBC also keeps its “buy” rating and sets a ₹102 target, expecting sustainable growth in food delivery.

UBS echoes a “buy” rating with a ₹90 target, highlighting better-than-expected Q1 earnings while JP Morgan continues its “overweight” rating and a ₹100 target, commending Zomato’s early profitability achievement. However, Nomura retains its “reduce” rating with a ₹60 target, cautioning about maintaining long-term growth.

Price Action: Zomato shares were trading 6.55% higher at ₹101.65 closer to mid-day on Monday.

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