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No rerating yet for diagnostic players despite price hikes as margins fall

While discounts have come down, pricing gap still large between incumbents and new players


Ram Prasad Sahu Mumbai

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Brokerages have cut their estimates of listed diagnostics players for the financial year 2023-24 (FY24) after mixed December quarter results and muted near-term outlook.  

Their volumes and realisations will be under pressure due to weakness in Covid-adjusted performance and higher competitive pressures, the brokerages believe.

In a post-Q3 results note on Dr Lal Pathlabs, Bhavesh Gandhi of YES Securities pointed out that there has been a lack of volume revival in recent quarters, with an increasing likelihood that FY24 too would be a work-in-progress year for the company’s initiatives to bear fruit.

YES Securities has reduced volume growth to mid-single digits next fiscal

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First Published: Mar 27 2023 | 4:30 PM IST

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