Let us understand why the shares of VRL Logistics have surged close to 30% in November 2021

resr 5paisa Research Team

Last Updated: 12th December 2022 - 01:52 pm

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The company is poised to register healthy revenue growth with faster addition of branches in untapped regions.

Shares of VRL Logistics Ltd have delivered more than 29.62% return to its shareholders so far in November 2021. The stock has gone on to hit its all-time high of Rs 534 on Thursday, November 11, 2021, on the BSE. Moreover, over the past year, the scrip has given a staggering return of 204.93% to its shareholders, with its share price standing at Rs 485.15 as of November 12, 2021, from Rs 159.1 at the same time last year.

VRL Logistics is the largest and leading transportation and logistics company in India. It operates through segments of Goods Transport, Bus Operations, Sale of Power, and Transport of Passengers by Air.

The company reported very strong Q2FY22 results with topline growth of 44.87% YoY to Rs 640 crore on the back of a 40% growth in the goods transport (GT) segment. Volumes in the GT segment have risen over 60% YoY in the first half of FY22. Even the bus operations business of the company which was the most impacted during the Covid-19 induced lockdown last year, saw a healthy recovery with revenue from this segment growing 3x to Rs 50.3 crore. Strong topline performance resulted in the PBIDT and PAT rising by 30.74% and 60.22% YoY respectively.

The company added 22 new branches in Q2FY22 and 31 new branches in H1FY22. It is also planning to expand its network by opening new branches in the untapped market. With the faster addition of branches in untapped regions, the company is poised to register healthy revenue growth going ahead.

Furthermore, ace investor Ashish Kacholia also added VRL Logistics to his portfolio during the June-September quarter. He purchased 12,07,632 equity shares, or 1.37% stake, of the company. The stock market investor is known for picking lesser-known stocks from the midcap and smallcap segments.

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