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India’s share in the market cap below historic average: Motilal Oswal

India’s share in the market cap below historic average: Motilal Oswal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 April 2020 11:10 AM GMT

Mumbai: As the Indian stocks markets reels under the coronavirus crisis, a report by Motilal Oswal says that India’s share in the global market capitalization is below the historic average.

Currently, it is at 2.2 per cent below its historic average of 2.5 per cent.

The ‘Bull & Bears’ report also noted that India’s market cap has declined more, compared to the fall in the world market cap in the past 12 months.

“Over the last 12 months, the world’s market cap has decreased 12.3 per cent ($9.6 trillion), while India’s market cap is down 31 per cent,” it said.

The report also noted that the market cap-to-GDP ratio of India has declined swiftly from 79 per cent as on FY19 to 54 per cent (FY20EGDP), much below its long-term average of 75 per cent and closer to the levels last seen during FY05 and FY09.

On the market performance in the FY 2019-20, it said: “The Nifty could not have had a worse finish to FY20. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spread across the world, the Nifty nosedived 23 per cent in Mar 20 to close at 8,598 (-26 per cent YoY), the worst since Oct’08.”

While funds from domestic institutional investors (DII) at $17.9 billion, against $10.3 billion in FY19 were robust in FY20, inflows from foreign institutional investors (FII) were weak at $1 billion.

It noted that the Nifty is trading at a 12-month forward return on equity (RoE) of 15 per cent, above its long-term average of 14.5 per cent.

It also said that 80 per cent of the Nifty companies are trading at discount to their historical averages

On the private banking sector, the report said that business environment remains under challenging due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Over the past few years, corporate lending was muted resulting in systemic loan growth being largely driven by the retail segment. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 has led to weakening of credit demand in consumer retail, MFI and SME/business banking segments,” it said. (IANS)

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