Shares of Zomato are in limelight after one of the company’s top executive and co-founder Gaurav Gupta quit the company. The CEO Deepinder Goyal confirmed the news in a blog post. READ MORE
The stock had started the day on a positive note, and scaled a high of Rs 152.75. However, post the news break the stock nose-dived into red to a low of Rs 136.20, down almost 10 per cent from the day’s high.
The stock, however, recouped its losses and bounced back into the positive zone. Thereafter, the stock is exhibiting high amount of volatility swinging between the zones. At 2:00 pm, the stock was up 1.2 per cent at Rs 145, on the back of 81.50 lakh shares traded at the counter on the BSE.
G Chokkalingam, Founder & Managing Director of Equinomics Reseach & Advisory says that investors should not be worried in changes in top management, but instead focus on the company’s valuations.
“For me the bigger concern with Zomato is that the valuations seem fairly stretched at this point of time”, he added.
Off late the stock has been trading at record high levels, having doubled from its issue price of Rs 76 share in July 2021. Zomato has already surpassed personal products companies like Godrej Consumer Products and Dabur India in the overall market capitalisation (market cap) ranking of the BSE listed companies.
In its first-ever quarterly results as a listed entity, food service provider Zomato put up a mixed show. The company’s revenue from operations in the June quarter (Q1FY22) rose 217 per cent year-on-year (YoY) to Rs 844 crore from Rs 266 crore a year ago, on the back of Zomato’s core food delivery business, which continued to grow despite the severe Covid wave that started in April.
That said, the company’s loss swelled by over three times to Rs 356 crore in Q1. Further, the company’s EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) loss widened by 42 per cent to Rs 170 crore on a quarterly basis.
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