Why IRCTC Share Is Falling - VRGyani News


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Why IRCTC Share Is Falling

03 April 2024: IRCTC's share price has seen some decline recently, and there could be several contributing factors:

  1. Profit Decline:  IRCTC's Q1 results for the financial year 2024 (reported in August 2023) showed a decline in net profit compared to the same quarter in the previous year. This could raise concerns about the company's future profitability, leading to a sell-off by investors.
  2. Revenue Growth:  While IRCTC's revenue did climb year-over-year in Q1 FY24, it wasn't a significant increase. Stagnant or slow revenue growth can also dampen investor sentiment.
  3. High P/E Ratio: IRCTC's P/E (price-to-earnings) ratio might be on the higher side compared to its current earnings growth. This could indicate that the stock is currently priced based on past performance or future expectations, and any slowdown in growth could lead to a price correction.
  4. Market Correction: The Indian stock market, particularly the hospitality or travel & tourism sector, could be experiencing a correction. This broader weakness can impact IRCTC's share price even if there's no company-specific negative news.
  5. Increased Competition:  The travel and catering industry might be seeing increased competition from new players, putting pressure on IRCTC's market share and profitability.
  6. Lack of Positive News or Future Plans: The absence of recent positive announcements or a clear roadmap for future growth from IRCTC could be causing investor uncertainty.

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