After a blockbuster FY21, brokerages' revenue growth to moderate in FY22
Mumbai: After touching a record high in 2020-21, the brokerage industry's revenue growth will moderate in 2021-22, a domestic ratings agency said on Tuesday.
High interest shown by both foreign portfolio investors and retail investors in the markets will lead the domestic broking industry's revenue to clock a 30-35 per cent growth to Rs 27,500-28,500 crore in 2020-21, ICRA said in a report. It is expected to moderate to 7-8 per cent growth in 2021-22 to Rs 29,500-30,500 crore, it added. In comments that come amid concerns over a disconnect between the surging markets and the contracting economy, the agency said domestic capital markets seem to have "bucked the overall economic outlook and pandemic blues".
The market traction has been supported by strong FPI investment inflows, optimism related to a recovery after the graded reopening of the economy, and steady retail investor momentum, it said. Vaccines, lower interest rates and lower yields on bonds also aided it, the rating agency added. The equity markets reported an aggregate turnover of Rs 4,222 lakh crore in the April-December 2020 period, registering a year-on-year (y-o-y) growth of 66 per cent, it said.
The average daily turnover (ADTO) increased to Rs 22.46 lakh crore in the same period, from Rs 13.89 lakh crore in the comparable period last year, and Rs 14.39 lakh crore in 2019-20, it added.