Looooooooong Full House Saturday Equity Mumbai Workshop Sept 14 2019

It was a looooooooong,should have held it over two days,  Full House Equity Workshop in Mumbai on Saturday,September 14,2019 with a whole spectrum of smart participants that made for really invigorating interaction ~they came from Mumbai,Gurgaon & Pune ~ from young upwardly mobile grads & post grads from top ranked Management Institutes in India,UK (London) & USA(Harvard) to ‘ well tuned in’ professionals from the IT ,Consultancy,Broking,Corporate & Banking Sectors to veteran high networth investors . We commenced at 9.30 am & concluded well beyond 7.30 pm ~ 🙂 should have arranged dinner too

Thank you Guys !

Here are a few candid clicks from the Workshop :

The Coverage was expansive & the Interaction from Participants very intelligent & which opened out many threads that we examined with anecdotal support . When analysing a company ,they asked what is “Non Negotiable” &  “How to have Foresight as on Hindsight we are always right”

Really a lot was covered ,some of which is below  :

  • Macros through :
  1. Examining the Equity Table’s four legs of Valuation,Liquidity,Momentum & Sentiment & the Impact of FPI Flows ~ when Valuation,which should be the strongest leg,sometimes takes a back seat as Liquidity or even a lack of it drives the momentum & sentiment
  2.  Not getting Seduced by any Bounce at  Friday closing Sensex 37385 & Nifty 11076 Levels as Caution is strongly indicated by domestic & overseas economy & geo-political headwinds
  3. Negative Interest Rates Era vs the Magic of Compounding in such meltdowns
  4. Sensex & Earnings & Market Cap & low GDP growth Dynamics on Levels & Valuations ~ Past,Present & Forward & why downside risk remains wide open while the upside appears capped for now ~ we referred to 1991/92 abnormally high Sensex PE pre Harshad Mehta Scam exposure & the High PE in 2000 with Ketan Parekh was in action & where the markets were clearing running ahead of fundamentals by huge margins~ we referred to the Sensex PE of just 6 in the late 1980s when VP Singh was the PM 1988~ we covered Mkt Cap/GDP Highs pre Lehman collapse in 2007/8 & the levels now
  5. Fx Reserves  & Exchange Rate Risk &  the Risk of increasing Sovereign Debt as planned by Government ~ How our Rupee has always had a South trajectory,except when it soared from Rs 49 to the US $ to Rs 39 to the US $ creating havoc especially in the Diamond Sector
  6. Why Inversely co-related Gold & US $ are moving up together instead
  7. Turm-Oil & Impact on Fiscal Deficit & Rupee  like last happened in 2007/8( On Saturday at the workshop we were not yet clued in to the Drone Attack on the Oil Refinery in Saudi Arabia that saw Oil Prices dangerously soar 20% in spot) ~ India is hugely dependent on Oil Imports
  8. Interest & Inflation rates
  9. Trump ~ Not sure if he’s a macro or micro factor !
  • Micros through many companies  & sector dynamics covering :
  1. Checklist on how to Smartly & Effectively & thus Quickly Read a voluminous Annual Report
  2. Our Five Steps for Evaluating a Company for Investment
  3. Impact on the Financial Statements in Scenarios like Buy Back,Rights Issues,Fictitious Sales,RBI issuing a divergence on Provisioning for NPAs,non linear jump in Sales Realisations,5 G Spectrum Fees,Permanent Diminution in Investments,Monetising Assets & Depreciation of the Rupee
  4. Quick Brief on Absolute & Relative Valuation & how to prepare a quick Valuation Grid from the Annual Report, Market Price Trends & Shareholding
  5. Why Liquidity more than Profitability is the ‘Circle of Life’  for a Company as viewed through the lens of the Cash Flow Statement dervived from the Balance Sheet & Profit & Loss Ac & that distinguishes operating,financing & investing flows
  6. Corporate Governance Issues on inadequate Disclosure or Non Disclosure, Incorrect & questionable Accounting Treatment & Lack of Transparency &  irresponsible (deliberate?)  Management utterances  that give a leg to Insider Trading & huge Profits through  Derivatives Play
  7. Courage & Conviction Promoter or Institutional recent Buying in Vodafone,Yes Bank,I B Real Estate & Tata Motors & seeing more wealth destruction since in these   
  8. Basis for Disclaimer of Opinion by the Auditor of Reliance Infrastructure & what holds out some hope
  9. Intangibles,Investments & Impairments
  10. Reliance Industries’s Enterprise Value,Revenue Segments Potential,Spin offs of the Jio Telecom Infra into two trusts, Aramco’s 20% stake being negotiated in the Refining,Petroleum Retailing & Petrochemicals Business that should lead to further demerger & reviving & scaling the Gas Exploration Operations
  11. How Defaults & Corporate Governance Issues decimated into or near oblivion Eros,Cox & Kings,ManPasand,Tree House Education,Satyam,Jet Airways,Kingfisher & Talwalkars & is there any hope of operational & share price recovery with Asset values holding out some hope in a few ~ How Clearly the Statutory Auditors & Credit Rating Agencies were negligent or intentionally turned a blind eye in many cases
  12. Huge Potential Outlay of the ‘Nal sey Jal’ Scheme of the Government & the new Jal Shakti Ministry focus that should benefit many companies if the implementation & execution is as noteworthy as the intent
  13. How IndAs 115 continues to affect Bombay Dyeing
  14. How Exchanges continue to accept outright untrue or tepid clarifications from Companies
  15. Reference to Investment Gurus & Living Legends Warren Buffett & Peter Lynch Approaches & Success
  16.  Coverage of a few sectors like Defence, Hydrocarbons,Broking,Telecom,Real Estate,NBFCs,Banks & Automobiles & Disruption that’s in play in many
  17. Consolidation & Capitalisation of PSU Banks & the controversial Acquisition of Laxmi Vilas Bank by I B Housing Finance pending RBI approval
  18. Common Investor Mistakes

The next Equity Workshop is scheduled  pre-Diwali for Saturday ,October 19,2019 & will be announced soon on www.jsalphaa.com & social media

Touched by some warm & constructive feedback from participants :

  • thanks for a lovely interactive session…”
  • “enjoyed your session yday”
  • “it was great to meet again & reskill to be better prepared for opportunities which would arise”
  • “Thanks for being the Enabler,the last few days have been very encouraging”
  • “Cover the Scenarios Exercise more with Investor focus than just on Accounting Impact & take in a few Annual Reports before Lunch”  

😆 & I swear I did not pay for these ones !

  • ” You are very good at what you do,comes naturally to you,with a vastness of the subject to cover you did justice to cover the best you could with your insights and experience of all the treasures of knowledge,you are an encyclopedia of the subject with case studies,which is the best way of teaching, sharing & learning according to me,the various industries that you know of,the processes & the products,the promoters & the pitfalls,the auditors & the audited,you can understand in the readings the stated & the unstated,intention & intended,you truly personify_the integration of intellect with instinct_”   
  • “Whoever missed this one, missed learning a radical way to look at balance sheets. Very practically in a few minutes you can strip away the padding and bullshit that promoters hide their sins behind. If the stock market’s motto or rather rider has always been caveat emptor or buyer beware, Gaurav’s lessons in Analysis would ensure that a “fool and his money are not soon parted” for when emotions like fear and greed coupled with ignorance seize us even the wisest are prone to behave like fools. Especially the wisest!”
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    Q&A Outlook Business~Dont See Elections as a Risk Factor for Indian Equities~See Value Pockets across Sectors

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    Some of you may be interested in this ~ It’s a brief video Interview that Outlook Business has carried on their website www.outlookbusiness.com  & on YouTube this month April 2019 & which can be viewed below reflecting my views on :

    • Lok Sabha Elections that have commenced~ don’t see them a as a risk factor for Indian Equities
    • Value Pockets across Sectors,PSUs too
    • A convincing real estate play ~ if inclined,do also read the detailed coverage  here 

    Wishing all of you a profitable Financial Year 2019-20 after a roller coaster emotional FY 2018-19 for most who lived a disconnect between  Sensex & Nifty seeking record highs  & Small & Mid Caps giving up significant gains in quick time too

    Cheers !

    Wealth Destroyers as Potential Multibaggers~ Mumbai Equity Workshop Sat June 17 2017

    Wealth Destroyers as Potential Multibaggers~ Announcing a Full Day Mumbai Fundamental Equity Workshop on Saturday, June 17 2017 

    🙂 This time in this Stock Selection ~Value Vs Price Workshop have kept an exciting Theme :

    WEALTH DESTROYERS : POTENTIAL MULTIGAGGERS

    As Limited Seats would advice to Book Your Seat right away here => http://www.jsalphaa.com/register.php

    Plan to cover over 25 Wealth Destroyers to assess any Turnaround Value vs Price & thus a chance to redeem themselves and become Wealth Creators from here… or should just one move on in many of such Wealth Destroyers that are now beyond redemption

    Here’s what some participants said of the December 2016 Mumbai Fundamental Workshop on Stock Selection : Value Vs Price…and this was before IB Ventures zoomed 7 x in months from Rs 20 to Rs 140 & HOV doubled in the same time to cross Rs 300… we had covered both these & more in Earnings & Asset Basis Valuation exercises

    “Amazing… Awesome Session about Fundamental Stock Selection & Wealth Creation ”

    “Full of Inspiration, filled with wisdom…. am really proud to be a part of this wonderful session”

     & from a repeat participant “recreated the same old magic of Bangalore in Mumbai… great Saturday”  

    Would love to interact with you ~ So do invest one Saturday ,June 17, 2017 with me in my Mumbai Fort Office near BSE and above Starbucks & Croma

    Register here => http://www.jsalphaa.com/register.php

    Here’s the Detailed Template of this Workshop if you want more details on coverage

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    🙂 See you Saturday, June 17, 2017 at my Mumbai Fort Office Conference Room… we’ll figure out if Suzlon will continue to be ZZZZZlon!  & dissect many such Wealth Destroyers!

    Cheers !

    Toll Free Court Order has Noida Toll Bridge Toiling down over 35% to Rs 14

    Disclaimer at the Outset ~ This Blogpost is not a Recommendation but only an endeavour to interpret what is in the public domain given the latest developments  & to thus spell out risks that have played up.I intend to showcase this at my Equity Training Sessions 

    Toll Free Court Order has Noida Toll Bridge Toiling down over 35% to Rs 14

    I have never been a fan of Noida Toll Bridge for many years now for two straight reasons :

    1-Corporate Governance ~ In November 1997 a Service Concession Agreement for the Noida Toll Bride and Mayur Vihar Link Road was entered into by the Company,it’s promoter IL & FS & NOIDA,UP Govt.Its been a huge controversy since inception in both granting the Concession to IL & FS company Noida Toll Bridge & the subsequent padding of  recoverable Project Cost which incredulously kept being padded every year even after completion because of the absolutely deliberately lenient Agreement Terms that allowed this for any designated returns ( a high 20% pa) that were not attained in the year.There was no cap on Operational Costs too in the Agreement & this allowed the Company to present poor returns and thus pad up project costs to be recovered.Much of the Operational Costs found their way into higher Salaries,Commissions & Perks for the retired IAS Officers who had founded IL & FS and this Company. The Spirit of the PPP was severely dented .Private Benefits at the expense of the Public.Project Costs that should have been @ Rs 200 crs balloned to over Rs 408 crs & then padded up to over Rs 1000 crs !….it was a unprecedented CAGR of designated returns yet to be recovered ! that allowed the company to collect till infinity even beyond the at least 30 year concession granted in the November 1997 agreement.It was only last year on July 9,2015 a modified agreement froze the amount payable as on March 31,2011 & terminates the Agreement on March 31,2031.The Company also has development rights under the Agreement but it has not yet recognised these in their Financial Statements.These could amount to Hundreds of Crores in itself.

    2-I saw it as a range bound stock with no serious capital appreciation and just dividend yield, as it’s model was simply just toll collection &  then dividend payments once it broke out in 2010.Predictable Flows & DCF captured the range valuation. The expectations of non linear flows through recognition of Development Rights did inflate share price once or twice but till date this has not happened & given Allahabad court order to stop charging user fees now arises a ? mark if at all will they arise.The Court however has upheld the Concession Agreement but ruled inoperative the collection of any levy or Toll Fee read more

    Insider in NBCC ?

    Insider Trading in NBCC?

    Check this BSE Trading Data past few days

    NBCC BSE Trades

    On Tuesday,July 5,2016 the Volume was just @ 86k & price closed at Rs 195.40…next day was EID Holiday…Thursday the Volumes jumped up over 10x to 953k shares & share price surged to close at Rs 215.30…till yesterday the surge continued with price closing at Rs 257.40

    Today,Wednesday,July 13,2016 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the PM cleared the disinvestment of 15% Govt stake in NBCC   ….the price dropped sharply to close at Rs 229.80,down 10.72% from yesterday’s close and down 13.93% from intra-day high of Rs 267

    Deliveries which earlier in the month were one third of Trading volumes dropped below 20% last few days on surging volumes

    Someone has taken advantage of prior knowledge last week that there was a CCEA meeting scheduled today and this NBCC Disinvestment was on the agenda

    Overnight Volumes don’t jump 10 x & 20 x & are accompanied by surging share price without some inside knowledge…one cannot tag off such huge Volume Surges as mere speculation on ‘Buy/Trade on Information & Sell on News’

    The Government’s official Press Release today mentions estimated receipts of this 15% disinvestment at Rs 1706 crs…This indicates a Price of @ Rs 190 per share for the 9 cr shares they plan to disinvest…This Price was available only in the first few days of July this month….so this proposal was formulated then for the CCEA Meeting .There are no immediate pre meeting media reports or govt releases announcing the agenda for today’s meeting…so how did Volumes surge dramatically?….if there were such pre releases then one can concede that aggressive big punters  & their circle of followers were taking & making a quick bet like many do on expectations of company results before they are actually made public on or after the announced day of the Board Meeting to approve the same

    NBCC’s capital is Rs 120 crs of FV Rs 2 (just split last month from FV Rs 10)  of which Govt owns 90% or 54 cr shares.in 2012 it had disinvested 10% (1.2 cr shares of FV Rs 10)through an IPO at Rs 106 to get Rs 127.20 crs…adjusted for current FV 2 comparison  this IPO was at Rs 21.2

    Quick Inside Game for a Quick Big Buck through abnormal Volumes…..If the Insiders have won then who are the Outsider suckers?…are there really any or are these just created volumes or the Insiders have lost out on this ?…Insider Trading can backfire at times you know… read more

    Indiabulls Ventures Ltd at Rs 33~ Up 100% in a month ~ More in Store?

    Indiabulls Ventures Ltd at Rs 33~ Up 100% in a month ~ More in Store? ~ 52 Week high was Rs 39+ a year ago in July 2015 & 52 Week Low was Rs 13 this April 2016

    The Market Cap from @ Rs 500 crs a month ago is now kissing Rs 1000 crs

    It was earlier called Indiabulls Securities Ltd

    The uptick has been brilliant in quick time & the writing has been on the wall..read that as Company Notifications on the BSE & NSE in the past few months

    May 13,2016 ~ Granting of 9.5 Million Stock Options at an exercise price of Rs 16(current price at the time) under the ESOS 2009

    June 15,2016 ~ Board Approval of a Preferential Issue of  58.3 m Convertible Warrants to Promoters & CEO at exercise price of Rs 19.75

    June 20,2016 ~ EGM Notice for July 15,2016 to pass the Preferential Issue as above & SALE OF INVESTMENT 

    July 2,2016 ~ Granting of 19.7 M Stock Options at an exercise price of Rs 24.15(price a few days ago) under ESOSs 2008 & 2009

    So what’s the Big Deal ?

    Big Deal is being planned to happen & that’s disclosed in the June 20,2016 Notification of SALE OF INVESTMENT for improving liquidity & reduction of debt purpose which is Item No 2 and relevant part extracted as below

    “….to sell upto 100% of shares held by Indiabulls Distribution Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“IDSL”), in India Land and Properties Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of IDSL, on the terms and conditions, including the consideration, which shall be more than the amount invested by IDSL, in such shares, as the Board may finalize” 

    This actually is the Sale of One Indiabulls Park,Ambattur,Chennai which was bought in November 2014 at @ Rs 600 crs from Madrid Based NRI Investor Harish Fabiani (he’s also invested in Edelweiss & Indiabulls Group Companies + others)

    FY 15 Consolidated Accounts as on March 31,2015

    Consolidated FY 15 Accounts of Indiabulls Ventures Ltd shows Net Fixed Tangible Assets at Rs 550 crs  of which 77% is this Property reflected  with a aggregate value of Rs 426 crs ~ Rs 320 crs for the Building + Rs 15 crs for Furniture + Rs 91 crs for Plant & Machinery

    Long Term Debt at March 31,2015 was Rs 331 crs ,all of which relating to the One Indiabull Park Property ~ 150 crs 10 year (monthly EMI) Lease Rental Discounting Facility + Rs 185 crs 5 year Loan Against Property

    FY 15 also shows Goodwill on Consolidation of Rs 109 crs,most of which is related to this property acquisition by subsidiaries

    FY 16 Consolidated Accounts as on March 31,2016 reveal : read more