Vedanta de-listing offer price Rs 87.50~Come on Mr Anil Agarwal !

Vedanta de-listing offer price Rs 87.50~Come on Mr Anil Agarwal !

Promoter Group of  Vedanta Ltd has proposed a voluntary de-listing at an indicative offer price of Rs 87.50~are the over 7.3 lakh minority shareholders from Alibag !? …apologies to the people of Alibag

Some would term this as De-listing Duplicity ~ but I would not go that far for you’re a Promoter taking advantage of this Covid-19 crisis caused plunge in Share Prices to de-list at a low price while complying with the SEBI Pricing Formula

Promoter Group Company Vedanta Resources Ltd,London has conveyed to listed Vedanta Ltd that the Promoters  want to buy out minority shareholders of Vedanta Ltd at an indicative price of Rs 87.50 !

Even the Book Value of Vedanta Ltd was Rs 167 at March 31,2019 on a consolidated networth of Rs 62297 crs and Equity of Rs 372 crs of Face Value Rs 1  and rose to Rs 188 on a networth of @ Rs 70000 crs as on December 31,2019

But’s there’s more to this as you move through this blogpost to sense that this is not the first time that the Promoter Family of Brothers Anil & Navin Agarwal  have short changed the minority shareholders in their group companies or for that matter even have other Industrial Groups in their listed companies at the time of de-merger or de-listing

Look at the speed !

  • Tuesday May 12,2020 ~ Vedanta Ltd notifies the BSE & NSE that the Board of Vedanta Ltd has scheduled a Meeting on Monday,May 18,2020 to consider a voluntary de-listing Proposal as they have received a letter from Vedanta Resources Ltd,London offering that the Promoter Group will buy out all the Public Shareholders who hold 169,10,90,351 Equity Shares aggregating to 48.94% of the paid-up equity share capital of the Company. This includes Equity Shares held by the Employee Trust but excludes 6,54,45,052 American Depository Shares against 26,17,80,208 number of underlying Equity Shares. Other than 2,48,23,177 ADS representing 9,92,92,708 equity shares which are held by one of the members of the Promoter Group, the remaining ADS are held by persons who would be considered to be Public Shareholders in the event they chose to convert the ADS into Equity Shares American Depository Shares  issued by the Company. Indicative Price given by them is Rs 87.50 per share.. Should all the outstanding ADS be converted into Equity Shares, the shareholding of the the Promoter Group will be 186,36,18,788 Equity Shares aggregating to 50.14% of the paid-up equity share capital of the Company Public Shareholders will be 185,35,77,851 Equity Shares aggregating to 49.86% of the paid-up equity share capital of the Company. The Meeting will take on record and review the due diligence report of the Merchant Banker in terms of Regulations 8(1A)(ii) and 8(1E) of the Delisting Regulations to approve/ reject the Delisting Proposal after taking into account various factors and the
    Merchant Banker’s due diligence report
  • Wednesday,May 13,2020 ~ Vedanta Ltd notifies the BSE & NSE of the appointment of SBI Capital Markets as the  Merchant Banker to do the due Diligence for the voluntary de-listing proposal    
  • Monday,May 18,2020 ~ Vedanta Ltd’s Board of Directors Meeting to take on record and review SBI Capital Markets due diligence report and accept or reject the voluntary de-listing proposal

What Haste ! ~ stinks of a foregone favourable conclusion in favor of promoters ! ~ this would mean SBI Capital Markets will have to submit it’s due diligence report inside just  five days for the Board to consider on Monday,May 18,2020 !~ Ridiculous ! ~given the constraints of the Covid-19 crisis lockdown how will they accomplish this given the restrictions ~ due diligence goes beyond reviewing just the documentation handed  by the company to them or whats’s available in the public domain ~ reminds me of the time the Deputy Director of the Company Law Board (CLB) had scathingly remarked at a CLB Hearing  in the Satyam & Maytas Properties  Scandal of a decade ago as to how could the leading audit firm E & Y could have done the Property Valuation of Rs 6523 crs in just one day !  You can read this amusing 2009 blogpost of mine here

Why is Rs 87.50 a ridiculously low indicative price to de-list

There are numerous arguments for this but what is most compelling and which amounts to significantly short changing the minority shareholders is the value of  Vedanta Ltd’s holding in listed Hindustan Zinc :

  • Vedanta Ltd   holds 64.92 %  or 274.31 cr shares of the Equity in the listed Hindustan Zinc in which the Government of India holds 29.58% stake
  • Hindustan Zinc closed at @ Rs 193 on BSE today at which Price the Market Capitalisation is @ Rs 81500 crs
  • Thus Vedanta Ltd’s share of this Market Cap is @ Rs 53000 crs which works out to Rs 142 per share of Vedanta Ltd’s Equity of Rs 372 crs of FV Rs 1
  • The Promoter Group holds around half of Vedanta Ltd and thus minority shareholders are entitled to half of Rs 53000 crs that’s Rs 26500  crs
  • By delisting at Rs 87.50  the Promoter Group would be expending just @ Rs 16500 crs for buying out the public shareholding that holds half of Vedanta Ltd
  • Imagine this scenario where they buy out shareholders of Vedanta at Rs 16500 crs and thus own 100% of Vedanta Ltd and thus are full ‘malik’ of the 64.92 % stake held by Vedanta Ltd in Hindustan Zinc that’s worth Rs 53000 Crs of which Rs 26500 crs would have actually belonged to the minority shareholders of Vedanta Ltd ! ~ this is thus a squeeze of Rs 10000  crs
  • Don’t give me this hogwash of holding company haircuts now  because when Promoter is planning to de-list they you need to give the full benefit as per market value too to the minority shareholders.This Rs 53000 crs share of Market Share in Hindustan Zinc works out to Rs 142 per share of Vedanta Ltd  
  • Hindustan Zinc has also just announced an interim dividend of Rs 16.50 per share for FY 20 that’s gone by which would mean Rs 4526 crs will be received by Vedanta Ltd for the 64.92 % stake or 274.31 cr shares it holds in Hindustan Zinc

Segment Performance of Vedanta Ltd for the nine months at December 31,2019 read more

Covid-19 Crisis-Your Well Being is more important than Stock Market Well Being

Wealth is negotiable, Health is not

Your Personal Well Being is more important that the Stock Market Well Being ~ Always & more so in this unfathomable ongoing Covid-19 Reality

Above’s a three minute reach out by me last night to all connected with me to reinforce this .It’s also posted on Facebook , YouTube ,Twitter  and Instagram too

Let’s not have misplaced priorities ~Government & us should be more worried for Food Stocks rather than Stock Markets~ should be more concerned for the front-liners like healthcare professionals and delivery personnel and those marginalised rather than be concerned for Stock Margins

Stay Safe~Stay Home~Save Lives

Keep the Cheer & Spirit

🙂 Keep Smiling

Valuation!Valuation!Valuation!~Lovely Interactive Equity Workshop

Fabulous Participants & Fabulous Interaction at the Equity Workshop
Fabulous Participants & Fabulous Interaction at the Equity Workshop

It was quite an interactive Saturday at the Full House Fundamental Equity Value Vs Price Mumbai MasterClass on Compounding & Capital Protection

We began in earnest at 9.30 am right through to 8 pm~ so much debated from current unnerving market meltdowns & what should be mindsets & strategies in such times that suddenly overcast us in September ~ of Courage & Conviction & Cash ~ what if one is fully Invested ? should one average? should one exit ? why in panic one tends to always sell off the winners to realise whatever profit in hand & let’ losers drag? ….lot’s of questions that were addressed with a confidence culled from such experiences in the past thirty years

They came from all around ~ rookies to veterans ~ small to High Net Worth ~ from Broking Houses,J P Morgan,Accenture,Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank,Cap Gemini,Reliance,Moneycontrol etc

We covered Time Value,Volatility,Valuation & Asset Allocation with Illustrations of over 25 companies with few of them in detailed Valuation over Earnings & Assets & Challenges faced…went through a few Annual Reports & Interim Results & Exchange Notifications & Developments through News in the Media…checked price trends in the short term & even over last ten years to assess Risk & Reward  & Mispricing Opportunities

How the discipline of Valuation & Asset Allocation is your Weapon for Survival & Wealth Protection while growing it & to stay away from Noise & Insider trading & from those who know nothing or even more dangerous from those who don’t know they know nothing !

Valuation ! Valuation ! Valuation ! …how this leg of the equity table actually must be the most solid to hold the table together when the other leg of Liquidity  props up the remaining two legs of Sentiment & Momentum ~ Impact & Quantum of  FPI & DII Flows especially when they slow down or reverse

Put up Friday,September 28,2018 closing prices touchlines of over 200 scrips & even those separately in the Finance,Pharma & Realty Space showing the wealth destruction in them from their 52 week Highs….alarming yes,but is there value re-emerging in many? ~ Showcased a Core Scrips Valuation Grid too

In this continuing market meltdown across the board that has knocked off 50% & more in many that actually hold wealth creation potential & in many that simply were wealth destroyers in the making & should never have been married to ,who can one trust for relevant,reliable & timely information & unbiased & wise interpretation ? ~ Government,Exchanges & Regulatory authorities,Bankers, Auditors,Media,Brokers,Experts,Promoters & Fund Managers of PMS & MFs,Company Promoters & Management ? Who ? read more

Fundamental Equity Mumbai MasterClass ~ Sat Sept 29 2018

Hey! here’s a Fundamental Equity Mumbai MasterClass you should attend on Saturday,September 29,2018

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

It’s a back to back month Workshop as many could not be accommodated in the August 2018 Workshop.This is a MasterClass that focuses on Compounding & Capital Protection & involves diving deeper into data & interpretation & deliberations  

Fundamental Equity MasterClass in Mumbai
Stock Selection ~ Value Vs Price

Indian Equity ~ Compounding & Capital Protection ~ The Magic & Miracle in this Market Matrix

Saturday, September 29, 2018

There’s a lot that we shall cover on the day foremost of which is :

We’ll take a Listed Company ,which you can suggest too when you register, & :

~ We’ll check out the Promoter & Management Pedigree & their skin in the company & assess any Corporate Governance Issues

~ We’ll discuss & debate the Business Model ~ Dynamics of Demand & Supply,Scale of Opportunity,Resources,Pricing Power & Competition among others to gauge if  intention is backed by ability to execute & perform

~ We’ll rip through the Annual Report & latest Financial Performance understanding how to read & interpret these…what they state …or do not state ! .We’ll work our way through Exchange Notifications & News & Views in the Print & Social Media & on Stock Portals & TV Channels

~ We’ll work out the Valuation of the Company on several relative & absolute,traditional & contemporary basis

~ We’ll then make an assessment of Value Vs Share Price to gauge how much of it is already factored into the Price…the less it has ,the more the opportunity beckons  

With confidence & conviction you will not only be able to read & interpret Auditors Report,Profit & Loss Statement,Balance Sheet,Cash Flow Statement & Notes to Accounts  but will be equipped to assess their impact & bearing,along with other objective & subjective factors, on Valuation & further on the Share Price

This is a MasterClass…so we shall be going real deep in debate & discussion & deliberations after some deep reading & interpretation & deep valuation computations to decide with deep conviction if there indeed exists a deep compounding opportunity & what could be the downside risk in context of Capital Protection

The Investing process dialogue will cover Themes,Approaches,Strategies,Concepts,Gurus,Mistakes

You shall be able to read any Research Report with a detached mind thus not blindly accepting all that is stated or concluded in it.In fact you shall be able to create a decisive Research Report yourself read more

Coffee with CEO Meet with IES MBA Students

IES MBA Meeting 1 IES MBA Meeting 2

Hosted MBA Finance Students from the IES Management Institute,Mumbai in their ‘Coffee with CEO ‘ Initiative & courtesy Purv Shah,a younger & equally if not more passionate trainer in Capital Markets

It also happened to be Children’s Day yesterday….always keep the child within alive

It was a pre lunch session for an hour or two…covered… Insider Trading & Integrity…Chasing Passion & not Paisa…seeking good mentorship & being with fun people,to learn from the best like a sportsperson…to evolve

…Oh ! & of course how to spot pedigree companies & people …mentioned a few of them to highlight Controversies & Corporate Misgovernance &  when to give a second chance too!…to read & read & read & then again read some more

…spoke of Richard Branson & his book ‘Screw It ,Just Do it’ that changed my opinion of him to one of respect…how both of us have one thing in common in that he has cheated death several times on his adventure trips while I have too but not out of choice in health issues,Sahara sandstorm,BSE Bomb Blast & a car accident

….to trust to grow,to see the best in people,to B+ which also is my blood group which they knew having read me up before coming across….to be decisive & responsible…be curious to expand knowledge…be vibrant…attract people to you,who love being around you….share,not be arrogant,let the E-go

Reiterated Theory without Application & Academics without Action is pointless….Eugene Fama & his Efficient Market Hypothesis & whether India & Insider Trading are truly Inseparable despite SEBI’s strengthening regulations

At the start itself posed a question to them ” What did you notice is or is not there in my office?”…a few answers came forth like “No Noise” or “Less Staff” or “Open Glass Cabins”…Yeah all of these but what I was seeking was ” No TV with Stock & News Channels blaring away” & it did come from one eager young gentleman who was promptly rewarded with a gift

Enjoyed interacting with them & I hope these fine young ladies & gentlemen took away at least one good thing from the meet

 

 

Thanks Bengaluru~Intense & Interactive Participants at the Workshop

A Lovely Saturday invested in… Thanks Bengaluru~Focused Group of Intense & Interactive Participants at Saturday’s Fundamental Stock Selection -Value vs Price Workshop

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Warm Feedback from all & yes next time will endeavour to make it over two days

Great Spread…of participants from Delhi,Dubai,Kerala & Chennai & Bengaluru….& of  Lunch too ! 🙂

There were so many companies queried…time being the essence,could answer only a few,like is Welspun Ind worth now after being decimated to half as US ‘Target’ pulled out supplies….if you apply some of the valuation & price dynamics covered  as well as on the flash drive given to you,you would get some conviction in your views…will surely guide you on them

Paddy from Chennai ~ you are a very seasoned & knowledgeable  Investor & thanks for the really warm email…you must fly down to Mumbai too when I hold one there…there’s a lot to learn from you too…for your constant interaction the participants voted you the best ….fully deserving of the award…hope you liked it

Chitra from HCL ~ your eagerness & searching questions were a delight ~ & yes you should be able to retire when young if…..& yes you can keep bombarding me with emails 🙂

Murtaza & Kanwar from Dubai ~ will surely implement the positive feedback

Bina & Vishal from Delhi ~ You guys rocked….if you make some money from the approach we covered & what Mistakes not to make do let me know & I’ll send you an email with where to send my Fees !…if you don’t, then understand the email was wrong ! 🙂

Deepak from Kotak Securities,Bengaluru ~ your appreciation & the selfie you took with me is quite valuable…for me

Pratheesh from Kerala ~ Your enthusiasm was contagious & your Guru is surely a wise man for guiding you to think 20 years when committing investments !…Wow! that’s a good long period…but I hope to see you before 2036 !

Vinod the avid Bengaluru Golfer ~ Go have a good Swing on the Greens with what we covered ~ assure you you’ll finally putt a birdie if not an eagle ! ~ never a bogey ! but perhaps a Hole in One ! :-)…& yes the next time I’ll take you up on the offer of having Bengaluru’s best ‘Paan’ after Lunch or Dinner !

Manprit & Tushar ~ you guys were realtively quiet but I’m assuming it’s because you were absorbing it all 🙂 read more