Typical ~ Equity Investors are piling on at these Highs ~ they need to be cautious

Sensex has crossed a record 26000 & Nifty is now ahead of 7700

Typical ~ Equity Investors are piling on at these Highs  ~ they need to be cautious ~ especially those who are returning or initiating fresh exposure now not having done so in 2013 or earlier in 2014 ~ advisable to await the post budget scenario as there is a high probability that once euphoria abates the Sensex and Bellwether Scrips may correct 10% or more…the real danger though are the small caps and midcaps that have run up crazy,some over 100% in months…they may correct 25% to 50%…yes that high !  

At June 30,2014 ,Equity mutual funds saw record absolute rise in average AUM in the quarter, up by Rs 33000 crore or 16% to Rs 2,36,000 crore led by mark to market gains and inflows. The equity funds’ contribution to the gains in the industry assets was the highest among all categories

While this is to be expected on the back of the resounding BJP Victory and Narendra Modi assuming Prime Ministership there needs to some caution that should be exercised especially by those seeking instant profits and gratification as Sensex has crossed 26000 levels and seems to be running a little ahead of fundamentals for the near term on the back of  BJP & Narendra Modi sweeping the elections,FII Net Inflows exceeding US $ 8 Billion in 2014 till date and Great Expectations from the Budget in particular and the Government in general going forward

Great Expectations from the Union Budget this Thursday are countered by great challenges that continue to confront us on the economic and geo political front…Iraq & Ukraine Tension can escalate further causing Oil Price to surge even further past US 120/barrel and putting pressure on the Rupee…though a lot of the pressure has been taken off by record FII Net Inflows into India this year into both Debt & Equity

The Budget Backdrop is :

High ~ Inflation,Deficits & Debts

Low ~ Economic Growth with Manufacturing sector that needs urgent revival

45% + of the Projected FY 15 Fiscal Deficit has been reached in the first two months April & May  of FY 14 itself 

There is little room to lower Interest Rates immediately….so manufacturing thrust can be provided through diluting the Land Acquisition Act and opening out or increasing FDI cap in many sectors

It is commonly expected that the Budget will be kind to the Infrastructure,Housing Finance,Power & Banking Sector….a major beneficiary of this should also be the Cement Sector read more

Union Budget 2013 ~ India is a BLESsed Economy…Felt like a stand up comedian as had the house of 400 well informed investors in splits !

Union Budget 2013 ~ India is a BLESsed Economy

Felt like a stand up comedian as had the house of 400 well informed investors in splits !  when I address and interacted with them on Budget Day Feb 28 evening itself at a Budget Review Event jointly hosted by AIVF,JITO and the BSE Brokers Forum at KC College Auditorium

Gaurav Parikh on Dias before his Humorous Address to 400 in the audience On Budget Day Feb 28,2013

Covered this on our Company website as below :

SCRIP STANDPOINT ~ A View

Slide Share ~ The Presentation at the Event to support the Address & Interaction

Union Budget 2013 ~ India is a BLESSsed Economy…Addressed an audience of 400 on Budget Day

Union Budget 2013 ~ India is a BLESSsed Economy…

Enjoyed on the Budget Day Evening itself Feb 28,2013 addressing and interacting with a well informed audience of 400 on the Union Budget 2013 ~ on how the Government plans to make Money to tackle deficits and how we can ! ~ plan to host a few thoughts of my presentation on the company website www.jsalphaa.com and on this blog ~ covered how FM has cleverly and conveniently balanced the budget ~ also covered  the Forward Trends in Equities &  Indices & Gold & Exchange Rate & how Debts & Deficits are forcing Disinvestments & how the malaise continues on our exchanges and it will be some time before the retail investor comes back,if at all ~ spoke on Liquidity,Sentiment,Momentum and Valuation

🙂 Felt more like a Stand Up Comedian as the audience were in splits on some of the budget and stock market situations I presented…

Union Budget 2013 Review Event
 Cheers !

BHEL @ Rs 220 and near it’s recent 52 Week Low looks interesting

Thought I should reproduce my brief response to Salil’s query on BHEL for wider and easier visibility reading

 

Price Movement ( www.bseindia.com)

 

“Salil, BHEL was my top pick core pick eight to ten years ago ~ I had it in every clients portfolios picking it in the early Hundreds ,when FV was Rs 10,and even getting the 1:1 bonus advantage in June 2007 ~ Power Sector was taking off big time and BHEL was beautifully positioned to supply the Power Plant Equipments ~ It’s order books were overflowing ~ The last Quarter in the FY was always brilliant ~ Clients made good monies and many yet hold this scrip ~ However BHEL has belied great expectations after that brilliant run ~ BHEL was simply unable to ramp up capacities fast enough to cope with the order buoyancy ~ even our govt was frustrated and gave BHEL an ultimatum or else they would route orders to overseas competitors ~ this inability meant cap on some really exciting growth that was simply beckoning

However FY 12 has not been so bad ~ Net is Rs 7087 crs giving an EPS of Rs 29 on the Equity of Rs 489.52 crs ~ From October 2011 the Equity Share FV is now Rs 2 from the earlier Rs 10 ~ Reserves are @ Rs 25000 crs giving a Book of Rs 104 ~ Dividend is 320% (up from 311.5% in FY 11)and with the Share Price currently @ Rs 220 the Relative Earnings and Book Multiples are fairly attractive at 7.5 and 2.1 respectively ~ Market Cap is @ Rs 54000 crs ~ but a year ago was over Rs 100000 crs ~ The Share Price has slid dramatically by over 50% inside one year and at Rs 220 it is near it’s recent 52 week lows of Rs 197 ~ The Shareholder Set is strong with 67.72% held by the Government and 13+% held by FIIs ~ The Government had intended to divest 5% and BHEL had even filed a DRHP with SEBI in September 2011 which it has since withdrawn

The Power Sector is plagued with Project Implementation delays on account of delays in procuring the crucial assured Coal & Gas Feed committments,non closure of Financial Outlays and delays in deliveries of Plant Equipments ~ BHEL may just have got a breather to catch up ! ~ ~ FY 13 should see Sales crossing Rs 50000 crs and PAT moving towards Rs 10000 crs ~ BHEL is also enthusiastic on it’s diversification plans in Transportation,Oil and Gas,Solar,Nuclear and Water and now has ramped up core manufacturing capacities to over 20000 MW

BHEL looks quite interesting @ Rs 220 ~ Beta is 1.18 ~ Trading Volumes are good for this Sensex and Nifty Constituent Scrip

Cheers,”

Performance of the BSE Sector Indices in 2011/12 and to date is quite Interesting

Performance of the BSE Sector Indices in 2011/12  and to date is quite Interesting ….What provoked this post is Sameer’s counter argument in my earlier post…he is bullish in the short term,citing the favourable upmoves in the Pharma,Cement and Auto Sectors…I’m looking at the Bigger Picture and I’m not so excited really as Macros are clearly playing up and this Government is unlikely to push big ticket reforms…we need to await 2014 General Elections,which I fear may yet again through up a fractured verdict…but I hope with a more reform friendly and decisive coalition !

Have a Look at the Performance of the BSE Sector Indices in 2011/12 and to date…Quite Interesting…The Reds & Greens signal fall or rise/holding up from over a year ago  

The Alltime High & Low Columns are quite revealing

  • FMCG,Healthcare and Auto Indices  have registered All time Highs this Month…with consistent Wealth Creation in the 21st century in FMCG and Healthcare while a huge surge in the last four years in the Auto Sector
  • Quick and huge  wealth destruction in the IT sector in 2000/2001,the Metals and Power Sector inside Ten months in 2008 between January and October and in the Realty Sector between Jan 2008 and March 2009  

PERFORMANCE OF BSE SECTOR INDICES AS ON APRIL 26,2012

Sector

Valuation

Current Close

April 26,2012

A Month Ago

A Year Ago

52 Week

All Time

%

Mkt Cap

PE

PBV

Index

%

Index

%

High

Low

High

Low

IT

9

19.4

6

5509

6011

(8.4)

6244

(11.8)

6361

4639

8678

Feb 2000

835

Sept 2001

Teck

12.6

23.4

3.5

3239

3516

(7.9)

3764

(13.9)

3799

2982

4188

Oct 2007

547

Sept 2001

FMCG

7

35

14

4806

4386

9.6

3739

28.5

4834

3562

4834

April 2012

706

April 2003

Consumer Durables

0.7

20

2.7

6509

6377

2.1

6491

7097

5063

7370

Nov 2010

414

Sept 2001

Metals

9.4

14

2.4

10981

10978

16723

(34.3)

16723

9191

20495

Jan 2008

3807

Oct 2008

Oil & Gas

11.7

16.9

1.8

7896

7910

10093

(21.8)

10102

7495

14269

Jan 2008

2529

Aug 2004

Capital Goods

3.8

15.9

3.1

9424

9933

(5.1)

13710

(31.3)

14108

7807

21021

Nov 2007

481

Sept 2001

HealthCare

4.4

57

4.4

6747

6391

5.6

6191

9

6879

5757

6879

April 2012

985

April 2001

Bankex

9.8

13.3

2.1

11666

11571

13520

(13.7)

13501

8947

15108

Nov 2010

1614

June 2003

PSU

25.7

13.8

2

7160

7235

9169

(21.9)

9254

6204

11205

Jan 2008

734

Sept 2001

Auto

4.9

22

4.8

10745

9861

0.1

9678

11

10829

7814

10829

April 2012

2128

Dec 2008

Realty

1.2

20.9

1.4

1677

1726

(2.8)

2346

(28.5)

2311

1348

13848

Jan 2008

1298

March 2009

Power

7.2

15.3

2

1991

2082

(4.4)

2724

(26.9)

2714

1725

4929

Jan 2008

1275

Oct 2008

  • IT  shows a Drop,but TCS has outperformed Infosys ,which has slumped and the latter holds 48% weightage in the Index ! against just 29% by TCS !…this needs to be rectified by BSE rightaway…more so as the Market Cap of TCS is Rs 233301 crs against just Rs 135415 crs of Infosys !….The Index tracks the share price of  10 Companies with 88% weightage of just three …Infosys,TCS and Wipro …Other interesting constituents are Oracle Finance and Financial Technologies 
  •   Techk comprises of 30 IT,Telecom,Media and Communication Companies and has mirrored IT fall
  • FMCG has been the years Darling with ITC (55% weightage) and HUL (18% weightage) outperforming to allow the Index to hit Alltime Highs…11 Companies constitute this Index…Interesting ones are the two Kingfisher Group Companies,United Spirits and United Breweries…. and Tata Global (spotted this at Rs 80 late in 2011) and the huge 2010/2011 winner Jubilant Foods (Dominoes Pizza)
  •  Consumer Durables has heavyweight Titan with 51% weightage in the Index…It’s been a flat year
  • Metals has seen a bad year…In fact this Index has slumped the highest @ 35% over last year…75% Index weightage is in Five scrips led by Tata Steel with 22% followed by Coal India,Jindal Steel,Sterlite and Hindalco
  • Oil & Gas too has seen a bad year…Reliance with a 54% weightage and ONGC with a 22% weightage aggregate a skewed weightage of 76% in the Index
  • Capital Good Giants,India Proxy Larsen and Toubro and BHEL have a weightage of  54% and 16% respectively in the Index that monitors the share price of  17 companies,that also include Siemens,Suzlon,Havells,Thermax,ABB and Punj Lloyd…it’s been a shocking year for both,Larsen and BHEL on the bourses and the steep fall has unnerved even the aggressive Investors
  • Healthcare has held up well in 2011/12…19 Healthcare and Pharma Companies comprise the Index with Sun Pharma (18%),Dr Reddys (17%) and Cipla (12%) leading the weightages
  • 14 Banks comprise the Bankex with the top three weightages given to HDFC Bank (26%),ICICI Bank (25%) and State Bank of India (16%)…it’s been a very challenging year for the Banks given the slowdown in the Economy and high interest rates affecting credit offtake…the rising level of NPAs remains a threat
  •  PSU ~ The Index has 60 PSU Companies in it ! with Coal India and ONGC leading at 14% each in weightages followed by State Bank of India with 9% and NTPC with 8%…Interestingly these 60 Comnpanies have an aggregate  Market Cap of Rs 1561821 crs currently….and this smartly and significantly  constitute nearly 26%,that’s over one fourth of the Total Current Market Cap of BSE of Rs 6108734 crs 
  • The Auto Index covers 10 Companies across the sector spectrum of leading four HMV and LMV wheelers & Two Wheelers,Battery (Exide) & Engine (Cummins) Manufacturers and Tyres (Apollo)…Aggregate 86% weightage is given to top Five Vehicle Players led by Tata Motors with a 31% weightage .Interestingly and encouragingly too,this Index has held up well,largely due to outperformance by Tata Motors…However Index aggregate Market Cap is below 5% of total market cap 
  • Realty Index tracks the share price of 12 realty companies…DLF lead weightages with 33% followed by Unitech (17%),Oberoi (10%) and HDIL (10%)…Shobha,Godrej Properties,Phoenix,D B Realty are some others in this Index…it’s continued to be a sliding year for this sector that’s been saddled with huge crippling debt,huge inventories and delayed projects….but how much more lower can it go !…search for contrarion winners in this sector over the long term…had spotted Orbit at Rs 20 + late last year and early this year…Price has doubled to @ Rs 48 currently…and even Indiabulls Real Estate at Rs 45 + levels after demerger of Indiabulls Power….it surged to Rs 80 levels before reacting now to Rs 62 …But Both do not form part of this Index 
  • Power Sector is battling  Source Feed Supplies of Coal and Gas that’s crippling Operations and resulting in lower output and capacity underutilisation….Implementation of both,Public and Private Mega Projects too has been delayed for a host of reasons …This Index tracks 19 companies in the Sector that cover Generators,Transmitters and Distributors as also others that supply Equipment like BHEL which has the second largest weightage of 15% …NTPC with a 20%  leads the weightages….Incidentally Private Power Players like Reliance Power  and Adani Power have a weightage of 4% and 3%  respectively….Given the Challenges faced,the Year has been quite unkind to this Sector…the Index has slumped @ 27% in the past year…anyone for a Contrarion Bull Play here !? 
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    Blog Viewer Queries and my responses…..Birla Power Solutions at Rs 1….Tulsyan NEC at Rs 46…..Marg at Rs 90+,Sanghvi Movers at Rs 110+,NIIT Tech at Rs 180+….Sabero Organics at Rs 97 +……Deccan Gold at Rs 20+…Garnet Constructions at Rs 12

    Blog Viewer Queries

    • Birla Power at Rs 1
    • Tulsyan NEC at Rs 46
    • Marg at Rs 90+
    • Sanghvi Movers at Rs 110+
    • NIIT Tech at Rs 180+ 
    • Sabero Organics at Rs 97 +
    • Added later…..Deccan Gold at Rs 20+
    • Added later…Garnet Constructions at Rs 12

    Thought I would give my brief observations on all of the above queries from blog viewers…..am reproducing both viewers queries and my brief responses  as this seperate blog post for wider and easy viewing

    BIRLA POWER SOLUTIONS AT RS 1

    BSReddy Says:

    May 29th, 2011 at 7:34 pm 

    Dear Sir ,
    What about Birla Power Solution Ltd ,which is near Rs 1 /

     Gaurav Parikh Says:
    May 29th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Hi B R Reddy…thanks for your response…this specific blog post listed ten scrips between 20 and 30 and what you think they would be in 2012 if sensex is between 20k and 30k….A few years ago I had cautioned on Birla Power Solutions….I had a quick relook at it at par Rs 1 as this is the FV too …..Volumes are currently 15 lakh shares though average six month daily volumes are 75000 shares…. 52 week high/low is Rs 2/Rs 1…but margins and profits are very low…profits are in a few crs though sales crossed Rs 230 crs last year and will have crossed Rs 250 crs for FY 2011…amusingly it declared a 1:5 Bonus last year as well as a dividend of 7.5%…it carries debt of over Rs 100 crs while funds tied up in Debtors and Inventories last year aggregated over Rs 175 crs..Sales were Rs 238 crs….currently manufacturing portable gensets and engines for gensets it now plans to enter the field of power generation through two subs Birla Energy Infra Ltd and Birla Urja Ltd…it needs funds…has constantly….has raised Authorised Capital to Rs 425 crs….With Profitability in single digit Rs crs and Equity at Rs 215 crs,don’t expect any dividend for FY 11 that just passed….if they do foolishly declare one,they will have to dive into GDR proceeds of earlier years to distribute,if any are yet available….while I feel the downside is 75 paise,any uptick from here will be more on momentum,hype,sentiment and anticipation and blind faith in a Birla Company rather than on fundamentals…Yash Birla Group companies do not command much respect or premium on the bourses or in business…another of his group companies is Birla Shloka ….it is just Rs 15…it has a 52 week high of Rs 94 and the FPO in Jan 2010 was at Rs 50 for a FV Rs 10 share….if you wish to make monies in Birla Power, don’t depend on fundamentals to support upmoves from Rs 1….more likely on collective hype and hope…Cheers !

    TULSYAN NEC AT RS 46-RS 49

    AMIT GUPTA Says:
    May 30th, 2011 at 3:50 pm  

    whats your view on tulsyan NEC

    Gaurav Parikh Says:
    May 31st, 2011 at 12:05 pm 

    Amit……Tulsyan NEC suffered from a very high Debt…over Rs 220 crs last year from a Total Capital Employed of Rs @Rs 285 crs…recent 2:1 Rights Issue at Rs 49.50 will triple Equity to Rs 15 crs and move Networth to Rs 120 crs…this will reduce Debt Equity towards 2:1…..Consolidated Turnover is Rs 876 crs for FY 11 but bottomline is a mere Rs 9 crs because of the high Interest outflow of over Rs 32 crs…they also faced huge Power cuts…40% in FY 10…affected capacity utilisation…they also faced some price hurdle to source sponge iron….they have since bought out a 35000 MT Sponge Iron Manufacturer Chitrakoot and are setting up a 35KV Thermal Power Station…Steel sales account for near Rs 700 crs of the turnover…rest is poly packaging synthetic division sales…it is a dividend paying company…65% + equity is held by the Promoters….I see little downside from here….Trading Volumes are low….would keep it as a ScripWatch rather than ScripSelect right now…Interestingly Market Cap is only @ Rs 70 crs on enhanced capital with share price in the mid Rs 40s levels…it remains a small company in this sense…sold 1.5 lakh ton of Steel and @ 12000 t on Packaging…has over 1500 employees …..will get re-rated only when Debt levels drop significantly to Rs 100-Rs 150 crs range and therefore Debt/Equity to 1:1….Keep a watch …..Cheers read more