Category: Valuation

What is a Special Purpose Acquisition Company? And why are companies going public via SPACs

Reading Time: 7 minutes The world of finance is not untouched by trends. There are new products and services coming up all the time and then there are those which make a comeback. A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) forms part of the latter category. It has existed for long, but has come back to prominence only in the […]

This Famous Wall Street Metric Can Aid Your Trading and Investing Decisions

Reading Time: 8 minutes Value at Risk or VaR as it’s usually referred to, is a Risk Management metric widely used by many Banks and Investment Banks around the world. The post explores the basics of the definition, the calculation and the usage of this famous Wall Street Metric. If you’ve watched the movie ‘Margin Call‘, there is a […]

Valuation in Motion: HDFC AMC IPO Valuation: Speed Demon

Reading Time: 8 minutes ‘Mutual Funds Sahi Hai’ says a famous Indian TV advertisement. While the slogan is used and abused several times over, the sentiment seems to ring true with many Indians. We know for a fact that only 2-3% of India invests in Equities directly or in Mutual Funds. However, the general trend is that the number […]

Valuation in Motion: D-Mart Valuation: The 100 P/E Conundrum

Reading Time: 8 minutes Avenue Supermarts Limited, or D-Mart as it is better recognized, is a curious case. The stock trades on the Indian markets at a staggering P/E of 118. Although absolute P/E levels are nowhere near indicative of undervaluation or overvaluation of a stock, we still have to ask, how much is too much? Today, we will […]

Valuation in Motion: Harita Seating Systems Valuation: Buying Things Well

Reading Time: 9 minutes Have you ever traveled in Bharat Benz, Volvo or Scania bus? Or for folks who are living / have lived in Karnataka, traveled in a BMTC bus? Chances are, you might have unwittingly used the product(s) of Harita Seating Systems — a not-so-well-known seat manufacturer. The Company It may come as a pleasant surprise to […]

Bata – Annual Report Notes/Summary

Reading Time: 4 minutes Established in 1931, Bata India Limited is the largest retailer and manufacturer of footwear in the country. Their four state-of-the-art production facilities are located strategically across India, producing all kinds of footwear. They have a strong pan-India retail presence with 1,558 stores across cities, including franchisee stores. Note: Excerpts and images in this article are […]

Valuation in Motion: RBL Bank Valuation: Bank or Banker?

Reading Time: 12 minutes It may come as a surprise to some of you that RBL Bank, despite having caught the attention of the media only a few years ago, is actually a considerably old bank. It was incorporated in Kolhapur, Maharashtra in 1943 as ‘Ratnakar Bank’. It has come a long way since then. In line with its […]

Venkatesh Jayaraman Investory – Part 2

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the previous part of this investor success story, you read about Venkatesh Jayaraman, his passion for investing and his investing methodology. In the following article, you will read more about risk management. Read Part 1 here Risk Management The very definition of risk is subjective, a few most common ones being: English dictionary: danger […]

Its time to revamp the basics !

Reading Time: 21 minutes In-depth understanding of Important Financial Formula and Ratios Shuchi. P. Nahar  What are Financial Ratios? Financial ratios are created with the use of numerical values taken from financial statements to gain meaningful information about a company. The numbers found on a company’s financial statements – balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement – are used […]

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