YOUR FIRST STEP INTO INTELLIGENT
INVESTING
- Sridhar V
Disclaimer
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This is not an investment recommendation, but only an
illustration for knowledge purposes
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AGENDA
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Money in Life, Financial Goals
Savings & Investments
Where to create wealth?- The Asset Classes
Why Equities?
St...
Money in Life
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Myth
• Money is not everything in life
• Money can’t buy happiness
• More money = More trouble

Reality
•...
Money in Life – Financial/Life goals
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Having life goals or financial goals is inevitable
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Retirement Planning
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Case: Time & Money
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Vicky and Aamir studied together and started
working in the same year
Aamir started inves...
Case: Time & Money
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Item
Annual Savings
Years
Interest Rate
Accumulation
Difference

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Vicky
100000
25
12%
1,33,33,3...
Budgeting & Cash Flows
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Create a budget to know your monthly incomes,
expenses and net savings
 Identify

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top exp...
Savings & Investments
9

Savings

Save for a
rainy day

Safety first,
returns
second

Investments

Create
assets or
build ...
Where to create wealth? – The Asset
Classes
10

Fixed
income

Equities

Bonds/Co.
FDs
Bank
Fixed
Deposits

Real
Estate

Go...
Inflation – The Silent Wealth Killer
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CPI is 10% or more
FD and fixed income options generally provide
10% or less...
Equities – The Ultimate Wealth Creator
12

What are equities?
• Equity Share represents part-ownership in
a company

Benef...
Why Equities?
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They can provide about 15-20% returns p.a. and
can beat inflation
Returns are non-linear crea...
Issues with Equities
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Probably less understood
Temptation to trade
Overpriced
The company or its manageme...
Things to do before you jump in to
Investing
15

Have a budget to maximize savings and
create positive cash flows
Have an ...
Things to do before you jump in to
Investing
16

Provide for life and health insurance to protect
family in case of eventu...
Risk in Investing
17

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Risk exists in all investments in varying degrees
“Risk comes from not knowing what you ar...
Styles of Investing
18

Growth Investing

• Choice of fast growing
companies, which are doing
well in the current market

...
Which investing style to follow?
19


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You can pick up a mix of different approaches
But we recommend a strong focus on...
Value Investing Idea
20

Pick companies that are currently out of
favour or ignored, but fundamentally sound

To buy compa...
Old School Value – Ben. Graham
21

Benjamin Graham’s Philosophy
 Shortlist companies that are cheap on PE, PB basis
and w...
Buffett’s Transformation
22

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Berkshire Hathaway – how did it start as?
Where is it today?
Textile business
 Highly...
Analysing Business
23

Threat of New
Entrants

Bargaining
Power of
Suppliers

Competitive
Rivalry

Threat of
Substitutes

...
Economic Moat – The secret to
successful investing
24

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Moat = Competitive advantage and pricing power
Types
 Cost

A...
Economic Moat – Price Advantages
25

Product Differentiation – eg. Apple (may not be durable),
Wabco (air braking)
Intangi...
Economic Moat – Cost Advantages
26

Economies of Scale
• Eg. Container Corp., Coal India, Tata Steel
• Large Distribution ...
Brands without a Moat
27

Mere presence
of brand or
popular
product is not
a Moat

Brands
without a
moat
Eg. Flipkart,
Mak...
False Moat – Avoid!
28

A short-term
advantage

Popular
products (but
low margins,
returns)

Recent
performance
looks
favo...
Determining a Moat
29

Does the product/service have a recurring demand
Does the company have better profitability against...
Financial Indicators of Moat
30

Buffett’s Secret Recipe
• High and consistent Profit Margins
• Growing Free Cash Flows
• ...
Value Investing Process
31

Business Model

Financials & Intrinsic Value
Understand the
Margin of Safety
Business (A stock...
Summary – The Foundation
32

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Money in Life
Case: Time & Money
Where to create wealth? – The Asset Classe...
Summary – The Structure
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Value Investing Idea
Old School Value
Buffett's Transformation
Analysing Bus...
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Thank You
Looking forward to your continued participation
Contact:
sridharcw@gmail.com
+91 8050705299
Web
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  1. 1. YOUR FIRST STEP INTO INTELLIGENT INVESTING - Sridhar V
  2. 2. Disclaimer 2       This is not an investment recommendation, but only an illustration for knowledge purposes All facts and data shared are accurate to the best of our knowledge. Readers are advised to double check if required before acting on investments. The information here could be based on past data, which could have changed significantly. Past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future performance Any logos, company names, brand names, trademarks or symbols used here belong to the respective owners The author or presenter may have personal investments in the stock or company discussed
  3. 3. AGENDA 3 Money in Life, Financial Goals Savings & Investments Where to create wealth?- The Asset Classes Why Equities? Styles of Investing Value Investing Concept Economic Moat – The Secret to Successful Investing Value Investing Process Summary
  4. 4. Money in Life 4 Myth • Money is not everything in life • Money can’t buy happiness • More money = More trouble Reality • Its important, its an enabler • Can’t buy happiness or love, but can keep life running smoothly • Law of Attraction applies here • Wise and productive use of money can do wonders • Getting rich or wealthy (legitimately) is not bad
  5. 5. Money in Life – Financial/Life goals 5 Having life goals or financial goals is inevitable • • • • • Retirement Planning Children’s education Pursue a hobby or start a small venture A vacation Wedding Short Term Goals Long Term Goals Allocating Responsibilities/Accountabilities
  6. 6. Case: Time & Money 6     Vicky and Aamir studied together and started working in the same year Aamir started investing 5 years earlier than Vicky See the table below showing details of their savings Who does better and how? Item Annual Savings Years Interest Rate Vicky 100000 25 12% Aamir 100000 30 12%
  7. 7. Case: Time & Money 7 Item Annual Savings Years Interest Rate Accumulation Difference   Vicky 100000 25 12% 1,33,33,387 - Aamir 100000 30 12% 2,41,33,268 1,07,99,881 Aamir started early and was able to make 2.41 crores (against 1.33 crores for Vicky) Vicky makes about Rs.1 crore less since he started 5 years late
  8. 8. Budgeting & Cash Flows 8  Create a budget to know your monthly incomes, expenses and net savings  Identify  top expenses and leaks Find ways to maximize your cash flows  Find additional income options  Curtail expenses (umpteen ways)  Minimize loans and credit card use  Famous Quote “If you buy things you don't need, soon you will have to sell things you need.”- Warren Buffett
  9. 9. Savings & Investments 9 Savings Save for a rainy day Safety first, returns second Investments Create assets or build wealth Focus on returns & safety CrossMovement (S-I or I-S) When your short-term funds are in excess of needs When you reach closer to your goals Meets Short-term goals or needs Plan for long-term goals
  10. 10. Where to create wealth? – The Asset Classes 10 Fixed income Equities Bonds/Co. FDs Bank Fixed Deposits Real Estate Gold
  11. 11. Inflation – The Silent Wealth Killer 11   CPI is 10% or more FD and fixed income options generally provide 10% or less (before tax) barring few exceptions  Your returns are negative  Does this create wealth?  No but its still important for savings or preservation of surplus cash
  12. 12. Equities – The Ultimate Wealth Creator 12 What are equities? • Equity Share represents part-ownership in a company Benefits shareholders by providing • Dividends or share of profits & • Capital Appreciation (of share price)
  13. 13. Why Equities? 13     They can provide about 15-20% returns p.a. and can beat inflation Returns are non-linear creating potential for wealth creation Flexibility to buy smaller or larger quantities Easier to liquidate
  14. 14. Issues with Equities 14       Probably less understood Temptation to trade Overpriced The company or its management is poor Highly volatile Others…
  15. 15. Things to do before you jump in to Investing 15 Have a budget to maximize savings and create positive cash flows Have an emergency fund/contingency fund of about 3-6 months of your salary • Why is this required? Research the product/instrument that you want to invest in
  16. 16. Things to do before you jump in to Investing 16 Provide for life and health insurance to protect family in case of eventuality • Choose term insurance plans only Plan for ad-hoc expenses or responsibilities Minimize credit card and other loans (except home loans) • Ideally your debt payments (EMIs) should be less than 40% of your monthly income
  17. 17. Risk in Investing 17     Risk exists in all investments in varying degrees “Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing” – Warren Buffet Risk is the permanent loss of capital Investors should first aim to reduce the probability of permanent loss of capital
  18. 18. Styles of Investing 18 Growth Investing • Choice of fast growing companies, which are doing well in the current market Value Investing • Choice of unfavourable stocks that are available at a price, which is lower than its true value Index Investing • Investing in a basket of stocks that form the index (basically creating a portfolio that replicated index) Others
  19. 19. Which investing style to follow? 19   You can pick up a mix of different approaches But we recommend a strong focus on Value Investing Principles  This   works for growth stocks too Successful investors who follow value philosophy include Warren Buffett, Seth Klarman, Mohnish Pabrai, Prem Watsa, etc. In India: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Rahul Saraogi, Amitabh Singhi, etc.
  20. 20. Value Investing Idea 20 Pick companies that are currently out of favour or ignored, but fundamentally sound To buy companies at a significant discount to their true underlying value • Eg. You buy a company worth Rs.100 crore for Rs.70 crore In-depth Research & Analysis to evaluate fundamental strengths and weaknesses
  21. 21. Old School Value – Ben. Graham 21 Benjamin Graham’s Philosophy  Shortlist companies that are cheap on PE, PB basis and with good dividend yield (>5%)  Stock Price <= Net Current Asset Value per share  Special Situations or Turnarounds  Buy Back or Arbitrage  Deep value techniques – Cigar butts? Statutory Warning: Smoking and careless investing are injurious to health and wealth
  22. 22. Buffett’s Transformation 22    Berkshire Hathaway – how did it start as? Where is it today? Textile business  Highly competitive  Cost & Margin pressures  Capital intensive Statutory Warning: Smoking and careless investing are injurious to health and wealth
  23. 23. Analysing Business 23 Threat of New Entrants Bargaining Power of Suppliers Competitive Rivalry Threat of Substitutes Bargaining Power of Customers
  24. 24. Economic Moat – The secret to successful investing 24   Moat = Competitive advantage and pricing power Types  Cost Advantages  Price Advantages
  25. 25. Economic Moat – Price Advantages 25 Product Differentiation – eg. Apple (may not be durable), Wabco (air braking) Intangible Assets • Brands (eg. Coke, Titan, Colgate, Gillette, etc. ) • Regulatory Licenses (NMDC, Coal India, Solar Ind. - explosives) • Patents & IP (Intel, Bosch) Switching Costs (HDFC Bank, MS office) Network Effects (NSE, Naukri, etc.)
  26. 26. Economic Moat – Cost Advantages 26 Economies of Scale • Eg. Container Corp., Coal India, Tata Steel • Large Distribution – Eg. ITC • Large scale – Maruti Suzuki, Walmart Cheaper Access to Resources • Coal India, Sesa Sterlite, Hindalco Process Based Advantages – efficiency, best practices • Toyota (TQM), Ambuja Cement (efficiency)
  27. 27. Brands without a Moat 27 Mere presence of brand or popular product is not a Moat Brands without a moat Eg. Flipkart, MakeMyTrip, Camlin Wind Energy – Suzlon Had first mover advantage Legal or regulatory issues, high debt Kingfisher Airlines Acquisition of Air Deccan High costs & overleveraged (debt) Violation of regulatory norms and procedures
  28. 28. False Moat – Avoid! 28 A short-term advantage Popular products (but low margins, returns) Recent performance looks favorable High growth expectations or Fancy (FB, Sify, etc.) Well-known personalities in the top management
  29. 29. Determining a Moat 29 Does the product/service have a recurring demand Does the company have better profitability against its peers? Consistent market share overall or within a niche Not subject to price-regulation Has the company earned high returns on capital? Can it continue to earn high returns over long-term? Changes: Technology, substitutes, etc, and their impact Others – Refer Porter’s 5-Forces
  30. 30. Financial Indicators of Moat 30 Buffett’s Secret Recipe • High and consistent Profit Margins • Growing Free Cash Flows • Minimal Capex to sustain long-term growth • High RoE and RoCE • Consistent Growth in Earnings and Dividends (baring few exceptions) • Million $ Question: Does the Moat really translate in to superior financial performance?
  31. 31. Value Investing Process 31 Business Model Financials & Intrinsic Value Understand the Margin of Safety Business (A stock is Evaluate the a part-ownership company’s Arrive at a in a business) financials and Purchase Price future prospects to after providing for arrive at an adequate Margin Intrinsic Value of Safety (Discount)
  32. 32. Summary – The Foundation 32         Money in Life Case: Time & Money Where to create wealth? – The Asset Classes Inflation – The Silent Wealth Killer Equities – The Ultimate Wealth Creator (Why Equities and Issues) Things to do before you jump in to Investing Risk in Investing Styles of Investing
  33. 33. Summary – The Structure 33         Value Investing Idea Old School Value Buffett's Transformation Analysing Businesses Economic Moat - Secret to Successful Investing Types of Moats - Price and Cost Advantages Determining a Moat & Financial Indicators Value Investing Process
  34. 34. 34 Thank You Looking forward to your continued participation Contact: sridharcw@gmail.com +91 8050705299 Web Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/sridharcw Google Group: “Value Stock Picks”
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