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  1. 1. ADVICE for the WISE Newsletter – JANUARY 2012
  2. 2. ContentsIndex Page No.Economic Update 4Equity Outlook 8Debt Outlook 12Forex 14Commodities 15Real Estate 16 2
  3. 3. From the Desk of the CIO…Dear Investor,2012 is likely to be better than 2011 – partially because how bad 2011 has The longer term problems of deleveraging, the tight-rope-walkbeen but definitely because the causes of panic in 2011 are likely to be between fiscal austerity and pro-growth fiscal policies and challengesless daunting in 2012. Sovereign debt crisis in Europe, fragility of European to productivity remain in the west while China will continue tobanks, worries of hard landing in China on the global front and policy struggle with its bridges-to-nowhere leading to NPAs in bankingparalysis and pushback of even halfhearted reforms on the domestic front sector and over-dependence on exports. The likeliest scenario hencekept most investors nervous. Continued high incidence of domestic is things chugging along without major improvements or accidents.inflation clearly did not help, nor did the marked slowdown in domestic The risk appetite of global investors hence is likely to stay moderate.industrial activity during the second half of 2011. This was a good enough In the light of the above expectations, our ideas for 2012 are torecipe for a cautious investor sentiment for all risk assets and a general invest in Indian equities, long term Indian debt and multi-assetpreference for debt – especially when, thanks to RBI, debt instruments portfolios. We also recommend taking some exposure to selectwere routinely returning 9% to 12% per annum. emerging market equities – especially the ones which are fiscally sound and have a neutral to positive current account viz. Indonesia,This is likely to change. Inflation looks set to go sub-8% and stay there Turkey and Brazil. On the equity front, US equities are a good hedgethrough 2012. On the back of that monetary policy is likely to loosen – as to emerging market equities if the muddle-through dragging on forstated explicitly by RBI governor in his last policy speech and also implied too long bothers investors just enough to reduce exposure toin the bond market rally in the closing weeks of 2011. The direct effect of emerging markets while staying in the risk-on trade.this on corporate earnings will be positive. Revenue growth had continuedto be robust in 2011 but increased interest cost ate away most of the Multi-asset portfolios are likely to do well on the back of exposure toprofits. Now as interest rates ease, especially in the second half of 2012, crude oil and USD besides equities. Commodities will bounce if globalwe are likely to witness the reversal of that trend i.e. profits are likely to growth outlook brightens while USD will do well if growth falters andgrow faster than revenues in India Inc. The global growth or lack of it is risk-off trade is triggered. Hence having exposure to both crude oillikely to be more or less neutral in its impact on corporate earnings in and USD besides equities is prudent.India. If the global growth is robust, commodities might rally leading tohigher input costs – but on the other hand better exports might do well Our outlook on gold (denominated in rupees) is not particularlytoo leading to better demand albeit in a different section of the economy. bullish in the first half of the year. An overdue correction might continue. Also since rupee is more stable now than last few months,Globally, matters seem finely balanced in Europe and positively biased in a fall in gold price in dollar terms will push rupee price down as well.US and China. Our expectations are mostly those of muddling through We recommend buying on dips in gold.across all three. We expect no major accidents in either of theseeconomies. 3“Advisory services are provided through Karvy Stock Broking Ltd. (PMS) having SEBI Registration No: INP000001512. Investments are subject to market risks. Please read the disclaimer on slide no.19”
  4. 4. Economic Update - Snapshot of Key Markets 120 Sensex Nifty As on 31st Change over Change over 115 110 S&P 500 Nikkei 225 Dec 2011 last month last year 105 100 95 BSE Sensex 15455 (4.1%) (24.6%) 90 85 80 Equity S&P Nifty 4624 (4.3%) (24.6%) 75 Markets S&P 500 1257 0.9% 0% 9.10 Nikkei 225 8455 0.2% (17.3%) 8.90 8.70 10 yr Gsec 8.50 8.30 8.10 7.90 7.70 10-yr G-Sec Yield 8.54% (19 bps) 63 bps 7.50Debt Markets Call Markets 8.50% 5 bps 275 bps 31000 Fixed Deposit* 9.25% 0 bps 150 bps 29000 27000 Gold 25000 23000 21000 19000 RICI Index 3612 (2.2%) (7.0%) 17000 15000 Commodity Gold (`/10gm) 27170 (5.8%) 32.1% Markets Crude Oil ($/bbl) 107.4 (3.6%) 15% 56.00 54.00 `/$ 52.00 50.00 48.00 46.00 Forex Rupee/Dollar 53.26 (2.1%) (15.9%) 44.00 42.00 Markets Yen/Dollar 77.4 0.7% 5.4%* Indicates SBI one-year FD 4
  5. 5. Economy Update - Global • The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index rose almost 10 points to 64.5 in December, up from a revised 55.2 in November. • In the week ending December 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was US 381,000, an increase of 15,000 from the previous weeks revised figure of 366,000. • Real GDP increased at an annual rate of 1.8 percent in the third quarter of 2011 (that is, from the second quarter to the third quarter), according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 1.3 percent. • The Eurozone unemployment rate edged up to 10.3% in October, a figure that encompasses very high levels of joblessness in peripheral countries such as Spain and Greece with relatively firm labor markets in France and Germany. Europe • Eurozone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose slightly in December to 46.9 from Novembers 46.4, but marked its fifth month below the 50 mark that divides growth from contraction • The seasonally adjusted Markit /JMMA Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) posted 50.2 in December, up from 49.1 in November, signalling a marginal improvement in manufacturing sector operating conditions. The level holds higher significance with a number being above 50 Japan signifying an expansion. • Japans jobless rate was unchanged in November which was 4.5% in October, and consumer prices fell by 0.5% in November from last year, 0.3 point lower than in October. • HSBC preliminary PMI, a gauge of nationwide manufacturing activity, edged up to 49.0 in December from Novembers final reading of 47.7. This, though higher, was still in contractionary territory. Emerging • Inflation slowed to 4.2% in Nov’11 & Early in December, China cut the reserve requirement foreconomies commercial lenders for the first time in 3 years. • The subindex for new export orders fell to 49.7 in December from 52.1 in November. The employment subindex also fell, to 49.2 from 50.1. 5
  6. 6. Economy Outlook - Domestic 12.0% • The fall in production at factories and mines is clear evidence 10.0% that the Reserve Bank of Indias prolonged interest rate 8.0% increases, as well as tepid export demand due to global 6.0% growth worries, are strangling manufacturing activity in Asias 4.0% third-largest economy. 2.0% 0.0% • Indias economic growth rate slowed down further to 6.9 per -2.0% Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct cent in the second quarter (July-September) of FY12 as -4.0% 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 compared to 8.9 per cent achieved in the same quarter of the -6.0% previous financial year. The GDP growth rate for Q1 and Q2 FY11 was revised downwards to 8.1 and 8.4 respectively from the previous estimates of 9.3 and 8.9%.• Indias industrial output shrunk by 5.1% in October after • This was attributed largely to the negative growth in ‘mining witnessing a sustained slowdown over the past few months, led by a steep fall in production of almost sectors, and quarrying’ and steep fall in the growth of manufacturing particularly manufacturing, mining and capital goods. sector, as compared to their levels of growth in Q2 of 2010- 11.• Factory output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), had grown by 11.3% in October last year. • The burgeoning fiscal deficit situation, high inflation rate As per data released by the government , industrial output scenario and slowdown in corporate earnings growth have grew by 3.5% in the April-October period this fiscal, as stalled Indias growth story to some extent in 2011 against 8.7% in the same period last year.• This is the lowest number over a-28 month horizon. This is 10.0 GDP growth due to the manufacturing sector which contracted by 9.0 (6.0)%, along with mining activities banned across key 8.0 mines in India, de-growth in mining sector is not surprising. Electricity, which was growing smartly until now, has 7.0 slowed to 5.6% YoY. On the user side, slowdown in 6.0 consumer goods (0.8)% YoY shows that consumers are postponing their expenditures. No surprises in the capital 5.0 goods sector either, showing volatile growth yet again at 4.0 (25.5)% YoY. FY10(Q2) FY10(Q3) FY10(Q4) FY11(Q1) FY11(Q2) FY11(Q3) FY11(Q4) FY12(Q1) 6
  7. 7. Economic Outlook - Domestic Growth in credit & deposits of SCBs • India’s inflation slowed to the lowest level in a year, 30.0% boosting the central bank’s scope to support 25.0% Bank Credit Aggregate Deposits growth by pausing its record interest-rate increases. Inflation, as measured by the wholesale price index 20.0% (WPI), eased slightly to 9.11% in November 2011, as 15.0% against 9.73% in October 2011 and 8.20% during 10.0% the corresponding month of the previous year. • The modest decline in wholesale inflation was• As on December 16, bank credit grew 17.8% and driven by a drop in food inflation. In November, deposits 18% annually. This is the lowest rate of food inflation was just eight-and-a-half percent growth since March 2010. Credit growth has been compared to more than 11% in October. There was below the central bank’s projection of 18 per cent since a dip seen in the weekly food inflation, which has the last two months. been lowest since 2005 at 1.81% for the week ended Dec 10, 2011.• Due to the high rate of inflation and inflationary 10.0% expectations, RBI had raised policy rates by 375 basis 9.5% points in 13 tranches since March 2010. This took a toll on credit off-take, as banks reacted by increasing 9.0% lending rates by around 250 basis points in the same 8.5% period. Wholesale Price Index 8.0%• On account of the slowing growth in the economy and 7.5% the expected decrease in inflation, a pause is expected in the interest rate hikes. 7* End of period figures
  8. 8. Equity OutlookCY12 turned out to be the second worst year for Sensex since 1980. India also turned out to be the 2nd worst performingcountry amongst large Emerging markets in 2011. This was a year when the resilience of the Indian economy got challengedby both internal and external factors.Bulk of the pain was self-inflicted. Correction in markets in the last quarter was more due to India Specific Issues like lack ofpolicy measures, corruption and monetary tightening. GDP growth continues to come down. In foreign investors mind, therewere concerns about the mid-term direction this country is taking with increasing subsidies and populist measures.We believe that going forward markets will reconcile to the fact 2011 - second worst yearly performance for BSE - Sensexthat trend growth rate is coming down, and could settle at 6.5-7%. Returns (%)This could be the new normal for growth and is by globalstandards, not a bad number at all. We expect growth to bottom -20 & Below -20 & 0 0 & +20 20 to 50 50 & aboveout in Q1 CY12 at 6%. Corporate earnings should also bottom out 2008 2001 2002 1980 1988around this time. We expect inflation would come down this yearand could average around 7% leading to nominal growth of 13- 2011 1998 1982 1993 198114%. That would lead to corporate earnings growth of 15%. 1995 1987 1983 1990 1999 2000 1986 1984 1992 2003We expect RBI is to start easing monetary policy on the back ofslowing growth and easing inflation. There could be a total of 50- 1997 2005 2009100bps reduction in interest rates during the year. Rupee has 2004 2006 1991weakened significantly this year on the back of high current 2010 2007 1985account deficit. Rupee was overvalued on trade weighted dataand is now reaching fair valuation levels. We expect 50 to be the 1989new normal for rupee and expect it to stay around these levels in 1994CY12. Exporters will benefit big time from this rupee weakness. 8
  9. 9. Equity OutlookGlobally, things are not as bad as perceived in August. In US, there is no double-dip recession. Fourth quarter GDP growth isexpected to be around 3.5%. The consumer spending, retail sales, ISM data and unemployment numbers have all beenresilient for last two months. We expect US growth to stay around 2% for 2012. In Europe, situation is slightly trickier.Eurozone will see very low or negative growth for most of this year. The European central bank has started to provide longtenor funding to European banks which could result in easing of liquidity in the European banking system. We believe thesituation in Europe will stay difficult but eventually all countries would move towards a more closer union. We don’t expectany catastrophic event or a disorderly break-up of euro and any emergence of stress will see European central bank taking amore proactive role. Sensex 22500 17500 12500 7500 02/Jan/07 02/Jan/08 02/Jan/09 02/Jan/10 02/Jan/11The market correction in the last quarter in India has brought the equity valuation down to very attractive levels. Themarkets are trading at a valuation of 12 times one year forward earnings. As the graph shows, in 2008, sensex went to 8000levels and within six months, was back to 16,000. This time also, we expect the recovery to be very sharp once the globalvolatility subsides and domestic growth bounces back.We expect equity market returns of 20-25% in CY12 backed by 10-15% earnings growth and a P/E rerating of India from 12to 14-15 once growth bounces back to 7%. We believe that markets are very close to the bottom and it is a great time to goout and start building a long term equity portfolio. 9
  10. 10. Sector View Sector Stance Remarks We believe in the large sized opportunity presented by Pharma sector in India. India’s strength in generics is difficult to replicate due to quality and quantity of available skilled manpower. WithHealthcare Overweight the developed world keen to cut healthcare costs, and a vast pipeline of drugs going off-patent, Indian pharma players are at the cusp of rapid growth. We would bet on the opportunity in Generics and CRAMS space We prefer “discretionary consumption” beneficiaries such as Cigarettes and branded garments, FMCG Overweight as the growth in this segment will be disproportionately higher vis-à-vis the increase in disposable incomes. Financial sector is undeniably the lubricant for economic growth. Whether the growth comes from consumption or investments, credit growth is inevitable. Being a well regulated sector, BFSI BFSI Neutral in India has good asset quality and capital adequacy ratios. Despite the increasing in interest rates, we believe banks will be able to pass on higher cost of funds to clients as demand remains strong The regulatory hurdles, competitive pressures and leverage prevent any return to high Telecom Neutral profitability levels in the short to medium term. However, incumbents have started to increase tariffs slowly and we believe that consolidation will happen sooner than expected. While US and European customers of Indian IT companies are in good health, Order inflows IT/ITES Neutral might slow down in near term. However, in the next few quarters big rupee depreciation will provide cushion to IT companies earnings . 10
  11. 11. Sector View Sector Stance Remarks Demand outlook remains robust with strong earnings growth. Raw material prices haveAutomobiles Neutral started coming down which would boost margins. We are more bullish on two-wheeler and agricultural vehicles segment due to lesser competition and higher pricing power. Commodity prices have corrected significantly over the last few months due to concerns Metals Neutral about growth in developed parts of the world. We believe the commodity prices will bounce back once growth recovers and hence would be positive on industrial metals space. We like the regulated return characteristic of this space. This space provides steady growthPower Utilities Neutral in earnings and decent return on capital. Cement demand will certainly grow over the next three years. But the issue is on the supply Cement Underweight side. We do see an oversupply situation for the next 3-4 quarters. The USD 1 trillion Infra opportunity is hard to ignore. However, The significant slowdown in E&C Underweight order inflow activity combined with high interest rates has hurt the sector. We will review the stance once the interest rate cycle gets reversed We would stay away from oil PSUs, due to issues of cross subsidization distorting the Energy Underweight underlying economics of oil exploration and refinery businesses. 11
  12. 12. Debt Outlook 9.10 9.2 Yield curve 10-yr G-sec yield 8.90 9.0 8.8 8.70 8.6 8.50 8.4 8.30 8.2 8.10(%) 8.0 7.90 7.8 7.70 7.6 7.50 0.0 0.8 1.5 2.3 3.0 3.8 4.5 5.3 6.0 6.8 7.5 8.2 9.0 9.7 10.5 11.2 12.0 12.7 13.5 14.2 15.0 15.7 16.5 17.2 18.0 18.7 19.5 • The 10 year benchmark G–Sec yield decreased by 19 bps in December to close at 8.54%. • There has been a slight easing in the inflation figures, a pause is expected by the RBI and no hike may be seen in the immediate future though the central bank would monitor the inflation closely. • In the month of December Moody’s upgraded the credit rating of the Indian governments bonds from the speculative to investment grade which would in turn help attract Foreign Institutional investors (FIIs) to the Indian bond market and boost the gloomy economic outlook. • The AAA rated corporate bonds are giving an yield of around 9.3%. 12
  13. 13. Debt Strategy Category Outlook Details With the pause by RBI and the expected trend reversal of the interest rates, we would not recommend investment in ShorterShort Tenure term debt funds unless money necessarily needs to be parked for Debt the shorter term by the investor. The ST funds still have high YTMs (9.5% – 10%) providing interesting investment opportunities to clients for the shorter term. Some AA and select A rated securities are very attractive at the current yields. A similar trend can be seen in the Fixed Deposits Credit also. Tight liquidity in the system has also contributed to widening of the spreads making entry at current levels attractive. With the expected trend reversal in the interest rates, we would strongly recommend investment in Longer term papers. These, while Long Tenure being available at attractive yields, also provide an opportunity for Capital appreciation due to a decrease in interest rates. Hence, these Debt would be suitable for both - investors who may want to stay invested for the medium term (exiting when prices appreciate) and those who would want to lock in high yields for the longer term. 13
  14. 14. ForexRupee movement vis-à-vis other currencies (M-o-M) 100 Trade balance and export-import data 0 Export Import Trade Balance (mn $) -2000 80 1.50% -4000 60 -6000 1.00% 40 -8000 0.50% -10000 20 0.00% -12000 0 -14000 -0.50% -20 -16000 -1.00% -1.50% • India’s exports grew 3.87% to $22.3 billion in November, -2.00% 2011, compared to $21.49 billion in the same year-ago -2.50% month, while imports were up 24.5% at $35.92 billion -3.00% translating into a trade deficit of $13.6 billion. In USD GBP EURO YEN November, 2010, imports aggregated $28.84 billion. 140000 Capital Account Balance• INR depreciated by about 2% against USD during the month. Also, during the month it did witness a low of 54.24, but recovered after 90000 some stability was sensed in the International markets. It closed at 40000 53.27 at the end of the month.• The Indian rupee that remained strong in the early part of 2011 -10000 due to expected inflows, collapsed since August, losing 16.1% in FY 10 (Q2) FY 10 (Q3) FY 10 (Q4) FY 11 (Q1) FY 11 (Q2) FY 11 (Q3) FY 11 (Q4) FY 12 (Q1) 2011. High cost of oil and gold imports and flagging exports led to disproportionately higher demand for the US dollar. Also, the • Capital account balance was positive throughout FY11 and central banks reluctance to intervene aggravated the fall. stood at `273133 Cr. at the end of the year. For FY 12, the• Measures taken by RBI to try and end the speculative trading capital account is at `93,621Cr. for Q1. actually helped in gaining some control over INR depreciation and • We expect factors as higher interest rates to attract more the day after the announcement, the rupee saw one of its biggest investments to India. Increased limits for investment by ever gains when it surged by 140 paise in intra-day trade and FIIs would also help in bringing in more funds though ended over 100 paise higher from the previous close. uncertainty in the global markets could prove to be a dampener. 14
  15. 15. Commodities Gold gained 10% in 2011, rallying for an 11th year, as 31000 investors bought gold to protect their wealth from market 29000 Gold volatility due to the Euro zone debt crisis. The yellow metal 27000 couldn’t move up in the recent times despite of bullish 25000Precious news; triggering concerns of safe haven investments and 23000 21000 Metals momentum selling from the hedge funds as it was the only 19000 profitable investments among other asset classes. We 17000 expect gold to exhibit weakness this calendar quarter and 15000 may correct in the near term. Nevertheless, the recent Iran tensions and rupee depreciation should support domestic gold prices. 135.0 125.0 Crude Oil is likely to be supported until first half of this calendar 115.0 year on renewed tensions over Iran. The economic data from US in December further support prices on the back 105.0Oil & Gas of expected recovery amid manufacturing activity in China 95.0 and India expanded, while concern persisted that further 85.0 sanctions against Iran may disrupt supply. Expect oil to trade firmer in the first quarter. 75.0 15
  16. 16. Real Estate Outlook - IAsset Classes Outlook In the residential space, low sales volumes have led to a sharp decline in the absorption rate from 21.4% in Q1 2011 to 11.5% in Q3 2011. However, strong pre-launch sales have kept the developers far from any correction. Though sales have gone down to almost 35% as compared to last year, no correction has been witnessed in the prices. The over-supplied locations remain stagnant and are expected to remain so for the next two quarters. In cities like Pune, NCR, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore entry points in the range of Rs. 3000 – Rs. 4600 per Residential Sqft are still valued by first time home -buyers. Infrastructure development and the new airports in these cities have supported the residential development. On an average, prices in this segment still remain affordable. Mumbai stands tall with prices at the peak in an over-supplied market also. Corrections are being reported by media, however not being witnessed on ground level. The retail investors (second home buyers) and HNI investors are postponing their decision due to expectations of price correction. Average q-o-q rental growth in 3Q11 was recorded at 2.5%. Mumbai SBD BKC was among the most expensive markets and Bangalore and Chennai among the least expensive in Asia Pacific, on the basis of Net Effective Rents. Among the fastest growing office market in the world, India is constructing 100 million Sqft every 7-10 quarters. Office stock is expected to become 500 million Sqft by 2015. The Net Absorption is expected to grow from 30.5 million Sqft in 2010 to 39.1 million Sqft in 2013. Absorption rate has been recorded at 13.3% in 3Q11. 8.5 million Sqft of office space was absorbed in 3Q11 compared to 10.5 million sq ft in 2Q11.Commercial/IT Still in the shadows of over-supply and cautious expansion approach by corporates, this segment has gone through a correction. Rates per Sqft have seen almost 30% down-trend and is expected to be stagnant for the coming 2-3 quarters. After this correction we believe the segment is bottoming out and is the best time to buy for companies looking at long term holding of real estate office space. With signs of recovery in the global economy, the Indian office markets are expected to be nearing the end of the downturn. Despite improving demand conditions, vacancies are rising in the short term due to massive infusion of office space. Markets of Bangalore, Mumbai and NCR-Delhi are leading the property cycle as rentals have started to increase in these markets. 16
  17. 17. Real Estate Outlook - II Asset Classes Outlook The FDI allowance has given lot of impetus to this sector. Since 2009 retail has seen a major transformation in all its business aspects and has been built to suit Indian way of consumerism. Low cost, wide reach, more variety, less innovation, close existence with competition, maximizing bottom line than top-line approach have been making the retailers smarter. In the retail space, unorganized markets are still a preferred choice. Most high- street locations are still expensive. Investors prefer Hi-street locations than malls since they would always have capital appreciation due to dearth of available space. Retail Of 9.9 mn sq ft forecasted for absorption in 2011, 7.1 mn sq ft has already been absorbed till 3Q11 and another 1.3 mn sq ft is pre-committed. The northern regions of India rate high on propensity to consume followed by the western, eastern and southern regions. Industrial towns are similar to each other in consumer preferences and socio-economic & demographic profiles. Most of them remain equally under-served despite recent mall developments in the last couple of years. The trend of investment in land is still nascent since lack of transparency and unclear national land acquisition policy/rules makes it tough for the organized players/investors to transact. However this seems to be a very interesting time to buy land which is being traded more as a commodity now. It is getting absorbed fast. Land Land sees immense opportunity since it can be used as a tangible asset and is the most credible pledge against business. With the growing commitment of the Government in improving infrastructure (roads, bridges, airports, rail metros), in the last 5 years many far flung areas now have very good connectivity to the CBD locations.The IC note is proposed to be presented every quarter 17
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