Dhinakaran Portfolio

(Dhinakaran) #1

MAX 8%

I have started investing a year ago. I recently came across value picker (Luckily!). I was able to correct the below mistakes.

Thank you everyone for helping me through informative posts.

Mistakes identified so far:

  1. Buying shares only based on recommendations from brokers/financial sites.
  2. Having too many stocks. At one point I had 50+ companies in my portfolio.
  3. Ignored growth potential of good small/Micro caps.

Road Ahead:

  1. Learn fundamental analysis.
  2. Identify potential wealth destructors in current portfolio.

Something that is good so far.

  1. Regularly investing (Kind of SIP)
  2. Haven’t lost money so far. Currently my portfolio has grown 17% till date.

Kindly provide your feedback and suggestions.

Thank you value picker contributors.


Hitesh portfolio
(narendra ) #2

Good portfolio for one year old . Just make sure you buy at decent valuations.

(Whipsaw) #3

Allocation of anything less than 5% will not be meaningful as it will not have any impact to your portfolio.

(Dhinakaran) #4

When i posted the thread, My unrealized gain was 18%. And all in a week, now it is below 5%. Let see how much it goes down.

(Hitesh Patel) #5

Today was a day I guess when most portfolios have taken a cut or 10% or more in a single day. Add to that some erosions last week.

(Dhinakaran) #6

Through out this market fall, Britannia industries is looking pretty interesting. I have not reached the level to put a detailed analysis on this script (Who knows. I may put it soon). This particular stock shows good resistance.

Views are most welcome !

(Dhinakaran) #7

I have readjusted my portfolio. Once i had 50+ companies in my portfolio. I have concentrated it in the recent correction. I have come out of many minor holdings and reinvested it. Below is my latest portfolio. Views are most welcome.

(Dhinakaran) #8

Sold 70% of HPCL. Replaced it with Orbit exports Limited.

(Dhinakaran) #9

I am trying to do a basic check on all the stocks I own. Please correct me if I have missed any basic parameters.

Company: Cyient

Zero Debt
5 Yr sales growth: 23.48%
Profit growth: 15.56%
ROE: 17.83%
Current price < Intrinsic value
Net cash flow: 192.52
Consistent dividends. Last year: 25.43%


Low promoter holding.
Being a Mid cap, ROE is comparatively less(10 year ROE for TCS: 44%.If compared, TCS has given far better returns. I am not able to find any advantage in Cyinet over TCS apart from better sales. Can someone please help to find if there are any?)

Decision: HOLD

(kanvgarg123) #10

Dhina because you are not looking at the business. Cyient is an Engineering Tech Company and TCS is service based. Recently they apart from giving Engineering Softwares they have started manufacturing electronics on which their softwares would work. I work in an engineering tech company and what my understanding is that, the sector never goes out of business because other businesses need them to run and there is very less competition in the domain (my company’s product just has 2 other competitors and sadly it is not listed so I can’t buy its share)

(Dhinakaran) #11

Thank you @kanvgarg123.
Cyient develops electronic components as well as software for them. So this is not a typical software outsourcing company ( like Infy, TCS), if I understand correctly.Manufacturing would differentiate it, though design and software solutions would be similar to TCS.I am trying to find its direct competitors. Screener.in shows IT service companies as it peers. I checked in moneycontrol as well. But again it lists service companies. Could you please help me in finding its direct competitors?

Thank you very much for helping me.

By the way, Cyient posted good Q2 results today.Share price shot up by 7%.

(Dhinakaran) #12

Company: Britannia

Zero Debt
5 year sales growth: 16.09%
5 year profit growth: 28.38% (Which is increasing every year).
5 years ROE: 42.68%
Improving margin
No pledging, promoter holding high
Pays 30%+ of profit on tax
Branding power, comes up with new products both for elite and mass.

PE @ 67.53
Rate of profit growth is much higher than the sale growht. is this because they are increasing the price every year?
If not Could some one please explain me why?

I am not able to find any discussion here on Britannia. May be beacuse not a typical valupickr stock.

Decision: Buy on dips

Comments are most welcome.

(kanvgarg123) #13

I think you should look at their website to get the idea of it. It’s name is cyient.com Also one of the biggest driver for the growth in future could be the aircraft maintenance business which they acquired recently (Frank and Whittney). It is a high margin tech business for which there are very few companies in competition. If they make that big then sky would be the limit for the company.

(Marathondreams) #14

Britannia is great story of what good management can do to a relatively mediocre company. Till 2012-13, this company and its stock was considered average. Promoters (Nusli Wadia from Bomaby Dyeing) were more busy in fighting their JV partner Danone and company was lacking focus in the market. It was “also ran” company in the area dominated by ITC, Nestle, Parle etc. Varun Berry’s (ex Pesico, Unilever) arrival on the scene changed things a lot. He started de-cluttering the product portfolio and brought in concept of “Power Brands” which increased focus on key brands. They strengthened supply chain, appointed more dealers, added more points of sale and used operating leverage of the company. Their operating leverage (read - better asset utilization) is the reason they are able to generate higher profit growth.

Going forward, it would be interesting to see how much more market share they can gain as competition is getting fierce and operating leverage gains would have limited upside. Further growth would come from capex which could put bit of pressure on bottom line in the short run.

Disc : invested so my views could be biased.

(Dhinakaran) #15

Done with the modifications in my portfolio. Finally reduced to 15 stocks from 50+. Here is the list. Comments are most welcome.

(Dhinakaran) #16

Company: Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd


The company has shown consistent growth over years.
The financial numbers looks good.


The stock has corrected upto 33% due to Ranbaxy merger issues.
The company also informed that sales/profit will remain flat for this year due to
one time payments related to Ranbaxy merger. From what I understand,
these are one time issues and the growth might be muted for the next two quarters.

The company should be back in track from next financial year.

Decision: Planning to increase allocation.

Views are most welcome.

(Angad Singh) #17

I have all the respect in the world for Sun Pharma and all that Mr Shangvi has achieved. However, simplistically, there are really 2 large issues on the table for Sun:

  • the Ranbaxy merger and
  • the Halol facility

As regards the former, of course there are challenges in making many of the Ranbaxy facilities USFDA compliant, but if anyone can do it, it is Shangvi - he has after all done 19 acquisitions for Sun thus far (India and outside India combined). It is also true that largely the acquisition has been reported to be quite synergistic by independent analysts.

The Halol facility is what is worrying analysts the most. For 2 reasons: firstly, its been a while since the issue was raised, and yet this has been hanging fire - not resolved satisfactorily by the company (if any industry expert has details as to exactly what are the issues that have been raised and what is the reported status on that, that would be wonderful). Secondly, I think the larger issue is the Indian pharma vs. USFDA per se… And what I mean by this is: if big companies like Sun and Dr. Reddy - with all the expensive resources at their disposal (and with such high stakes), are facing such issues (some reported to be as basic as data availability and documentation), how easy are the resolution to such issues anyway? Ergo, is it possible that Indian pharma is so bad that they have been either been conjuring up data or not having any reliable data at all? Alternatively, is there any truth to the conspiracy theories that USFDA is gunning after Indian pharma (for reasons that need not be documented)?

Clarity on the above 2 items is quite essential before plunging onto Sun as an investment idea.


(JKS) #18

I too used to think that Sun can rejig things quick but today, I ran out of patience and booked a loss

(Dhinakaran) #19

PAUSHAK Limited:

Results are out and the stock has hit lower circuit. I compared December quarter sales with previous quarter in the past. This is how it looks. Lets see how this is going to be. I will continue to hold this.

(Dhinakaran) #20

Below is the latest portfolio. Converted KPIT into TATA ELXSI, Orbit Exports to Kitex Garments in the recent correction.