Page industries

(kanvgarg123) #448

Bheeshma I bought this stock sometime back at below 60 PE.
I think with 20% CAGR growth and ROCE of 40% +, there isn’t much downfall. Companies like HUl etc trades at 50PE with 4-5% growth. Since I was short on funds, I couldn’t buy more but less than 60 PE will always be a buy for me given the pace of growth doesn’t go below 15%.


(Karan Sharma) #449

Hi, I have been working on Page Industries and its competitors and have done some work on comparing between Page Industries & its competitors with regards to Selling & Distribution expenses. Please find the analysis in the following link

(MHS) #450

@karu_lamborghi_ Brilliant brilliant work.

This is what everyone have to learn/understand and work on rather than just saying or rather shouting as EXPENSIVE, based on just price divided by earnings i.e; PE.

Excellent work

Some things are just expensive in life for a reason, that’s it. we have to find out why.

( s das) #451

Brilliant write-up. Though holding page for more than 8 years never ever tried to analyze page in such details against​ it’s rivals. Thanks again for the wonderful post.

(Bheeshma Sanghani, PhD) #452

Another important revelation to me and i have noticed this pattern across good steady businesses like page is that its not the actual growth that matters - its the perception of growth that plays a big role in valuation. All companies hit speed bumps now and then but perception is more resilient and doesnt change easily. Of course perception is rooted in reality but it seems to be relatively inelastic in general as long as there is some growth. When growth numbers are negative however its a different story and even a minor inconsequential negative quarter seems to impact the PE dispropotionately.

To give you an example Godrej Consumer Products - an otherwise fine business growing at a fast clip recently reported a negative June quarter & prices promptly fell by 18%-20% despite the fact that in the previous year (2016-2017) operating earnings had gone up by a sizable 45%. PI Industries is another example - after years of posting stellar growth numbers it reports one negative quarter and mayhem ensues.

There are some companies which exhibit this resilience as manifested in their PE ratios and to its credit Page has never had to face a no growth situation (at least in the data i have looked at) . The PE ratio should be called the perception about earnings ratio rather than the price to earnings ratio

(ffaizan) #453

That’s a very new way to look at pe. And it is very hard to guess when that perception is gonna change. Whether it’s just one quater of bad result or multiple quarters. When you buy high pe you are left to the perception of the people about the stock. But it is also true that some stocks like astral poly, eicher motors, symphony continue to enjoy high pe for a long time now.

(Piyush) #454

Jockey India to double production capacity by 2020

(Multiplier777) #455

The sleeping giant of the industry (stock price point of view) is finally waking up. Doubling of capacity in less than 3 years may mean more than doubling of profits in this time frame. That also, by a business which generates around 50% ROE and is the market leader.

I am also observing a lot more aggressive advertising by Jockey in recent times. And more visibility of Exclusive Jockey stores. GST implementation will also add to volume growth as organized players become stronger.

Patience in holding on to the stock may be paying off.

(Multiplier777) #456

Listen to the last 15 seconds of the interview:

Question: 20% revenue growth for the next 20 years?

Genomal (promoter): VERY COMFORTABLY

You only have to decide whether to believe in what the promoter is saying.

(Bheeshma Sanghani, PhD) #457

Being invested in Page has been one of the most interesting experiences for me in terms of understanding how the market perceives quality businesses.

I have flitted in & out of Page more times that i would care to admit because i felt at that time that the PE is high & because my knowledge was really half baked. I did all these DCF type calculations which always told me to stay away from Page.

In general , High PE - bad, Low PE - good was the lens through which i looked at everything.

All through though, Page never disappointed me. My biggest disappointments & painful experiences were all the low PE stocks i held. I used to hold Page for a while sell it at a modest profit and put the money into these low pe items. Only to see the low pe go lower and page galloping away.

I am glad that happened because it taught me a lesson in a way only the market can teach you.

All else being equal the high PE stock is better than that Low PE stock. It is most certainly not the other way round.

(Peabody) #458

I fully agree with you. Page and Gruh have taught us that high PE/PBV is not bad and can sustain if the results are predictable and consistent with a long runway.However when there was a blip in Page in the last 2 years the 3 year price CAGR did dip from 50%+ to 25-30% now.Given the new dynamics after GST it seems Page is back on track

(ffaizan) #459

Just a word of caution. During bull markets valuations are roaring high day by day and it becomes very frustrating to see oneself missed out. Though I don’t know what will happen tomorrow but it seems that all valuations are running away so high it’s hard to find value.

I agree that Page is a great company but are the valuations justified ? I haven’t looked deeply but from top it feels on higher side. But in this market it may go higher who knows. In the end want to finish with these thoughts.

• First-level thinking says, “It’s a good company; let’s buy the stock.” Second-level thinking says, “It’s a good company, but everyone thinks it’s a great company, and it’s not. So the stock’s overrated and overpriced; let’s sell.”

  • Howard Marks

“No asset is so good that it can’t become a bad investment if bought at too high a price. And there are few assets so bad that they can’t be a good investment when bought cheap enough.”

  • Howard Marks

(Bheeshma Sanghani, PhD) #464

Kindly desist from personal attacks. It is a violation of community guidelines. If you find something that is inappropriate please flag it and let the moderators take a call.

(Kamlesh Patel) #465

Just to put things in perspective and put gene back into bottle.

Below is sayings from Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett (no intro needed of these guys in this forum) on how they got their knowledge and all they did is application of that knowledge.

“I believe in the discipline of mastering the best that other people have figured out. I don’t believe in just sitting down and trying to dream it all up yourself. Nobody’s that smart.” – Charlie Munger

“I’ve mainly learned by reading myself. So I don’t think I have any original ideas. Certainly, I talk about reading [Benjamin] Graham. I’ve read Phil Fisher. So I’ve gotten a lot of ideas myself from reading. You can learn a lot from other people. In fact I think if you learn basically from other people, you don’t have to get too many new ideas on your own. You can just apply the best of what you see.” - Warren Buffett

PS: Boss, we are investors not inventors. :slight_smile:

(Bheeshma Sanghani, PhD) #467


(Vamsi Krishna) #468

The results of Page have been muted for some time now. Q1 FY 18 was a welcome surprise. Is it a one off Quarter or something has significantly changed in the recent months compared to past 2 years of muted growth!?


I think it was one-off. IMO, distributors were restocking before GST. I sold off long back but looking back few concerns need revisiting.

Promoters stake selloff finished as soon as supernormal growth of 35% ended.Now they can’t sell anymore. At the same time he handed the CEO post to someone professional who ensures 20% growth going forward. This could be coincidence as well but overall well timed for sure.

(Vamsi Krishna) #470

@sumi00 I don’t think so. The growth has been of course far less than the 35% levels but still strong around 20% in the last 3 quarters. See the data presented below:

The main drivers being Women’s Innerwear and Speedo sportswear. But the real question is if they can sustain the 20% growth levels with moderate growth in Men’s segment!?

Though Page has historically commanded higher valuations, another point of debate should be if one is still comfortable with rolling 1-year PE forecast of 60x!

(Anupam) #471

(Anupam) #472

ROC is down now. By past trend it should go up. RSI is near to bottom. By past trend it should go up.

Slowing growth of from 35% to 20% is priced in, it seems.

Hoever some trigger, good news is required for an upmove.