Its been a while i have updated this thread. I had to exit equity markets around end of 2017 due to some personal constraints and started investing again from last May. Nevertheless, I have been reading VP and learnt a lot during this course of time. Also in retrospect, had I stayed with my original portfolio my losses would be huge I believe. Below is my current portfolio built over last 1.5 years mostly after reading a lot of great advice from Hitesh G, Donald, Bheeshma, Yogesh and many others from this wonderful forum. I want to preserve capital and build a coffee can type portfolio while taking few calculated risks in the long run.
Bajaj finance - 7%
Leading Nbfc and excellent performance so far. Well equipped to cater quick loans in consumer durables and sme segment and a market leader. Holding for long term and adding in every decline.
Cholamandalam finance - 7%
A indirect bet on auto revival. A conservative nbfc run by well known murugappa group. This stock hasn’t corrected much during the last year and slowly building positions. My guess is that they will grow steadily over the years to come as they have strong tieups with many dealerships.
Maruti-5% - Market leader with more than 50% of market. Though there are good entrants like kia, MG Hector and Venue selling like hot cakes, the majority still will buy Maruti for its brand name and resale value. A long term holding and adding in declines
Hdfc bank - 5% - leading private bank, capable management and well run basically. Can compound well as long as growth is there.
Mahanagar gas - 5% - Huge network, infrasture already setup, monopoly in Mumbai area are positives. Sticky business and imo they have a long steady runway for growth.
Knr construction - 5% - Added as a bet on highway construction and infrastructure development. Their growth will depend on the future projects from the government . Many players around and closely watching this one.
Gcpl-5%- innovative company always launching new products. Though domestic market is not doing that great but their overseas market seem to be doing well. Can be a long term compounder.
Gulf oil lubricants - 5%
Small cap company and decent growth so far and hasn’t corrected much. Noticied when Castrol was posting poor numbers and this small cap company started posting good results.
Agro tech foods - 5% not a well known fmcg but they seem to be doing things right. MNC with unique product portfolio and market leader in popcorn. Their peanut butter is also quite good. Oil market seems crowded at the moment. Few new products in pipeline too. As consumer spending increases, there will be growth.
Bata - 3%- Household name in footwear. Strong physical and online presence. Their recent offerings are on par with the global brands and if they offer a new line in well made premium hand crafted leather shoes like Allen edmonds in US, they can create a niche and aid to further growth. Still remains as an aspirational brand for many in tier 2 and tier 3 cities.
Crompton greaves consumer - 3% - well diversified product portfolio. Though this segment seems to be crowded I feel there is enough pie to be had for everyone given the no of construction going around. A bet on consumer spending. Also like orient electricals who seem to be targeting the higher end of the consumer. Currently not adding any new positions.
Less than 6%
Apl apollo tubes, aarti industries, solar industries,marico
International mutual funds - 10%( 6% us based, 2% China and Japan respectively )
Debt and liquid funds - 10%
Cash around 25%