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West Life Development- McDonal Restaurant Franchise

Just wondering why there is no discussion about this company. Is it because of frequent negative news about promoters manipulating stock price? Refer moneylife

In addition to negative mentioned above company is currently loss making. 95% shares of company are with 10 entities. However, i am not sure to count is as positive or negative.

Brief about company:
WDL focuses on putting up and operating Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) in India through its subsidiary Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. (HRPL). The Company operates a chain of McDonald’s restaurants in west and south India, having a master franchisee relationship with McDonald’s Corporation USA, through the latter’s Indian subsidiary.

Opportunity: Opportunity is purely on long term basis i.e. more than five years. And rational is based of much quoted consumption growth story.

While doing my own research i found the following various news items useful and as a lead for further research:
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Disclosure: Invested.

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Very interesting story and attachments. The family jewel is the Master Franchise Agreement with MacDonalds, which is tucked in as a wholly owned subsidiary (HRPL) of WESTLIFE. This protects the family jewel in private hands without direct legal access to the public.

Listing is only on BSE and not on NSE. Trading continues to be very thin and still dominated by bulk deals within promotor family members. Besides, all returns ratios (ROCE, RONW, OM & NP) are erratic over the past years.

In effect, this is a protected jewel with price discovery & real unlocking of value yet to happen in the marketplace. Its anyone’s guess how long this would take as the Principal does not like listings overseas to be publicised (most franchises are built on franchise fee and royalty model). Shrewd business family.

Research if minority investor interests have been protected in the past, if you really want to invest.

31 March 2017 shareholding pattern submitted to BSE indicates 12 Foreign Portfolio Investors with interest in this counter with holding of 5.43% as at quarter end vs 10 investors @ 4.67% in previous quarter end.

Is the stock gaining international investor interest ?

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There is a huge volume on WDL on 21st august . Total traded qty is more than 1million shares, it seems something changing for WDL

look forward for new commnets / updatees for mc donalnds

This Stock may be gainer of rub off effect theory.
Burger King IPO is coming soon.

Mcdonald is much better placed, sized, managed frenchise than Burger King.

Superb results from Westlife Development in the economic slowdown environment. Future looks bright.

~Disclosure: Invested

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These are great results.
Everything is going good for them.
SSSG 9.2 % in this economy
RoM (Restaurant Operating margin ) up to 17.5% from 15 % YoY
11 new restaurant opened in the quarter.
(I refer to results which exclude ind as 116 as it is more comparable)
Disc- Added Today

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Interesting management interview

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