Sometimes finding a great investment starts with going through several balance sheets and discovering something. Such type of research is usually very time consuming and intensive, and to be honest not meant for everybody.
Someone who is a doctor or an engineer, might not have so much time to browse through the financial statements of companies. But the rewards that one gets when such companies are found are truly incredible. It is almost like someone mining for gold and striking gold. I spend much more time researching every time markets correct as this is the best time to strike gold. I have discovered a handful of great companies which can do wonders to my portfolio in the coming few years. I’ll share one here with you, in which I have started buying.
Let us say there is a candy shop and it has Rs. 4 lying in it’s cash box. Now let us say this entire candy shop has zero debt and the entire business is being sold for Rs. 4.
Would you buy it?
Still thinking what you would do?
Well if I was in your place, I wouldn’t think for a second and would immediately buy it for Rs. 4 before anybody else gets it. Because all I need to do is put Rs. 4 to buy the business and take my Rs. 4 from the cash box back, and the entire business is mine for free.
I’m sure most of you might be thinking which fool would sell their business for just Rs. 4 even though they have Rs. 4 cash with them. Well in the real world nobody would do it, but stock markets are irrational and no wonder we can actually find people doing such things. In fact we have a candy shop that has reserves more than Rs. 11,000 crores being sold for just around Rs. 4,000 crores . This isn’t even considering other fixed assets or net current assets.
Especially with the recent correction and global sentiment of doom and depression, people seem to forget that things change very fast. The very people who were buying the same companies 7-8 times the price until six months ago, today aren’t even looking at them. This is great news for all those who want to buy and create wealth.
Now this company which I have started buying into not only assets and cash much more than its market cap, and not only does it have a book value which is almost three times its current share price. It also has zero debt – which means it doesn’t have any interest burden. In times like now cash is king, queen, prince, everything!
Whenever I discover such companies and look at their balance sheets, it brings a big smile on my face and gets me extremely excited. I know most normal people don’t get excited looking at balance sheets and seeing the cash and book value. But then as I always say people who create wealth do things that others don’t. Being friendly with financial statements and understanding business is very important to succeed as an investor.
A part of me wants to jump in and buy as much as I can with whatever money I have, as such opportunities don’t come everyday. But of course experience (losses in the past due to over exposure) have taught me to never do that and to always buy gradually and never ever allocate all your funds to a single stock, because most probably than not after you buy it, there are chances of it going down.
However I feel that every investor should study this company and see how assets truly get mis-priced. A regular investor can buy these assets at much cheaper prices than even what big Mutual Funds and FIIs have bought it at. Anybody who calls himself an investor and hasn’t noticed or studied this company yet, will probably read about it three to four years down the line and how it was a great investment picked up by a few during the stock market crash of 2008.
Study history and it has always been this way. At the moment the stock might be ignored and down in the dumps, but one of these days it is going to have every Tarun, Dinesh and Harjeet running after it. That day will be the time for me to start thinking about selling it and making a nice hefty profit.
As in the past I’m going to share this company with you. However I feel more than from just an investment angle please look at it from an educational angle. If you can understand the way I have looked at the financial statements and invested in the company, I most certainly assure you that you can use the knowledge to select other such companies in the future.
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Happy Wealth Creation!
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