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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Multibagger Small Caps 2014 & 2015 Vs Small Cap Index

Investing in High Quality Small Caps with Strong Fundamentals 
Dear Reader,

Do you know about little known company Mayur Uniquoters which is our 8-Bagger stock. We recommended this stock 3 years back at price of Rs. 56 (adjusted price after 2 bonus issues and stock split in last 2 years, actual recommended price was Rs. 448) and today it’s at Rs. 446 giving absolute returns of 697%. You might be surprised to know that Mayur Uniquoter is a 148-Bagger stock for investors who invested in it 6 years back. Investment of Rs. 1 lakh in Mayur Uniquoters in Jan 2009 is valued at Rs. 1 Crores and 48 lakhs today. That's too excluding dividend payouts. Mind boggling, isn't it? It's a fact! Company has posted strong growth YoY and rewarded share holders in big way, Company was trading at Rs. 3 (bonus / split adjusted price) with market cap of merely 13 crores in Jan 2009, today market cap of the company is 2062 crores.

Company is a market leader in the industry it operates, artificial leather industry offers great growth potential considering huge untapped market and its well accepted replacement products to original leather products. Company was in expansion spree with continuous rise in demand for its products and was distributing healthy interim dividends. Needless to say, nobody wants to kill animals to use their leather products. With continuous research and development, company offers more than 300 variety of artificial leather to its esteem clients like Ford, Chrysler, Hyundai, Nissan, Tata Motors, Maruti, Mahindra, Bata, Relaxo and many more.

Mayur Uniquoters is still a great value stock considering its consistent performance and leadership position in artificial leather industry and robust demand for its products by esteemed clients from auto and footwear industry.

The number of small-cap stocks is large and finding a quality stock that can give high returns over a long period is tough even for equity analysts. One reason is that such stocks usually have a short history and are not tracked by many analysts and brokerage houses. Then there are risks such as low liquidity, governance concerns and competition from larger players.

Scores of once small companies have over the years grown big, giving investors a 30-50 per cent annual return over 10-15 years and creating fortunes for investors. However, more often than not, we find ourselves at the wrong side of the fence and regret our inability to spot such stocks on time.

If these factors scare you but you still want to gain from the upside potential of such stocks, Saral Gyan Hidden Gems and Value Picks is an ideal choice for you.

It’s a fact that 27 Hidden Gems out of 40 released by our equity analysts in last 5 years (till Dec'14) have given more than 100% returns.

Buying Strategy for Small Caps

1. Go for companies with low debt ratio (preferably less than one)

2. A high interest coverage ratio (above 3x) and a high return on equity are big advantages

3. Avoid companies with huge liabilities in the form of foreign currency convertible bonds / external commercial borrowings

4. Look at the quality of the management, its governance standards and how investor-friendly the company is.

5. Mid-cap and small-cap companies can be future market leaders, so be patient with your investments

Those who wish to invest in small-cap stocks should do so only if they have a long investment horizon and tolerance for volatility. Small-cap stocks suffer the steepest falls in a bear market and rise the most in a bull market. An investor should stay invested for at least three-five years to allow their portfolio to gain from at least one bull run.

Benefits of Investing in Small Caps

1. Huge growth potential: The first and the most important advantage that a small cap stock gives you is their high growth potential. Since these are small companies they have great scope to rise as opposed to already large companies.

2. Low Valuations: Usually small cap stocks are available at lower valuations compared to mid & large caps. Hence, if you invest in good small cap companies at initial stage and wait for couple of years,  you will see price appreciation not only because of growth in top line and bottom line but also due to rerating which happens with increase in market capital of the company.

3. Early Entrance Advantage: Most of the fund house and institutions do not own small caps with low market cap due to less liquidity which make it difficult for them to own sufficient no. of shares. This gives retail investors an opportunity to be an early entrant to accumulate such companies shares. When company grows in market cap by delivering consistent growth and becomes more liquid, entry of fund houses and institutions push the share prices up giving maximum gains to early entrants.  

4. Under–Researched: Small cap stocks are often given the least attention by the analysts who are more interested in the large companies. Hence, they are often under - recognized and could be under-priced thus giving the investor the opportunity to benefit from these low prices.

5. Emerging Sectors: In a developing economy where there are several new business models and sectors emerging, the opportunity to pick new leaders can be hugely beneficial. Also the disruptive models in the new age is leading to more churn and faster growth amongst the nimble footed smaller companies.

Concerns while Investing in Small Caps

1. Risk: The first and the most important disadvantage a small cap stock is the high level of risk it exposes an investor to. If a small cap company has the potential to rise quickly, it even has the potential to fall. Owing to its small size, it may not be able to sustain itself thereby leading the investor into great loses. After all, the bigger the company, the harder it is for it to fall.

2. Volatility: Small cap stocks are also more volatile as compared to large cap stocks. This is mainly because they have limited reserves against hard times. Also, it in the event of an economic crisis or any change in the company administration could lead to investors dis-investing thereby leading to a fall in prices.

3. Liquidity: Since investing in small cap stocks is mainly a decision depending upon one’s ability to undertake risk, a small cap stock can often become illiquid. Hence, one should not depend upon them for an important life goal.

4. Lack of information: As opposed to a large cap company, the analysts do not spend enough time studying the small cap companies. Hence, there isn’t enough information available to the investor so that he can study the company and decide about it future prospects.

Saral Gyan team do take care of above concerns by doing in-depth research and analysis of small cap companies before releasing Hidden Gems research reports with buy recommendation. Its sincere efforts, dedication and passion of our equity analysts that 27 out of 40 Hidden Gems released by us during last 5 years (till Dec'14) have given more than 100% returns to our members. In fact 17 out of these 27 stocks have given returns in the range of 200% to 1900%.

Below is the performance update of Hidden Gems stocks released in 2014 compared to returns given by small cap index:
We are pleased to share with our readers that 5 Hidden Gems out of 12 released in 2014 have already achieved their target price giving more than 100% returns to our members in period of 6 to 12 months. Hidden Gems stocks - 2014 average returns as on date is 74% compared to small cap index returns of 33.2%, hence outperforming small cap index by 40.8%.

Similarly, if we look at performance of Hidden Gems stocks released in first 6 months of 2015, we are glad to share that our Hidden Gems stocks continue to outperform small cap index by wide percentage points.
Hidden Gems - 2015 as on date average returns is 48.6% compared to small cap index average returns of 8.1% since beginning of this year, outperforming small cap index by 40.5%.

If you have patience and want to add extra power in your portfolio, start investing some portion of your savings in fundamentally strong small and mid cap companies - Hidden Gems & Value Picks. 

The stocks we reveal through Hidden Gems & Value Picks are companies that are either under-researched or not covered by other stock brokers and research firms. We keep on updating our subscribers on our past recommendation suggesting them whether to hold / buy or sell stocks on the basis of company's performance and future outlook. 

Time has shown that smart investors have made their fortune by investing in equities in long term. None other asset class can match giving you such extra ordinary returns. Yes, its important for you to invest in right set of companies at right price with medium to long term perspective. If you think to invest in stocks for period of 3 months or 6 months, we suggest you to stay out of stock market because you are not investing, you are betting on volatility of stock market which could be risky. 

Its our mission to ensure that you reap the best returns on your investment, our objective is not only to grow your investments at a healthy rate but also to protect your capital during market downturns.

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Imp. Note: Hidden Gem - July 2015 stock release is delayed and will be released tomorrow on 9th Aug'15. 

Do contact us in case of any queries, we will be delighted to assist you. 

Wish you happy & safe Investing. 

Regards, 
Team - Saral Gyan.