Auto industry is going through one of its worst periods. The passenger vehicle sales are down significantly and even the 2W sales are down.
However, we are looking at this downturn more as an opportunity. A lot of really good companies in the auto-ancillary space are down 70-80% from their highs and are trading at historically low valuations.
We are therefore especially focused on auto components supplier and that too in 2W space. Another point that we are keeping in mind is that company’s products should not get disrupted by electric vehicle adoption and should rather benefit from the same.
Why 2W space? Because the history suggests that the slowdowns in the 2W segment are shorter (a year or so) and less pronounced.
Source: Edelweiss Automobiles Jul’19 report
Thus, keeping the above factors in mind, we recently shared an opportunity with all our premium members on a company that is segment leader, growing despite the slowdown and trading at historically low valuations. The new recommendation is also part of our Model portfolio of stocks.
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Some important points about the company are as below:
- The stock is down more than 75% from its highs
- The current valuations are historically low on almost all the parameters: less than 1 time book value, less than 9 times earnings, etc
- In the last 7 months the promoters have bought significant quantity from the market. Their average purchase price is around 25% higher than our recommendation price
- The company is the largest player in the segment and its clients account for more than 50% of the 2W sales in India
- Barring 1 year, the company has consistently outperformed 2W industry sales growth by a wide margin.
- The company has consistently clocked more than 15% growth in sales on year on year basis.
- Despite the slowdown in 2W volumes, the company is likely to sustain double digit growth rate on the back of 2-4x increase (over the years) in realizations in 50% of its product segment.
- The dividend yield is more than 2%
Stock market is peculiar…sometimes it is too exuberant and offers an asset worth Rs 100 at Rs 120-150 and sometimes it becomes too despondent and offers the same asset worth Rs 100 at Rs 40-60.
Our returns on investments are therefore determined by when we buy the stock: at 40-50 when the market is depressed or 120-150 when the market is elated.
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