Click here Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. View or edit your browsing history.
Listen to this article
Get to Know Us. Not Enabled Word Wise: Not Enabled Screen Reader: Enabled Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Would you like to report this content as inappropriate? Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? See our Returns Policy. Visit our Help Pages.
- More Views on News.
- Product details.
- ABC with Loompy: Illustrated children book series about the little dwarf Loompy (Loompys adventures 1).
Greenblatt goes on to say that irrespective of the institutional motive behind a spin-off; it has been proven time and again that stocks of spun off companies and parent companies have significantly outperformed the market averages. But he also reinstates that there can always be few exceptions and you cannot always blindly follow this observation. Instead, you should weigh the pros and cons of a spin-off carefully before jumping the gun too quickly. We shall discuss a recent spin-off of a FMCG major which may warrant more than a thorough research before we could term it as a prized catch.
Shareholders of Marico will be issued one share of MaKE, for every 50 shares of Marico with a face value of Re 1 each. The rationale behind the spin-off was to provide much needed thrust to loss making skin care business of Kaya. Kaya is also not supposed to carry significant debt on its balance sheet. The two businesses are not interdependent, so no synergies are being lost in the spin-off. Moreover, by hiving off an unprofitable business that was severing its cash and margins, Marico can now use its cash to reinvest in the consumer business. Well, the rationale behind the merger seemed just appropriate.
However, the market did not think so! It is evident from the negative returns of On the face of it the stock almost shows all the characteristic of a good unvalued spin-off opportunity. So now can we say that it is a chance for investors to get into the undervalued stock of Marico? Probably not and this is where Greenblatt urges the readers to do their homework properly.
Well, at Equitymaster we did look at the other side of the coin and had a different take on the Marico - Kaya demerger. According to us, while the spin-off is likely to favorably impact Marico's financials but the impact is too small to accrue significant benefits in the immediate future. Moreover, the spin-off cannot be looked at in isolation and Marico's valuations need to be assessed in terms of the company's own fundamentals. This means turnaround of Kaya business is going to be a challenging task.
Thus, Greenblatt has, in a simple and easy to follow rules, dictated ways to beat the market if one is ready to tread the uncommon path backed by thorough research and little common sense.
- My New American Dream: A Personal Story and Perspective of a South Sudanese American Refugee.
- Upcoming Events.
- Der Einfluss der Israel-Lobby auf die Außenpolitik der USA (German Edition).
- Stormy Stock Market (Betting Rock-Paper-Scissors)!
While spin-offs is one such event; corporate restructuring, bankruptcies, risk arbitrage as well as mergers are few events where investors can explore hidden undervalued investment treasures. We shall discuss more such events in our next article. Equitymaster requests your view! Post a comment on " Can you really be a stock market genius?
Certain blue chips hold the potential of delivering returns comparable to small-cap stocks. With these stocks, you can get the best of both worlds. PersonalFN explains an investment strategy to follow to invest in debt mutual funds amid a time where bond yields have hardened.
Can you really be a stock market genius? - I - Views on News from Equitymaster
Asset light models will be the businesses of the future. Are Indian stocks moving towards the same? The Indian institutions bought the maximum amount of stocks in , once the stock market had already rallied quite a bit. Investing gurus are the champions of value investing. These are the people who've mastered the art of compounding wealth from The rise in the crude oil price is a major reason for the fall in the market.
If crude oil prices keep on rising, what will happen to stocks? Richa has discovered the single most profitable opportunity in the market - read on to discover more The prudent investment strategies followed at the fund house has helped Mirae Asset India Equity Fund earn a tag of being a consistent performer, which is in turn gaining popularity among investors. Since , Equitymaster has been the source for honest and credible opinions on investing in India. With solid research and in-depth analysis Equitymaster is dedicated towards making its readers- smarter, more confident and richer every day.
Here's why hundreds of thousands of readers spread across more than 70 countries Trust Equitymaster. Equitymaster Agora Research Private Limited. Any act of copying, reproducing or distributing this newsletter whether wholly or in part, for any purpose without the permission of Equitymaster is strictly prohibited and shall be deemed to be copyright infringement. Equitymaster Agora Research Private Limited hereinafter referred as 'Equitymaster' is an independent equity research Company.
Equitymaster is not an Investment Adviser. Information herein should be regarded as a resource only and should be used at one's own risk. Information contained herein does not constitute investment advice or a personal recommendation or take into account the particular investment objectives, financial situations, or needs of individual subscribers. Before acting on any recommendation, subscribers should consider whether it is suitable for their particular circumstances and, if necessary, seek an independent professional advice.
This is not directed for access or use by anyone in a country, especially, USA, Canada or the European Union countries, where such use or access is unlawful or which may subject Equitymaster or its affiliates to any registration or licensing requirement. All content and information is provided on an 'As Is' basis by Equitymaster.