In our country, there is lot of good companies, unfortunately, everyone else also knows how good they are and hence, most of the time, their stock prices carry a premium. So what does retail investor like you and I do? Do we pay the premium and cost average our way in? Nope. There is a better way! Equity markets will not always behave in a rational manner. On any given day, the news of the day will drive it up or down – sometimes there is no basis to it. We all know it – it has happened, it is happening, and it will continue to happen. As a long term investors, we always have patience on our side which we can use to our advantage.
Preparing for the Hunt
I haven’t talked to any tiger, but based on National Geographic and Discover Channels, I have noticed that a tiger would never just get up in the morning and go for a kill. Same way you should not attempt to purchase company stock unprepared. Here are few steps. Continue reading rest of this article…
Praj Industies (PRAJIND) provides turnkey plants and equipments for fermentation and distillation systems used in bio fuels processing (primarily ethanol related). It sells it products domestic Indian markets (about 70% market share), South East Asia (about 50% market share), and Europe (about 30% market share). It has been attempting to diversify in Brazilian and North American market but is still in very early investment/growth phase.
In addition to geographic diversification, it has also attempting at product diversification. It has begun working in other areas like Brewers, Agro Chemicals, Bio Chemicals, and Health and Wellness Products,
Praj Industries is small cap company. My objective here is to understand, if it will fit in my long term buy and hold portfolio. I like it because of very low debt.
The whole reason for any business to exist is to generate sales revenue and make more profits. At a minimum, the parameters listed below should have continuously increasing trends. All the data below is from 2000 to 2009. Continue reading rest of this article…