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Analysis Framework for IT Services Companies

Recently, we analysed an information technology services company for providing our inputs to the analysis submitted by a reader. While analysing this IT Company, we attempted to understand this sector, along with the key parameters, which can act as an actionable framework for making investing decisions. The current article contains our learning of the key

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Interest Rate Risk for Financial Institutions: A Simple Guide

Interest rate risk (IRR) for a financial institution is similar to changing raw material costs for a manufacturing organization. If a financial institution like bank, nonbanking finance company (NBFC) or housing finance company (HFC) is not able to manage interest rate risk properly, then it runs the risk of running into losses just like any

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Asset Liability Mismatch: Why do NBFCs & Banks knowingly create it?

The current article provides responses related to the query: Why do finance companies use short term funds like commercial papers (CPs) and current/savings account (CASA) for giving long term loans and create an asset liability mismatch? www.drvijaymalik.com has a section dedicated to answering queries from readers: “Ask Your Queries”. Over time, many readers have asked

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Standalone vs Consolidated Financials: A Complete Guide

Many times, investors are uncertain about using standalone vs consolidated financials in their stock analysis. Over time, we have received a lot of queries from investors in the Ask Your Queries section asking us whether they should use standalone vs consolidated financials in situations like overall financial analysis, calculating price to earnings ratio (PE ratio),

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Share Buyback: An Investor’s Guide

The current article provides a guidance to equity investors for interpreting various aspects related to share buyback like why buyback of shares has increased in recent times, how to interpret when promoters also participate in share buyback, how much premium is justified for share buyback price, when does buyback of shares indicate a red flag.

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Fund Flow Analysis: The Ultimate Guide

Fund flow analysis is one of the simplest and the basic tools for stock analysis. Fund flow analysis helps investors in identifying the key areas of utilization of funds for a company during any period along with the key sources of those funds. Fund flow analysis provides a great help to investors in finding companies,

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Share Pledge by Promoters: A Complete Guide

The current article highlights different aspects of share pledge by the promoters of any company. The article also guides public shareholders on the interpretation of the pledging of shares done by promoters. Why promoters raise money by pledging of shares? How to know the amount of share pledge done by the promoters? Difference between share

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Free Cash Flow: A Complete Guide to Understanding FCF

The current article explains the concept of Free Cash Flow (FCF) including illustrative responses to the queries asked by readers. This article attempts to discuss various aspects related to Free Cash Flow (FCF) and its usage in company analysis like: What is Free Cash Flow (FCF) Free cash flow vs net cash generation: which one

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Understanding Cash Flow from Operating Activities (CFO)

The current article in this series provides responses related to: Step-by-step calculation of cash flow from operations (CFO) from net profits (PAT) of a company. Can companies arbitrarily add depreciation in CFO calculation to inflate CFO? Can Dividend & Interest Income be a part of cash flow from operations (CFO) instead of cash flow from

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Stock Warrants to Promoters: How to Analyse

The current article in this series provides responses related to the preferential allotment of stock warrants / share warrants to promoters.   Stock warrants are insider trading timed to perfection! Example: Indo Count Industries Limited   Indo Count Industries Ltd approved the allotment of 28,98,300 stock warrants to promoters in the meeting on September 11,

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"Peaceful Investing": My Stock Investing Approach

“Peaceful Investing” approach is the result of my more than a decade of experience in equity markets. This approach helped me invest even when I had a full-time corporate job and could not spare a lot of time for stock analysis. During my investing journey, I have faced all the common challenges of the investors, the biggest one being “scarcity of time”. “Peaceful Investing” approach keeps in mind that an investor will have limited amount of time to spare for stock investing. 

The objective of “Peaceful Investing” approach is the selection of such stocks, where once an investor has put in her money, then she may sleep peacefully. Therefore, if later on, the stock prices rise, then the investor is happy as she is now wealthier. On the contrary, if the stock prices fall, even then the investor is happy as she can now buy more quantity of the selected fundamentally good stocks.

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