Basic Concepts

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 Operations (CFO)

The current article in this series provides responses related to: calculation of cash flow from operations (CFO) from net profits (PAT) of a company.   Query Hi Dr Vijay, I am reading the annual reports and mostly, I get confused in the cash flow from operations. In the reading material of Vinati Organics Limited, I

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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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3 Guidelines for Selecting Stocks Ideal for Retail Equity Investors

Equity markets are one of the key avenues for investors to create wealth for themselves. However, despite the significant return generating potential of equity markets in India, the participation of retail investors in direct equity markets remains very low. Many a times, the factors assigned to low participation of retail investors in equity markets focus

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Understanding Quarterly Reports: A Step by Step Guide

One of the key requisites of being listed on stock exchanges is that the listed companies are required to disclose their performance on a periodic basis. Most commonly, it is disclosure of quarterly reports by filing shareholding patterns and quarterly results. This is true for almost all the publicly listed companies across the world. Different

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Steps to Assess Management Quality before Buying Stocks

On April 16, 2016, I got the opportunity to address a group of investors in an event “Investor Club” organised by MoneyLife Smart Savers, courtesy Mrs Sucheta Dalal, Managing Editor of Moneylife and Mr Debashis Basu, Editor of Moneylife. The session focused on the assessment of management quality while buying stocks. Read: Finding Stocks that

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Why Management Assessment is the Most Critical Factor in Stock Investing?

On April 16, 2016, I got the opportunity to address a group of investors in an event “Investor Club” organized by MoneyLife Smart Savers, courtesy Mrs. Sucheta Dalal, Managing Editor of Moneylife and Mr. Debashis Basu, Editor of Moneylife. The session focused on the assessment of management quality while buying stocks. Read: Finding Stocks that

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Analysis: GM Breweries Limited

This article provides in depth fundamental analysis of GM Breweries Ltd, an Indian country liquor manufacturer, focusing on the Mumbai & Thane markets in Maharashtra. Reader’s

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Analysis: KNR Constructions Limited

This article provides in depth fundamental analysis of KNR Constructions Ltd, an Indian infrastructure player focused on EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) activities in the

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Analysis: Cupid Limited

This article provides in depth fundamental analysis of Cupid Ltd, a leading Indian manufacturer and exporter of male & female condoms and lubricant jelly. Reader’s Query

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