If you had invested Rs 1 lakh in stocks like NTC, NABIL & Chilime 5 years ago, here’s what it’s worth now

Tue, Apr 3, 2018 6:00 AM on Exclusive, Stock Market,
If you had...

- Suramya Khanal

“The stock market is designed to transfer money from the active to the patient” – Warren Buffet

It is no secret that Warren Buffet, the self-made billionaire investor, has always valued investing over the long-term. His slow and steady approach has proved to be successful in building wealth—making him one of the richest people in the world with net worth of almost $85 billion (Rs 88 kharba). One of the most popular mantras of Buffet is giving more importance to long-term investment on growing companies, rather than trading and short-term investments. So what can we learn from the man whose personal net worth is 6 times more than NEPSE’s entire market capitalization of Rs 14.30 kharba?

On several occasions, Warren Buffet has said that if one does not have the patience to hold stocks for 5 years, they shouldn’t hold it for even 5 minutes. Keeping this in mind, ShareSansar analyzed what would have happened if we had invested just Rs 1 lakh in some of the 15 popular stocks from different sectors and let it grow for 5 years.

For this, we analyzed 14 different companies (plus 1 mutual fund scheme) for this analysis, and projected the returns. Siddhartha Investment Growth Scheme-1, a mutual fund that matured 3 months ago, was also analyzed to see if mutual funds could also provide good returns in Nepali share market. The below graphic shows what Rs 1 lakh invested in these 15 scrips five fiscal years ago would have grown (or shrunk) to in today’s value.

For simplification, we made a few assumptions. We assumed that any cash dividends received in the five-year period (FY 2069/70 to FY 2073/74) were not reinvested, and capital gains tax was also not calculated. Since 5% capital gains on profit will not matter much in the long-term (due to adjustment of average base prices), this will also not offset the final worth by a big value. Amount invested for right share was also adjusted in the overall value, and any cash flow in these five years were totaled for the whole 5 years. Also, Rs 10 was taken as the per unit cost of SIGS1 since its initial offering (IPO) came in Mangsir, 2069.

Finally, we have assumed the prices of 5 fiscal years ago i.e. on Asadh 31, 2069 to fully compound the dividends of all the 5 years.

Companies Analyzed

S.N.

Company

Symbol

Sector

1

Nabil Bank Limited

NABIL

Commercial Bank

2

Nepal Investment Bank Limited

NIB

Commercial Bank

3

Everest Bank Limited

EBL

Commercial Bank

4

Standard Chartered Bank Limited

SCB

Commercial Bank

5

Muktinath Bikas Bank Limited

MNBBL

Development Bank

6

ICFC Finance Limited

ICFC

Finance

7

Nepal Life Insurance Company Limited

NLIC

Life Insurance

8

Shikhar Insurance Company Limited

SICL

Non-life Insurance

9

Soaltee Hotels Limited

SHL

Hotels

10

Oriental Hotels Limited

OHL

Hotels

11

Chilime Hydropower Company Limited

CHCL

Hydropower

12

First Microfinance  Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited

FMDBL

Microfinance

13

Chhimek Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited

CBBL

Microfinance

14

Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited

NTC

Others

15

Siddhartha Investment Growth Scheme – 1

SIGS1

Mutual Fund


These 15 scrips have always been hot stocks for their sectors, including the 4 blue-chip commercial banks: Everest, Nabil, Standard Chartered and Nepal Investment Bank.

Results: 

Annualized Returns:

Scrip

Initial Value (Rs.)

Today's Value (Rs.)

CAGR (%)

FMDBL

           100,000.00

       2,161,680.31

84.91%

SICL

           100,000.00

       1,835,367.91

78.96%

CBBL

           100,000.00

       1,695,398.88

76.14%

MNBBL

           100,000.00

       1,556,553.28

73.15%

OHL

           100,000.00

       1,130,287.59

62.42%

NLIC

           100,000.00

          867,483.08

54.05%

SHL

           100,000.00

          364,240.20

29.50%

ICFC

           100,000.00

          342,284.80

27.90%

SIGS1

           100,000.00

          342,200.00

27.90%

NIB

           100,000.00

          322,376.11

26.38%

EBL

           100,000.00

          271,437.43

22.11%

NABIL

           100,000.00

          249,300.96

20.05%

SCB

           100,000.00

          200,716.76

14.95%

NTC

           100,000.00

          189,463.22

13.63%

CHCL

           100,000.00

          188,248.46

13.49%

TOTAL

        1,500,000.00

    11,717,038.99

50.85%


It might be surprising to see that the 4 commercial banks (NIB, NABIL, SCB and EBL) were nowhere to be found at the top, although the annualized returns they provided was not bad (14.95% to 26.38%). However, among these scrips, First Microfinance was the clear winner with almost 85% Compounded Annual Growth Rate. In the 5 fiscal years, FMDBL has provided 15% cash dividend for 2 years, 15% bonus share for 3 years, 100% right share once and 50% right share for 2 consecutive years. If one had invested Rs 1 lakh in First Microfinance 5 years ago, it would have grown to Rs 21 lakh as of today.

 

Oriental Hotels had also posted a remarkable growth in these periods and distributed dividends for the last 4 years, along with hotcakes such as Muktinath Bikas Bank (MNBBL) and Shikhar Insurance (SICL). Chilime Hydropower (CHCL) and Nepal Doorsanchar (NTC) stood at the bottom of the 15 reviewed scrips, with annualized returns at 13.49% and 13.63% only.

Rs 1lakh invested in Shikhar Insurance five years ago would have yielded Rs 18 lakh today (including all the money reinvested as right share). And if Rs 15 lakh was invested in these 15 companies five years ago, it would have become Rs 1crore and 17lakhs today.

Takeaways:

1. Choose mutual funds over fixed deposits

If one does not have time or knowledge for making personal investment decisions, they can always opt for buying mutual funds. Mutual funds invest in many companies from different sectors, are regulated, and managed by expert managers and analysts. SIGS1 provided regular cash dividends during its time, with compounded annual growth of 27.90%. No fixed deposit scheme will ever come close to providing this return.

2. No correlation between company’s operations and stock performance over the short-term, but 100% correlation in long-term.

Often, there does not seem to be much correlation between how the company is performing and its market performance. When the market is bearish, the prices of every companies start to fall. Using this dip to buy stocks of companies with growth potential will help reach investments goals over broader term. It pays to be patient and to own successful companies.

3. Ride the bear into the bull

Ever since making a high of 1,881 points almost two years ago, market has been in a consolidation phase. Those who had invested at the peak of the bull market in Shrawan 2073 may be at a loss today, however, holding on to the stocks of growing companies will surely lead to a good return. For the last 6 months, NEPSE has been on a downward trend, leading to many moments of panic selling. This has sharply decreased the price of the companies. For example, First Microfinance (FMDBL) had reached over Rs 1600 per kitta last year, whereas its price is Rs 500 at the moment. Shikhar Insurance (SICL) can be bought at Rs 950 today, but it had reached Rs 4,300.

What we have to learn is that even when the companies have been devalued by such an extent, the number of shares one possesses has been steadily growing for the past few years. Eventually, this will outweigh all the risks of short-term trading and short-term swings. When the next bull market comes, we can offload the shares bought in bear market and get maximum returns on our investments. So, don’t feel afraid to buy undervalued companies in the bear market. The market may crash, but your share on the good company will only increase. Eventually when the bull arrives (and it will surely arrive), we can ride it.

By focusing on long-term value instead of short-term emotions, by being patient when everyone is running to sell their shares, and by choosing companies with good future growth prospects, good returns can be anticipated in the next few years.