Radhakishan Damani is my Guru and Mentor: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, the Badshah of Dalal Street, was, as usual, the first to recognize the potential of Radhakishan Damani.
“My mentor is only one … I learnt trading from him … He has wisdom, extreme patience and humility … The patience he has to hear the other person’s point of view is unbelievable … He taught me life and shaped my nature. If he and my father had not been there to guide me, I would not have achieved such success”, the Badshah said in rich tribute to Radhakishan Damani.
The Badshah’s tribute embarrassed Radhakishan Damani.
“He gives so much respect to me that it puts me in an embarrassing position so many times” he said, laughing heartily.
The Badshah also expressed surprise on how his net worth was more than that of Damani.
So, today, it is in the fitness of things that Radhakishan Damani has been given his rightful place in the Forbes List of Billionaires.
At a net worth of $ 9.3 Billion (Rs. 60,450 crore), Damani towers over several high-flying industrialists.
Forbes referred to him as a “returnee”. This is a reference to the fact that Damani was first ushered into the Billionaires club in 2014 with a net worth of only $1 Billion. His name was removed from the list in 2015 when the Bear market mauled his wealth.
(The two mega billionaires with Madhusudan Kela, Ramesh Damani, Dharmesh Shah (Axis) and Rashesh Shah)
Basant Maheshwari & Porinju Veliyath rake in fortune by piggybacking on Radhakishan Damani
At this stage, we have to compliment Basant Maheshwari and Porinju Veliyath for having the presence of mind to latch onto the coattails of Radhakishan Damani.
While novice investors were getting their knickers in a twist worrying about the so-called exorbitant valuations of D’Mart, the two stalwarts barged into the counter and grabbed all the stocks that they could lay their hands on with no questions asked as to valuations.
Buying D’Mart was like picking up a child from the maternity ward
Basant was in his customary high spirits during his conversation with Sonia Shenoy.
“We bought on the first day first show; it is like a child, we picked it right from the maternity ward,” Basant said, grinning from ear to ear.
Basant explained that novices were making the mistake of valuing D’Mart on the basis of the FY17 P/E and getting worried about exorbitant valuations instead of looking at the FY19 P/E.
“It is like looking at the horse and the cart,” Basant said, implying that one should focus on the horse (FY19 P/E) instead of being obsessed with the cart (FY 17 P/E).
Basant further explained that on a FY19 basis, D’Mart’s valuations were on par with that other blue-chips like Blue Dart, Aditya Birla Fashion etc though it had the unique advantage of growing at 30-40 percent.
He also revealed that D’Mart is following the correct strategy of growing like Walmart in a ‘concentric circle model’.
“We are intoxicated with growth and we are drugged with growth,” Basant added with a chuckle.
D-Mart is a wonderful company and a 5x bagger: Porinju Veliyath
Porinju also gave a glimpse of his visionary outlook by declaring that D’Mart has the potential to be a magnificent 5x multibagger in the foreseeable future.
“D-Mart is a wonderful company and is going to grow much more. It can be a 5x company in the next 10 years. That’s the kind of potential that the company has. It is a well-managed company,” he said.
.@porinju: Possible for D-Mart to have a market cap of around Rs 1 lk cr in 3-4 years.
— ET NOW (@ETNOWlive) March 21, 2017
400% gain since the IPO in March 2017
It is unbelievable but true that D’Mart has given a mind-boggling 400% gain since the IPO in March 2017.
Even if we had bought the stock on the day of listing at Rs. 600, we would have nearly 100% gain as of date.
(Eminent legends Ramesh Damani, Nemish Shah and Vallabh Bhanshali pay tribute to Radhakishan Damani)
Thronging crowds at D’Mart cement Radhakishan Damani’s tenure in the Billionaire’s club
Radhakishan Damani is no longer just an investor but is a full-fledged businessman/ entrepreneur.
The continuing success of D’Mart means that no Bear market will be able to oust him from the Billionaires club. Instead, we can expect him to reach pole position in the foreseeable future.
Went to local DMart yesterday for Diwali shopping. Almost felt like I got into 8.14 Churchgate fast at Borivali. It was that full.
— Tarun (@TeJay29) October 16, 2017
I went to Dmart twice in last week, returned empty handed after looking the que at billing counter
— Nishant Thakker (@NT_149) October 16, 2017
Went to dmart, no place to stand..perhaps business is shifting..need to consider that too
— Vishal Shah (@vishal1250) October 15, 2017
Huge rush in DMart stores in Ahmedabad. Expect a blockbuster quarter this time again.
— Pratik Mantri (@PratikMantri) October 15, 2017
— Shreyas (@Shreyas_Shetty) October 15, 2017
Is the stock still a good buy?
According to Goldman Sachs, D’Mart is still a great buy and has a 12 month target price of Rs. 1,500.
However, Goldman Sach’s recommendation met with ridicule from knowledgeable investors because they appear to have discounted FY28 earnings to arrive at the price target.
Did I read this correct: GS on D-mart: price target discounts FY28 earnings by 28x…and FY19 P/E of 66X….so FY28 introduced
— Varinder Bansal (@varinder_bansal) September 26, 2017
Just Read the Goldman Report on D-MART, I can't even predict next 2 years, they valued the company based on FY29 earnings expectations, WOW! pic.twitter.com/AdXieATMxp
— Yatin Mota (@YatinMota) September 26, 2017
At 850 – People thought Page Ind was overvalued, costly etc. The stock is now up 2000 % at 18,000.
Could the same happen with D-Mart ?
— Dharmil mehta (@dharmilmehta1) September 27, 2017
However, Porinju Veliyath has issued a clear diktat that the stock is now overpriced. This puts it out of bounds for us.
Not holding D-Mart now; looks over-priced! https://t.co/Pfxbg0FOyy
— Porinju Veliyath (@porinju) September 26, 2017
While we missed out on the D’Mart gravy train and of being business partners with the legendary Radhakishan Damani, we must keep alert for the several other opportunities that will come our way and make sure that we grab them with both hands!