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Don’t Bet Against India

Blog Blog Details
  • May 22, 2020
  • Susmit Patodia|
  • Associate Director - PMS
There are very few things that are worth staying up the whole night for! Topping the list is the live telecast of Berkshire’s shareholder meeting and to be able to listen to Mr. Warren Buffet. In the first hour and a half, the repeated messages that Buffet gave us are 

1.Never bet against Amercia
2.EQUITIES is the only way to create wealth in a sustainable manner in the long term

I think the above are the two simplest dots that you can join on the starting line to be successful as an investor. My third guiding dot – Be at it every day. 

Diving Straight Into The 3 Trillion Dollar Question – Impact On The Economy?
The Indian economy had one of its toughest 5 years periods (2015-19) since 1991. The economy was just starting to show initial signs of recovery in early 2020 with GST collections trending up, Auto sector completing transition to BS 6, Corporate NPA cycle flattening out and healthy Forex Reserves. The CoVID pandemic hit us and rewound the tape on recovery but it is unlikely to have broken the tape altogether.
Before we understand the impact on the economy, there are two unique aspects of our economy that are worth spending a few seconds on – A) Distributed supply chain B) Demand drives supply

A) Distributed Supply Chain
In India, most supply chains are distributed across the country. This is due to the fact that we are a land of SMEs which are efficient. But the flip side to efficiency is reduced resilience, which is why most of our SMEs are in a spot of bother today. Take a look at these numbers - We have 63 Mn registered companies in India, but only 5% of them have more than 10 employees and only 19,000 have paid up capital more than INR 10 Cr. This mass distribution across a large set of companies leads to significant issues of coordination as well. The best illustration of the same is in Autos - You may have a ready-to-produce mother auto plant in the green zone, the maker of the brake pads in amber and the dealers in red district - You can image the near impossible supply chain problem to fix. Hence, the re-start of the economy may be ineffective if majority of our country is non-green. SMALL gives efficiency but not resilience. 

B) Demand Drives Supply
With perennial capital shortage (Unlike China), India’s supply reacts to demand and not the other way round. What do we mean by that? We don’t build outsized malls or airports and wait for demand to fill them over a long period of time. Most of our infrastructure on completion are filled to capacity in just a few years and we then do incremental augmentation. As you can infer, this leads to lag in supply creation and the reason that our country has episodic inflation spikes.

The above two factors complicate the estimation of IMPACT (how many SMEs will survive) and REVIVAL (which will come first – Spend or Demand). 

So how do we think about the impact on the economy then?
Indian Economy is largely a consumption driven economy where Private consumption accounts for 60%. The other large constituent is Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF), simply put Investments, which is 31%. To break GFCF down further, 53% is Real Estate and Structures and 31% is Machinery and Equipment.  

The consumption piece is complex to project. The one framework that we are using to understand the impact on our portfolio companies is what we are plugging in for the country as a whole. We start with our consumption basket and categorizing them into three buckets – 1) Largely Un-impacted 2) Lost Sales 3) Postponed Sales. The below analysis is for the aggregate consumption basket of our country*

1. LARGELY UNIMPACTED - 53% of our basket is largely un-impacted (Food, Utilities, Communication)

2. LOST SALES – Goods and services where if one has foregone consumption, it cannot be recouped by consuming more of it in the future (Travel, Hospitality). This is ~31% of our basket

3. POSTPONED SALES – This is the bucket where foregone consumption can be made up in the future. Some examples being Automobile, White Goods etc. This is ~16% of our basket

The next question is how much of the demand can come back post normalization. This is subjective and ever changing. But with this framework, you could do a back of the envelope calculation to get to an impact. We estimate the drop to be in the range of 10-12% in FY21 for consumption. To this, we optimistically bake in only a 10% drop in GFCF as this sector should be able to recoup a lot of the lost activity. The other two components are Govt. Spend and Net Exports which could be growth areas in FY21. Taking all this into consideration, we get a 5-7% drop in GDP for this year. Most of it will be front loaded and we should start seeing positive print in Q4. This is the bad news, but there is some good news as well. Going back to where we started!

Don’t Bet Against India

Age of Country

73 Years

GDP in 1950

INR 95 Bn

GDP in 2020

INR 200 Tn


11.5% -> 2100x

If you were to sit back and think about the above – IT IS STAGGERING – We have done a phenomenal job and I have no doubt that we will add our entire GDP of the last 73 years in the next 10-12 years! This could be the most important phase of wealth creation for most of us. 

The only thing left to do then is to buy Quality companies which will Grow profitably for a Long period and buy them at a Price which is reasonable – What we call at Motilal Oswal as Q G L P 

A piece of trivia – Warren Buffet was 50 in 1980, had a networth of USD 100 Mn and US’s GDP was 2.5 Tn! Buffet compounded his way to USD 35 Bn networth in 2005 while USA’s GDP reached USD 13 Tn
Stay Safe, Happy Investing

Susmit Patodia, Motilal Oswal AMC
P.S. The title of the series of memo is “Observing, Not Thinking”…. Someone rightly said, Observing is humility, thinking is arrogance!


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