We have seen superior results with superior insights. But for getting these skills, we also need to know the limitations and how difficult it is to acquire them.
If we are going to identify what will be going to happen tomorrow or the day after tomorrow or next week, next month then we are not going to get success in identifying cycle. Identifying cycle is never easy, it requires a greater effort to capture a cycle in a better way which provides us with an advantage.
Disclosure – Companies mentioned in the article are just for an example & educational purpose. It is not a buy/sell/ hold recommendation.
Mr.Warren Buffett has explained on the commodity to brand-
One of the plastic product manufacturing company which use crude oil & it’s derivatives as a raw material but due to selling a brand company can increase a profit higher than growth to the sales
One of the footwear manufacturing company which use rubber, plastic I.e. crude oil derivatives as a raw material but due to selling a brand company can increase a profit higher than growth to the sales
Mr.Buffett on investing-
When we make a compromise with our need and make an investment of those savings to the proper assets, we can able to receive more purchasing power in the future. We need to majorly focus on the beating inflation for the longer period of time which will provide us a more purchasing power in the future. Our minimum target to earn a return from our investment should be inflation rate + GDP growth rate. This is an appropriate return which will provide us a more purchasing power in future and also build us wealthier. During the current scenario in India, inflation rate 3.77% + GDP growth rate 8.20% = 11.97%, it should be a minimum threshold return from the investment we make.
If we look at the 10 years average inflation rate and GDP growth rate in India then it is 7.71% and 7.17% respectively. So that if we have made an investment in the year 2007-2008 than we should have minimum threshold return of 14.88%. and for the last 20 years is 14.60%.
Warren Buffett’s Letter 2012
Mr.Buffett on intrinsic value creation –
Mr.Buffett on capital-intensive business –
We can use a similar parameter for analyzing a capital-intensive business. Here, we can check that whether the company has higher interest coverage after paying current year interest cost or not. This parameter indicates that the company can pay comfortably interest cost on additional borrowing or not. Such quality will not easily available with all the capital-intensive companies so that we can able to filter out good company from the capital-intensive business segment.
One of the FMCG Company which is the manufacturing and marketing of household products and personal care products