Ambit Emerging Giants Portfolio


Ambit Emerging Giants Portfolio

KEY PORTFOLIO ATTRIBUTES #

Year of Inception 2017-12-01
Number of Stocks 18
Alpha (1Y) -31.06%
Beta (1Y) 0.25

About AMBIT CAPITAL

Ambit is one of India’s premier providers of financial advice and capital, focused on delivering tailor-made financial solutions that are suitable to clients’ needs. These are based on deep understanding of the Indian economy and market forces, unmatched research and client-focused approach. Their business acumen gives them the ability to see the big picture and understand the levers that affect the business drivers through smart decisions and actions that can increase the long-term profitability for clients resulting in sustainable growth.

Investment Objective

Ambit Emerging Giants PMS is a portfolio of companies that aims to create wealth over long periods of time by investing in the leaders of tomorrow, i.e. it is a small-cap oriented portfolio.

Smallcaps are largely undiscovered with low analyst coverage and lower liquidity resulting in valuation disconnect with fundamentals. Thus, the objective of Ambit Emerging Giants Portfolio is investing in the highly rewarding yet challenging world of small caps through their good & clean framework. In other words, it looks to identify the Coffee Can companies of tomorrow.

Investment Strategy

Ambit’s Emerging Giants portfolio aims to invest in small-cap companies with market-dominating franchises and a track record of clean accounting governance and capital allocation. The fund typically invests in companies with market caps less than Rs2,500cr. The stocks are screened through stringent quantitative filters and focus is on earnings growth + earnings quality.

Ambit Emerging Giants’ Portfolio selection process focuses on picking businesses with a good track record of efficient capital allocation and clean accounting practices, to pick the right investments. The aim is to build a low churn and concentrated portfolio of 15-20 companies, which can create wealth for investors in a relatively riskless fashion over a long time period.

Ambit Emerging Giants PMS looks to explore opportunities in the under-researched and under-owned world of small-caps, to deliver steady returns in what is traditionally perceived to be a high-risk investment.

The bigger idea is to identify small cap businesses, with strong leadership position in the micro or niche market that they are operating in. It not only gives them effective pricing power but help them gain in scale and become large companies of tomorrow.

Investment Philosophy

Ambit’s Emerging Giants are LEADERS and WINNERS in growing industries:

  1. Stellar track records of capital allocation in terms of RoE
  2. Low debt with the median portfolio company cash positive
  3. Median market cap of the portfolio is ~ Rs 4,884 cr.
  4. Growth potential above the comparable index
  5. Reasonable valuations for quality stocks
  6. Niche segment leaders will create industries in 7-10 years

Investment Process

Ambit Emerging Giants PMS’ ideology states that good risk adjusted returns is an outcome of Good Processes characterized by:

Stringent quantitative filters

  • ▪Each offering is based on deeply researched and back tested framework to generate the investment universe
    ▪High threshold for performance over long spans of time, greatly minimize chances of poor performers or poor quality companies entering into the investment universe
    ▪High quality of accounts and corporate governance is uncompromised
  • Experienced team & deep-dive research

    • ▪  Dedicated and experienced research team
      ▪  Research processes inspired by IE Research
      ▪  Investment Committee to approve all investment decisions
      ▪  Part of larger Ambit group lends advantages
      ▪  Focus on what is knowable and what is important
    • Focus on earnings growth + earnings quality

      • ▪Lower obsession with timing when one is investing in a superior calibre of companies
        ▪Companies with a consistent track record and leadership traits are preferred
        ▪Past track record + Future sector potential + Current management capabilities = Comfort on delivering quality earnings
      • Risk Management
      • ▪Concentrated Portfolios deliver best returns as returns do not get average out
        ▪Lower drawdowns due to consistent performers in secular sectors
        ▪Long term orientation with low churn realize the power of compounding

Investment Approach

Ambit Emerging Giants PMS follows the below mentioned investment approach:

  1. SEBI Defined Small Cap companies
  2. Check for efficiency of capital allocation (Good)
  3. Check for quality of accounts & Corporate Governance(Clean)
  4. Bottom-up Research: Industry Analysis, Management meets & Channel checks
  5. Concentrated portfolio of 15-20 companies
  6. Constant monitoring & review
  7. Churn = 15-20%

Awards & Achievements (Across Ambit PMSs)

In 2021, Ambit Coffee Can Portfolio was awarded Rank #3 as the Best PMS in the Multi Cap category, on a 3Y Risk-Adjusted Returns. These Awards were hosted by PMS AIF WORLD, in association with IIM-Ahmedabad.

Performance Table #


Trailing Returns (%) 1m return 3m return 6m return 1y return 2y return 3y return 5y return 10y return Since inception return
Ambit Investment Advisors Emerging Giants-7.50%-10.80%-10.30%11.50%9.20%13.10%18.90%14.20%
BSE 500 TRI0.90%4.50%17.40%40.20%17.80%19.30%17.40%15.00%

QRC Report Card *




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Portfolio Holdings


Holding %
GMM PFAUDLER LTD 7.00
LA OPALA 6.00
MAS FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD 6.00
SUNDARAM FASTENERS LTD 6.00
HAWKINS COOKER LTD 6.00
HOME FIRST FINANCE 6.00
CCL PRODUCTS INDIA LTD 6.00
Suprajit Engineering Ltd 6.00
ORIENT ELECTRIC LTD 6.00
AMRUTANJAN HEALTH CARE LTD 6.00
Mastek Ltd 6.00
GARWARE TECHNICAL FIBRES LTD 6.00
SAFARI INDUSTRIES (INDIA) LTD 5.00
CERA SANITARYWARE LTD 5.00
GREENLAM INDUSTRIES LTD 5.00
NEOGEN CHEMICALS 5.00
EPL LTD 4.00
DCB BANK LTD 3.00

Sector Allocation


Holding %
Industrials 7.00
Chemicals 12.00
Building Materials 13.00
Financial Services 21.00
Consumer Discretionary 32.00

Market Cap Allocation


Allocations %
Large Cap 0
Mid Cap 5
Small Cap 91
Cash 4

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Disclaimer

#Returns as of 31 Mar 2024. Returns up to 1 Year are absolute, above 1 Year are CAGR.

*QRC Report Card data is updated quarterly. Current data is as of Dec 23.


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