ICICI Prudential PMS Value Strategy


Year of Inception 2004-01-28
Number of Stocks 26
Alpha (1Y) 26.31%
Beta (1Y) 1.09

About ICICI Prudential PMS

ICICI Prudential Portfolio Management Services (PMS) enjoys a rich parentage of two large organizations ICICI Bank Ltd which is India’s largest private sector bank in addition to being one of the most trusted brands in financial services and Prudential Plc UK, an international financial services company, with significant operations in Asia, US and UK. ICICI Prudential PMS offers multiple portfolio options to cater to varied types of investor needs.

Key People

Anand Shah CIO, Alternates
Suraj Nanda
Suraj Nanda Portfolio Manager

Investment Objective

ICICI Prudential PMS Value Strategy aims to follow a value investment style and intends to offer a diversified portfolio of stocks that have a high potential but are quoting at a discount to their fair/intrinsic value.

Investment Strategy

The core investment philosophy of value investing is based on the belief that stocks cannot continue to quote at values that are significantly below their fair values over the long term. At some point in time, the markets are likely to recognize the extent of undervaluation of these companies. The same could lead to a rerating/appreciation in the company’s stock price.

There are various reasons why stocks tend to quote at low valuations. Some of these include:

• An irrational market sentiment that drives down the price of a stock to a level lower than justified by fundamentals. This could occur as an overreaction to negative news or as result of market pessimism on corporate/industry fundamentals. Markets also often tend to ignore certain stocks/sectors that appear to have low growth or non-exciting stories.

• Valuations not factoring in all aspects of the companies earning potential: Companies may have certain hidden assets on their books or assets whose actual value may not be factored in by the markets. This could include surplus land, equity holdings, cash on balance sheets, trademarks etc.

The markets are also at times slow to factor in company developments such as operational or financial restructuring, entry in to new markets, capacity expansions, introduction of new products, change in management etc. that could potentially add significant value to the networth of the business. During cyclical downturns, a number of companies are often valued based on bottom cycle earnings, which can look very attractive as the industry cycle improves.

The Portfolio Manager aims to find a good business at a reasonable price and not a mediocre business at a bargain price. The Portfolio Manager endeavors to invest in securities with:

• Favourable long-term prospects;
• Effective management;
• Scalable businesses; Sustainable competitive edge; and
• Available at an attractive/reasonable price

The Strategy aims to follow a “buy and hold” strategy in order to fully capitalise on the true underlying value of the business potential which gets “unlocked” over a period of time. However, the portfolio may be actively managed to take advantage of certain market trends, with an endeavour to enhance returns.

Awards & Achievements

• In 2023, ICICI Prudential PMS Contra Strategy was awarded as the Best PMS across all categories, on a 1Y Risk-Adjusted Returns. These Awards were hosted by PMS AIF WORLD, in association with IIM-Ahmedabad.

• In 2021, ICICI Prudential Long Short Fund, a Cat III Long Short AIF, was awarded as the Best AIF in the Cat III Long Short category, on a 2Y Absolute Returns basis. 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
ICICI Prudential PMS Value Strategy7.50%10.40%39.70%71.30%41.70%36.00%25.72%21.22%13.77%
BSE 500 TRI3.40%6.10%25.00%38.60%20.20%20.50%18.21%16.26%13.24%

QRC Report Card *


Portfolio Holdings

Holding %
Bharti Airtel Ltd 7.02
Larsen & Toubro Ltd 6.72
NTPC Ltd 6.63
Karur Vysya Bank Ltd 5.22
ICICI Bank Ltd 5.17

Sector Allocation

Holding %
Banks 26.06
Ferrous Metals 19.86
Finance 14.63
Construction 7.41
Aerospace & Defense 5.58

Market Cap Allocation

Allocations %
Large Cap 57.86
Mid Cap 15.46
Small Cap 26.85
Cash -0.1

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#Returns as of 30 Apr 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 Mar 24.

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