Tasty Bite Eatables

Why Selling Strategy is as Important as Buying?

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The stock market is like a pendulum that swings from one extreme to another. While it often comes to the center, rarely does it stay there for long before moving to either of the directions. This cycle of greed and fear is what generates attractive opportunities for value investors with a long horizon of 3-5 years. However, it is crucial to identify when the cycle for our stock is approaching the other extreme so that we are able to start taking money off the table. The absence of a disciplined selling strategy can lead to large drawdowns and one can get stuck for longer with sub-optimal returns. The following few exit decisions illustrate how we emphasize this important parameter: Gujarat Ambuja Exports: The normalized operating margin for the maize segment has been …

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[Video] SA’s Founder in ‘Wizards of Dalal Street’ with Mr. Ramesh Damani

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Interview Video: Jatin Khemani, Founder, Stalwart Advisors, in conversation with legendary investor Mr. Ramesh Damani in his show ‘Wizards of Dalal Street, A Fresh Breeze’ discussing: His journey, Why tips are hazardous to wealth, Stalwart Advisors’ Investment Philosophy, Why it matters to have high quality management team with skin-in-the-game, How he found stocks like Tasty Bite Eatables and Relax Footwear, Why understanding Operating Leverage is crucial for investors and How it applies in case of businesses like Wonderla Holidays.

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Tasty Bite Eatables turning Tastier

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We had invested in Tasty Bite Eatables in April 2015 when the stock price was Rs 640. In this post, we will briefly cover what attracted us to the company and how the thesis is playing out.  Tasty Bite Eatables (TBE) is a company incorporated in 1986 and is mainly into ready-to-eat food. It was promoted by Ghai Family who also used to own franchise of Kwality Ice Cream in Western India. The company went through some interesting times in its brief history; sometimes a great idea fails because it is ahead of its time. Perhaps this was true for Tasty Bite too which questioned its very survival leading it into Board for Industrial & Financial Reconstruction (BIFR). Eventually it got acquired by Hindustan Unilever which withdrew from Indian markets as Indians weren’t ready for ‘ready-to-eat’ food …

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