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At close 27-Nov-2014Ord
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To achieve long-term capital appreciation by investing in companies which are incorporated in India or which derive significant revenue or profit from India, with dividend yield from the company being of secondary importance. This emphasis on long-term capital appreciation will be demonstrated by benchmarking the Company’s net asset performance against the Morgan Stanley Capital International India Index (in Sterling terms).
In this webcast Adrian Lim gives an update on a range of subjects including performance, sector breakdown, political environment, twenty largest investments and an outlook for the Trust.
After a slow start, Indian equities finished October at record highs. Sentiment was buoyed by the BJP’s victories in two significant state elections, which consolidated its power and provided momentum to reforms.
The government hiked gas prices and eliminated diesel subsidies, helped by soft oil prices. This should boost the nation’s coffers given energy subsidies account for about half of the fiscal deficit.
Meanwhile, in response to the Supreme Court’s cancellation of coal-mining licenses, the private sector was granted approval to participate in the re-auction of coal blocks, which they could eventually mine commercially. Auction proceeds would go to the states where the mines are located, which should encourage local government support.
There were no major portfolio changes in October.
Our bank holdings reported largely positive results. HDFC was lifted by robust loan growth, higher margins and stable asset quality, while its associate HDFC Bank also performed well. Similarly, ICICI Bank’s margins were healthy, while retail loans in its mortgage and auto divisions grew rapidly. However, it faced some pressure from subdued corporate loans andhigher credit costs.
Infosys reported better-than-anticipated margins on improved sales and higher employee utilisation. However, TCS’s earnings missed expectations, which could make achieving its ambitious full-year growth target a challenge. TCS also announced it would merge with its majority-owned subsidiary CMC via a share swap.
Elsewhere, Hero MotoCorp enjoyed solid sales growth amid signs it is winning back market share from competitors, while Ultratech Cement benefited from recovering domestic demand. However, its share price faltered on speculation it might be interested in assets sold off as part of the Holcim-Lafarge merger. Meanwhile, Hindustan Unilever faced pressure from waning sales and raw material costs; however, lower promotional expenses helped support margins.
Winning two pivotal state elections is likely to provide the boost the BJP needs to press ahead with touchy reforms. Quick-fire announcements on gas prices, diesel subsidies and coal block reallocations should support equities and pacify naysayers. However, it is imperative that Modi capitalises on his popular appeal and the opposition’s current accommodative spirit in the Upper House: any sense that momentum on reforms is slipping would exasperate investors.
Source: Monthly Factsheet Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited