Does Jindal Poly Films (NSE:JINDALPOLY) Deserve A Spot On Your Watchlist?

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 10, 2022
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Like a puppy chasing its tail, some new investors often chase 'the next big thing', even if that means buying 'story stocks' without revenue, let alone profit. And in their study titled Who Falls Prey to the Wolf of Wall Street?' Leuz et. al. found that it is 'quite common' for investors to lose money by buying into 'pump and dump' schemes.

So if you're like me, you might be more interested in profitable, growing companies, like Jindal Poly Films (NSE:JINDALPOLY). Now, I'm not saying that the stock is necessarily undervalued today; but I can't shake an appreciation for the profitability of the business itself. Loss-making companies are always racing against time to reach financial sustainability, but time is often a friend of the profitable company, especially if it is growing.

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Jindal Poly Films's Improving Profits

In the last three years Jindal Poly Films's earnings per share took off like a rocket; fast, and from a low base. So the actual rate of growth doesn't tell us much. Thus, it makes sense to focus on more recent growth rates, instead. Like a falcon taking flight, Jindal Poly Films's EPS soared from ₹160 to ₹213, over the last year. That's a commendable gain of 34%.

I like to take a look at earnings before interest and (EBIT) tax margins, as well as revenue growth, to get another take on the quality of the company's growth. While Jindal Poly Films did well to grow revenue over the last year, EBIT margins were dampened at the same time. So it seems the future my hold further growth, especially if EBIT margins can stabilize.

The chart below shows how the company's bottom and top lines have progressed over time. For finer detail, click on the image.

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NSEI:JINDALPOLY Earnings and Revenue History May 10th 2022

While profitability drives the upside, prudent investors always check the balance sheet, too.

Are Jindal Poly Films Insiders Aligned With All Shareholders?

I like company leaders to have some skin in the game, so to speak, because it increases alignment of incentives between the people running the business, and its true owners. So it is good to see that Jindal Poly Films insiders have a significant amount of capital invested in the stock. With a whopping ₹4.7b worth of shares as a group, insiders have plenty riding on the company's success. That holding amounts to 11% of the stock on issue, thus making insiders influential, and aligned, owners of the business.

It's good to see that insiders are invested in the company, but are remuneration levels reasonable? Well, based on the CEO pay, I'd say they are indeed. I discovered that the median total compensation for the CEOs of companies like Jindal Poly Films with market caps between ₹15b and ₹62b is about ₹20m.

The CEO of Jindal Poly Films was paid just ₹757k in total compensation for the year ending . This could be considered a token amount, and indicates that the company does not need to use payment to motivate the CEO - that is often a good sign. While the level of CEO compensation isn't a huge factor in my view of the company, modest remuneration is a positive, because it suggests that the board keeps shareholder interests in mind. It can also be a sign of good governance, more generally.

Is Jindal Poly Films Worth Keeping An Eye On?

Given my belief that share price follows earnings per share you can easily imagine how I feel about Jindal Poly Films's strong EPS growth. If you need more convincing beyond that EPS growth rate, don't forget about the reasonable remuneration and the high insider ownership. This may only be a fast rundown, but the takeaway for me is that Jindal Poly Films is worth keeping an eye on. You still need to take note of risks, for example - Jindal Poly Films has 1 warning sign we think you should be aware of.

You can invest in any company you want. But if you prefer to focus on stocks that have demonstrated insider buying, here is a list of companies with insider buying in the last three months.

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