Stock Fundamentals

WHO AM I

| Updated on June 06, 2021

Are you an avid investor? How well do you know corporate India?

Here’s a challenge. Using the five clues below, identify the company that is being talked about here

1 In my 40+ years of history in India, I have had Unilever ownership for a while.

2 I got listed with a lot of fanfare when the biggest bull market of India began but I disappointed investors over the entire bull market that ended in 2008. A few years later, I did an IPO of one of my businesses that doubled in the same year of listing.

3 Though I have delivered 10X returns to my shareholders over the last 10 years, I am one of the few who hasn’t moved in the last one year.

4 In an industry reputed for high return of equity, I could not generate more than 10-12 per cent over the last 10 years as I have been investing heavily in research and product development.

5 In a country where companies with majority foreign ownership have boards dominant with Indians, I am one of the few companies with majority Indian ownership while majority of board members have foreign citizenship.

Send your answers by Wednesday 6 p.m. to who-am-i@thehindu.co.in, with your full name, postal address and phone number. A lucky winner in each week will get a book sponsored by UNIFI Capital as a reward.

Last week’s winner:

Ajith Prabhakar

Last week’s answer:

Asian Paints

Note: Due to work from home as also the complete lockdown, we are unable to dispatch the books to the winners since the edition dated April 11, 2021. The inconvenience is regretted. We will resume as soon as the situation normalises.

Published on June 06, 2021

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