Barbie Weds Superman – Wedding of the Century !


wealthymattersLast night I heard confirmation that  Team 2 (consisting of myself and fellow IndiBloggers Akshay Iyer, Leena Singbal, Vanessa Rowe, Subham Singh, Bikash Bhandary, Prashant Kharkhera, Aditi Pathak, Mohit Chabria, Chirag  ) had been judged a winner of the Ad Mad Event at ‪#‎Flipkartkids‬ for our improv perfomance: “Barbie Weds Superman – Wedding of the Century !”.

And the judge was no less than Ace Adman O&Ms Piyush Pandey!(intelligence as per the person shooting the official video.)

Yay !

I played Masoom 05151 and anchored the show we put up. And ‘Barbie Weds Superman – Wedding of the Century !’, is probably how I will always best recall last Saturday’s ‪#‎Flipkartkids event.

Hopefully I can track down photos or even the official video of our performance. IndiBlogger founders and crew can you help?

I initially attended this event to launch Flipkart Li’l Stars – India’s Biggest Online Kids Store, to get some insight into how I could invest in the “Toy Story”. After all we are now an increasingly young nation with a lot of children and parents who are more aware than ever before of toy trends world-over. Moreover we now have greater means to indulge our children. So there must be money to be made in the situation. And I had heard that people from Disney, Mattel and Chhota Bheem were to attend the event. Read more of this post

Revenue Questions


wealthymattersThis post is in continuation of these 2:Link.Link.

This post is on how to analyse the key revenue constituents of a profit and loss statement (P&L).

Some companies report the ‘total income’ earned by them within a year as ‘sales’. As an investor,its better for us if we take a company’s integral earnings or core operations only as sales and not the income that is generated from other operations. The latter could include items such income from sale of scrap, income from interest and dividends, forex gains, profit on sale of assets, export incentives and miscellaneous receipts, amongst others.While these items may not be a significant part of the total income, it is still a good practice to follow. In fact, it would be even better if we could further bifurcate such earnings under two heads – other operating income and other income. Details regarding total income are found in respective schedules.

Revenues are generated from sales of goods or services. For companies which have a presence in various businesses, it is a good practice idea to track the change in segment wise/ product wise / business wise revenues on a year on year basis. Look at how the income from each business segment (as a percentage of net sales) has changed over the years. This will give us a good idea how a company’s segments or businesses have been performing over a particular time frame. Read more of this post

Buy The Product Not The Shares


wealthymattersInvest in their apartments, and you will get rich. But invest in their shares and you will be poorer. Unlike in other sectors, values of shares of listed real estate companies do not reflect the growing value of their products. Sample this: Investments made in shares of real estate companies like Delhi-based Unitech and DLF, Mumbai-based Indiabulls Real Estate or Bangalore-based Purvankara in 2008 would have crashed to half or to a fifth of their value by now whereas in the same period, returns from investments made in homes built by the same companies would have risen anywhere between 50% and 150% or more. If one had bought an apartment in any Gurgaon-based apartment building of DLF — India’s biggest builder — in 2008, the investment would have, by now, appreciated 60-175%. Had the same money been used to purchase DLF’s shares the same year, that investment would have eroded to just 20%. Investors of Unitech, Indiabulls and other real estate firms would have a similar story to tell. Read more of this post

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