A majority of stocks, largecap, midcap, smallcap, or microcap, have delivered excellent returns. In fact, some stocks went on to deliver mind boggling returns of 1,000% or more.
While there were 10 baggers in the midcap space too, several stocks from the penny stock category raced up so much that they are a penny no more.
Here’s a list of six penny stocks that delivered returns of 1,000% or more in the last one year.
#1 Equippp Social Impact (28,127%)
Equippp Social operates a collaborative platform which brings together entities like NGOs, corporates, and individuals so that they could collaborate on a socially relevant project.
The shares of the company were relisted in February 2021. Before relisting, the company’s shares were trading by the name of Proseed India.
As Proseed India, it was engaged in the business of seed processing and commodity trading. In the seed business, the company failed to generate any revenue. It consistently posted losses which exacerbated every passing year. The weak financial performance led to its insolvency.
Since its insolvency, the company has changed its name and business model. The company claims to be profitable though the claims can’t be confirmed due to vague financial reporting by the company.
So, nothing seems to be different as far as the business is concerned yet the stock price is up over 28,000%.
A year ago, shares of the company were trading at meagre ₹0.35 per share and today the shares are trading at ₹93.15 per share!
What can explain such a rally?
While we don’t know the factors which attributed for such a rally, a key takeaway lesson from such incidents is that absurdity is more common in the stock market than you may think.
#2 Radhe Developers (3,298%)
Radhe Developers is a real estate developer with a presence in Ahmedabad and Gujarat. It develops residential, commercial, weekend homes, and plotted projects.
One year ago, on 2nd December 2020 the stock was trading at ₹9.1 per share. Since then, the stock has surged 3,298% and is currently trading at ₹309.6 per share.
The steep stock price movement is in contrast to the financials of the company. For the financial year 2021, the company’s revenues fell by 76.9% whereas the loss widened by 52.3%.
So what has fueled a massive rally in this stock?
Government’s focus on affordable housing, low interest rates on home loans offered by banks, and glut of residential flats. All these factors favour the growth of the real estate industry. It’s expected that the industry will grow at an annual rate of 75% for the next three years.
Could this be the reason behind the sharp rally witnessed in the stock? Maybe.
#3 Jindal Poly Investment & Finance (2,469%)
Jindal Poly Investment & Finance is registered as a core investment company which means that it invests in other companies and doesn’t have any other operations. The company earns revenue from dividends that it receives from its equity investments.
As per the prevailing rules, a core investment company is bound to invest its 90% of capital in its group companies either through equity or loans.
The company holds a significant stake in its subsidiary Jindal India Powertech. Jindal India Powertech operates in the power sector.
Shortage of energy supply against the rising demand brought the power companies in focus and power stocks surged a lot. Since, Jindal Poly is heavily invested in the power sector, its income increased as the price of power stocks appreciated.
Also, association of Jindal with the company could have misled investors to believe that the company is owned and managed by the Jindal group which is not true.
A year ago, the company share price was ₹14.75 per share and now the share price stands at ₹360 per share, an astounding gain of 2,469%.
#4 Cosmo Ferrites (1,979%)
Cosmo ferrites is engaged in the business of manufacturing soft ferrites. Soft ferrites find applications in electronic products like inverter, transformers, energy meters, mobile chargers, etc.
The company announced it would augment its production capacity from 2,400 MT to 3,600 MT at a cost of ₹0.3 bn. The company has also been shortlisted as a beneficiary of the PLI scheme for the white goods category.
In the financial year 2021, the company turned profitable and registered its first ever profit in the last five years of operation. These developments were received well by the market and the share price zoomed multifold.
On 2 December 2020, the shares were available at dirt cheap price of ₹9.9 per share. Today, shares are being quoted at ₹196.1 per share, a whopping return of 1,979%.
Though it became profitable, the cash flow doesn’t reflect the same. The company couldn’t generate cash from its operations. Also, current liabilities exceed current assets which means that the company could face some problems honoring its short-term obligations.
#5 Tata Teleservices (1,651%)
Tata Teleservices is an Indian telecommunication and broadband service provider based in Mumbai. It provides services through its two subsidiaries – tata tele business services and tata tele broadband.
The company claims to have the widest reach in the enterprise segment with 1,500+ partners offering its solutions. The company has an operational presence in 60 cities in India.
Until 2017, Tata Teleservices offered mobile network services through Tata Indicom – one of its subsidiaries – under the brand ‘Tata Docomo’.
In 2017, after the telecom industry was disrupted by Jio, the company sold its mobile network business to Bharti Airtel citing huge losses and mounting debt as reasons. It was a lucrative deal for Bharti Airtel as it was asked to pay only a part of Tata’s dues pertaining to the spectrum.
As far as the financials of the company are concerned, it has been burning cash since its inception and has never registered a profit in 22 years of operation. Though the company is loss making, the losses have narrowed over the years.
Trading at ₹6.9 per share back in 2020, the shares are now trading at ₹130 per share, implying a return of 1,651%.
It seems that the investors rewarded the company’s strategic shift towards the enterprise segment. The other reason investors’ interest in the company could be their perception that they’re getting a ‘Tata’ company at a cheaper valuation.
Massive AGR dues of ₹167.9 bn and declining revenue are red flags that an investor should not overlook before investing in this rising stock.
#6 Raghuvir Synthetics (1,797%)
Raghuvir Synthetics is in the business of textile processing. It processes cotton, polyester, blended fabrics. It has sophisticated machines which can deliver 25,000 bed sheets a month.
A year ago, shares of Raghuvir Synthetics were available at ₹26.1 per share. Today, the company’s stock price has surged to its lifetime high of ₹470 per share. A gain of 1,797% in the last one year.
The steep rise in the share price of can be justified by its financials. For the financial year ending March 2021, company’s revenue and profit grew by 88.1% and 136%, respectively.
The company’s board recently approved a stock split from ₹10 to ₹1. This could be another reason why the stock is rallying. A stock split is generally undertaken to make the stock more affordable to small retail investors and increase liquidity. It refers to splitting the face value of shares, in which the number of shares of the company increases but the marketcap stays the same.
The company could benefit from various initiatives taken by the government to strengthen the textile sector.
As of September 2021, company promoters held 74.9% stake in the company, with no shares having been pledged.
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How should one go about investing in penny stocks?
For starters, start with risk profiling to assess your risk appetite and to know whether you’d be able to bear the volatility that accompanies penny stocks.
If you consider yourself as conservative and don’t like to take huge risks, then let go of penny stocks.
If you do invest in penny stocks, don’t bet your entire capital on it. Invest just 5-7% of your total capital.
Also, you need to separate the ‘men’ from the ‘boys’. Invest in businesses which could grow going forward. A good example of this could be Titan. It went from the lows of ₹1.35 in the year 2000 to ₹2,386.5, its current price.
To zero in on stocks like Titan, you need a very strong framework.
Luckily, we have the framework ready for you. You can check it out here: Your ultimate guide to penny stock investing.
Happy Penny Stock Investing!