FMCGs (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) are those goods and products, which are non-durable, mass consumption products and available off the shelf. The Nifty FMCG Index comprises of maximum of 15 companies who manufacture such products which are listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE).
In the table below you will find important data on Nifty Fmcg Companies Share prices, 52-week High and Low, PE ratio etc. Look for Green and Orange companies for investing. Bookmark this page for your easy reference in future.
For this sector, rising income, consumer awareness, easier access, and changing lifestyles have been the key growth drivers.
Indian government has allowed 100% FDI in food processing and single-brand retail and 51% in multi-brand retail. The sector has witnessed FDI inflow of US$ 16.28 billion during April 2000-March 2020.
The sector comprises of the large size companies that own brands and have deep rooted distribution and the companies that are ancillary to these companies. These companies usually do not manufacture their own products and get manufactured on contract basis.
The large size companies such as Nestle, Hindustan Unilever own notable brands, have a distribution across the country, capacity to heavily advertise their products as they have large volumes. Since the companies have strong brand pull and limited competition in respective products, they enjoy bargaining power with dealers and retailers. This leads to negative working capital to run the business. This leads to better cash flows than reported profit. We recommend to value these companies on Price to Cash Flows metrics.
The other ancillary companies to FMCG are packaging companies, raw material supplying companies (like surfactant manufacturers) and other contract manufacturing companies. While these do share same volume growth prospects like FMCG companies, their value creation is not comparable as ancillary companies do not have any bargaining power with FMCG companies.
Established in 1933, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is the Indian subsidiary of Unilever which is a British-Dutch multinational company.
As of 2019 HUL's portfolio had 35 product brands in 20 categories. Its products include foods, beverages, cleaning agents, personal care products, water purifiers and Fast-moving consumer goods.
The company owns notables brands in India namely, Surf Excel, Lux, Bru, Lipton, Kwality Walls, , Horlicks, Axe, Glow & Lovely (earlier Fair & Lovely), Lakme etc.
Nestlé India Limited is the Indian subsidiary of Nestlé which is a Swiss multinational company. The company's products include food, beverages, chocolate, and confectioneries. Nestlé India manufactures products under brand names such as Nescafé, Maggi, Milkybar, Kit Kat, Bar-One, Milkmaid, Everyday and Nestea.
Incorporated in the year 1975, Dabur India Pvt. Ltd. is a company promoted by Burman family. The company is a key player operating in Consumer Care Business, Food Business, and health supplement space.
The company manufactures and sells Health supplements under the brand: Dabur Chyawanprash, Dabur Honey, and Dabur Glucose. Digestive products are sold under the brand: Dabur Hajmola, Pudin Hara, and Nature Care; and Shampoos under the brand: Dabur Almond and Vatika.
Incorporated in the year 1988, Marico Ltd. is a company promoted by Mariwala family. The company provides consumer products and services in the areas of health and beauty. Marico Ltd. holds a number of brands including Parachute, Kaya Limited, Saffola, Hair and Care, Nihar, Mediker, Revive, Manjal, Livon, Set Wet, Zatak, Hercules, Fiancee, HairCode, Eclipse, X-Men, Caivil and Black Chic.
Also, FMCG sector returns have been superior to the index in the past three years. This might lure investors into falsely believing that FMCG stocks always give higher returns. Many factors have helped this performance - Government policies, demand for defensive stocks due to weakness in investment expenditure, and lower commodity prices.
What investors need to keep in mind is that there have been similar times when FMCG hasn’t performed. Buying quality stocks at a reasonable price is a good method to ensure you don’t buy expensive stocks.
One idea is to buy specific stocks of key FMCG companies in proportion to their weights in the index like Sensex. Another idea is to gain exposure via investing in funds like Nippon India Consumption, BNP Paribas India Consumption, ICICI Pru Bharat Consumption, Mirae Asset Great Consumer.
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