The most profitable industries in India

If you were to guess which are the most profitable industries in India on a PBITDA basis, what would your top 3 guesses be? How about the least profitable industries? Chances are you didn’t guess Marine Port & Services, Roads & Highways and Mining for the former and Commercial vehicles, Storage Media & Peripherals for the latter. Chart shows the top 10 most PBITDA profitable industries in India as of the last financial year. It also shows the PBITDA for the period 2012 to 2016 for comparison as well as the most profitable industry in each sector. Note that sectors with aggregate

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The worst sector for investors

“How to become a millionaire? Make a billion dollars and buy an airline” – Richard Branson (founder: Virgin Airlines) I am not a fan of the sweeping generalization. Be it about gender “Women are not good at math”, profession “Engineers are left-brained and analytical”, geography “People from xyz are hard-working” or sport “South Africa are chokers”. To me, it represents lazy and (usually incorrect) simplification of a complex world, often done because it’s too much hard work to assess each experience. Investing has its fair share of so-called truisms. “Real Estate gives great returns”, “Gold is a sure hedge against inflation”, “Small caps outperform Large caps” and so

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