Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s Portfolio 2022 – Where is the Big Bull Investing?

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s stock list is probably one of the most in-demand items in the Indian stock market. Every trader and investor wants to know what the big bull is up to. Which stock is Rakesh Jhunjhunwala buying? Where has he increased or decreased his stake? What does Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio look like? Which sector is he bullish on? These are some questions that a common investor wants to know about Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio.  

As of August 2022, there are a total of 32 stocks in Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio where he holds more than 1% stake in the company. Now we are all aware of his love for the Tata group. After all, Titan Company Ltd is the biggest stock in Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio. But Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio is more than just Tata stocks. It is a healthy mix of largemid and small cap stocks.

He currently owns large-cap stocks like Tata Motors LtdCRISIL Ltd, etc. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio also consists of small and micro-cap stocks. Take the example of Prozone Intu Properties Ltd. The stock has a market capitalisation of Rs 319 crore only as of August, 2022.

So, it’s safe to say that Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio is sector and market cap-agnostic. We will discuss Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s stock list in detail shortly. We will also understand the thought process behind Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio construction. But first, a few words about the bull big himself. 

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s love for the stock market started when he was in college. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession. But his passion lies with the stock market. He is both a trader and an investor. When he was young, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala actively traded in the market to create a sizeable corpus and become an investor.

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is known by many names. For some, he is the Warren Buffett of India. Others call him the big bull. After all, he did create an empire worth Rs 31,833 crore as of August 2022 from a starting capital of just Rs 5,000.

As of August 2022, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio (networth) is worth a whopping Rs 31,833 crore. He also invests in the name of his wife, Rekha Jhunjhunwala. The total value of Rekha Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio is Rs 7,005 crore (as of 17th June 2022). Rakesh Jhunjhunwala makes all his investments through his private investment firm, RARE Enterprises Ltd.

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala invests in 32 stocks. Here is the list of stocks in Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio as of August 2022.

List of Stocks in Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s Portfolio

– Updated on 16 August 2022

STOCK HOLDING VALUE (RS.) QTY HELD
Titan Company Ltd. 11,189.2 Cr 44,850,970
Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Ltd. 7,091.6 Cr 100,753,935
Metro Brands Ltd. 3,356.8 Cr 39,153,600
Tata Motors Ltd. 1,744.7 Cr 36,250,000
Crisil Ltd. 1,306.2 Cr 4,000,000
Fortis Healthcare Ltd. 913.8 Cr 31,950,000
Federal Bank Ltd. 838.2 Cr 75,721,060
Canara Bank 826.0 Cr 35,597,400
Indian Hotels Company Ltd. 826.2 Cr 30,016,965
NCC Ltd. 511.9 Cr 78,333,266
Jubilant Pharmova Ltd. 372.3 Cr 10,770,000
Rallis India Ltd. 429.6 Cr 19,068,320
Nazara Technologies Ltd. 432.7 Cr 6,588,620
Jubilant Ingrevia Ltd. 366.1 Cr 7,520,000
Tata Communications Ltd. 335.2 Cr 3,075,687
Aptech Ltd. 213.2 Cr 9,668,840
Agro Tech Foods Ltd. 155.9 Cr 2,003,259
Karur Vysya Bank Ltd. 229.9 Cr 35,983,516
Va Tech Wabag Ltd. 124.8 Cr 5,000,000
Geojit Financial Services Ltd. 84.8 Cr 18,037,500
Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd. 86.4 Cr 15,125,000
Wockhardt Ltd. 69.0 Cr 3,000,005
Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd. 69.6 Cr 5,500,000
Dishman Carbogen Amcis Ltd. 57.4 Cr 5,000,000
Anant Raj Ltd. 67 Cr 10,000,000
Man Infraconstruction Ltd. 40.8 Cr 4,500,000
D B Realty Ltd. 30.8 Cr 5,000,000
Orient Cement Ltd. 28.6 Cr 2,500,000
Bilcare Ltd. 13.0 Cr 1,997,925
Prozone Intu Properties Ltd. 7.4 Cr 3,150,000
Escorts Kubota Ltd. 316.1 Cr 1,830,388
Autoline Industries Ltd. 12.9 Cr 1,751,233

Sector-wise Split of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s Portfolio 

Here are a few observations on Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio – 

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s Portfolio

1. The total value of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio is Rs 31,833 crore as of August 2022. It is diversified across 23 sectors. It includes stocks from popular sectors like bankspharmaceuticals etc. It also includes stocks from lesser known sectors like agro chemicalsedible oils etc.

2. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio is bullish on Jewellery sector with 34% weightage in shares of Titan Company Ltd. He holds 4.48 crore shares of the company, valued at a mammoth Rs 8,685 crore as of August 2022.

3. As per his portfolio, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is bullish on the following five sectors –

Sector Weightage 
Jewellery 34.00%
Insurance 24.21%
Automobile 8.93%
Banks 4.64%
Credit Rating Agency 3.44%

4. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is bullish on India’s financial sector. This is evident from 4.64% exposure to banks, 3.44% to credit rating agencies and 1.07% exposure to financial services stocks.

5. In the December 2021 quarter, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala added 1.78 crore shares of Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Ltd to his portfolio. These shares are valued at 7,091.6 Crores as of August 2022. This makes Star Health the second-biggest stock in Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio.

6. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is not afraid of investing in small cap companies. This is because he is an extremely aggressive investor. 17.75% of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio is in stocks with market capitalisation below Rs 10,000 crores. 

Here are the stocks where Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has increased his stake in August 2022 quarter… 

Stocks bought by Rakesh JRakesh Jhunjhunwala has also sold a few stocks in the August 2022 quarter… 

Rakesh J stocks sold

We will shortly take a look at the top five stocks in Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio. But before that, let us first understand his philosophy while picking stocks. 

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s Stock Picking Philosophy 

1. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala believes that one should focus on buying the business and not the stock. So, don’t pay too much attention to the price at which you are buying a stock. It will not make a huge difference in the grand scheme of things. Instead, focus on the business that you are buying. There is no harm in paying a little extra for a fundamentally strong business. 

Take the example of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s favourite stock Titan Company Ltd. The stock is up by 10.04% between December 16, 2021 and January 16, 2022. Despite being expensive, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has increased 0.20% stake in the company in the December quarter. This is because he is buying the business and not the stock. 

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala knows how to pick stocks for the long-term. Afterall, he has been holding Titan stocks since 2002-03. Now the question is, do you know how to pick stocks for the long-term? 

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2. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala believes that there is no one right price point to buy a stock. But there is a correct exit point. The best or the correct time to sell a stock is when the price to earnings level of a stock becomes unsustainable. This is what helped him make money during the Harshad Mehta Scam of 1990s. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was convinced that the market valuations were not sustainable and hence was short on the market. So, pay close attention to the PE ratio of the stock. Check out our video on how to use price to earnings ratio in stock analysis

3. Take a look at Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio. Notice that he is investing in India’s macros. This includes investment in the financial, healthcare, construction and real estate sector. This is a smart move. India’s population is growing. As the standard of living increases, individuals would demand better housing and healthcare. This means borrowing on both individual and corporate level will increase. All this means that financial stocks will forever be in demand. 

4. Like Warren Buffett, even Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is a big fan of cash on a balance sheet. He is always on the look out for companies with huge cash reserves. This is one of the reasons behind his love for CRISIL Ltd. The graph below shows the cash equivalents with CRISIL Ltd since 2014. As you can see, CRISIL has always maintained decent cash reserves. This has helped it tide over short-term liquidity crunch. 

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

*2021 data is as on June 2021. *Remaining numbers are as on December

5. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is a big investor in companies with economic moats. This is another thing he has common with Warren Buffett. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio consists of many companies with strong economic moats. 

One such example is Delta Corp Ltd. This stock has nearly 1.72% weightage in Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio. Delta Corp Ltd is the largest gambling company in India. It accounts for 55% of the market share of the organised casino market in India. Now opening a casino is a big headache with loads of government rules and regulations. Even the capital requirement is very high. The nearest competitor is Touchwood Entertainment Ltd. Its market capitalisation is only 121 crores. This is basically nothing compared to the 7,901-crore market capitalisation of Delta Corp Ltd.

And finally, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is strictly against investing based on hot stock tips. He wants investors to study a stock on their own without placing much emphasis on what he is investing or trading in. These are some of the filters that go into the construction of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio. 

Let us now quickly take a look at the top 5 stocks in Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio. 

  • Titan Company Ltd is the biggest investment in Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s stock portfolio. The total value of Titan shares in his portfolio is worth a colossal Rs 11,189.2 crore as on August 2022. He first invested in the stock way back in 2002-03 when the share price was around Rs 3 to Rs 4. The stock is trading at Rs 2,492.90 as on August 16, 2022.

Titan seems like a great stock to buy today. But this wasn’t the case when Rakesh Jhunjhunwala invested in the stock. During the early 2000s, the company was undergoing restructuring, cost reductions and a wage settlement dispute with the union. They declared a dividend of Re 1. This was the lowest dividend they paid out since the 1990. The company’s return on capital employed was a poor 7.80%.

But Rakesh Jhunjhunwala saw something no one else did. Titan’s revenue was rising consistently every year. Their net profit margin was steady at 3-4%. A big plus was that the company’s management was highly ethical. 

Titan Company Ltd is one of the few stocks where Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has increased his stake in December 2021. He has increased his stake in the stock from 4.90% in September to 5.10% in December 2021. Here are a few key financials about Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s favourite stock – Titan Company Ltd. 

Market Cap (Cr): 2,30,181 EPS (₹): 19.69
Book Value (₹): 87.60 ROCE (%): 13 Debt to Equity: 0.82
Stock P/E: 132 ROE (%): 13.60 Dividend Yield (%): 0.15
Revenue (Cr): 26,079 Earnings (Cr): 2,770 Cash (Cr): 708
Total Debt (Cr): 6,335 Promoter’s Holdings (%): 52.9
  • The next stock in Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio is Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Ltd. This is a new stock in Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio. But his conviction in the stock is quite high as it occupies the second highest weightage in the portfolio. It is valued at Rs 6,275 crore (as of June 17, 2022). The stock got listed in the secondary market on 10th December 2021. But Rakesh Jhunjhunwala had invested in the stock way before its IPO.

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The company is the largest private health insurer in India. It enjoys a market share of 15.80% in Indian health insurance market. Its net profit has risen consistently since 2016 except for 2021. Its net profit grew by 109% between March 2019 (Rs 128 crore) and 2020 (Rs 268 crore). 

During the same period, HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd.’s net profit grew by only 1.40%. The company also has high cash in the balance sheet. It has Rs 1,879 crores as cash and cash equivalents. While HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd.’s cash equivalents are only 438 crores.  

Here are a few fundamentals about Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s latest prized possession – Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Ltd. 

Market Cap (Cr):47,725 EPS (₹): -15.06
Book Value (₹): 60.8 Roce (%): -37 Debt to Equity: 0.07
Stock P/E: 0 ROE (%): -32 Dividend Yield (%): 0
Revenue (Cr): 0 Earnings (Cr): -997 Cash (Cr): 1,879
Total Debt (Cr): 250 Promoter’s Holdings (%): 0
  • The next big stock in Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio is Tata Motors Ltd. He holds Tata Motors Ltd.’s stocks worth Rs 1,526.60 crore. He says that Tata Motors Ltd is one of the largest investments of his life.

He is very bullish on Tata Motors Ltd. He believes that it will lead India’s electric vehicle market. Tata Motors Ltd is one of the leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles in India. It has a market share of 43% in Indian CV segment.

The company has managed to deliver a positive ROCE of 6% as of March 2021. It is also a cash rich company. Its cash equivalents are valued at Rs 34,604 crores. This is much more that the cash equivalent (Rs 1,722 crore) of its closest competitor, Ashok Leyland Ltd. 

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Let us check out the key financials of the largest investment of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s life – Tata Motors Ltd 

Market Cap (Cr): 1,82,521 Face Value (₹): 2 EPS (₹): -40.29
Book Value (₹): 135 Roce (%): 5.82 Debt to Equity: 3.39
Stock P/E: 0 ROE (%): -22.9 Dividend Yield (%): 0
Revenue (Cr): 292,067 Earnings (Cr): 34,866 Cash (Cr): 34,604
Total Debt (Cr): 148,872 Promoter’s Holdings (%): 42.39
  • Escorts Ltd is the fourth biggest stock (in terms of value) in Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio. He owns 64 Lakh shares of Escorts Ltd valued at Rs 1,196 crores. Escorts Ltd is one of the biggest players in the tractor segment in India. Apart from agricultural tractors, they also manufacture hydraulic shock absorbers for railway coaches, internal combustion engines etc. 

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has increased his holding in the stock by 0.50% in the December quarter. But overall, he has gradually reduced his holding from 7.70% in December 2019 to 5.20% in December 2021. 

Here are some positives aspects about Escorts Ltd – 

  1. The company is almost debt free. It has a debt to equity ratio of 0.01. This is a great thing considering that commercial vehicle is a capital-intensive sector. 
  2. The company’s net profits have increased by 84.53% between March 2020 and 2021. 
  3. Escorts Ltd.’s 5-year compounded profit growth is a whopping 65%. 
  4. Its return on capital employed was 26% as of March 2021. Since 2017-18, it has managed to deliver a CAGR of more than 18%. 

Let us take a look at the key financials of the stock – 

Market Cap (Cr): 25205 Face Value (₹): 10 EPS (₹): 67
Book Value (₹): 394 Roce (%): 26.1 Debt to Equity: 0.01
Stock P/E: 27.9 ROE (%): 19.7 Dividend Yield (%): 0.27
Revenue (Cr): 7,647 Earnings (Cr): 1,134 Cash (Cr): 310
Total Debt (Cr): 55 Promoter’s Holdings (%): 36.59
  • CRISIL Ltd is also one of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s favorite stocks. He owns 40 lakhs shares of CRISIL Ltd valued at Rs 1,244 crores (as of June 17, 2022). His stake in the company has remained a steady 5.50% since the last few years.

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s thought process behind investing in CRISIL Ltd is simple. The growth of any economy is inter-dependent on the growth of its financial sector. In developed nations like the USA, the financial sector accounts for 7.4% of the gross domestic product (GDP) (as per 2018 data). In 2018, India’s financial sector to GDP ratio was a mere 0.27%. So, there is massive growth opportunity in India’s financial and Insurance sector. 

CRISIL also has huge economic moats. It is the go-to service provider for the entire Indian mutual fund industry, which is valued at Rs 37.73 trillion as of December 2021. The company is debt free. It has managed to deliver a return on equity of 33% in the last 10 years. Here are some key financials of CRISIL Ltd – 

Market Cap (Cr): 21736 Face Value (₹): 1 EPS (₹): 56.01
Book Value (₹): 197 Roce (%): 37.4 Debt to Equity: 0.00
Stock P/E: 53.4 ROE (%): 28.1 Dividend Yield (%): 1.11
Revenue (Cr): 2,192 Earnings (Cr): 567 Cash (Cr): 229
Total Debt (Cr): 0 Promoter’s Holdings (%): 67.13

This completes our discussion on Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s portfolio. There is no doubt that he is a maverick investor. And hence it is quite normal to want to copy what Rakesh Jhunjhunwala does. But the problem is the lag in the flow of information. 

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is a highly active investor. He constantly buys and sells stocks. By the time the news of his entry in a stock breaks out, he has already booked his profit and moved on. So, you will always be a step behind. 

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