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Whether we should apply for Paytm

Discussion in 'Technical Analysis' started by bishandixit, Nov 6, 2021.

  1. bishandixit

    bishandixit New Member

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    Whether we should apply for Paytm
     
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    I am not applying for the IPO. The allocation is based on lottery and it seldom works for me. I prefer to buy good companies after a month or two after they get listed. It also means the IPO euphoria subsides considerably.
     
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    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Further I did some research and for me PayTM as a whole is an avoid. I am not able to understand what they do.
    • A digital wallet - Compete with GPay
    • Payments bank - Not sure what it is but compete with HDFC Bank
    • E-commerce company - Compete with Amazon
    • Fantasy sports - Compete with Dream11
    • Mutual funds? Stockbroking? Insurance? Gold? - Yet another app
    So I will like them to first decide what they are and possibly invest then.

    Moreover, I prefer to invest in midcap companies that will become large cap. For me the PayTM pricing is such that it is already a large cap company. Pricing the IPO between ₹2,080–₹2,150 per share. And that puts the valuation at about $20 billion (₹1,49,000 crores) — 70x its operating revenue of ₹2,109 crores (as of March 2021)

    I am also not able to understand if there is any moat for the company now with UPI payments. Everyone can have a payment system. Google, WhatsApp, Amazon to name a few.