Best Stocks Held By HDFC Small Cap Fund: On April 3, 2008, the HDFC Small Cap Fund was launched. It is a mutual fund plan that invests in small-cap firms. The fund primarily aims to offer long-term capital growth by investing in small-cap stocks. The investing objective of the fund is to discover firms with strong development potential that will profit from new trends and changing consumer preferences.

HDFC Small Cap Fund holds Assets under Management worth Rs. 22,560.06 Cr as of August 2023. Its trailing returns across various time periods are 36.93% in one year, 40.02% in three years, 21.24% in five years, and 16.43% since inception.

5 Best Stocks Held By HDFC Small Cap Fund

In this article about 5 Best Stocks Held By HDFC Small Cap Fund, we shall see the list of stocks, overview of the company and their financials

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1. Gabriel India

Gabriel India Ltd is a company that manufactures and sells auto components. It provides ride-control products to various segments of the automobile industry. Shock absorbers, struts, axle dampers, cabin dampers, seat dampers, and front forks are among the ride control devices offered by the company. 

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ParticularsAmountParticularsAmount
CMP (Rs)324.2Market Cap (Cr)4,651.91
EPS (TTM)9.88Stock P/E (TTM)32.77
ROE (%)16.17ROCE (%)22.3
Promoter Holding (Rs) 55HDFC Small-cap Fund (%)9.25
Debt to Equity (%)0Price to Book Value (Rs)5.1
Net Profit Margin (%)4.45Operating Profit Margin (%)7.1

The company added over 500 new products and a business presence in 25 countries. It had 664 distributors, 7+3(satellite plants) manufacturing plants and 4,466 employees.

The company’s customers in the 2/3 wheelers segment are Atul Auto, BAJAJ, Honda, TVS etc.. In the Passenger cars segment are Honda, TATA, Renault, Toyota etc.. In the CV & Railways segment are Ashok Leyland, DAF, ISUZU, Force Motors etc..

In this company, HDFC small cap fund holds a 9.25% stake which is worth Rs. 459.9 Cr. In FY23, the company’s revenue grew by 27.43% YoY, from Rs. 2,331.99 Cr to Rs. 2,971.74 Cr. Net profit increased by 47.84% YoY from Rs. 89.52 Cr to Rs. 132.35 Cr. 

2. NRB Bearings

NRB Bearings was the first firm in India to manufacture needle roller bearings. NRB has been at the forefront of bearing technology for over 40 years, and now, NRB parts are used in over 90% of automobiles on Indian roads. It manufactures and sells needle roller bushes and cages, ball and roller bearings, and car parts. 

ParticularsAmountParticularsAmount
CMP (Rs)261Market Cap (Cr)2,608.67
EPS (TTM)9.01Stock P/E (TTM)29.73
ROE (%)15.31ROCE (%)15.89
Promoter Holding (Rs)50.24HDFC Small-cap Fund (%)9.25
Debt to Equity (%)0.48Price to Book Value (Rs)3.78
Net Profit Margin (%)9.1 Operating Profit Margin (%)16.76

It is the most reputable name in the design and production of specialized friction solutions around the world. In 2022-23, the company in the automobile industry produced 2,59,31,867 vehicles, comprising Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Three Wheelers, Two Wheelers, and Quadricycles, compared to 2,30,40,066 units in 2021-22. 

In this company, HDFC small cap fund holds a 9.25% stake which is worth Rs. 244.8 Cr. The company’s revenue grew by 12.13% YoY from Rs. 942.81 Cr in FY22 to Rs. 1,057.16 Cr in FY23 and net profit rose by 28.27% YoY from Rs. 73.27 Cr in FY22 to Rs. 93.98 Cr in FY23. 

3. GNA Axles

GNA Axles Ltd is a manufacturer of vehicle components. The product portfolio includes rear axle shafts, spindles, and splined shafts, and rear axle shafts contributing to the majority of revenue. The group’s product segments include Off-Highway and Commercial Vehicles. 

ParticularsAmountParticularsAmount
CMP (Rs)346.4Market Cap (Cr)1,971
EPS (TTM)31.75Stock P/E (TTM)14.52
ROE (%)19.88ROCE (%)21.39
Promoter Holding (Rs)68.14HDFC Small-cap Fund (%)9.04
Debt to Equity (%)0.28Price to Book Value (Rs)2.57
Net Profit Margin (%)8.23Operating Profit Margin (%)14.7

GNA’s manufacturing facilities are located in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, and have an installed capacity of around 6 million units per year as of March 31, 2023. Apart from supplying domestic clients, GNA also sells its products to the United States, Brazil, Sweden, Mexico, Italy, Spain etc..

In this company, HDFC small cap fund holds a 9.04% stake which is worth Rs. 90.3 Cr. The company’s revenue grew by 24.59% YoY from Rs. 1,270.47 Cr in FY22 to Rs. 1,582.93 Cr in FY23 and net profit increased by 46.7% YoY from Rs. 88.76 Cr in FY22 to Rs. 130.21 Cr in FY23. 

4. PNC Infratech Ltd 

PNC Infratech Ltd is a corporation that builds, develops, and manages infrastructure. It builds highways, bridges, flyovers, power lines, and airport runways.

ParticularsAmountParticularsAmount
CMP (Rs)371.4Market Cap (Cr)9,563.78
EPS (TTM)23.33Stock P/E (TTM)15.95
ROE (%)16.64ROCE (%)15.05
Promoter Holding (Rs)56.07HDFC Small-cap Fund (%)9.01
Debt to Equity (%)1.46Price to Book Value (Rs)2.14
Net Profit Margin (%)8.28Operating Profit Margin (%)20.25

Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Contract and BOT (Toll and Annuity) are the company’s segments. Some of the company’s major clients include NHAI, Airport Authority of India, RITES Limited, Military Engineering Services, UP Power Corporation Limited and Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Limited.

Its order book stood at Rs. 14,900 Cr as of June 2023. The company completed 85 large infrastructure projects in 13 states, 61 of which were road EPC projects and Operating 5 BOT projects with combined toll and annuity assets; Total of 22 HAM projects with 6 operational projects, 12 under development, and 4 for which the business has signed Concession Agreements.

In this company, HDFC small cap fund holds a 9.01% stake which is worth Rs. 858.3 Cr. The company’s revenue grew by 12.48% YoY from Rs. 7,021.69 Cr in FY22 to Rs. 7,898.28 Cr in FY23 and net profit rose by 13.49% YoY from Rs. 582.18 Cr in FY22 to Rs. 658.45 Cr in FY23. 

5. Sharda Cropchem

Sharda Cropchem Ltd is an Indian agrochemical firm. Through its subsidiaries, it markets and sells agricultural formulations and active substances all over the world. The company operates in two segments: agrochemicals and non-agrochemicals. The company generates revenue by developing and selling agrochemicals such as insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and biocides.

ParticularsAmountParticularsAmount
CMP (Rs)423.25Market Cap (Cr)3,857.38
EPS (TTM)25.57Stock P/E (TTM)16.72
ROE (%)6.5ROCE (%)21.55
Promoter Holding (Rs)74.82HDFC Small-cap Fund (%)8.99
Debt to Equity (%) 0Price to Book Value (Rs) 1.8
Net Profit Margin (%)8.45Operating Profit Margin (%)16.28

The business presence in over 80 countries across Europe, NAFTA, LatAm & RoW.  It has 500+ Global Research Development and 525+ distributors. The company has built a significant network of ties with third-party agrochemical manufacturers, mostly in China and India.

In this company, HDFC small cap fund holds an 8.99% stake which is worth Rs. 349.6 Cr. In FY23, the company’s revenue rose by 13% YoY, from Rs. 3,579.77 Cr to Rs. 4,045.16 Cr. Net profit declined by 2.09% YoY from Rs. 349.25 Cr to Rs. 341.96 Cr. 

List Of Stocks Held By HDFC Small Cap Fund

Company NameCMP (Rs)Market Cap (Cr)HDFC Small-Cap Fund Holding (%)
Insecticides (India) Ltd4861,491.888.79
Voltamp Transformers Ltd4,412.654,282.738.74
Repco Home Finance Ltd3902,463.048.72
TV Today Network Ltd212.651,258.118.71
Sadbhav Engineering Ltd19262.58.56
LG Balakrishnan & Bro Ltd1,048.63,260.738.5
Power Mech Projects Ltd39236,123.468.37
Gateway Distriparks Ltd89.64,488.38.13
Transport Corporation of India Ltd796.46,182.698.08
Vesuvius India Ltd3,081.256,194.267.91

Written by Sheshadri N

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