As soon as we read this, we had a feeling of Déjà vu…
Déjà vu, according to Wikipedia, is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced had been experienced in the past.
You must be wondering why? The reason is…
2008 – Reliance Power’s IPO – About 2 Billion Dollars – Sensex near All Time High
2013 – NTPC’s Offer For Sale – About 2 Billion Dollars – Sensex near All Time High
Power Stocks : Deja Vu??
Striking similarities, isn’t it? Both companies belong to power sector, both are coming out with almost equal offer sizes and markets in both cases are trading near all time highs.
But similarities end here and there are some marked differences too:
In 2008 (Jan-Feb), Sensex was trading at multiples of 24x. As of today (Jan-Feb 2013), Sensex is closer to 19x.
Reliance Power did not have any assets at the time of IPO (2008). On the other hand, NTPC (2013) has an installed capacity of about 40,000 MWs.
We should pray that similarities end here itself. This is because if what happened after Reliance Power’s IPO (Great Crash of 2008-09) gets repeated in 2013, once again there would be massive erosion of investor’s wealth and confidence.
Disclosures: No positions in Reliance Power or NTPC.