Consistent Performing Large Cap Stocks to invest in 2021

Best and Consistent Performing Large Cap Stocks to invest in 2021

Consistent Performing Large Cap Stocks to invest in 2021Consistent Performing Large Cap Stocks to invest in 2021


Investors always wanted to invest in winning stocks. Large cap stocks generally termed as consistent performers. However, many large cap stocks tend to perform differently in different market cycles. If any stock is giving consistent annualized returns as well as consistent annual (yearly) returns, then these are more are like a fixed deposit with fixed return. However, if such returns are 20% or 30%, won’t you get excited? Which are the best performing large cap stocks to invest in 2021? Which are the large cap stocks that are giving consistent returns in terms of annualized returns and in terms of yearly returns too?

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Difference between annualized returns and annual returns

Annualised returns in simple terms are the returns generated over a period of time which is annualized. E.g. X Company has grown 20% in 2019, but 5% in 2020. The annualized return in the last 2 years would be approx. 12%

Annual returns (yearly returns) are those which in simple terms are returns generated for that period. E.g. X company share price increased by 20% returns in 2019 and 19% in 2020.

How we picked up Consistent Performing Large Cap Stocks for 2021?

Here are some criteria considered.

1) Largecap stocks that gave consistent annualized returns in the last 5-10 years.

2) Largecap stocks that gave consistent annual (yearly) returns in the last 4-5 years.

3) Largecap companies that have consistently grown in terms of revenues and profits in the last 5 years are considered.

List of Consistent and Best Performing Large Cap Stocks to invest in 2021

Here are the list of large cap stocks for 2021.

#1 – Berger Paints

#2 – Info Edge (India)

#3 – Pidilite Industries

#4 – Divis Laboratories

Consistent Top Performing Large Cap Stocks to invest in 2021

#1 – Berger Paints – CMP Rs 748

Kolkata based Berger Paints is a game changer in the sector with a vibrant portfolio of paints and tailor made customer services in every paint segment. It has 16 strategically located manufacturing units across India (including the subsidiaries), 2 in Nepal, 1 each in Poland and Russia and  162 stock points. The company also has an international presence in 4 countries (Nepal, Bangladesh, Poland and Russia). It has employee strength of above 3450 excluding the subsidiaries and a countrywide distribution network of 25,000+ dealers.

Financial Performance

Its standalone revenues have grown from Rs 3,894 Crores in FY2016 to Rs 5,842 Crores in FY2020.

Its standalone profits have grown from Rs 356 Crores in FY2016 to Rs 699 Crores in FY2020.

Share Price Performance – Annualised Returns in the last 10 years

10 Years annualized returns – 36%

5 Years annualized returns – 34%

3 Years annualized returns – 45%

1 Years returns – 43%

Share Price Performance – Yearly Returns in last 5 years

In 2020 – 47%

In 2019 – 55%

In 2018 – 20%

In 2017 – 30%

In 2016 – 13%

Positive Factors of investing in this stock

Strong revenue growth in the last 5 years

Strong margin growth in the last 5 years

Its shares were consistently rewarding investors in terms of both annualized returns and yearly returns in the last 5 years

Company has low debt

The book value of the share is consistently improving

Company that has zero promoters pledge

FII/FPI has increased their stake in this company

Negative factors

De-growth in revenues and profits for Mar-20 and Jun-20 quarter majorly due to covid pandemic

Mutual Funds reduced their stake in the recent quarters

Promoters reduced their stake

Its non core income is increasing year on year.

#2 – Info Edge (India) – CMP Rs 4,985

Info Edge is one of the very few profitable pure play internet companies in the country. It is India’s premier online classifieds company in recruitment, matrimony, real estate, education and related services.

Financial Performance

Its standalone revenues have grown from Rs 806 Crores in FY2016 to Rs 1,360 Crores in FY2020.

Its standalone profits have grown from Rs 141 Crores in FY2016 to Rs 205 Crores in FY2020.

Share Price Performance – Annualised Returns in the last 10 years

10 Years annualized returns – 34%

5 Years annualized returns – 46%

3 Years annualized returns – 55%

1 Years returns – 110%

Share Price Performance – Yearly Returns in last 5 years

In 2020 – 85%

In 2019 – 76%

In 2018 – 4%

In 2017 – 55%

In 2016 – 2%

Positive Factors of investing in this stock

Strong revenue growth in the last 5 years

Strong margin growth in the last 5 years

Its shares were consistently rewarding investors in terms of both annualized returns and annual returns in the last 5 years

Strong QoQ EPS Growth in the recent quarters

Company with low debt

Improving net cash outflow in the last 2 years

Company with zero promoters pledge

FII/FPI has increased their stake in this company

Negative factors

Mutual Funds reduced their stake in the recent quarters

ROE has declined in the last 2 years

Declining revenues in the recent quarters majorly due to covid-19 pandemic

#3 – Pidilite Industries – CMP Rs 1,765

Pidilite Industries Limited is an Indian adhesive manufacturing company. It also sells art material, construction chemicals and other industrial chemicals

Financial Performance

Its standalone revenues have grown from Rs 4,801 Crores in FY2016 to Rs 6,484 Crores in FY2020.

Its standalone profits have grown from Rs 746 Crores in FY2016 to Rs 1,101 Crores in FY2020.

Share Price Performance – Annualised Returns in the last 10 years

10 Years annualized returns – 28%

5 Years annualized returns – 26%

3 Years annualized returns – 25%

1 Years returns – 21%

Share Price Performance – Yearly Returns in last 5 years

In 2020 – 26%

In 2019 – 26%

In 2018 – 23%

In 2017 – 53%

In 2016 – 6%

Positive Factors of investing in this stock

Strong revenue growth in the last 5 years

Strong margin growth in the last 5 years

Its shares were consistently rewarding investors in terms of both annualized returns and annual returns in the last 5 years

Company with low debt

Book value of share improved in the last 2 years

Improving net cash outflow in the last 2 years

Company with zero promoters pledge

FII/FPI has increased their stake in this company

Negative factors

Declining revenues in the recent quarters majorly due to covid-19 pandemic

#4 – Divis Laboratories – CMP Rs 3,569

Divi Laboratories are the India’s leading manufacturer of APIs (Active pharmaceutical ingredients), Intermediates and Registered starting materials, offering high quality products with the highest level of compliance and integrity to over 95 countries.

Financial Performance

Its standalone revenues have grown from Rs 3,815 Crores in FY2016 to Rs 5,500 Crores in FY2020.

Its standalone profits have grown from Rs 1,107 Crores in FY2016 to Rs 1,373 Crores in FY2020.

Share Price Performance – Annualised Returns in the last 10 years

10 Years annualized returns – 28%

5 Years annualized returns – 27%

3 Years annualized returns – 48%

1 Years returns – 90%

Share Price Performance – Yearly Returns in last 5 years

In 2020 – 111%

In 2019 – 25%

In 2018 – 35%

In 2017 – 40%

In 2016 – minus 32%

Positive Factors of investing in this stock

Strong revenue growth in the last 5 years

Strong margin growth in the last 5 years

Its shares were consistently rewarding investors in terms of both annualized returns and annual returns in the last 4 years

Company with low debt

Increasing profits every quarter in the last 4 quarters

Improved net cash outflow in the last 2 years

Company with zero promoters pledge

FII/FPI has increased their shareholding in this company

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Negative factors

Company costs are growing year on year for long term projects

Mutual Funds have reduced their shareholding in recent quarters

Promoter decreased their shareholding

Should you invest in these stocks now?

The stock market is taking corrections now. One can invest in these stocks when there is dip in share prices (say 5% to 10% correction as an example).

Disclaimer: I did this analysis couple of days back and do not hold any of these shares as of now. However, I am planning to invest in these stocks in the coming days during a stock market correction.

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Suresh KP

4 thoughts on “Best and Consistent Performing Large Cap Stocks to invest in 2021”

  1. Thanks for sharing. Is there a way toresearch some penny stocks with growth potential in it which will reduce the risk. For example Ashok Leyland was traded at Rs. 10 some 4 years before. Today 114 after peak closer to 150

    1. If this is so easy, every one would have earned money :-). there are several screeners where you can customize and check. e.g. revenue growth > 20%, Profitability growth 15% etc., and you can filter stocks. You can check moneycontrol, economic times, trendlyne screeners for this.

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