Over the last weekend, I met friends from Engineering School days, some I had not seen for over 20 years. As copious amounts of beer was imbibed, we exchanged memories and achievements of our cohort of 1995.
We often get queried by prospective clients why Cash Generation is a “Gate” in our stock selection and why we emphasize Cash Generation over Growth. After all, Flip Kart is being valued at many Billions of dollars because of growth prospects and burns boat loads of cash.
Founders seem to have excessive focus on entry valuations with little consideration of anything else. In my experience, the quality of investor and terms on offer can significantly enhance probability of success.