Value Investing

This analysis compares Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) with Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) in the defense and electronics sector. We examine their business models, market segments, future strategies, strengths, weaknesses, financial indicators, and recent developments, providing an in-depth look at their competitive positions in the industry.

Strategy Journal
  • Saudi Arabia and the UAE are acquiring Nvidia chips for AI development, aiming to lead in the field and bolster their economies. Concerns arise about potential misuse due to autocratic leadership. Saudi Arabia has bought 3,000 H100 chips, while the UAE developed its own model named Falcon. The race for AI chips extends to China and the US, but ethical implications arise over potential lack of safeguards.
  • Airlines are collaborating with farmers to promote corn-based biofuels as sustainable aviation fuel to reduce emissions in the US
    • Tax credits for aviation fuel: $1.25 to $1.75 per gallon
    • Estimated annual global need for sustainable fuel by 2050: 450 billion liters
    • Sustainable fuel produced by refiners in the previous year: about 300 million liters
    • Cost of sustainable aviation fuel: $7.98 per gallon
    • Cost of standard petroleum-based jet fuel (Jet A): lower than $7.98 per gallon
    • Cost of ethanol: $2.18 per gallon
  • Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, is intensifying its push into India due to multinationals’ interest in diversifying their supply chains away from China.
    • Number of years Foxconn first invested in India: 15 years
    • Number of Foxconn’s global workforce: 1 million
    • Number of Foxconn employees in India: about 50,000
    • Percentage of Foxconn’s global operations in China: 75%
    • India’s share of Foxconn’s 2022 revenue: $10 billion (4.6%)
    • Percentage of Foxconn’s 2021 revenue from India: 2%
    • Number of Foxconn campuses in India: 9