Dredging Corp

By Research Desk
about 9 years ago
Dredging Corp

Dredging Corporation of India, subsidiary of the Indian Government with current market cap of Rs. 620 crore, has entered the debt capital market on 7th March 2013,  with a public issue of Tax Free Bonds of face value of Rs.1,000 each, in the nature of Secured Redeemable Non Convertible Debentures. Issue, closing on 15th March, has a size of Rs.500 crore. Bonds, rated AA+ by BRICKWORK and AA by CARE, indicating highest degree of safety regarding timely servicing of financial obligations, are proposed to be listed on BSE.


The current bonds are being offered under a single series with features as under:-





10 Years

Frequency of Interest Payment


Minimum Application Size

Rs.5,000 (5 bonds)

In Multilpes of

Rs.1,000 (1 bond)

Face Value (Rs/Bond)


Issue Price (Rs/Bond)


Coupon Rate (%) p.a.

  • For retail investors*

7.47% p.a.

  • Other than retail investors

6.97% p.a.

Put / call Option


*Individuals and HUFs can apply for a maximum of Rs. 10 lakh


Bonds are to be issued both in physical and dematerialized form, hence a demat account is not necessary to buy these bonds. Also, the bonds do not have any lock-in period.


These bonds are comparable to 10.81% pre-tax return earned on other fixed income instruments, assuming the highest tax bracket of 30.9% for retail individuals, which is not very attractive vis-a-vis HUDCO bonds which are currently open for subscription. Moreover, the tenure is also lower at 10 years, as against 15 years for host of other offerings currently open.  


Thus, on account of poor coupon rates and shorter tenure, one can give this issue a miss!

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