Manappuram Fin

By Research Desk
about 6 years ago
Manappuram Fin

By Geetanjali Kedia

 

Introduction:

Manappuram Finance, a non-deposit taking NBFC and India’s leading gold loan company, has entered the debt capital market on 5th March 2014, the second time this fiscal (after December 2013), with a public issue of secured redeemable non-convertible debentures (NCDs) of face value Rs. 1,000 each, to raise Rs. 100 crore with an option to retain another Rs. 100 crore, taking the total fund raising to Rs. 200 crore.

 

Issue Details:

Closes on 25th March, with an option in company’s hands to either close the issue earlier or extend the closing. Minimum application amount is Rs 10,000, and in multiples of Rs, 1,000 thereof. Neither any put-call option nor any lock-in period.

 

Rating: ‘A+’ by ICRA indicating adequate degree of safety for timely servicing of financial obligations and carrying lowest credit risk.

 

Listing: On BSE with one NCD comprising a trading lot. NCD would be issued in both demat and physical form, while traded only in the demat form.

 

What’s on offer: The NCD issue has 11 investment options as under:

 

Particulars

Series I

Series II

Series III

Series IV

Series V

Series VI

Series VII

Series VIII

Series IX

Series X

Series XI

Tenure

400 days

2 years

2 years

2 years

3 years

3 years

3 years

5 years

5 years

5 years

5 years & 10 months

Frequency of interest payment

Cumulative

Monthly

Annual

Cumulative

Monthly

Annual

Cumulative

Monthly

Annual

Cumulative

Cumulative

Coupon Rate (pa)

NA

11.50%

12.00%

NA

12.25%

12.50%

NA

11.50%

12.00%

NA

NA

Effective Yield (pa)

11.00%

12.13%

12.00%

12.00%

12.94%

12.50%

12.50%

12.13%

12.00%

12.00%

12.61%

Redemption Amount (per NCD)

Rs. 1,121.7

Rs. 1,000

Rs. 1,000

Rs. 1,254.5

Rs. 1,000

Rs. 1,000

Rs. 1,424.3

Rs. 1,000

Rs. 1,000

Rs. 1,762.3

Rs. 2,000

*Retail investor defined as any resident individual, HUF and NRI for application upto Rs. 5 lakh.

 

Allocation Ratio: 50% issue reserved for retail investors. 20% each reserved for HNIs and non-institutions, while balance 10% for institutional category.

 

Company Background:

Manappuram Finance has assets under management of Rs. 8,530 crore as of 31st December 2013, comprising of 16 lakh customers served through a network of 3,293 branches. For first nine month of FY13, company disbursed loans worth Rs. 14,470 crore and earned total income of Rs. 1,672 crore, resulting in net profit of Rs. 194 crore on equity of Rs. 168 crore. With networth of Rs. 2,548 crore, company earns of the highest NIMs in the industry of 12.73% with gross NPAs of Rs. 73 crore (0.85%) and a very healthy capital adequacy ratio (CAR) of 28.3%. Thus, it enjoys a sound financial position.

 

Rate of Return:

The issue is exactly the same as the company’s December 2013 issue – rating, size and offer. Series V offers the highest per annum effective yield of 12.94%. However, its tenure is on the lower side of 3 years. Adjusting for highest tax bracket of 30.90%, the net returns are 8.94%, which may seem attractive vis-à-vis bank FD as well as the ongoing tax free bonds of PSUs.

 

The highest tenure of NCDs in the current issue is of 70 months or 5 years and 10 months, which is yielding 12.61% pa which results in tax-adjusted returns (highest bracket of 30.90%) of 8.71% pa, which is not favourable vis-à-vis tax free bonds. National Housing Bank’s tax free bonds offer 8.90% tax free interest for 20 years, which scores on both the counts – higher tax adjusted returns as well as longer tenure.

 

Moreover, Manappuram’s credit rating of ‘A+’ is poorer in relation to National Housing Bank’s ‘AAA’ rating. However, if one falls in the 10% or 20% income tax slab, then the Manappuram issue is beneficial, for short term investment, as they score over bank FDs.

 

Recommendation:

Go for National Housing Bank’s 15 or 20 year tax free bonds, instead. Manappuram fails to excite on all 3 counts – rating, tenure and coupon rate. Only if you pay 10% or 20% income tax and a looking for short duration investment, apply in Manappuram as an alternate to bank FD.

 

 

 

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