Religare Ent

By Research Desk
about 12 years ago
Religare Ent

Religare Enterprises is entering the capital market on 29th October 07 with a public issue of 75.76 lakh equity shares of Rs.10 each, in the band of Rs.160 to Rs.185 per share. The proposed issue is 10% of the expanded equity of Rs.75.76 crores.

 

The company is 100% holding company for various subsidiaries engaged in stock broking, personal finance, commodities broking, insurance broking, wealth management services, venture capital, investment banking and art initiatives. Reliance Insurance Holding Co. Ltd., an insurance holding company, is 75% subsidiary of the company. The companies are all in place with strong organization network and capable to achieve scalability, over a period of time. Senior level executives and personnel have been recruited by various subsidiaries and business of all these subsidiaries would witness a sharp increase in time to come.

 

For FY07, on consolidated basis, total income of the company was placed at Rs.320.12 crores with PBT of Rs.47.60 crores and PAT of Rs.25.02 crores resulting in an EPS of Rs.3.67, on pre-issue equity of Rs.68.19 crroes. For 6 months ending 30-09-07, the total income was placed at Rs.307.96 crores with PBT of Rs.57.64 crores and PAT of Rs.36.73 crores, resulting in an annualized EPS of Rs.10.80. This means, present issue is being made at a PE multiple of 17, based on FY 08 earnings, and at the upper band of Rs.185 per share.

 

Presently, the company with its subsidiaries have 1,217 business locations managed by the company and its subsidiaries as also Business Associates in 392 cities and towns in India. The company proposes to establish 100 more branches for which Rs.26.50 crores has been allocated. Rs.50 crores has been allocated for funding retail finance business. Rs.60.60 crores has been earmarked for lending business and this amount has been sourced from pre-IPO placement, having made at Rs.160 per share.

 

The post issue equity of the company will be at Rs.75.76 crores and at Rs.185 per share, it has a market capitalization of close to Rs.1,400 crores which is very low, thus having huge scope of expansion. Also, in view of low-base and recent creation of organization for various subsidiaries, CAGR of atleast 40% for the next three years in bottomline is visible. This kind of performance would be well received by the market, post listing.

 

The issue is very attractively priced and investment is advised at the upper band of Rs.185 per share. This is probably the most economical broking stock which can give handsome returns to the short term and medium term investors as also good listing gains.

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