Published on Thursday, November 30, 2017 by Dilip Davda
Kosamattam Finance Ltd. (KFL), a regular visitor to the debt market floats is once again coming out with its XII th NCD offer. The company is issuing secured/unsecured, redeemable non-convertible debentures worth Rs. 115 crore with a green shoe option to retail over subscription to the tune of Rs. 115 crore, thus making the overall issue size of Rs. 230 crore. Unsecured NCD portion is for Rs. 30 crore. It is offering NCDs having face value of Rs. 1000 with tenures of 400 days, 18 months, 36 months, 52 months and 88 months. Minimum application is to be made for 10 NCDs (i.e. Rs. 10000) and in multiple of 1 NCD (Rs. 1000) thereon, thereafter. Issue opens for subscription on 01.12.17 and will close on or before 29.12.17. It carries coupon rates ranging from 9 to 10% depending on the tenures and the mode of interest payments which is either Monthly or cumulative as per the choice of investors. Post allotment, NCDs will be listed on BSE.
Issue is solely lead managed by Vivro Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. and Karvy Computershare Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue. Vistra ITCL India Ltd. is the debenture trustee. India Ratings & Research Pvt. Ltd. has assigned “IND BBB- (stable)” rating to this offer which indicates moderate degree of safety regarding timely servicing of financial obligations. Such instrument carries moderate credit risk as well.
KFL is a RBI registered systemically important non-deposit taking NBFC primarily engaged in the Gold Loan business, lending money against the pledge of household Jewellery (“Gold Loans”) in the state of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Telangana along with the Union Territory of Puducherry. Its Gold Loan portfolio as of the six-month period ending September 30, 2017 and for the financial years ending on March 31, 2017, March 2016 and March 31, 2015 comprised of 5,88,822, 5,57,478, 4,79,540 and 4,47,389 gold loan accounts, aggregating to Rs. 1796.85 crore, Rs. 1730.40 crore, Rs, 1312.24 crore and Rs, 1136.92 crore respectively, which is 90.46%, 90.03%, 89.12% and 94.89% of company’s total loans portfolio as on those dates. As on September 30, 2017, it had a network of 872 branches spread in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Telangana along with the Union Territory of Puducherry and employed 2,831 persons in business operations. KFL belongs to the Kosamattam Group led by Mr. Mathew K. Cherian. In addition to the core business of Gold Loan, it also offer fee based ancillary services which includes microfinance, money transfer services, foreign currency exchange, power generation, agriculture and air ticketing services.
On performance front, its revenue grew from Rs. 235.80 crore in FY13 to Rs. 352.25 crore in FY17. However, its bottom line for these years marked see-saw mode. Its PAT that was Rs. 39.28 crore for FY 13 declined to Rs. 15.68 crore for FY17. For first half of current fiscal, it has posted net profits of Rs. 8.85 crore on revenue of Rs. 190.32 crore. Post issue its current debt equity ratio of 9.55% will stand increased to 10.63%. As on 30.09.17 its gross and net NPAs were up at 0.66% and 0.31% respectively. On the basis of Tier I capital it had CAR of 12.309%.
Conclusion: Considering poor rating, only risk savvy cash surplus investors may consider moderate investment for medium to long term.
DISCLAIMER: No financial information whatsoever published anywhere here should be construed as an offer to buy or sell securities, or as advice to do so in any way whatsoever. All matter published here is purely for educational and information purposes only and under no circumstances should be used for making investment decisions. Readers must consult a qualified financial advisor prior to making any actual investment decisions, based on information published here. Any reader taking decisions based on any information published here does so entirely at own risk. Above information is based on RHP and other documents available as of date coupled with market perception. Author has no plans to invest in this offer.
(SEBI registered Research Analyst-Mumbai).
About Dilip Davda
Dilip Davda (SEBI registered Research Analyst-Mumbai), a freelance journalist for more than 25 years, is a stock market analyst and news article writer. Since 1985, he has contributed to print media, electronic media and often appears on TV channels as visiting stock analyst. His articles are regularly publishes in Smart Investment (English and Gujarati weekly published from Ahmedabad), Free Press Journal and many other news papers & magazines. He is also a visiting stock analyst on DD News TV Channel.
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