SREI Infrastructure Fin NCD offer Review - Feb 2018
Published on Sunday, February 11, 2018 by Dilip Davda
Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd. a frequent visitor to debt market is once again coming out with a debt offer of 20,00,000 Secured Redeemable Non-Convertible Debentures of Face Value of Rs. 1,000/- each aggregating up to Rs. 200 crore ( Base Issue Size ), with an option to retain oversubscription up to additional Rs. 1800 crore taking the total issue size to Rs. 2000 crore. (Tranche 1 Issue). Tranch ! issue comprises of Rs. 150 crore worth Secured Redeemable NCDs and Rs. 50 crore worth Unsecured Redeemable NCDs. Last issue was in January 2017 in which the company allotted NCDs worth Rs. 335.18 crore in February 2017. (Against self limit of Rs. 706.64 crore.)
To part finance it’s lending and re-payment of loans and raise general corpus fund, the company is raising debt capital. This offer has already opened for subscription on 09.02.2018 and will close on or before 07.03.18. Minimum application is to be made for 10 NCDs (i.e. Rs. 10000) and in multiple of 1 NCD (i.e. Rs. 1000) thereon, thereafter. This offer has coupon rates ranging from 8.43 per cent to 9.50 per cent and tenure of 400 days, 3 yrs and 5 yrs and 10 yrs. Interest payment will be on Monthly, Annual or Cumulative basis as per the choice of investors. Post allotment, NCDs will be listed on BSE and NSE. Allotment will be made on first come-first serve basis. Issue is jointly lead managed by SPA Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd. and Srei Capital Markets Ltd. and Karvy Computershare Pvt Ltd is the registrar to the issue. Axis Trustee Services Ltd. is the Debenture Trusty for this issue. Post Issue Company’s debt equity ratio will stand enhanced from 4.60 times to 5.30 times. Allotment will be made in demat mode for all other categories except retail individuals. However, trading will take place in demat mode only. Its Net NPAs that were at 3.54% of the total gross assets as on 31.03.17 has decreased to 2.19% as on 31.12.17.
For January 2017 NCD issue, set of merchant banker differed from the current ones.
On performance front, it has posted (for first nine months of current fiscal) lower top line of Rs. 1332.24 cr. as on 31.12.17 against Rs. 1653.65 cr. as on 31.12.16. However, for the said periods, its net profit increased from Rs. 75.35 cr. to Rs. 93.34 cr. For FY 17 it earned net profit of Rs. 96.07 cr. on total income of Rs. 2299.62 cr.
This offer is rated “BWR AA+” by Brickworks Rating. This rating is considered to have high degree of safety regarding timely servicing of financial obligations.
Conclusion: Those looking for steady interest income may consider moderate investment in this offer for medium to long term.
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(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.