Secondary market is in search of new bottom as even after postponement of GAAR by a year and few more relaxation in budgetary proposals, market did not gained and marked recent new lows. SMFL IPO failed and while we have an IPO from Plastene India via book building route, we are witnessing another small IPO daring to test the mucky waters. This is the SME platform IPO from Monarch Healthcare Services Ltd. (MHSL)
The company engaged in healthcare services related business is floating this issue with a fixed price of Rs. 40 per share and offering 3000000 equity shares of Rs. 10 each for subscription. The issue opens on 12.05.12 and will close on 16.05.12. Out of this 50% is reserved for retail investors and the balance is for promoters, promoters' group, corporate bodies and market makers. Company is mobilizing Rs. 12 crore to finance its healthcare service centres in Mumbai and other cities. As the company is new, it has not yet started any operations and hence no performance figures are available.
For this IPO minimum application is to be made for 3000 shares and in multiples thereof. Post issue, shares will be listed on BSE-SME platform. Networth Stock Broking Ltd is the sole manager as well as market maker for this IPO. Sharepro Services India Pvt. Ltd. Is the registrar to the issue.
The first such IPO of BCB Finance that got listed and having a minimum lot for trading of 4000 shares on BSE SME platform is not doing well. There too the minimum application size was of 4000 shares at an offer price of Rs. 25 per share. This is really wondering that a relatively small company floating small IPO is compelled to have a minimum lot of application ranging above Rs. 1 lakh. With this kind of minimum lot, will retail investors come forward in the given time to support SME platform? Even post listing, minimum trading lot of 3000 shares in case of this company will also make it unattractive to find new investors. With placement at premium to promoter group, NAV is boosted up to around Rs. 34.
Well, today's investors are really shrewd enough and understand better on such gimmicks. This IPO is only for those who have surplus funds and can wait for long to get returns from the company that has yet to start operations.
Dilip Davda, 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 Corporate India, 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.