While secondary market is at its recent higher resistance level, we are still missing main line IPOs and have to settle with some SME platform issues that are in command of primary market for a while. This week we have one more BSE SME platform IPO from SRG Housing Finance Ltd. (SRGHF) Details of the same are as under:
SRGHF is the flagship company of SRG group of Rajasthan and is engaged in housing finance segment and offers loans to individuals for buying a house and also in funding against property. The company is having Rajasthan centric operations and hopes to raise its loan book in coming years. To part finance this object, the company is offering 3504000 equity share of Rs. 10 each at a fixed price of Rs. 20 per share (i.e. at a premium of Rs. 10 per share) to mobilize Rs. 7.01 crore. The issue is opening for subscription on 22.08.12 and will close on 24.8.12. Minimum application is to be made for 6000 shares and in multiples thereof. Aryaman Financial Services Ltd. is the lead manager and Sharex Dynamic (I) Pvt. Ltd is the registrar to the issue.
Company's current equity base of Rs. 4.58 crore (post 1 for 2 bonus issue in April 2012-mainly out of premiums collected from preferential issues to promoters in recent past) will rise to Rs. 8.08 crore post this issue. For the year 2011-12 it posted a net profit of Rs. 0.26 crore on a total income of Rs. 1.27 crore. Last three year's average EPS of Rs. 0.97 on pre-bonus equity. This may get further diluted on enhanced equity post bonus and this issue and thus offer price works out to be at a P/E of around 61 and thus is aggressively priced. Lead Manager has poor track records on performance of IPOs managed by it.
As SME IPOs have unaffordable entry level for subscription point as well as post listing they are not really meant for retail masses. Risks aver HNI's may dare to lock their funds for long term rewards.
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.