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Aaron Industries NSE SME IPO review (Avoid)

Review By Dilip Davda on August 14, 2018

•    Company’s financial performance was average for FY15-17.
•     Posted spectacular results for FY18. Will it sustain?
•    Over 2.5 times paid up equity post issue.
•    Issue is fully priced.
•     Average track record of merchant banker.

About Company:
Aaron Industries Ltd. (AIL) is a MOTI group company that started as elevator cabins designing company and also introduces products like cable tray and building hardware materials such as Z perlins, slotted channels, busbar chambers, distribution boxes, loom switches etc. It also ventured into manufacturing and trading in elevator products, parts and thus became under one roof supplier for these products.

Capital History/Issue details:
To part finance its plans for set up of new line of business, working capital and general corpus fund needs,  AIL is coming out with a maiden IPO of 1257000 equity shares of Rs. 10 each at a fixed price of Rs. 38 per share to mobilize Rs. 4.78 crore. Issue opens for subscription on 20.08.18 and will close on 24.08.18. Minimum application is to be made for 3000 shares and in multiples thereon, thereafter. Post allotment, shares will be listed on NSE SME Emerge. Issue constitutes 26.28% of post issue paid up capital of the company. Issue is solely lead managed by Gretex Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd. and Bigshare Services Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue. Having issued initial equity at par, it raised further equity at a price of Rs. 11 to Rs.17 per share between February 2016 and January 2018. It has also issued bonus shares in the ratio of 4 for 1 in July 2015, 1 for 2 in July 2017 and 7 for 8 in June 2018. Post issue, its current paid up equity capital of Rs. 3.53 cr. will stand enhanced to Rs. 4.78 cr. Average cost of acquisition of shares by the promoters is Rs. 4.72, Rs. 6.23, Rs. 6.36, Rs. 6.87, Rs. 7.29 and Rs. 8.57 per share.

Financial performance:
On performance front, for last four fiscals AIL posted turnover/net profits of 2.38 cr. / Rs. 0.04 cr. (FY15), Rs. 3.32 cr. / Rs. 0.04 cr. (FY16), Rs. 4.80 cr. / Rs. 0.05 cr. (FY17) and Rs. 11.79 cr. / Rs. 1.07 cr. Thus it has shown spectacular performance for FY18 which is a bit surprising. For last three fiscals, it has posted an average EPS of Rs. 6.24 and an average RoNW of 23.41% on the basis of paid up equity capital of Rs. 1.88 cr. as on 31.03.18. Issue is priced at a P/BV of 2.01 on the basis of its NAV of Rs. 18.94 as on 31.03.18. It has no listed peers to compare with. If we take latest earnings and attribute it to fully diluted equity post issue, then asking price is at a P/E of around 16 plus thus it appears fully priced. Sustainability of its FY18 performance in the year before IPO raises concern.

Merchant banker’s track record:
On merchant banker’s front, this is 13th mandate from its table in last three years. Out of last 10 listings, 1 opened at discount, 4 at par and the rest with a premium ranging from 1.92% to 8% on the day of listings. Thus it has average track record.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

Issue appears fully priced on the basis of latest performance, which is also a bit surprising and raising concern over sustainability. There is no harm in giving this issue a miss.

Reviewer recommends Avoid to the issue.

Review By Dilip Davda on August 14, 2018

Review Author

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About Dilip Davda

Dilip Davda

Dilip Davda is veteran journalist associated with stock market since 1978. He is contributing to print and electronic media on stock markets/insurance/finance since 1985.

Dilip Davda is a leading reviewer of public issues and NCDs in the primary stock market in India. The knowledge he gained over 3 decades while working in the stock market and a strong relationship with popular lead managers makes his reviews unique. His detail fundamental and financial analysis of companies coming up with IPO helps investors in the primary stock market. Dilip Davda has a special interest in analyzing the SME companies and writing reviews about their public issues. His reviews are regularly published online and in news papers.

(Dilip Davda -SEBI registered Research Analyst-Mumbai,

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