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Adeshwar Meditex BSE SME IPO review (May apply)

Review By Dilip Davda on June 12, 2021

•    AML is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of surgical dressing and related products.
•    Its top line has shown almost static level for recent years.
•    Company's bottom line marked declining trends.
•    The issue is aggressively priced based on financial parameters.

Adeshwar Meditex Ltd. (AML) is engaged in the manufacturing of surgical dressings and external preparations products of Wound care & Wound management including sterile surgical wound dressing, tulle dressing, medical disposable, adhesive bandages, absorbent gauze, plaster, disinfectants, medical kits etc.

The Company is an ISO 13485:2016 certified Company. Its manufacturing facility situated at Deewan Industrial Estate, Palghar District., and it follows a state-of-the-art manufacturing process as prescribed by WHO-GMP, CE, ISO guidelines. The company's units are backed by advanced production facility and are fitted with the latest machinery and well organized and arranged sterilization facilities.

AML's manufacturing facility also has sophisticated facilities for quality testing, research & development, storage and packaging. It has an in-house R&D facility for on-site process improvement and for bettering present products offered as well as products under innovation and testing laboratory which ensures that its products are certified and any major defects in the products are identified on a real-time basis and rectified before the final dispatch. The company has registered 18 trademarks in India and caters for domestic as well as overseas markets (with around 11% export sale).

To part finance its plans for part repayment of loans (Rs. 2.00 cr.), working capital (Rs. 5.27 cr. and general corpus fund (Rs. 2.06 cr.) needs, AML is coming out with a maiden IPO of 3900000 equity share of Rs. 10 each at a fixed price of Rs. 25 per share to mobilize Rs. 9.75 cr. The issue opens for subscription on June 15, 2021, and will close on June 18, 2021. Minimum application is to be made for 6000 shares and in multiples thereon, thereafter. The issue constitutes 27.02% of the post issue paid-up equity capital of the company. Post allotment, shares will be listed on BSE SME. AML is spending Rs.0.42 cr. for this IPO process.

The issue is solely lead managed by Aryaman Financial Services Ltd. and Bigshare Services Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue. Aryaman Capital Markets Ltd. is the market maker for this IPO.

Having issued initial equity at par, the company raised further equity in the price range of Rs. 13 to Rs. 55 between March 2012 and January 2020. It has also issued bonus shares in the ratio of 4 for 1 in March 2012, 3 for 2 in January 2013, 3 for 8 in March 2014, 1 for 6 in December 2016 and 1 for 1 in January 2021. The average cost of acquisition of shares by the promoters is Rs. 0.71 per share.

Post issue, company's current paid-up equity capital of Rs. 10.53 cr. will stand enhanced to Rs. 14.43 cr. Based on the issue price, AML is looking for a market cap of Rs. 36.08 cr.

On the financial performance front, for the last three fiscals, AML has posted turnover/net profit of Rs. 58.70 cr. / Rs. 2.56 cr. (FY18), Rs. 54.75 cr. / Rs. 2.25 cr. (FY19), Rs. 56.39 cr. / Rs. 2.01 cr. (FY20). For the first nine months ended on December 31, 2020, it has earned a net profit of Rs. 1.39 cr. on a turnover of Rs. 52.09 cr. Thus while its top-line inconstancy with static average, its bottom line has shown declining trends.

For the last three fiscals, the company has posted an average EPS of Rs. 2.25 and an average RoNW of 13.25%. The issue is priced at a P/BV of 1.30 based on its NAV of Rs. 19.18 as of December 31, 2020, and at a P/BV of 1.20 based on its post-issue NAV of Rs. 20.76.

If we annualize FY21 earnings and attribute it to fully diluted post issue equity, then the asking price is at a P/E of 19.53.

As per offer documents, AML has shown KMS Medi, Mohini Health as its listed peers. They are currently trading at a P/E of 100 and 7.95 (as of June 11, 2021). However, they are not truly comparable on an apple to apple basis.

This is the 26th mandate from Aryaman Financial in the last four fiscals (including the ongoing one). Out of the last 10 listings, 2 opened at discount and the rest with premiums ranging from 0.04% to 2.16% on the day of listing.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

Based on static financial parameters with declining trends for the bottom line, the issue appears aggressively priced and un-appealing. Cash surplus, risk savvy investors may consider investment at their own risk.

Review By Dilip Davda on June 12, 2021

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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.

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