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Annapurna Swadisht NSE SME IPO review (May apply)

Review By Dilip Davda on September 10, 2022

•    ASL is in the manufacturing and marketing of snacks and food products.
•    It has marked tremendous growth in the last two fiscals.
•    The segment is getting crowded with many unorganized players.
•    The issue appears greedily priced based on its financial data so far.
•    Risk seeker/cash surplus investors may consider parking funds for the long term.

In view of the rising fancy and recent sudden mad rush for SME IPOs, this company is coming out with a book-building process IPO that has an allocation for QIBs 50%, HNIs 15%, and Retail investors 35%. Since the announcement of its IPO plans, the company has been the talk of the town. It would be of great interest to see the final subscription tally of this IPO, which may lay similar trends for upcoming SME IPOs with good standing and calibre. With the greedy pricing of the IPO, the company is trying to encase the ongoing boom for SME IPOs. 

The company has smartly twisted some of its brand names to avoid any litigations. This is an East region-centric FMCG company.  I am tempted to mention the case of Jhandewalas Foods, a 125-year-old FMCG company (that went public in January 2018 and created a record of 278.82 times subscriptions) from Jaipur. It has disappointed investors with its recent dismal performance with trades around Rs. 7 per share against the offer price of Rs. 55 per share. 
Annapurna Swadisht Ltd. (ASL) is a manufacturer of snacks and food products, namely, Gohona Bori, Fryums, cakes, candies and namkeen, and chips. Its key raw materials include refined flour, palm oil, spices, and laminates. The Company uses raw materials of premium quality sourced from reputed local suppliers, which help it to ensure the quality of its products.

Currently, the company has two manufacturing units. The Company has been formed upon conversion of Partnership Firm into Company vide a certificate of incorporation dated February 11, 2022.

ASL's products are marketed under its own brand names Jackpot, Chatpata Moon, Balloon, Finger, Rambo, Makeup Box, Dhamaka, Phoochka, Jungle Adventures, Ringa, Bachpan Ka Pyaar, Kurchure, Cream Filled Cake Vanilla, Cream Filled Cake Litchi, Cream Filled Cake Mix Fruit, Cream Filled Cake Orange, Cream Filled Cake Chocolate, Mixed Fruit Flavoured Cake, Chocolate Flavoured Sliced Cake, Pluss, Malai Pop, Imly Pop, Coconut Crunch, Kaju Candy, Coffico, Masala Teekha, Salted Chips, Paprika Spices, Tomatina Classic, American Cheese, Gram Gathiya, Gram Chana Jor, Crispy Diet Chidwa, Gram Bhawnagri Sev, Gram Badam Pokora And Gram Masala Muri.

ASL has a unique price point of Rs. 5 which makes it the dominant player in Rural Areas. The company sells more than 12 Lakh packets of products daily. As of June 30, 2022, its distribution network included 300 nos. of Distributors and 80 Super Distributors. The company has 235 full-time employees as on August 31, 2022.

To part finance its need for capital expenditure (Rs. 21.73 cr.) and general corporate purposes, ASL is coming out with a maiden IPO of 4322000 equity shares of Rs. 10 each via book building route. It has fixed a price band of Rs. 68 to Rs. 70 per share and at the upper cap, mulls mobilization of Rs. 30.25 cr. The issue opens for subscription on September 15, 2022, and will close on September 19, 2022. The minimum application to be made is for 2000 shares and in multiples thereon, thereafter. Post allotment, shares will be listed on NSE SME Emerge. The issue constitutes 26.32% of the post-issue paid-up capital of the company. 

The issue is solely lead managed by Corporate Capitalventures Pvt. Ltd. and Skyline Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue. SS Corporate Securities Ltd. is the market maker for this company. 

Having issued initial equity capital at par, the company issued further equity capital at a fixed price of Rs. 45 per share between May 2022 and July 2022. The average cost of acquisition of shares by the promoters is Rs. 9.91 and Rs. 10 per share. 

Post-IPO, ASL's current paid-up equity capital of Rs. 12.10 cr. will stand enhanced to Rs. 16.42 cr. At the upper price band of the IPO, the company is looking for a market cap of Rs. 114.95 cr. 

On the financial performance front, ASL has given its financial data in two sets i.e. as a partnership LLP till February 11, 2022, and thereafter as a limited company entity. 

As a partnership entity, it has posted turnover/net profits of Rs. 13.75 cr. / Rs. 0.34 cr. (FY20), Rs. 20.30 cr. / Rs. 0.51 cr. (FAY21) and for the period ended till February 11, 2022, of FY23 it has posted a turnover of Rs. 49.22 cr. with a net profit of Rs. 1.86 cr. 

As a limited company, it has posted a turnover of Rs. 11.83 cr. with a net profit of Rs. 0.55 cr. for the period from February 12, 2022, till March 31, 2022. For the Q1 of FY23, it earned a net profit of Rs. 1.31 cr. on a turnover of Rs. 29.06 cr. Thus it has marked super growth in its top and bottom lines for FY22 and for FY23 Q1 (on an overall basis). 

For the last three fiscals, ASL has posted an average EPS of Rs. 2.05 and an average RoNW of 30.23%. The issue is priced at a P/BV of 6.49 based on its NAV of Rs. 10.79 as of March 31, 2022, and at a P/BV of 2.09 based on its post-IPO NAV of Rs. 33.43 (at the upper cap). 

If we annualize FY23 earnings and attribute it to post IPO fully diluted equity base, then the asking price is at a P/E of around 21.94 whereas on the basis of its last three years' average earnings it's at a P/E of 106.06, and based on FY22 earnings, it is at a P/E of 47.62. Thus the issue is greedily priced based on its financial data as well as considering its recent issue of equity shares at Rs. 45 each in the months of May 22, June 22, and July 22.

As per the offer documents, the company has shown Prataap Snacks, DFM Foods, and Britannia Ind. as its listed peers. They are currently trading at a P/E of 141.66, 00, and 60.27 (as of September 09, 2022). Though they are not truly comparable on an apple-to-apple basis, this comparison is a bit surprising and raises eyebrows.

The company has not paid any dividend since incorporation. It will adopt a prudent dividend policy post listing, based on its financial performance and future prospects. 

This is the 10th mandate from Corporate CapitalVentures in the last six fiscals (including the ongoing one). Out of the last 9 listings, 2 opened at discount and the rest with premiums ranging from 0.87% to 29.50% on the day of listing. The merchant banker has not given (Annexure A)  its track records summary in the offer document.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

The company is in a highly competitive segment that has many unorganized and giant players. Based on its financial data, the issue appears greedily priced. Perhaps the company is trying to encase on the recent boom seen for the SME IPOs. Risk seeker/cash surplus investors may consider an investment.

Review By Dilip Davda on September 10, 2022

Review Author

DISCLAIMER: No financial information whatsoever published anywhere here should be construed as an offer to buy or sell securities, or as advice to do so in any way whatsoever. All matter published here is purely for educational and information purposes only and under no circumstances should be used for making investment decisions. My reviews do not cover GMP market and operators game plans. Readers must consult a qualified financial advisor before making any actual investment decisions, based the on information published here. With entry barriers, SEBI wants only well-informed investors to participate in such offers. With crazy listings in the recent past, SME IPOs drew the attention of investors across the board and lead to seer madness. However, as SME issues have entry barriers and continued low preference from the broking community, any reader taking decisions based on any information published here does so entirely at their own risk. The above information is based on information available as of date coupled with market perceptions. The Author has no plans to invest in this offer.

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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3. L.R Rajput     Link|September 17, 2022 9:20:53 PM
SME IPO को जेरोघा से शेयर डिमेट A/C से सेल कर सकते हैं या ब्रोकर से
2. Rohit Nenawatee     Link|September 16, 2022 5:13:17 PM
Dear Sir...mera demat account KOTAK Securities me hai. waha SME ke ipo nahi batata. If I have to apply, myjhe bank ke through ASBA se application lagani padegi. And then agar allotment aa jata hai to kya kotak securities me SELL from existing me wo batayega ? Please guide as I have never place order for SME IPO before.
1. Lucifer     Link|September 15, 2022 11:46:27 AM
Iske shares allot hone pe Demat A/c (Zerodha) pe bina complications k add ho jate hai??
Listing pe inhe sell Zerodha pe kr skte hai kya?
I'm a newbie, please help. Should I subscribe?
1.1. pawan kvijay     Link|September 15, 2022 8:40:09 PM
yes its an easy process on zerodha