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Ashok Masala BSE SME IPO review (May apply)

Review By Dilip Davda on August 1, 2017

Ashok Masala Mart Ltd (AMML) is engaged into manufacturing and supplying of blended spices, whole spices and grinded spices. It has been supplying the traditional and delectable range of spices under two brands 'APPU MASALA' & 'GAYATRI MASALA' with more than 30 types of Spices and Masalas including instant mix range such as Pav Bhaji Masala, Chaat Masala, Tea Masala, Garam Masala, Sambhar Masala,
Punjabi Chole Masala, Biryani / Pulav Masala, Kitchen King Masala and various Powders like Red Chilli Powder, Jeera Powder, White Pepper Powder, Turmeric Powder.

To part finance its fund needs for purchase of corporate office and doing interiors, working capital and general corpus funds, the company is coming out with a maiden IPO of 2010000 equity share of Rs. 10 each at par to mobilize Rs. 2.01 crore. Issue opens for subscription on 07.08.17 and will close on 11.08.17. Minimum application is to be made for 10000 shares and in multiples thereon, thereafter. Issue is solely lead managed by Navigant Corporate Advisors Ltd and Karvy Computershare Pvt Ltd is the registrar to the issue. Post allotment, shares will be listed on BSE SME. The issue constitutes 38.95% of the post issue paid up capital of the company. While most of the equity shares are issued at par, it issued few shares in a price range of Rs. 15 to Rs. 30 during May 2014 to September 2016. It issued 6.5 lakh shares at par from April 2017 to June 2017. Post issue its current paid up equity capital of Rs. 3.15 crore will stand enhanced to Rs. 5.16 crore.

On performance front, for last three fiscals AMML has posted turnover/net profits of Rs. 3.78 cr. / Rs. 0.03 cr. (FY15), Rs. 2.88 cr. / Rs. 0.03 cr. (FY16) and Rs. 8.39 cr. / Rs. 0.12 cr. (FY17). Sudden jump in top and bottom line for FY17 is surprising. Last three year’s average EPS is Rs. 0.50 and for FY it stands at Rs. 0.59 (on Rs. 2.50 crore paid up equity capital). If we attribute latest earnings on fully diluted post issue equity then asking price is at a P/E of 43 plus and at a P/BV of 0.77. Last three year’s average RoNW is 2.92. As per prospectus, company has no listed peer to compare with. Issue is at par and company is doing profitable business that may create attraction among investors.

On merchant banker’s front, this is the sixth mandate from its stable. Out of 5 issues listed so far, two opened on a positive note, one around offer price and the rest opened at a discount to offer price on the day of listing. Thus it has mixed trends.

Conclusion: Risk savvy cash surplus investors may consider long term investment in this at par issue.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

Risk savvy cash surplus investors may consider long term investment in this at par issue.

Review By Dilip Davda on August 1, 2017

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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    The Ashok Masala IPO will list on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at BSE SME.