BCPL Railway BSE SME IPO review (May apply)

Review By Dilip Davda on Oct 2, 2018

•    BCPL is engaged in railway infrastructure development segment.
•    It suffered a severe setback for FY 16, but gradually recovered.
•    Its client list has many known public and private corporate.
•    Pricing of the issue appears reasonable.

BCPL Railway Infrastructure Ltd. (BCPL) is engaged in the field of Railway Infrastructure Development involving design, drawing, supply, Erection and commissioning of 25KV, 50Hz Single Phase Traction Overhead Equipment. The key clients of the company include various zones of the Indian Railways like Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway, South East Central Railway, Northern Railway, East Coast Railway, North Frontier Railway, East Central Railway, Central Organisation For Railway Electrification (CORE) as well as large Public and Private Sector Undertakings like RITES Ltd., Durgapur Projects Ltd., Essel Mining Industries Ltd., Adhunik Group, Usha Martin Industries Ltd, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd., Rungta Mines, Haldia Energy Limited, Electrosteel and many more.

The company has kept its focus on the Electrification sector of the Railways keeping in view the vast scope of work in the existing and the untapped areas. As a result, Company has been able to build its resources capable of executing large, medium and small electrification projects in the most efficient and timely manner.

BCPL first made forays into a highly technical field, overhead electrification of the Indian Railways and through series of events over the successive years made rapid and spectacular progress in its chosen field of work and with dedication, team work, commitment, discipline and astute planning and strategy, scaled newer heights of progress and glory.

To part finance its working capital and general corpus fund needs, BCPL is coming out with a maiden IPO of 4860000 equity shares of Rs. 10 each at a fixed price of Rs. 35 per share to mobilize Rs. 17.01 cr. Issue opens for subscription on 05.10.18 and will close on 11.10.18. Minimum application is to be made for 4000 shares and in multiples thereon, thereafter. Post allotment, shares will be listed on BSE SME. Issue constitutes 29.06% of the post issue paid up capital of the company. It comprises offer for sale of 660000 shares and fresh equity issue of 4200000 shares. Issue is solely lead managed by Gretex Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd. while Bigshare Services Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue.

Having issued initial equity at par, the company raised further equity in the price range of Rs. 50 to Rs. 100 per share between March 2003 and March 2009. It has also issued bonus shares in the ratio of 375 for 100 (July 2008) and 1 for 1 (February 2018). Average cost of acquisition of shares by the promoters is Rs. 1.55, Rs. 2.79, Rs. 3.39 and Rs. 44.53 per share. Post issue, BCPL’s current paid up equity capital of Rs. 12.52 cr. will stand enhanced to Rs. 16.72 cr.

On financial performance front, for last four fiscals, BCPL has posted turnover/net profits of Rs. 55.53 cr. / Rs. 3.27 cr. (FY15), Rs. 25.74 cr. / Rs. 0.96 cr. (FY16), Rs. 34.99 cr. / Rs. 1.27 cr. (FY17) and Rs. 50.64 cr. / Rs. 4.05 cr. (FY18). For first five months ended on 31.08.18 of FY19 it has posted net profit of Rs. 2.39 cr. on a turnover of Rs. 28.87 cr. The company suffered severe setback in FY16 raising concern, however it has gradually staged progress thereafter. For last three fiscals,

it has posted an average EPS of Rs. 3.45 and an average RoNW of 7.20%. Issue is priced at a P/BV of 1.10 based on its NAV of Rs. 31.66 as on 31.08.18 and at a P/BV of 1.08 based on post issue NAV of Rs. 32.50. If we annualize FY19 earnings and attribute it on fully diluted equity post issue, then asking price is at a P/E of around 10 making it a reasonably priced issue.

As per offer documents, it has no listed peers to compare with.

On merchant banker’s front, this is 17th mandate from its stable in last three years. Out of last 10 listings, 1 opened at discount, 3 at par and the rest with a premium ranging from 1.32% to 8% on the day of listing.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

This reasonably priced IPO may enjoy fancy post listing. Investment for long term may be considered.

Review By Dilip Davda on Oct 2, 2018

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. Readers must consult a qualified financial advisor before making any actual investment decisions, based on information published here. With entry barriers, SEBI wants only well-informed investors to participate in such offers. With crazy listings in the past, SME IPOs drew the attention of investors across the board. 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 own risk. The above information is based on information available as on date coupled with market perceptions. The Author has no plans to invest in this offer.

(SEBI registered Research Analyst-Mumbai).

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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