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BrandBucket Media BSE SME IPO review (Avoid)

Review By Dilip Davda on Dec 17, 2021

•    BMTL is engaged in providing advertising and related media services.
•    It also provides an event management and social media strategies.
•    The company relies on third-party for its service portfolio.
•    Its financial data shows inconsistency, a sudden boost in bottom-line raises eyebrows.
•    Issue is aggressively priced and may be ignored. 

ABOUT COMPANY:
BrandBucket Media & Technology Ltd. (BMTL) is engaged in providing advertising and related media services. Its advertising media solutions include both offline like outdoor as well as digital media through Websites, Social Media Platforms, & Search Engines. BMTL's primary advertising offerings include Digital marketing; Ground events/activations; Events Management; Marketing Technology Services; Outdoor Media (OOH) and Print Media.

Its outdoor media operations are spread across Mumbai & Thane. It helps clients run a focused campaign in consumer populated areas. It is also engaged in Events Management which includes planning, organizing and managing events. The company manages commercial events, corporate events, cultural events and also small brand promotion events for clients. Its brand activation services include mall activations, consumer contact programs and roadshows.

BMTL also provides technology services enabling social media strategies and implementation for clients through innovation and creativity. Its expertise with the technologies, applications, standards, regulations and compliances with respect to the media and technology industry are relevant in each domain, quality of service & resource base enables it to offer a value proposition to clients.

The company relies on third parties for providing its services, including designers, purchase of media and other material required for business. It does not own any of the media and does not keep an inventory of any media on its own. It plans to buy media for clients as per the timing of their requirements. BMTL has 12 employees on its payroll as of the date of filing of these documents.

ISSUE DETAILS/CAPITAL HISTORY:
To part finance its funding needs for working capital (Rs. 2.84 cr.), Capital Expenditure (Rs. 2.71 cr.) and general corporate purpose (Rs. 2.00 cr.), BMTL is coming out with a maiden IPO of 1500000 equity shares of Rs. 10 each at a fixed price of Rs. 55 per share to mobilize Rs.8.25 cr. The issue opens for subscription on December 20, 2021, and will close on December 23, 2021. Minimum application is to be made for 2000 shares and in multiples thereon, thereafter. Post allotment, shares will be listed on BSE SME. The issue constitutes 47.57% of the post issue paid-up capital of the company. BMTL is spending Rs. 0.70 cr. for this IPO process.

The issue is solely lead managed by Inventure Merchant Banker Services Pvt. Ltd. and Satellite Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue. NNM Securities Pvt. Ltd. is the market maker for this company. 

Having issued initial equity at par, the company raised further equity at a fixed price of Rs. 700 per share in May 2021. It has also issued bonus shares in the ratio of 86 for 1 in June 2021. The average cost of acquisition of equity shares by the promoters is Rs.  

Post-issue, BMTL's current paid-up equity capital of Rs. 1.65 cr. will rise to Rs. 3.15 cr. Based on the IPO pricing, the company is looking for a market cap of Rs. 17.34 cr. 

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE:
On the financial performance front, for the last three fiscals, BMTL has posted total revenue/net profits of Rs. 6.78 cr. / Rs. 0.15 cr. (FY19), Rs. 22.88 cr. / Rs. 0.35 cr. (FY20) and Rs. 15.19 cr. / Rs. 0.29 cr.(FY21). For the first five months of FY22, it has earned a net profit of Rs. 0.22 cr. on total revenue of Rs. 6.14 cr. The sudden boost in the bottom line for the current fiscal raises eyebrows. 

For the last three fiscals, it has posted an average EPS of Rs. 3.35 and an average RoNW of 36.68%. The issue is priced at a P/BV of 4.87 based on its NAV of Rs. 11.29 as of August 31, 2021, and at a P/BV of 1.59 based on its post-issue NAV of Rs. 34.60.  

If we annualize FY22 earnings and attribute it to fully diluted post IPO equity, then the asking price is at a P/E of 33.13 and on the basis of FY21 earnings, it stands at 59.78. Thus the issue is priced aggressively. 

COMPARISON WITH LISTED PEERS:
As per offer documents, BMTL has shown Pressman Advertising, Praveg Communications and Esha Media as its listed peers. They are currently trading at a P/E of 13.82, 20.96 and 00 (As of December 17, 2021). However, they are not truly comparable on an apple-to-apple basis. 
 
DIVIDEND POLICY:
The company has not declared any dividend since incorporation. It will adopt a prudent dividend policy based on its financial performance and future prospects. 

MERCHANT BANKER'S TRACK RECORDS:
This is the 6th mandate from Inventure Merchant in the last four fiscals (including the ongoing one). Out of the last five listings, 2 opened at discount and the rest with premiums ranging from 0.19% to 57.14%. Thus it has an average track record.


Conclusion / Investment Strategy

BMTL's financial data shows inconsistency. Its bottom line showing drastic improvement in the IPO year raises eyebrows. The issue is priced aggressively. Better options are available in the secondary market at cheap valuations. There is no harm in ignoring this greedily priced IPO.

Reviewer recommends Avoid to the issue.

Review By Dilip Davda on Dec 17, 2021

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.

Email: dilip_davda@rediffmail.com

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    Our recommendation for Brandbucket Media IPO is to avoid.

  5. 5. Is Brandbucket Media IPO worth Investing?

    As per the analysis by our lead analyst Mr. Dilip Davda, we suggest you to avoid the Brandbucket Media IPO.

  6. 6. When will Brandbucket Media IPO allotment status?

    The Brandbucket Media IPO allotment status will be available on or around Dec 28, 2021. The allotted shares will be credited in demat account by Dec 30, 2021. Visit Brandbucket Media IPO allotment status to check.

  7. 7. When will Brandbucket Media IPO list?

    The Brandbucket Media IPO will list on Friday, December 31, 2021, at BSE SME.

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