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Containe Tech BSE SME IPO review (Avoid)

Review By Dilip Davda on September 19, 2022

•    CTL is in the business of auto safety and GPS solution devices. 
•    Its performance so far has been minuscule and listless. 
•    Based on its FY22 earnings, the issue is exorbitantly priced. 
•    There is no harm in skipping this pricy issue. 

Containe Technologies Ltd. (CTL) is engaged in the business of Automobile Safety and GPS solutions in the Automobile Sector. It manufactures a wide range of technology-intensive electronic and mechanical automotive products. These have applications across vehicle segments, including four-wheeler passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles.

The Company is manufacturing an electronic Speed Limiting Device (SLD), "MOTOREYE & LIMITS" Brand Electronic Fuel Regulator & Pedal Interface, suitable for the latest Vehicle of BS-IV Standards to the Oldest Vehicles. The Speed Limiting Devices are Tested and Approved by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Pune. It is suitable for all types of commercial transport categories of vehicles and educational institutions Buses. CTL is also manufacturing Vehicle Location Tracking Devices (VLTD), the "TRANOPRO" Brand, suitable for all types of vehicles. The Vehicle Location Tracking Devices are Tested and Approved by International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT). As of the date of filing this offer document, it had 18 employees on its payroll. 

To part finance its need for working capital (Rs. 2.07 cr.), general corporate purposes (Rs. 0.23 cr.), CTL is coming out with a maiden IPO of 1744000 equity shares of Rs. 10 each at a fixed price of Rs. 15 per share to mobilize Rs. 2.62 cr. The issue opens for subscription on September 20, 2022, and will close on September 22, 2022. The minimum application is to be made for 8000 shares and in multiples thereon, thereafter. Post allotment, shares will be listed on BSE SME. The issue constitutes 27.93% of the post-IPO paid-up equity capital of the company. CTL is spending Rs. 0.32 cr. for this IPO. In the offer document, there has been a mismatch in issue expenses and general corporate expenses tally in the details of the object of the issue. (Refer to page no. 57 and 59). 

The issue is solely lead managed by Finshore Management Services Ltd., and Cameo Corporate Services Ltd. is the registrar to the issue. Nikunj Stock Brokers Ltd. is the market maker for the company. 

Having issued initial equity shares at par, the company issued/converted further equity shares in the price range of Rs. 11 to Rs. 30 per share between December 2021 and May 2022. The average cost of acquisition of shares by the promoters is Rs. 11.50 and Rs. 12.38 per share. 

Post this IPO, CTL's paid-up equity capital of Rs. 4.50 cr. will stand enhanced to Rs. 6.24 cr. Based on the IPO pricing, the company is looking for a market cap of Rs. 9.37 cr. 

On the financial performance front, for the last three fiscals, CTL has reported a turnover/net profit of Rs. 2.92 cr. / Rs. 0.05 cr. (FY20), Rs. 0.60 cr. / Rs. 0.01 cr. (FY21), and Rs. 2.07 cr. / Rs. 0.04 cr. (FY22). Thus it has posted inconsistency in its top and bottom lines for the reported periods. 

For the last three fiscals, CTL has posted an average EPS of Rs. 0.27 and an average RoNW of 1.46%. The issue is priced at a P/BV of 1.35 based on its NAV of Rs. 11.15 as of March 31, 2022, and at a P/BV of 1.16 based on its post-IPO NAV of Rs. 12.98 per share. 

If we attribute FY22 earnings on post-IPO fully diluted paid-up equity capital, then the asking price is at a P/E of 214. Thus the issue is exorbitantly priced. 

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

The company has not declared/paid any dividend for the reported periods of the offer document. It will adopt a prudent dividend policy post IPO, based on its financial performance and future prospects. 

This is the 29th mandate from Finshore Management in the last five fiscals (including the ongoing one). Out of the last 10 listings, 2 opened at discount, 2 at par, and the rest with premiums ranging from 0.9% to 150% on the day of listing.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

CTL has not performed to match its asking price. There has been garble in IPO-related expenses and general corporate expenses data in offer documents. Based on FY22 earnings, the issue is exorbitantly priced. There is no harm in ignoring this pricy issue.

Reviewer recommends Avoid to the issue.

Review By Dilip Davda on September 19, 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.

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    The Containe Technologies IPO will list on Friday, September 30, 2022, at BSE SME.