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Dhruv Wellness BSE SME IPO review (Avoid)

Review By Dilip Davda on Aug 30, 2017

Dhruv Wellness Ltd. (DWL) is in the business of whole selling and distributorship of general, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. It also functions as a stockiest of medical, general cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. On January 1, 2016, it acquired the business, all the assets including debts, stock, stock-in-trade, movable plant and machinery, trade-marks, designs, patents and licenses and all credits etc. of Dhruv Agency which was in a market for about a decade and had been promoted by it.

To part finance its working capital and general corporate funds needs, DWL is coming out with a maiden IPO of 2784000 equity shares of face value of Rs. 10 each at a fixed price of Rs. 20 per equity share to mobilize Rs. 5.57 crore. Issue opens for subscription on 31.08.17 and will close on 04.09.17. Minimum application is to be made for 6000 shares and in multiples thereon, thereafter. Post allotment, shares will be listed on BSE SME. Issue is solely lead managed by Gretex Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd and Purva Sharegistry (India) Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue. The issue will constitute 26.41% of the post issue paid up equity share capital of the company. Having issued initial equity at par it raised further equity in a price range of Rs. 55 to Rs. 60 per share from March 2016 to June 2017 and also issued bonus shares in the ratio of 4 for 1 on 28.06.17. Post issue, its current paid up equity capital of Rs. 7.76 crore will stand enhanced to Rs. 10.54 crore.

On performance front, for last two fiscals DWL has posted turnover/net profits of Rs. 22.72 cr. / Rs. 0.20 cr. (FY16), Rs. 101.94 cr. / Rs. 0.40 cr. (FY17). If we attribute latest earnings on fully diluted equity post issue, then asking price is at a P/E of 52 plus and at a P/BV of 1.65. It has posted an average EPS of Rs. 0.48 and Ronw of 5.61% for last two fiscals. Thus issue is highly priced and performance parameters are not supportive to asking price. As claimed by the management, it has no listed peers to compare with.

On merchant banker's front, this is the 5th mandate from its stable and our of last four listings two issues opened at discount, one at par and one with mere premium.

Conclusion: Considering track record and aggressive pricing, there is no harm in giving this IPO a miss.


Conclusion / Investment Strategy

Considering track record and aggressive pricing of Dhruv Wellness BSE SME IPO, there is no harm in giving this IPO a miss.

Reviewer recommends Avoid to the issue.

Review By Dilip Davda on Aug 30, 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. 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

Dhruv Wellness IPO FAQs

  1. 1. Why Dhruv Wellness IPO?

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  4. 4. Is Dhruv Wellness IPO good?

    Our recommendation for Dhruv Wellness IPO is to avoid.

  5. 5. Is Dhruv Wellness IPO worth Investing?

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

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  7. 7. When will Dhruv Wellness IPO list?

    The Dhruv Wellness IPO will list on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at BSE SME.