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Karnimata Cold Storage Ltd IPO Review (Avoid)

Review By Dilip Davda on February 21, 2014


Karnimata Cold Storage Ltd. (KCSL): The company is engaged in the business of cold storage and trading of agricultural commodities currently specializing in potatoes. It has set up and made operational its first cold storage unit in Medinipur District, West Bengal having an installed capacity of 1,81,000 quintals for preservation of potatoes. The local farmer or traders of potatoes hire these services to store their produces prior to sell. 


To meet working capital finance for providing seasonal loans to the hirers, KCSL is issuing 1518000 equity share of Rs. 10 each at a fixed price of Rs. 20 per share (i.e. at a premium of Rs. 10 per share) to mobilize Rs. 3.04 crore. Issue opens for subscription on 25.02.14 and will close on 03.03.14. Minimum application is to be made for 6000 shares and in multiples thereof, thereafter. Post this issue, its existing equity of Rs. 3.57 crore will enhance to Rs. 5.08 crore. Shares will be listed on BSE SME post allotments. Issue is lead managed by Aryaman Financial Services Ltd.and Bigshare Services Pvt. Ltd is the registrar to the issue. 


As the company’s facility became operational in March 2012, it has just completed first full year of operation FY 2012-13 for which is earned net profit of Rs. 0.03 crore on a turnover of Rs. 3.77 crore. For first six months of current fiscal ended 30.09.13 it has earned net profit of Rs. 0.05 crore on a turnover of Rs. 2.03 crore giving an annualized EPS of Rs. 0.28. If we attribute these earnings on enhanced equity the EPS stands at Rs. 0.20 translating into asking price at a P/E of 100 and at a P/BV of 2 as its NAV as on 30.09.13 is at Rs.10.38.


Lead manager has poor track record with its 13 mandates of IPOs so far.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy


Avoid this costly offer with entry barriers.

Reviewer recommends Avoid to the issue.

Review By Dilip Davda on February 21, 2014

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 Karnimata Cold Storage IPO will list on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at BSE SME.