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KHFM Hospitality NSE SME IPO review (May apply)

Review By Dilip Davda on March 16, 2019

•    KHFM has focused on integrated hospitality & facility management services.
•    IHFM market is expected to post CAGR 16 5o 20% by 2020.
•    Good order book of Rs. 230.31 cr. as on 30.11.18.
•    Based on H1 FY19 earnings issue appears fully priced.

KHFM Hospitality & Facility Management Services Ltd. (KHFM) (erstwhile known as Kalpataru's Hospitality & Facility Management Services Pvt. Ltd.) is engaged in the business of integrated hospitality and facilities management services. The company manages 12 lakhs sq. ft. of Gardening and 30 lakhs sq. ft. Corporate Space on a daily basis, equipped with the latest technology and trained manpower. Having strong clients across BFSI, Aviation, Government Establishments, Municipal Corporations, Retail, Railway, Hospitality, Business Parks, Infrastructure sector, company provides end-to-end outsourced solution & services in the assessment and management of property and facilities. The company has focused on providing integrated hospitality and facility management services (IHFM).

Currently, it operates across 10 states covering 21 cities through a network of site offices with in-house resources over 2,500 people. KHFM's top 5 clients contribute nearly 84% in its order book (Rs. 230.31 cr.) as on 30.11.18.  They include MCGM (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai), ONGC, Indian Railways, Nuclear Power, Patna Sachivalaya. The company has a PAN India presence and enjoys benefits of geographical reach. It also caters Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Sahar-Mumbai, Central Railway, Western Railway, Tata Motors, HDFC Group, Essel World etc.

The impressive client retention ratio of 70% is a testimony to the quality of work and the company's commitment towards customer satisfaction, which would help in acquiring new clients with ease in future.  

To part finance its working capital and general corpus fund needs, KHFM is coming out with a maiden IPO of 2950000 equity shares of Rs. 10 each at a fixed price of Rs.38 per share to mobilize Rs. 11.21 cr. The issue opens for subscription on 22.03.19 and will close on 27.03.19. Minimum application is to be made for 3000 shares and in multiples thereon, thereafter. Post allotment, shares will be listed on NSE SME Emerge. Post issue promoter's holding will be around 69.59%. Issue constitutes 30.41% of post issue paid up capital of the company. The issue is solely lead managed by Bonanza Portfolio Ltd. while Bigshare Services Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue. Nikunj Stock Brokers Ltd. is acting as a market maker for this issue.  Having issued initial equity at par, KHFM raised further equity in the price range of Rs. 85 to Rs. 122.50 per share between March 2007 and September 2012. It has also issued bonus shares in the ratio of 9 shares for every 1 share held in March 2009 and again 9 shares for 1 share held in March 2018. The average cost of acquisition of shares by the promoters is Rs. 2.52 and Rs. 3.01 per share. KHFM's current paid up equity capital of Rs. 6.75 cr. will stand enhanced to Rs.9.70 Cr.

On the financial performance front, for the last three fiscals, KHFM has posted turnover/net profits of Rs. 44.98 cr. / Rs. 1.95 cr. (FY16), Rs. 44.88 cr. / Rs. 1.81 cr. (FY17) and Rs. 45.08 cr. / Rs. 2.22 cr. (FY18). All these years performance is static due to working capital constraints. However, is got banking support that helped it to boost its top and bottom lines for H1 of FY19 for which it earned net profits of Rs. 1.38 cr. on a turnover of Rs. 37.85 cr. Its current debt/equity ratio is 1.39.

For the last three fiscals, KHFM has posted an average EPS of Rs.3.02 and an average RoNW of 12.07%. The issue is priced at a P/BV of 1.30 on the basis of its NAV of Rs. 29.24 as on 30.09.18 and at a P/BV of 1.19 on the basis of its post-issue NAV of Rs.31.90.

If we annualize latest earnings and attribute it on fully diluted post issue equity, then asking price is at a P/E of around 13.33, thus issue appears fully priced.

As per offer documents, it has shown Kaarya Facilities and Rithwik Facility as its listed peers that are currently trading at a P/Es of around 12 and 17 (as on 15.03.19).  

On merchant banker's front, this is the first mandate from it's stable and has no track records of past listings.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

Hospitality & Catering, Facility Management and Security Services segment is set to post CAGR of 16% to 20% by 2020 indicating bright prospects for this company. Investors may consider long term investment in this upcoming service sector company.

Review By Dilip Davda on March 16, 2019

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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.

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1. Dilip Davda     Link|March 27, 2019 6:53:15 PM
The issue stands extended till 04th April 2019 with a revised downward price of Rs. 36 per share. With this revised price, the total fund mobilization will be Rs. 10.62 cr.