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Orissa Bengal BSE SME IPO review (May apply)

Review By Dilip Davda on March 18, 2018

Orissa Bengal Carrier Ltd. (OBCL) is one of the IBA approved transporter having ISO 9001:2015 certification for provision of Quality Management System Service. It provides logistics to a broad range of industries including steel, coal, aluminum, cement, petrochemicals, paper, mable, tiles, infra, textile, FMCG etc. Services include full truck load, parcel and part truck load/ less then truck load. However, it largely focuses on full truck load segment. It currently has 45 branches spread across various regions in India and serves over 200 customers. It owns 93 vehicles and also takes on hire vehicles when need be.

To part finance its working capital and general corpus fund needs, OBCL is coming out with a maiden IPO of 5564000 equity shares of Rs. 10 each at a fixed price of Rs. 30 per share to mobilize Rs. 16.69 cr. Issue opens for subscription on 22.03.18 and will close on 26.03.18. Minimum application is to be made for 4000 shares and in multiples thereon, thereafter. Post allotment shares will be listed on BSE SME. Issue is solely lead managed by Guiness Corporate Advisors Pvt. Ltd. and Bigshare Services Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue. Issue constitutes 26.39% of the post issue paid up capital of the company. Having issued initial equity at par, it raised further equity in the price range of Rs. 50 to Rs. 1000 per share. It has also issued bonus shares in the ratio of 8 shares for every 1 share held in February 2018. Average cost of acquisition of shares by the promoters is Rs. 1.26, Rs. 1.73 and Rs. 1.89 per share.  Post issue, its current paid up equity capital of Rs. 15.52 cr. will stand enhanced to Rs. 21.08 cr.

On performance front, OBCL has posted revenue/net profits of Rs. 185.19 cr. / Rs. 0.20 cr. (FY14), Rs. 206.50 cr. / Rs. 0.92 cr. (FY15), Rs. 220.56 cr. / Rs. 1.82 cr. (FY16) and Rs. 213.00 cr. / Rs. 3.95 cr. (FY17). For first half of the current fiscal, it has earned net profit of Rs. 3.51 cr. on revenue of Rs. 164.00 cr. For last three fiscals it has posted an average EPS of Rs. 15.88 and an average RoNW of 10.24% on an equity base of Rs. 1.72 cr. Issue is priced at a P/BV of 1.31 on the basis of its post issue NAV of Rs. 22.92. If we annualize latest earnings and attribute it on fully diluted post issue equity then asking price is at a P/E of around 9 against industry average of 29. It has shown its listed peers as Tiger Logistics, VRL Logistics and Chartered Logistics who are current trading at a P/E of around 19, 39 and 15 respectively (as on 16.03.18). Thus issue appears reasonably priced.

On merchant banker’s front, this is the 25th mandate from its stable in last three fiscals. Out of last 10 listings, 1 opened at discount to offer price, 1 at par and the rest eight with a premium ranging from 2.6% to 25% on the day of listing.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

Considering reasonable pricing, track record and future prospects, investors may consider long term investment in this issue.

Review By Dilip Davda on March 18, 2018

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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