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Penta Gold NSE SME IPO review (Avoid)

Review By Dilip Davda on August 30, 2017

Penta Gold Ltd. (PGL) is a retailer, wholesaler and exporter of gold jewellery. It has a retail outlet in Mumbai. PGL export products (gold jewellery studded with diamond) to overseas buyers and also sells to wholesalers domestically. The company primarily sells gold jewellery i.e. Chains, Rings, Bangles, Necklace, Mangalsutra, Bracelet, Earrings and other jewellery studded or non-studded with pearls, diamonds, American diamonds and other precious stones. Further, it also has product line of antique and kundan Jewellery and variety of Italian jewellery products which is famous for its machine designs and light weighted jewellery. PGL majorly procures required gold from various banks and also procures gold and precious stones from local markets.

To part finance its additional working capital and general corporate funds needs, PGL is coming out with a maiden IPO of 3268000 equity shares of face value of Rs. 10 each at a fixed price of Rs. 35 per equity share to mobilize Rs. 11.44 crore. Issue opens for subscription on 04.09.17 and will close on 06.09.17. Minimum application is to be made for 4000 shares and in multiples thereon, thereafter. Post allotment, shares will be listed on NSE SME Emerge. Issue is solely lead managed by Inventure Merchant Banker Services Pvt Ltd and Karvy Computershare Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue. The issue will constitute 26.37% of the post issue paid up equity share capital of the company. Having issued initial equity at par, it raised further funds in a price range of Rs.40 to Rs. 50 between March 2014 and March 2016. It also issued bonus shares in the ratio of 1 for 1 in December 2016. Post issue its current paid up equity capital of Rs. 9.13 crore will stand enhanced to Rs.12.39 crore.

On performance front, for last four fiscals PGL has posted turnover/net profits of Rs. 838.26 cr. / Rs. 1.38 cr. (FY14), , Rs. 250.02 cr. / Rs. 1.58 cr. (FY15), Rs. 244.92 cr. / Rs. 1.78 cr. (FY16) and Rs. 237.58 cr. / Rs. 1.69 cr. (FY17). Its working for FY 14 posted gigantic top line with no commensurate rise in bottom line. For last three fiscals it has posted an average EPS of Rs. 1.92 and RoNW of 11.96%. If we attribute latest earnings on fully diluted equity post issue, then asking price is at a P/E of 25 plus and at a P/BV of 2 plus. Peers are trading in the range of 12 to 33 P/Es. Thus issue appears to have been priced aggressively.

On merchant banker's front, this is the 2nd mandate from its stable and last listings although marked opening at a premium, it closed at a discount to offer price on the listing date.

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 Penta Gold NSE SME IPO, there is no harm in giving this IPO a miss.

Reviewer recommends Avoid to the issue.

Review By Dilip Davda on August 30, 2017

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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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    Our recommendation for Penta Gold Limited IPO is to avoid.

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1. Krishnachandra Pujari     Link|September 3, 2017 12:01:45 AM
Do not subscribe to this IPO. The profit margins seem to be ridiculous. Further the promoter has defrauded a couple of banks when he was a Director at his previous Company Royal Refinery and his personal integrity is dubious. The Jewellery business and their exports are all too dummy companies in UAE and HongKong and are not genuine. Highly recommended that this IPO be avoided and save your hard earned money from being lost.