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Promax Power BSE SME IPO review (May apply)

Review By Dilip Davda on September 28, 2021

•    PPL is engaged in power projects related contracts on an EPC work basis.
•    Financial details of the company are not transparent on EPS and RoNW data. 
•    It has posted a lower net on the higher top line for FY21.
•    Though the issue is at par, it is at a high P/E.
•    Cash surplus/risk seekers may consider an investment. 

Promax Power Ltd. (PPL) took over the business of Promax Technologies (a proprietorship concern run by the main promoter) and formed this company in the year 2017. It is into undertaking of EPC projects (Engineering, Procurement and construction) of Electric substation & Transmission line, Power distribution, Hydro, Solar power stations etc. Till FY19 there were no major activities. It started its operation in FY20. Besides EPC works for power and solar, the company also provides turnkey execution of civil infrastructure projects like Industrial buildings, Water Infrastructure etc. As of March 31, 2021, it had an order book of Rs. 109.25 cr. in different stages of implementation. 

To part finance its needs for working capital (Rs. 1.22 cr.) and general corporate purpose (Rs. 0.10 cr.), PPL is coming out with a maiden IPO of 1600000 equity shares of Rs. 10 each at par to mobilize Rs. 1.60 cr. The issue opens for subscription on September 30, 2021, and will close on October 04, 2021. Minimum application is to be made for 10000 shares and in multiples thereon, thereafter. Post allotment, shares will be listed on BSE SME. The issue constitutes 26.67% of the post issue paid-up capital of the company. PPL will be spending Rs. 0.28 cr. for this IPO process. As of the date of filing of the final prospectus, the company has on roll 49 employees including management.

The issue is solely lead managed by Finshore Management Services Ltd. and Cameo Corporate Services Ltd. is the registrar to the issue. Nikunj Stock Brokers Ltd. will be the market maker for this issue.

The company has raised entire equity at par so far. The average cost of acquisition of shares by the promoters is Rs. 10.00 per share. 

Post issue, PPL's current paid-up equity capital of Rs. 4.40 cr. will stand enhanced to Rs. 6.00 cr. Based on IPO pricing, the company is looking for a market cap of Rs. 6.00 cr. 

On the financial performance part, for the last two years, PPL has posted revenue/net profits of Rs.7.76 cr. / Rs. 0.31 cr. (FY20) and Rs. 36.89 cr. / Rs. 0.18 cr. (FY21). 

For the last three fiscals, PPL has posted an average EPS of Rs. 105.01 and an average RONW of 34.10%. These data are misguiding as its FY19 and FY 20 EPS is calculated on Rs. 1 lakh equity base while FY21 EPS is on Rs. 4.40 cr. equity. The issue is priced at a P/BV of 0.90 based on its NAV of Rs.11.11 as of March 31, 2021, and at a P/BV of 0.92 based on its post-issue NAV of Rs. 10.82. 

If we attribute FY21 earnings on fully diluted post issue paid-up equity capital, then the asking price is at a P/E of around 33.33 making it an aggressively priced issue.

The company has not declared any dividend for the period covered in the restatement of accounts as per the offer documents. It will follow a prudent dividend policy post listing based on its financial performance and future prospects. 

As per the offer documents, PPL has no listed peers to compare with. 

This is the 17th mandate from Finshore Management in the last five fiscals (including the ongoing one). Out of the last 10 listings, 2 opened at discount, 1 at par and the rest with premium ranging from 1.63% to 20% on the day of listings.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

The company has posted a lacklustre performance for FY20 and FY21. It posted a lower net on higher turnover for FY21. Based on FY21 earnings, though the issue is at par, at a very high P/E. Hence risk seeker/cash surplus investors may consider parking of funds with a long term perspective.

Review By Dilip Davda on September 28, 2021

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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.

(Dilip Davda -SEBI registered Research Analyst-Mumbai,

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