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Shriram Properties IPO review (May apply)

Review By Dilip Davda on December 6, 2021

•    SPL is one of the leading realty developers in the South for the mid and affordable housing segment.
•    It enjoys strong brand recall of Shriram Group. 
•    The company has been suffering losses since FY2020.
•    Work from Home has emerged as a blessing in disguise for this segment.
•    This bet is purely for long term investors. 

Shriram Properties Ltd. (SPL) is one of the leading residential real estate development companies in South India, primarily focused on the mid-market and affordable housing categories. It is among the top five residential real estate companies in South India in terms of the number of units launched between the calendar years 2012 and the third quarter of 2021 across Tier 1 cities of South India including Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad. (Source: JLL Report) The company is also present in the mid-market premium and luxury housing categories as well as commercial and office space categories in core markets. SPL is operating on an asset-light model of activities and has no land bank. 

It is a part of the Shriram Group, which is a prominent business group with four decades of operating history in India and a well-recognized brand in the retail financial services sector and several other industries. This helps it to enjoy strong brand recall and benefits under Shriram Brand.

SPL commenced operations in Bengaluru in the year 2000 and has since expanded its presence to other cities in South India, i.e., Chennai, Coimbatore and Visakhapatnam. In addition, it also has a presence in Kolkata in East India, where it is developing a large mixed-use project. Bengaluru and Chennai are two key markets for it. These cities are among two key residential housing markets in India, contributing to approximately 29.3% of the launches in India between the calendar year 2012 and the third quarter of the calendar year 2021, and 28.7% of the sold inventory in India between the calendar year 2019 and the third quarter of the calendar year 2021. (Source: JLL Report)

Since its inception, it has focused on the mid-market and affordable housing categories as target segments within the residential housing market. The mid-market and affordable housing categories have accounted for a significant share of overall market absorption in India in recent years. According to the JLL report, mid-market and affordable housing categories accounted for 75.00%, 72.00% and 74.00% of overall residential unit absorption during calendar years 2018, 2019 and 2020, respectively.

To part finances its plans for repayment/prepayment of certain borrowings by the group companies (Rs. 200.00 cr.), general corpus funds, SPL is coming out with a maiden IPO of equity shares of Rs. 10 each worth Rs. 600.00 cr. (approx. 50847500 shares at the upper price band) via book building route. The issue will have a fresh equity issue worth Rs. 250.00 cr. (21186500 shares at the upper cap) and an offer for sale (OFS) (29661000 shares - at the upper price band) valued at Rs. 350 cr. This issue opens for subscription on December 08, 2021, and will close on December 10, 2021. SPL has fixed a price band of Rs. 113 to Rs. 118 per share of Rs. 10 each. Minimum application is to be made for 125 shares and in multiples thereon, thereafter. Post allotment, shares will be listed on BSE and NSE. 

The issue constitutes 29.98% of the post issue paid-up capital of the company. The company has reserved shares worth Rs. 3.00 cr. for its eligible employees and offering them a discount of Rs. 11 per share. From the residual portion, it has allocated 75% for QIBs, 15% for HNIs and 10% for the Retail investors. 

The joint Book Running Lead Managers (BRLMs) to this issue are Axis Capital Ltd., ICICI Securities Ltd., and Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) Pvt. Ltd., while KFin Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue. 

Having issued initial equity at par, the company raised further equity in the price range of Rs. 96.06 to Rs. 791.18 per share between November 2007 to June 2014. It has also issued bonus shares in the ratio of 1 for 1 in September 2006 and 5 for 1 in August 2009. The average cost of acquisition of shares by the promoters/selling stakeholders is Rs. 0.63, Rs. 1.31, Rs. 100.50 / Rs. 0.83, Rs. 1.67, Rs. 1.87, Rs. 10.00, Rs. 101.00, Rs. 127.39, Rs. 132.27, Rs. 176.98 and Rs. 176.99 per share. 

Post-IPO, SPL's current paid-up equity capital of Rs. 148.41 cr. will stand enhanced to Rs. 169.60 cr. Based on the upper cap of the IPO price, the company is looking for a market cap of Rs. 2001.26 cr.  

On the financial performance front, for the last three fiscals, SPL has (on a consolidated basis) posted total revenue/net profit (Loss) of Rs. 723.78 cr. / Rs. 48.79 cr. (FY19), Rs. 631.84 cr. / Rs. - (86.39) cr. (FY20), Rs. 501.31 cr. / Rs. - (68.18) cr. (FY21). For the first half of current FY22 ended on September 30, 2021, it has posted a loss of Rs. 60.03 cr. on total revenue of Rs. 155.15 cr.

For the last three fiscals, on a consolidated basis, the company has posted an average EPS of Rs. - (3.67) per share and an average RoNW of 0.86%. The issue is priced at a P/BV of 2.29 based on its NAV of Rs. 51.53 as of September 30, 2021, and at a P/BV of 1.96 based on its post-issue NAV of Rs. 60.07 (at the upper cap). SPL's last two and a half fiscals EPS ratio could not be ascertained as it has posted losses. 

As per the offer documents, SPL has shown Sobha Ltd., Prestige Estates, Brigade Enterprises, Godrej Properties, Oberoi Realty and Sunteck Realty as its listed peers. They are currently trading at a P/E of 77.34, 65.83, 42.38, 00, 60.49 and 253.88 (as of December 06, 2021). However, they are not truly comparable on an apple to apple basis. 

The Company has neither any formal dividend policy nor declared any dividends for Fiscals 2021, 2020 and 2019 and has not declared any dividend in the current Fiscal. It will adopt a prudent dividend policy going forward based on its financial performance and future prospects. 

The three BRLMs associated with the offer have handled 54 public issues in the past three years, out of which 19 issues closed below the offer price on the listing dates. 

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

The company has been posting losses at the net level since FY20. H1 of FY22 too indicates a further dip in profits. The company claims that it has priced the IPO reasonably. The only favourable point, for now, is the Shriram Group tag and their efforts to back on track in the near term. Thus this issue is purely and only for long term investors who have surplus funds and risk appetite. Others can skip this issue and may buy at dip post listings.

Review By Dilip Davda on December 6, 2021

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About Dilip Davda

Dilip Davda, a freelance journalist

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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  7. 7. When will Shriram Properties IPO list?

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