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Review By Dilip Davda on March 7, 2018

Tara Chand Logistic Solutions Ltd. (TCLSL) is engaged in providing reliable and affordable logistic and supply chain services including Transportation and Warehousing, Equipment Rental and Steel Processing and Distribution.  Company’s business verticals serve a broad range of industries, including steel, urban and rural infrastructure, oil and gas, renewable energy etc. As of December 31, 2017 its transportation fleet included 42 owned trailers and equipment rental fleet included 292 owned cranes ranging from 10 MT-800 MT lifting capacity. Company owns automated steel processing machineries like shear line, twin master, robo master, compressor, de-coiling machines etc. totaling to 32. TCLSL’s major clientele includes Reliance industries ltd., Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (seven Independent Companies), Steel Authority of India Ltd., Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd., Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd., Tata Projects Ltd., Hindustan Construction Company Ltd., Vedanta Ltd., J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd., NCC Ltd., Welspun Corp, ITD Cementation India Ltd., Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., Gayatri Projects Ltd, Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd. As of December 31, 2017 it had 1167 Employees.

To part finances its repayment of certain debts, purchase of capital equipments, working capital, general corpus fund needs, TCLSL is coming out with a maiden IPO of 3720000 equity shares of Rs. 10 each at a fixed price of Rs. 55 per share to mobilize Rs. 20.46 crore. Issue opens for subscription on 13.03.18 and will close on 15.03.18. Minimum application is to be made for 2000 shares and in multiples thereon, thereafter. Post allotment, shares will be listed on NSE SME Emerge. Issue is solely lead managed by Hem Securities Ltd. and Sharex Dynamic (India) Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue. Issue constitutes 27.26% of the post issue paid up capital of the company. Average cost of acquisition of shares by the promoters is Rs. 10.52 and Rs. 14.06 per share. Having issued equity at par since inception till March 2014, it raised further equity at a price of Rs.32 per share in August 2017. Post issue its current paid up equity capital of Rs. 9.93 crore will stand enhanced to Rs. 13.65 crore.

On performance front, TCLSL has posted turnover/net profits of Rs. 23.98 cr. / Rs. 0.66 cr. (FY14), Rs. 39.25 cr. / Rs. 0.69 cr. (FY15), Rs. 46.22 cr. / Rs. 1.19 cr. (FY16) and Rs. 52.65 cr. / Rs. 2.63 cr. (FY17). For first nine months of the current fiscal ended on 31.12.17 it has earned net profit of Rs. 3.66 cr.  on a turnover of Rs. 54.18 cr. Thus first nine months top and bottom line has crossed previous entire year’s performance. Its net profit margins have increased from 2.77% in FY14 to 7.05% in FY18 (first nine months). For FY13 to FY17 its revenue and net profits has seen CAGR of 23.17% and 47.21%. Major clients contribute nearly 55% in TCLSL’s revenue. For last three fiscals it has reported an average EPS of Rs. 1.96 and an average RoNW of 12.95%. Issue is priced at a P/BV of2.65 on the basis of its NAV of Rs. 20.78 as on 31.12.17 and at a P/BV of 1.83 on the basis of its post issue NAV of Rs. 30.11. If we annualize latest earnings and attribute it to fully diluted equity post issue then asking price is at a P/E of around 12 against industry composite of 34 plus. As per offer documents, it has shown Lancer Container and Tiger Logistics as its listed peers and they are trading at a P/E of 57 and 20 respectively (as on 07.03.18). It has order book of Rs. 154 crore as on 30.01.18.

On merchant banker’s front, this is the 35th mandate from its stable in last three years. Last 10 listing opened at a premium ranging from 2.66% to 20% on the day of listing.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

Considering mega spending on infra projects by the government, this company is poised for bright prospects going forward. It has good client base and order book position. Investors may consider investment for short to long term.

Reviewer recommends Subscribing to the issue.

Review By Dilip Davda on March 7, 2018

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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.

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