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Edelweiss Hsg. Fin. NCD issue review (May apply)

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•    This is the second debt offer from the company since July 2016.
•    EHFL is an Edelweiss group company in the housing finance segment.
•    Company's financial performance is average.
•    AA rating with lucrative coupon rate makes this debt offer investment-worthy.

Edelweiss Housing Finance Ltd. (EHFL) is a non-deposit taking Housing Finance Company focused on offering secured loan products to suit the needs of individuals, including small ticket unsecured loans to its customers mainly in rural areas, and corporates. It is a part of the Edelweiss group which is one leading diversified financial services groups in India. The company offers customers a range of mortgage-related loan products like Home Loans, Non-housing loans including loans against property, construction finance etc. 

As of December 31, 2021, it had 68 offices in 67 cities in India. Over the past several years, EHFL has diversified and expanded its presence into markets that are of greater relevance to the products it offers. Its Branch Operations have significant technology architecture to ensure an industry-leading customer experience. EHFL's operations are supported by 554 employees as of December 31, 2021. As of the same date, Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd., Edelweiss Rural and Corporate Services Ltd. and Edel Finance Co. Ltd. hold 5%, 55.23% and 29.77% paid-up capital of the company.  

EHFL is coming out with its second debt offer of secured non-convertible debentures of Rs. 1000 each worth Rs. 150 cr. with a greenshoe option to retain oversubscription to the tune of Rs. 150 cr. Thus the overall size of the debt offering will be Rs. 300 cr. The issue opens for subscription on April 06, 2022, and will close on or before April 26, 2022. Minimum application is to be made for 10 NCDs (i.e. Rs. 10000) and in multiples of 1 NCD (i.e. Rs. 1000) thereon, thereafter. Post allotment, NCDs will be listed on BSE. EHFL is spending Rs. 6.72 cr. for this debt offer. The residual portion will be used for the purpose of onward lending, financing and repayment/prepayment of existing borrowings (at least 75%) and general corporate purposes (maximum up to 25%).

The issue is jointly lead managed by Equirus Capital Pvt. Ltd. and Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd. KFin Technologies Ltd. is the registrar to the issue and Beacon Trusteeship Ltd. is the debenture trustee. 

This issue is rated CRISIL AA - / Negative by CRISIL and Acuite AA/Negative by Acuite Ratings and Research Ltd.  The rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and investors should take their own decision. The rating may be subject to revision or withdrawal at any time by the assigning rating agency and each rating should be evaluated independently of any other rating. The rating agency has a right to suspend or withdraw the rating at any time on the basis of factors such as new information.

This debt offer has tenors of 24 months, 36 months, 60 months and 120 months. It is offering coupon rates ranging from 8.50% to 9.70% per annum. The interest payment frequency is monthly, annual and cumulative as per the selection of series. The allocation ratio for this debt offer is the Institutional portion (10%), Non-institutional portion (10%), HNIs (40%) and Retail investors (40%). Allotment will be done on a "First come - First served" basis. 

Total income and profit after tax of the Company for the year ending March 31, 2021, stood at Rs. 551.05 cr. and Rs. 3.73 cr. respectively. Total income and profit after tax of the Company for the nine months period ending December 31, 2021, stood at Rs. 392.62 cr. and Rs. 5.42 cr. respectively. The company's Loan Book was Rs. 3645.36 cr. and Rs. 3421.98 cr. as of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2021, respectively. Its total capital adequacy ratio as of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2021, computed on the basis of applicable NHB requirements was 26.49% and 26.17%] respectively. EHFL's gross NPAs as a percentage of Loan Book were 3.50% and 3.80% as of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2021, respectively. Its net NPAs as a percentage of Loan Book were 3.15% and 2.98% as of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2021, respectively.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

Though major national savings scheme interest rates have been maintained for the first quarter of FY23, this offer with an AA rating has lucrative coupon rates. Investors looking for a steady medium to long term income may consider investing in this debt offering.

Review By Dilip Davda on April 1, 2022

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