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Indiabulls Consumer Finance Tranche-I NCD offer review (Apply)

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•    ICFL is Indiabulls Ventures arm engaged in personal/business loans.
•    This is the maiden offer from this company.
•    Offer is rated as CARE/AA Stable by CAR E and BWR/AA+ Stable by Brickworks.
•    It offers attractive coupon rates ranging from 10.40% to 11%.

Indiabulls Consumer Finance Ltd. (ICFL) is a non-deposit taking systemically important NBFC registered with the RBI and a 100% subsidiary of Indiabulls Ventures Limited, a listed Indian company. It focuses primarily on providing personal loans, business loans (unsecured SME loans and secured SME loans) and
other loans.

In Fiscal 2018, it launched end-to-end personal loan fulfillment mobile based online application 'Dhani', an automated mode of lending which will enable loan application, risk analysis, credit approval, underwriting and disbursal processes to be carried out electronically through the application. With the help of online and offline marketing, its loan disbursement is showing steady growth.

ICFL is a part of the Indiabulls Ventures group, which is a prominent financial services company providing brokering, lending and wealth management businesses, amongst other businesses. Parent company was incorporated in 1995; and its long standing presence in financial services has enabled it to establish 'Indiabulls' as a recognized brand in the financial services sector. In order to ensure expansion of Company's lending operations, parent company has infused funds periodically in the form of equity in ICFL. As of December 31, 2018, it had presence in over 100 cities throughout India, through which it markets loan products, enabling to operate on a pan-India basis.

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The company is coming out with its debt Tranche-I offer of Secured Redeemable Non-Convertible Debentures of Rs. 1000 each.  The base issue is for Rs. 250 crore and it has a green shoe option to retain oversubscription up to Rs. 2750 crore taking the total size of the issue at (Shelf limit) Rs. 3000 cr. This is the maiden offer from this arm (ICFL) of Indiabulls Ventures group. Earlier, Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd. came with its maiden offer in September 2016 and Indiabulls Commercial Credit Ltd. with its first offer in September 2018. Thus this is the third offer from the group so far.

Issue opens on 04.02.2019 and will close on or before 04.03.19. Minimum application is to be made for 10 NCDs (i.e. Rs. 10000) and in multiple of 1NCD (i.e. Rs. 1000) thereon, thereafter.  Application is to be made via ASBA mode only and allotment will be done only in demat mode. Under this offer ICFL is offering coupon rate ranging from 10.40% to 11% and interest payment options of Monthly, Annually, Cumulative depending upon the choice of investors. It is offering tenure of 26 months, 38 months and 60 months. The main object of the issue is to use around 75% of the funds collected for onward lending, for repayment/prepayment of interest and principal of existing borrowings and the rest for general corpus fund needs.

Instruments are rated as CARE/AA Stable by CARE and BWR/AA+ Stable by Brickworks.  Instruments with this rating are considered to have high degree of safety regarding timely servicing of financial obligations and carry very low credit risk. Post allotment, NCDs will be listed on BSE and NSE.  Issue is lead managed by Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd., A K Capital Services Ltd., Axis Bank Ltd. and Trust Investment Advisors Pvt. Ltd. IDBI Trusteeship Services Ltd. is the debenture trustee while Karvy Fintech Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue.  

As at March 31, 2018, ICFL's gross NPAs as a percentage of AUM was 0.05%, and net NPAs as a percentage of AUM was 0.05%. As of September 30, 2018, March 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016, its capital to risk (weighted) assets ratio was 39.83%, 36.67%, 90.03% and 108.51% respectively. The company has posted total income/net profit of Rs. 57.24 cr. / Rs. 6.69 cr. (FY17) and Rs. 700.04 cr. / Rs. 191.52 cr. (FY18). For first nine months ended on 31.12.18 of FY19 it has earned net profit of Rs. 319.48 cr. on total income of Rs. 1148.67 cr. Post this issue, its current debt equity ratio of 1.55 will rise to 2.25.

Its loan book amounted to Rs. 10334.38 cr. as at December 31, 2018. The CRAR of 36.67% as at March 31, 2018 maintained by it is significantly higher than the minimum capital adequacy requirement of 15.00% as stipulated by the RBI, and the average CRAR of 15.70% as of March 31, 2018 maintained by NBFCs. (Source: ICRA Report 2018).

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

Investors may consider medium to long term investment in this lucrative offer (with AA/Stable rating) having attractive coupon rates.

Reviewer recommends Subscribing to the issue.

Review By Dilip Davda on February 1, 2019

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(SEBI registered Research Analyst-Mumbai).

About Dilip Davda

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1. Dilip Davda     Link|February 26, 2019 8:53:08 AM
Hello, this has reference to my disclaimer for the NCD issue of Indiabulls Consumer Finance Ltd. NCD Issue. As I realised proceeds of my previous bank FD investments, I have invested a part proceeds in the NCD issue of ICFL to avail regular monthly income as I am a Senior Citizen...