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Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) is registered as a systematically important non deposit taking NBFC. It is set up by Govt. of India under the administrative control of MNRE to promote, develop and extend financial assistance for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The Union cabinet, in an ambitions push for solar energy has revised the cumulative target of grid Connected Solar Projects under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) from 20,000 MW by 2021- 22 to 100,000 MW solar capacity by 2021-22. JNNSM will create an enabling policy framework to achieve this objective and make India a global leader in solar energy. The target of 100,000 MW will be met through 40,000 MW of rooftop solar projects and 60,000 MW of large and medium-scale grid-connected projects.

To meet its fund requirements, the company is coming out with a tax free bonds issue for a base size of Rs. 1000 crore with a green shoe option to retain oversubscription to the tune of Rs. 716 crore making the aggregate size of the issue of Rs. 1716 crore. The company is issuing tax free secured redeemable non convertible bonds of face value of Rs. 1,000 each, in the nature of debentures, having benefits under section 10(15)(iv)(h) of the Income Tax Act. Issue opens for subscription on 08.01.16 and will close on or before 22.01.16. Minimum application is to be made for 5 bonds and in multiple of 1 bond thereon, thereafter. These bonds carries coupon rates of 7.28% (10 yrs), 7.49% (15 yrs) and 7.43% (20 yrs) for category I, II and III (i.e. non-retails) and for retail it offers 7.53% (10 yrs), 7.74% (15 yrs) and 7.68% (20 yrs). Interest payment will be done annually.

Although these bonds are available in demat and physical mode, trading will take place only in demat mode. Post allotment bonds will be listed on BSE. These bonds are rated as ICRA AA+ by ICRA and IND AA + by India Rating and Research Pvt Ltd, indicating high degree of safety regarding timely servicing of financial obligations. Such instruments carry very low credit risk. Post this issue its current debt equity ratio of 3.07 will rise to 3.93. For last three fiscals, it has shown consistent growth in bottom line but at the same time its net NPA too surged from 0.93% to 3.84%. Funds raised from this issue will be used for financing/refinancing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects to the tune of 75% of the funds and the balance will be used as general corpus fund.

This issue is lead managed by Karvy Investors Services Ltd, A K Capital Services Ltd, Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd, IDBI Capital Market Services Ltd and RR Investors Capital Services Pvt Ltd. Karvy Computershare Pvt Ltd is the registrar to the issue. IL & FS Trust Co. Ltd is the debenture trustee.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

As the rating of this offer is AA+ (lower than last four TFB issues by other PSUs), its coupon rates are little higher and thus appears lucrative. Investors may consider investment for long term tax free interest income.

Reviewer recommends Subscribing to the issue.

Review By Dilip Davda on December 13, 2019

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(SEBI registered Research Analyst-Mumbai).

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