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KLM Axiva NCD offer review (May apply)

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•    Maiden debt offer from this NBFC
•    CARE has assigned CARE/BB (Stable) rating to this offer
•    It offers attractive coupon rates
•    Risk savvy investors may consider on their own risk.

KLM Axiva Finvest Ltd. (KLM) is a non-deposit taking and non- systemically important non-banking finance company ('NBFC') primarily serving low and middle income individuals and businesses that have limited or no access to formal banking and finance channels. The company had originally obtained a Certificate of Registration in the name of Needs Finvest Limited dated December 13, 1997 and subsequently, its name was changed to KLM Axiva Finvest Limited. It operates primarily in three business verticals: (i) gold loan business, lending money against the pledge of household jewellery, (ii) micro, small and medium enterprises loan, and (iii) personal loan. Further, as a part of offerings, it also provides microfinance loan to women customers and vehicle loan. As on August 31, 2018, the company  operates through 79 branches across three states namely Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu managed by corporate office located at Kochi.

To finance its onward lending, financing, repayment of interest and principal of existing loans and general corpus fund needs, KLM is coming out with its maiden debt offer of Rs. 100 cr. via secured, redeemable non convertible debentures having a face value of Rs. 1000 per NCD. Minimum application is to be made for 5 NCDs (i.e. Rs. 5000) and in multiple of 1 NCD (Rs. 1000) thereon, thereafter. These instruments have tenure of 1 yr, 2 yrs., 3 yrs. , 5 yrs., and 6 yrs. It offers coupon rates ranging from 11.25% to 12.25% and the interest payment mode available for Monthly, Annually or Cumulative, as per the choice of investors.

NCD issue opens for subscription on 27.09.18 and will close on or before 26.10.18. Post allotment, listing will be done only on BSE. Issue is solely lead managed by Vivro Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. while Karvy Computershare Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue. Vistra ITCL (India) Pvt. Ltd. is the Debenture Trustee for the issue.

As on 31.03.18, its paid up capital of Rs. 39.99 cr. is supported by free reserves of Rs. 9.48 cr. Its entire equity is issued at a nominal premium ranging from Rs.1.25 and Rs. 1.50 per share.

These instruments are rated as CARE/BB (Stable) by CARE. The rating of NCDs by CARE indicates that instruments with this rating are considered to have moderate risk of default regarding timely servicing of financial obligations.

On financial performance front, for last three fiscals, KLM has posted total income/net profits of Rs. 10.82 cr. / Rs. 1.64 cr. (FY16), Rs. 23.94 cr. / Rs. 2.13 cr. (FY17) and Rs. 42.73 cr. / Rs. 5.69cr. (FY18). Its debt-equity ratio will stand enhanced from 3.38 at present to 5.41 post issue.  As of March 31, 2017 and March 31, 2018, KLM’s AUM was Rs. 913.57 cr. and Rs. 1942.33 cr. respectively. Its AUM increased at a CAGR of 189.78% from Rs. 27.57 cr. as of March 31, 2014 to Rs. 1942.33 cr. as on 31.03.18. As on 31.03.18, its gross and net NPAs stood at 4.40% and 3.94% respectively. These were a bit higher compared to 4.23% and 3.78% respectively for FY17.  

This merchant banker is not very active and keeps bringing rarely some IPO and debt offers.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

 Although coupon rates are very attractive, considering poor rating and the average financial performance, risk savvy cash surplus investors may consider parking of funds at their own risk.

Review By Dilip Davda on September 26, 2018

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(SEBI registered Research Analyst-Mumbai).

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.

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