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KLM Axiva NCD Tranche III (June 2020) offer review (May apply)

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  • This is the Third debt offer from KLM since September 2018
  • CARE has assigned CARE/BB (Stable) rating to this offer
  • It offers attractive coupon rates, but rising NPAs raises concern
  • Risk savvy investors may consider on their own risk

About Company:

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 31.03.2020, KLM Axiva operates through 174 branches across three states namely Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu managed by corporate office located at Kochi.

Issue Details:

To finance its onward lending financing and repayment of interest and principal of existing loans (80%) and general corpus fund (20%) needs, KLM is coming out with its third debt offer for Rs. 100 cr. via secured, redeemable non convertible debentures having a face value of Rs. 1000 per NCD. It has green shoe option to retain oversubscription to the tune of Rs.25 crore, thus taking overall debt offer size to Rs. 125 crore. KLM will spend Rs. 1.28 crore for mobilizing the full amount of Rs. 125 cr. and the rest will be used for the financial needs mentioned here above.

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 400 days, 18 months, 2 yrs., 3 yrs, 5 yrs and 75 months. It offers cumulative option scheme for 400 days, 18 months and 75 months. It offers coupon rates ranging from 11.00% to 12.00% and the interest payment mode available for Monthly, Annually or Cumulative, as per the choice of investors. This offer has lower coupon rates compared to its Tranche I offer but similar to its last offer of August 2019. Allotment and trading will be done in demat mode only.

Series 1 Series 2 Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7 Series 8 Series 9 Series 10
Tenure 400 Days 400 Days 18 Months 2 Years 2 Years 3 Years 3 Years 5 Years 5 Years 75 Months
Frequency of Interest Payment Monthly Cumulative Cumulative Monthly Yearly Monthly Yearly Monthly Yearly Cumulative
Minimum Application Rs 5000 (5 NCDs)
In multiples of thereafter 1 NCD after minimum app
Face Value of Secured NCDs (Rs / NCD) Rs 1,000
Issue Price (Rs / NCD) Rs 1,000
Mode of Interest Payment Through various options
Coupon Rate (% per annum) 11.00% NA NA 11.25% 11.50% 11.50% 11.75% 11.75% 12.00% NA
Coupon Type Fixed
Redemption Amount (Rs / NCD) for Debenture Holders* Rs 1,000 Rs 1,123 Rs 1,179 Rs 1,000 Rs 1,000 Rs 1,000 Rs 1,000 Rs 1,000 Rs 1,000 Rs 2,000
Effective Yield (Per annum) 11.57% 11.17% 11.60% 11.85% 11.50% 12.1% 11.75% 12.40% 12.00% 11.73%
Deemed Date Of Allotment The Date on which the Board of the Debenture Committee approves the allotment of NCDs. All benefits relating to the NCDs including interest on the NCDs shall be available to the investors from the Deemed date of allotment. The actual Allotment of NCDs may take place on a date other than the Deemed Date of Allotment.

NCD issue opens for subscription on 02.06.20 and will close on or before 25.06.20. Post allotment, listing will be done only on BSE. Issue is solely lead managed by Vivro Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. while KFin Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue. Vistra ITCL (India) Pvt. Ltd. is the Debenture Trustee for the issue.

Rating Of Instruments:

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.

Financial Performance:

On financial performance front, for last three fiscals, KLM has posted total income/net profits of Rs. 23.94 cr. / Rs. 2.13 cr. (FY17), Rs. 42.73 cr. / Rs. 5.69cr. (FY18) and Rs. 68.36 cr. / Rs. 5.98 cr. (FY19). For the first half of FY10 it posted net profit of Rs. 6.92 cr. on total income of Rs. 50.79 cr. As on 30.09.19, it's paid up equity capital of Rs. 51.49 cr. is supported by free reserves of Rs. 17.85 cr.

Its debt-equity ratio will stand enhanced from 4.84 at present to 6.64 post issue.� As of March 31, 2019, March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2017, company's AUM was Rs. 373.83 cr. Rs. 194.23 cr. and Rs. 91.36 cr. respectively, posting a CAGR of 102.29%.

However, its Net NPAs increased from 3.78% as on 31.03.17 to 8.12% as on 30.09.19. While first half of FY20 the company has shown growth, but it's rising NPAs raises concern.

Merchant Banker's Track Record:

This merchant banker is a non regular player for primary markets. However, it has brought few debts and equity offers recently.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

Coupon rates are very attractive amidst lowering of interest rate scenario. While company has improved its performance for last two and half fiscals, rising NPAs raises concern. Considering poor rating, risk savvy cash surplus investors may consider parking of funds at their own risk. (Other).

Review By Dilip Davda on June 1, 2020

Review Author

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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.

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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