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Kosamattam Finance NCD review - May 2016 (Avoid)

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Frequent visitor to debt market Kosamattam Finance Ltd (KFL) is once again coming out with its NCD offer to mobilize Rs. 125 crore with a green shoe option to retain oversubscription to the extent of Rs. 125 crore, making the aggregate size of the offer of Rs. 250 crore. Kosamattam Finance that is primarily engaged in Gold Loan business is now doing business in areas such as money transfer services, foreign currency exchange and air ticketing services.

To meet its working finance needs, the company is offering Secured Non-Convertible Debentures of face value of Rs. 1000 each. Issue has already opened for subscription on 02.05.16 and will close on or before 31.05.16. Issue is solely managed by Vivro Financial Services Pvt Ltd. Karvy Computershare Pvt Ltd is the registrar to the issue and IL & FS Trust Co. Ltd is the debenture trustee. Issue is rated as CARE/BB+ by CARE that is indicating that instruments with this rating are considered to have moderate risk of default regarding timely servicing of financial obligations. Post allotment, NCDs will be listed on BSE. This issue is available in demat as well as in physical mode, however, trading will take place only in demat mode. Minimum application is to be made for 10 NCDs and in multiple of 1 NCD thereon, thereafter. NCDs have tenure of 400 days, 24 months, 36 months, 48 months and 78 months. Its coupon rates ranging from 9.75% to 11.15% giving yields ranging from 9.50% to 11.74% as per the option selected by the investors. Its current debt equity ratio of 8.07 will rise to 9.38 post this issue.

On performance front, for the nine month period ended on December 31, 2015 and for the Financial Years 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 Company's total income was Rs. 25,748.60 lacs, Rs. 25,754.43 lacs, Rs. 26,186.8 lacs, Rs. 23,579.87 lacs, Rs. 15,634.00 lacs and Rs. 7,481.50 lacs respectively. Itsr profit after tax for the nine month period ended on December 31, 2015 and for the Financial Years 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 was Rs. 810.40 lacs, Rs. 528.15 lacs, Rs. 2,644.64 lacs, Rs. 3,928.15 lacs, Rs. 3,861.52 lacs and Rs. 2,005.93 lacs respectively. For the nine month period ended on December 31, 2015 and for the Financial Years 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 revenues from KFL's Gold Loan business constituted 94.20%, 96.43%, 96.67%, 97.52%, 97.69% and 97.70%, respectively, of its total income. While its top line has been showing rise since 2011 to 2014, it witnessed fall in top as well as bottom line. The fall in bottom line was drastic.

On merchant banker's front, it has no track record on equity front since 2009 and has done mainly few debt offers in recent past as per details given on their web site. Vivro is a lesser known entity in primary market.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

Considering poor rating, investors may give it a miss. However, as the company is having loyal investors base in southern regions, the issue might do well regionally.

Reviewer recommends Avoid to the issue.

Review By Dilip Davda on November 22, 2019

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(SEBI registered Research Analyst-Mumbai).

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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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