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Muthoot Finance Feb 23 NCD Issue review (May apply)

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•    This is the 30th debt offer from MFL since August 2011. 
•    The last debt issue was in Nov/Dec. 22.
•    It has posted growth in the reported financial periods. 
•    It has scaled up coupon rates at the lower end while it pruned on the higher end.
•    Investors looking for steady income may consider parking funds.

Muthoot Finance Ltd. (MFL) is a frequent visitor to the debt market with its offer. This is its 30th debt offer since August 2011. The last debt offer from MFL was in Nov/Dec. 2022.

According to the ICRA Analytics Industry Report 2021, as of March 31, 2021, its branch network was the largest among gold loan NBFCs in India. MFL's Gold Loan portfolio as of September 30, 2022, comprised approximately 8.16 million loan accounts in India that it serviced through 4,641 branches across 22 states, the national capital territory of Delhi, and six union territories in India. As of September 30, 2022, the company employed 27,204 persons in operations. MFL's branches act as the primary point of sale by assisting with loan origination, disbursal, and collection processes as well as facilitating customer interaction.

It provides personal loans and business loans secured by gold jewellery, or Gold Loans, primarily to individuals who possess gold jewellery but are not able to access formal credit within a reasonable time, or to whom credit may not be available at all, to meet unanticipated or other short-term liquidity requirements. 

MFL is coming out with a 30th debt offering of secured, redeemable NCDs of Rs. 1000 each to mobilize Rs. 100 cr. and has a green shoe option to retain oversubscription to the tune of Rs. 400 cr. making this offer for an overall size of Rs. 500 cr. It has a shelf limit of Rs. 3000 cr. The minimum application to be made is for 10 NCDs (i.e. Rs. 10000) and in multiple of 1 NCD (i.e. Rs. 1000) thereon, thereafter. The issue opens for subscription on February 08, 2023, and will close on or before March 03, 2023. Post allotment, NCDs will be listed on BSE only. MFL is spending Rs. 5.00 cr. for this debt offer of Tranche IV. It will use a minimum of 75% of the residual amount for the purpose of onward lending and financing, and up to 25% for general corporate purposes. The company has allocated issues for QIBs 5%, Non-Institutional 5%, HNIs 40%, and Retail investors 50%. 

The issue is solely lead managed by A K Capital Services Ltd. and Link Intime India Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar while IDBI Trusteeship Services Ltd. is the Debenture Trustee for this issue. 

This issue is rated ICRA AA+/Stable by ICRA Ltd. The aforesaid rating of the NCDs by ICRA indicates a high degree of safety regarding the timely servicing of financial obligations. Such instruments carry very low credit risk. The rating provided by ICRA may be suspended, withdrawn, or revised at any time by the assigning rating agency and should be evaluated independently of any other rating. These ratings are not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and investors should take their own decisions. 

This debt offer has tenors of 25 months, 37 months, and 61 months. Its coupon rates are ranging from 7.75% to 8.10% with interest payment options of Monthly, Annually, or Cumulative as per the selection series by the investors. It is offering a 0.50% additional incentive to HNIs and Retail investors (i.e. category III and IV). 

On the financial performance front, on a consolidated basis, for the last three fiscals, MFL has posted a total income of Rs. 9707.27 cr. / Rs. 3168.68 cr. (FY20) and Rs. 11566.42 cr. / Rs. 3818.87 cr. (FY21), and Rs. 12237.46 cr. / Rs. 4031.32 cr. (FY22). For the H1 of FY23 ended on September 30, 2022, as per unaudited results, it earned a net profit of Rs. 1726.58 cr. on a total income of Rs. 5646.18 cr. MFL's debt-equity ratio of 2.89 (on a consolidated basis) will stand enhanced to 2.91 post this debt offering.

As of September 30, 2022, its paid-up equity capital of Rs. 401.44 cr. is supported by free reserves of Rs. 19330.57 cr.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

This is a frequent visitor company for debt market offers. It is now coming with its 30th debt issue. It has scaled up the coupon rates at the lower end and pruned at the higher end. Investors looking for a regular income may consider investing in this AA-rated debt offer.

Review By Dilip Davda on February 7, 2023

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