Muthoot Finance NCD offer review - April 2018 (May apply)

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Muthoot Finance Ltd. (MFL) a flagship NBFC (Non Banking Finance Company) of the Muthoot Group is primarily in the business of providing finance against gold jewellery and has diversified into affordable housing finance as well as micro finance business. The non-gold loan portfolio remains in the range of 15 to 20% of the overall portfolio of the company. MFL is also in the hospitality, healthcare, media, education, information technology, foreign exchange, insurance distribution, and money transfer businesses. The company had a nationwide network of 4287 branches as on September 30, 2017. It had an advances book of Rs.27608 crore, and a net worth of Rs.7324 crore as on September 30, 2017.

It is a frequent visitor for debt market fundraising process. Now it plans to mobilize Rs. 500 crore through tranche I of secured redeemable non-convertible debentures of face value of Rs. 1000 each with a self-limit of Rs. 3000 crore.  Object of the issue is utilizing 75% for the purpose of lending and the balance for general corpus funds. Issue opens for subscription on 09.04.18 and will close on or before 08.05.18. Minimum application is to be made for 10 NCDs (i.e. Rs. 10000) and in multiple of 1 NCD (i.e. Rs. 1000) thereon, thereafter. Allotment will be compulsory in demat mode. Tenure for this offer is 400 days, 24 months, 38 months and  60 months  and coupon rates is ranging from 8.25% to 98% and the payment mode of monthly, yearly and cumulative as per the choice of investors. Issue is jointly lead managed by Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd. and A K Capital Services Ltd. Link Intime India Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue and IDBI Trusteeship Services Ltd. is the Debenture Trustee.  Post allotment, NCDs will be listed on BSE. Proposed issue in Tranche I is rated as ICRA AA Stable and CRISIL AA stable by the respective rating agencies. This rating indicates high degree of safety regarding timely servicing of financial obligations.

On the performance front, for fiscal 2017, MFL's standalone profit after tax (PAT) and total income grew to Rs.1180 crore and Rs.5658 crore, from Rs.810 crore and Rs.4875 crore, respectively in the previous fiscal. Standalone PAT for the first half of fiscal 2018 increased to Rs.805 crore from Rs.567 crore during the first half of previous fiscal. On a consolidated basis, PAT (before adjustment for minority interest) was Rs.1207 crore on total income ofRs.5938 crore, against a PAT (before adjustment for minority interest) of Rs.818 crore on total income of Rs.4941 crore for the said periods respectively. Post entire issue of Rs. 3000 crore, its current debt equity ratio of 3.24 will stand enhanced to 3.70. Gross non-performing assets ('NPAs') were at 1.99%, 1.90% 2.19% , 2.88% and 2.06% of MFL's gross loan portfolio under management as of March 31, 2013 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

Considering AA Stable ratings by ICRA and CRISIL and the standing of the group in the segment, investors may consider long term investment. (Subscribe)

Review By Dilip Davda on Nov 22, 2019

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(SEBI registered Research Analyst-Mumbai).

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