Muthoot Finance NCD Tranche-I (Oct. 2020) Issue Review (Apply)

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  • A frequent visitor to debt market brings its 21st offer since August 2011.
  • Issue is rated AA Stable by ICRA and CRISIL.
  • Company has good financial performance.
  • This offer has lower rates compared to its last offer of November 2019.
  • Considering falling interest rate scenario, coupon rates are reasonable.


Muthoot Finance Ltd. (MFL) is the largest gold loan NBFC in India in terms of loan portfolio. MFL provides personal loans and business loans secured by gold jewelry, or Gold Loans, primarily to individuals who possess gold jewelry 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. Its Gold Loan portfolio as of June 30, 2020 comprised approximately 7.58 million loan accounts in India that are serviced through 4573 branches across 22 states, the national capital territory of Delhi and five union territories in India. As of June 30, 2020, it employed 25430 persons in its operations. As of June 30, 2020, 0.11 million high net-worth and retail individuals had invested in MFL's secured and unsecured debentures.

Company's branch network comprises 787 branches in northern India, 2,743 branches in southern India, 741 branches in western India and 302 branches in eastern India covering 22 states, the national capital territory of Delhi and six union territories in India.


This company is a frequent visitor for the debt market and has brought 20 offers so far since August 2011. Thus this is the 21st offer from its stable. Last offer was in November 2019.

To part finance its plans for onward lending (75% of the net proceeds) and General corpus fund needs (25% of the proceeds) MFL is coming out with Tranche III of Secured, Redeemable, Non-Convertible Debentures (Secured NCDs) of Rs 100 cr. with a green shoe option to retain oversubscription to the tune of Rs 1900 cr. making the overall size of the issue worth Rs 2000 cr. MFL has a overall shelf limit of Rs 4000 cr. for the issue. The issue opens for subscription on October 27, 2020 and will close on or before November 20, 2020. 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. Post allotment, NCDs will be listed on BSE. Allotment and trading will be done in demat mode only. MFL will spend Rs 20 crore for this issue proceeds.

The NCD issue is jointly lead managed by Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd., JM Financial Ltd., Equirus Capital Pvt. Ltd. and A K Capital Services Ltd. Link Intime India Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue while IDBI Trusteeship Ltd. is the Debenture Trustee.

This issue has been rated ICRA AA (Stable) by ICRA and CRISIL AA/Stable by CRISIL. The rating of the NCDs by ICRA and CRISIL indicates high degree of safety regarding timely servicing of financial obligations.

Muthoot Finance NCD Terms

Option/Series I II III IV V VI
Tenor 38 months 60 Months 38 months 60 Months 38 months 60 Months
Interest Frequency Monthly Monthly Annual Annual Cumulative Cumulative
Coupon Rate (% p.a.) Cat I, II 7.15% 7.50% 7.40% 7.75% NA NA
Coupon Rate (% p.a.) Cat III, IV 7.40% 7.75% 7.65% 8.00% NA NA
Effective Yield (% p.a.) Cat I, II 7.15% 7.50% 7.40% 7.75% 7.40% 7.75%
Effective Yield (% p.a.) Cat III, IV 7.40% 7.75% 7.65% 8.00% 7.65% 8.00%
Amount(Rs /NCD) on Maturity - Cat I, II Rs 1,000 Rs 1,000 Rs 1,000 Rs 1,000 Rs 1,254.11 Rs 1,452.40
Amount(Rs /NCD) on Maturity - Cat III, IV Rs 1,000 Rs 1,000 Rs 1,000 Rs 1,000 Rs 1,263.41 Rs 1,469.33

This issue has tenures of 38 months and 60 months and interest payment options are Monthly, Annually or Cumulative as per the choice of investors on the basis of series applied for. It offers coupon rates ranging from 7.15% to 7.75% .The Company is offering additional 0.25% incentive for HNI (Category III) and Retail Investors (Category IV). These rates are lower than the last offer of November 2019.


On the financial performance front, for the last three fiscals, on a consolidated basis, MFL has posted total income/net profit of Rs 6781.69 cr. / Rs 1843.75 cr. (FY18) and Rs 7601.05 cr. / Rs 2102.96 cr. (FY19), Rs 9707.27 cr. / Rs 3168.68 cr. (FY20). For Q1 of FY20 it has earned net profit of Rs 857.68 cr. on a total income of Rs 2606.82 cr. Post this issue, MFL's current debt equity ratio of 3.41 will stand enhanced to 3.73.

As on June 30, 2020, it's paid up equity capital of Rs 401.04 cr. is supported by free reserves of Rs 12188.10 cr.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

Considering its financial performance, credit ratings, investors looking for steady long term income may consider investment in this offer with reasonable coupon rates in the falling interest rates scenario.

Reviewer recommends Subscribing to the issue.

Review By Dilip Davda on Oct 23, 2020

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(SEBI registered Research Analyst-Mumbai).

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