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Muthoot Finance NCD Tranche III (Sept 2019) issue review (Apply)

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  • A frequent visitor to debt market brings its 19th offer since August 2011.
  • Company has good financial performance.
  • Issue is rated ICRA AA Stable and CRISIL AA Stable.
  • Considering falling interest rate scenario, coupon rates are lucrative.

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, 2019 comprised approximately 8.24 million loan accounts in India that are serviced through 4,502 branches across 23 states, the national capital territory of Delhi and five union territories in India. As of June 30, 2019 it employed 24,644 persons in its operations.

This company is a frequent visitor for the debt market and has brought 18 offers so far since August 2011. Thus this is the 19th offer from its stable.

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 900 cr. making the overall size of the issue worth Rs 1000 cr. MFL has a shelf limit of Rs 4000 cr. for this issue. The issue opens for subscription on 27.09.19 and will close on or before 30.10.19. 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.

The NCD 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 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.

Series� Series 1 Series 2 Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7 Series 8 Series 9 Series 10
Frequency of Interest Payment Monthly Monthly Monthly Annually Annually Annually NA NA NA NA
Tenor 24 months 38 months 60 months 24 months 38 months 60 months 24 months 38 months 60 months 90 months
Nature of indebtedness Secured Redeemable non-convertible
Coupon Rate 9.25% 9.50% 9.75% 9.50% 9.75% 10.00% NA NA NA NA
Face Value/ Issue Price (Rs / NCD)/strong> Rs 1000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000 Rs 1000
Effective Yield (Per Annum) 9.25% 9.50% 9.75% 9.50% 9.75% 10.00% 9.25% 9.50% 9.75% 9.67%
Amount on Maturity Rs 1,000 Rs 1,000 Rs 1,000 Rs 1,000 Rs 1,000 Rs 1,000 Rs 1,193.56 Rs 1,333.72 Rs 1,592.29 Rs 2,000

This issue has tenures of 24 months 38 months, 60 months and 90 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 9.25% to 10%.  

On the financial performance front, for the last two fiscals, 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). Post this issue, MFL's current debt equity ratio of 3.18 will stand enhanced to 3.28. As on 31.03.19 it's gross / net NPAs were 2.72%/ 2.39% against 4.42%/3.84% for a year ago period.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

Considering its financial performance, credit ratings, investors looking for steady long term income may consider investment in this offer with lucrative coupon rates as interest rates are set to decline going forward. (Subscribe).

Reviewer recommends Subscribing to the issue.

Review By Dilip Davda on September 26, 2019

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(SEBI registered Research Analyst-Mumbai).

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