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Muthoot Finance NCD Issue Offer - Mar 2015 (Apply)

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Frequent visitor to debt market for raising public money by way of Secured NCD Offer from South is once again coming out with its 12th offer for Rs. 150 crore with a green shoe option of retaining 100% oversubscription taking to Rs. 300 crore total fund mobilization.

Muthoot Finance Ltd (MFL) is the largest gold loan NBFC in India in terms of loan portfolio. 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's Gold Loan portfolio as of December 31, 2014 comprised approximately 5.88 million loan accounts in India that we serviced through 4,256 branches across 21 states, the national capital territory of Delhi and four union territories in India. As of December 31, 2014, it employed 23,226 persons in its operations.

To meet its fund requirement for lending and other corporate funding purpose, the company is offering NCD having face value of Rs. 1000 and minimum lot to be applied is 10 NCDs and in multiples of 1 NCD thereon, thereafter. Issue is solely managed by ICICI Securities Limited and Link Intime India Private Limited is the registrar to the issue while IDBI Trusteeship Services Limited is the debenture trustee. Issue opens for subscription on 25.03.15 and will close on or before 27.04.15. This issue is graded ICRA AA- (AA minus) by ACRA indicating a high degree of safety timely servicing of financial obligations. Such instruments carry very low credit risk. Investors can apply for this offer in physical or demat mode as per individual choice, however, the trade will take place only in demat mode. Post allotments, these NCDs will be listed on BSE.

Tenure for this offer is 400 days, 24 months, 36 months and 60 months while coupon rate is ranging from 9.50% to 10% payable Monthly, Annually or Cumulative as per the option selected by the investor. Category II (Non institutional) and III (Individuals) will get additional 0.75% incentive and thus the yield from this investment will range from 10.05% to 10.80% based on options selected.

In line with the general trends of the industry, for the fiscal 2013-14 the company has suffered set back in top and bottom line with total income sliding to Rs. 494.74 crore from Rs. 538.71 crore and net profit to Rs. 78.01 crore from Rs. 100.42 crore for a year-ago period. Company's debt has been rising for past few quarters. Its current debt-equity ratio of 4.58 will rise to 4.65 times post this issue.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

However, the company has a loyal family of investors from the southern region and hence may get the planned funds. Those who are looking at interest income as interest rates are set for cooling off going forward, they may consider moderate investment.

Reviewer recommends Subscribing to the issue.

Review By Dilip Davda on December 9, 2019

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(SEBI registered Research Analyst-Mumbai).

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1. Akash     Link|March 26, 2015 11:32:19 AM
Are you sure on debt equity ratio part? As in will this directly add to debt? BecaI had some high yielding bonds (13%+) which are maturing in this April. My feeling is Muthoot is simply replacing that debt with low yielding one. So Debt equity will remain more or less same. Its just a feeling, no inside info.