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Muthoottu Mini NCD – (XIII) - Jan. 2021 offer review (May apply)

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  • MMFL is a Muthoottu Mini group arm engaged in gold loan and other financial services.
  • This is the 13th offer from this company since February 2014.
  • This issue is coming within 45 days of previous debt offer.
  • Issue rated as IND BBB/Stable. Such rating indicates moderate risk in servicing.

About Company

Muthoottu Mini Financiers Ltd. (MMFL) a Muthoottu Mini group company is a non-deposit taking systemically important NBFC in the gold loan sector lending money against the pledge of household gold jewellery ('Gold Loans') in the state of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Haryana, Maharashtra, Delhi and Goa and the union territory of Puducherry. It has also recently forayed into microfinance loan segment in financial year 2017 wherein the company provides unsecured loans to joint liability group of women customers (minimum of 5 persons) who require funds to carry out their business activities through few of its branches in the state of Kerala. Since FY14 this is the 13th debt offer from this company. This issue is coming within 45 days of previous offer that closed on November 18, 2020.

As on September 30,, 2020, MMFL had a network of 792 branches spread in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Haryana, Maharashtra, Delhi and Goa and the union territory of Puducherry and employed 3162 persons in business operations.

Issue Details

For the purpose of onward lending and for repayment of interest and principal of existing loans(75%) and also for general corporate fund needs (25%), MMFL is coming out with its debt offer of secured/unsecured, redeemable, non-convertible debentures of face value of Rs.1000 each. The company is issuing NCDs aggregating up to Rs. 125 crore with an option to retain oversubscription up to Rs. 125 crore thus making overall issue sizes of Rs. 250 crore. Issue opens for subscription on January 13, 2021, and will close on or before February 09, 2021. 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. MMFL is spending Rs. 3.50 cr. for mobilizing Rs. 200 cr.

This issue has tenure of 480 days, 24 months, 42 months, 66 months for secured NCDs and 61 months and 84 months for unsecured NCDs. It is offering coupon rates ranging from 9.25% to 10.25%. Interest payments mode is Monthly or Cumulative as per the choice of investors. Issue is to be applied via ASBA mode only and will be allotted in demat mode only.

Issue is rated IND BBB/Stable by India Ratings Ltd. It indicates that instruments with this rating are considered to have moderate degree of safety regarding timely servicing of financial obligations. Such instruments carry moderate credit risk. Vivro Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. is the sole lead manager for this offer. Vistra ITCL (India) Ltd. is the debenture trustee while Link Intime India Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the issue. Post allotment, NCDs will be listed on BSE.

Tenure 480 Days 24 months 24 months 42 months 66 months 61 months 84 months
Nature Secured Unsecured
Frequency of Interest Payment Monthly Monthly Cumulative Monthly Cumulative Monthly Cumulative
Minimum Application 10 NCDs (Rs 10,000) (across all options of NCDs)
In multiples, of 1 NCD after the minimum application
Face Value of NCDs (Rs /NCD) Rs 1,000
Issue Price (Rs /NCD) Rs 1,000
Mode of Interest Payment/ Redemption Through various options available
Coupon (%) per annum in Category I, II and III 9.25% 9.50% NA 10.00% NA 10.25% NA
Redemption Amount (Rs /NCD) for NCD Holders in Category I, II and III 1,000 1,000 1,200 1,000 1,750 1,000 2,000
Effective Yield (%) (per annum) 9.65% 9.92% 9.54% 10.47% 10.71% 10.75% 10.41%
Put and Call Option Not Applicable
Coupon Type Fixed

Financial Performance

For the last three fiscals, MMFL has posted total income/net profit of Rs. 334.93 cr. / Rs. 14.25 cr. (FY18) and Rs. 298.15 cr. / Rs. 20.96 cr. (FY19) and Rs. 313.15 cr. / Rs. 33.54 cr. (FY20). For H1 of FY21 it has earned net profit of Rs. 19.46 cr. on total income of Rs. 171.01 cr.

As on September 30, 2020 its net NPA stood at 0.59%. As on September 30, 2020 it's paid up equity capital of Rs. 249.53 cr. is supported by free reserves of Rs. 241.46 cr.

Its current debt equity ratio of 3.74 (As on September 30, 2020) will stand enhanced to 4.25 post this issue.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

Considering poor rating and average financial performance so far, there is no harm in giving this debt offer a miss. However, cash surplus/risk savvy investors may consider moderate investment as interest rates are lucrative amidst easing interest rate scenario. (Other).

Review By Dilip Davda on January 12, 2021

Review Author

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(SEBI registered Research Analyst-Mumbai).

About Dilip Davda

Dilip Davda, a freelance journalist

Dilip Davda is veteran journalist associated with stock market since 1978. He is contributing to print and electronic media on stock markets/insurance/finance since 1985.

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