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Indiabulls Housing Fin RI review (May apply)

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•    IHFL is a housing finance arm of Indiabulls group.
•    It marked declining trends for its financial performance as well as dividend distribution.
•    The issue is aggressively priced based on its financial track record so far. 
•    The only attraction is staggered calls for RI and the parentage.
•    Well-informed investors may park moderate funds for the long term rewards. 

Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd. (IHFL) is a non-deposit taking housing finance company ("HFC") registered with the NHB. It is also a notified financial institution under the SARFAESI Act. IHFL pre-dominantly offer housing loans and loans against property to its varied client base which comprises (i) salaried employees; (ii) self-employed individuals; (iii) micro, small and medium-sized enterprises ("MSMEs") and (iv) corporates. 

The company also offers mortgage loans to real estate developers in India in the form of lease rental discounting for commercial premises and construction finance for the construction of residential premises. As of September 30, 2023, IHFL was among the top 5 housing finance companies in India in terms of asset under management ("AUM"), and its housing loans and non-housing loans constituted 52% and 48%, respectively of Loan Book on a standalone basis. 

As on September 30, 2023, its Loan Book was Rs.54340.74 cr. on a consolidated basis. The company is in the process of shifting to an asset-light business model, focusing on co-lending of loans along with banks and an increased sell down of its loan portfolio. Its collateral primarily consists of residential and commercial properties. In addition, as of September 30, 2023, the average ticket size ("ATS") for home loans is Rs.2.5 million and Rs.6.9 million for loans against property.

As of September 30, 2023, the company had a network of 218 branches which gives it a Pan-India presence.  As of September 30, 2023, it had a direct sales team of 1745 employees, on a consolidated basis, who were located across its network. Besides in-house sourcing via the direct sales team, it also relies on external channels, such as direct sales agents for referring potential customers. In addition, the company has an online home loans fulfilment platform called e-Home Loans which allows its customers to apply for a home loan and upload the requisite documents online.

As of September 30, 2023, its consolidated borrowings (other than debt securities) were Rs. 28136.11 cr., consolidated debt securities were Rs. 16077.51 cr. and consolidated subordinated liabilities were Rs. 4206.89 cr. the company relies on long-term and medium-term borrowings from banks and other financial institutions, including external commercial borrowings and issuances of non-convertible debentures. It has a diversified lender base, comprising public sector undertakings ("PSUs"), private banks and other financial institutions. It also sells down parts of its portfolio through the securitization and/or direct assignment of loan receivables to various banks and other financial institutions, which is a major source of liquidity for it.

As at September 30, 2023 and March 31, 2023 and 2022, its consolidated gross NPAs as a percentage of consolidated Loan Book were 3.4%, 3.4% and 3.8%, respectively, and consolidated net NPAs (which reflect our gross NPAs less provisions for ECL on NPAs (Stage 3) for the six months ended September 30, 2023 and the years ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, as a percentage of consolidated Loan Book were 1.9%, 2.2% and 2.2%, respectively. As of September 30, 2023, it had ECL allowance on financial assets and loan commitments amounting to Rs. 774.47 cr. on a consolidated basis which is equivalent to 1.4% of Loan Book and 42.3% of gross NPAs. As of September 30, 2023, we had a dedicated workforce of 4,956 employees.

The company is coming out with a Rights Issue (RI) of 246226515 equity shares of Rs. 2 at a fixed price of Rs. 150 per share to mobilize Rs. 3693.40 cr. The RI is opening for subscription on February 07, 2024, and will close on February 13, 2024. The company is offering RI in the ratio of 1 for 2 to its eligible stakeholders as of the record date of February 01, 2024. The company is asking Rs. 50 per share (33.33%) as application money and the rest is to be paid on additional call money as and when decided the company. Post allotment, shares will be listed on BSE and NSE. The company is spending Rs. 119.40 cr. for this RI process and from the net proceeds, it will utilize Rs. 2734.11 cr. for augmenting its capital base, and Rs. 839.89 cr. for general corporate purposes.

This RI is jointly lead managed by Nuvama Wealth Management Ltd., and InCred Capital Wealth Portfolio Managers Pvt. Ltd., while KFIn Technologies Ltd. is the registrar of the issue. 

Post RI, company's current paid-up equity capital of Rs. 98.49 cr. will stand enhanced to Rs. 167.51 cr. Based on the RI pricing, the company is looking for a market cap of Rs. 12563.44 cr.

On the financial performance front, for the last three fiscals, the company has (on a consolidated basis) posted a total income/net profit of Rs. 10030.12 cr. / Rs. 1201.59 cr. (FY21), Rs. 8993.90 cr. / Rs. 1177.74 cr. (FY22), Rs. 8725.79 cr. / Rs. 1127.68 cr. For H1 of FY24 ended on September 23, 2023, it earned a net profit of Rs. 594.17 cr. on a total income of Rs. 4157.92 cr. Thus it has posted de-growth in its top and bottom lines for the last three fiscals. 

The company has declared dividends of 2000% (FY19), 1550% (FY20), 450% m(FY21) and 62.50% (FY23). Its dividend distribution posted declining trends. It will continue a prudent dividend policy based on its financial performance and future prospects. 

The scrip last closed on cum-right basis at Rs. 221.95 on January 31, 2024, and opened on an ex-right basis at Rs. 198.85 on February 01, 2024. Since then, it has marked a high/low of Rs. 200.90 / Rs. 184.65. The scrip last closed at Rs. 189.45 as of February 02, 2024. For the last 52 weeks' it has posted a high/low of Rs. 209.58 / Rs. 81.89. 

The company has no promoters' holding. The counter is well managed above the RI price to lure investors.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

The company is housing finance arm of Indiabulls group. It marked de-growth in its financial performance for the reported periods and also pruned its dividend distribution. Based on its financial performance so far, the issue appears aggressively priced. Well-informed investors may park funds for the long term rewards.

Review By Dilip Davda on February 4, 2024

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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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2. Amrit Parkash Singh Dhillon     Link|March 4, 2024 8:19:45 AM
Till date I have not received rights issue shares in my demat account. Kindly look into. I hv paid Rs 125250/- for 2505 shares. My demat account is 1301240003755537
2.1. Govindaraju Devadoss     Link|March 31, 2024 12:43:14 PM
I was entitled for 50 shares on rights of IBHF. I PAID Rs. 2500 on application. But till now that shares not credited in to my demat account.
My demat account
IN302822 10449533
1. DHIRAJ MANGLANI     Link|February 23, 2024 1:39:05 PM
partly paid up shares alloted i want to sale those shares
and trading at 106.50 .is there any issue if i sale