Rungta Irrigation RI review (May apply)

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•    RIL is engaged in irrigation system-related business. 
•    It has started showing growth in its top and bottom lines for the reported periods. 
•    Lower promoters' holding of 38.27% remains the concern. 
•    The RI appears reasonably priced. 
•    Investors may consider an investment with medium to long-term perspectives. 

Rungta Irrigation Ltd. (RIL) is primarily engaged in the activity of Manufacturing, Designing, Assembling, and Marketing Sprinkler Irrigation systems. The product range of the company includes Sprinklers, Drip Irrigation systems, Aluminium, Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and High-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes and Fountains. The company has established a strong dealership network with branches across the country.

Starting with its core competence in the area of Irrigation systems, it has now diversified into various other related areas and has established its name in the industry with its countrywide presence. Today, the group has under its umbrella companies which are Mining, Irrigation, Steel, Financing, and International business. 

The Company offers products based on the world's best and most up-to-date technologies. The company has three decades of standing in the Irrigation industry with a tremendous amount of goodwill built over these years. As of December 31, 2021, it has 60 permanent employees on its payroll.

To part finance its need for repayment of the loan (Rs. 10.00 cr.), working capital (Rs. 1.02 cr.), and general corporate purposes (Rs. 1.00 cr.), RIL is coming out with a rights issue (RI) of 11070125 equity shares of Rs. 10 each at a fixed price of Rs. 11 per share to mobilize Rs. 12.18 cr. The company is offering 1.25 shares for every 1 share held as of November 11, 2022, to eligible shareholders. The issue opens for subscription on December 09, 2022, and will close on December 15, 2022. Applicants have to pay Rs. 3 per share on application and the rest on one or more calls by the company from time to time. The issue is self-managed by the company while Beetal Financial & Computer Services Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar of the issue. Post allotment, shares will be listed on BSE.  RIL is spending Rs. 0.16 cr. for this RI process. 

Post issue, RIL's current paid-up equity capital of Rs. 8.86 cr. will stand enhanced to Rs. 19.93 cr. Based on the RI pricing, the company is looking for a market cap of Rs. 21.92 cr. 

On the financial performance front, for the last two fiscals, RIL has posted a turnover/net profit of Rs. 48.07 cr. / Rs. 0.55 cr. (FY21), and Rs. 71.87 cr. / Rs. 1.28 cr. (FY22). 

As per the unaudited results submitted to the exchange, it earned a net profit of Rs. 0.46 cr. on a turnover of Rs. 21.36 cr. for Q1 of FY23 ended on June 30, 2022. Thus it has started reporting growth in its top and bottom lines. 

The company paid a dividend of 10% in May 2000 and thereafter it skipped following poor performance. It will adopt a prudent dividend policy post-listing of RIs, based on its financial performance and future prospects. 

The scrip last closed at Rs. 47.65 on cum-right basis as of November 10, 2022, and opened at Rs. 28.65 on an ex-right basis on November 11, 2022. Since then it has posted a high/low of Rs. 31.55 / Rs. 27.00. The scrip last closed at Rs. 26.60 as of December 06, 2022. It has marked the last 52 weeks' high/low of Rs. 31.55/12.20. For the last three quarters ended on September 30, 2022, the promoter's holding remained the same at 38.27%. 

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

The issue is reasonably priced and the segment is poised for bright prospects with a major thrust on reforms in agriculture. Investors may consider an investment with a medium to long-term perspective.

Review By Dilip Davda on Dec 6, 2022

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(SEBI registered Research Analyst-Mumbai).

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