Frequent visitor to debt market Kosamattam Finance Ltd (KFL) is once again coming out with its NCD offer to mobilize Rs.
125 crore with a green shoe option to retain oversubscription to the extent of Rs. 125 crore, taking the aggregate size of the offer to Rs. 250 crore.
The company can issue up to Rs. 30 crore unsecured NCDs within the shelf limit of Rs.
Kosamattam Finance is primarily engaged in Gold Loan business is now doing business in areas such as money transfer services, foreign currency exchange, and air ticketing services.
KFL’s gold loan portfolio for the financial years ending on March 31, 2018, March 31, 2017, and March 2016 comprised of 6,47,779, 5,57,478 and 4,79,540 gold loan accounts, aggregating to Rs.
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2050.51 cr., Rs. 1730.40 cr. and Rs. 1312.24 cr. respectively which is 91.56%, 90.03% and 89.12% of its total loans portfolio as on those dates.
For financial years ended March 31, 2018, March 31, 2017, and March 31, 2016, company’s yield on gold loan assets were 20.97%, 21.12%, and 26.35%, respectively.
As on June 30, 2018, the company had a network of 923 branches spread in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Telangana along with the Union Territory of Puducherry and employ 3,214 persons in business operations.
It belongs to the Kosamattam Group led by Mr.
Mathew K. Cherian. It is headquartered in Kottayam in the state of Kerala.
The company is offering secured redeemable non-convertible debentures of Rs.
1000 each. It opens for subscription on 23.08.18 and will close on or before 21.09.18.
Minimum application is to be made for 10 NCDs and in multiple of 1 NCD thereon, thereafter. The offer has the tenure of 24 months, 36 months, 48 months, 60 months and 84 months and interest payment modes cumulative, yearly or monthly as per the choice of investors.
Coupon rates vary from 9.75% to 10.25%.
Although coupon rates are lucrative, its poor grading makes is a bit risky.
Post issue its debt-equity ratio will stand enhanced from 6.61 to 7.36. Funds mobilized through this issue will be used for onward lending as well repayment of existing loans with interest thereon.
On the performance front, for the fiscal years ended March 31, 2018, March 31, 2017, March 31, 2016, March 31, 2015, and March 31, 2014, KFL’s total income was Rs.
430.61 cr., Rs. 352.25 cr. Rs.
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345.70 cr., Rs. 257.54 cr.
and Rs. 261.87 cr. respectively.
Its profit after tax the for these FYs was Rs. 30.82 cr., Rs.
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15.68 cr., Rs. 11.23 cr. Rs. 5.28 cr. and Rs.
26.45 cr. respectively.
It suffered a severe setback in FY15 and thereafter, it has posted gradual growth in its business. It had gross/net NPAs of 0.98%/0.59% (FY18), 0.57%/0.27% (FY17) and 0.45%/0.20% (FY16).
The issue is rated IND BBB (outlook stable) by India Rating & Research Pvt. Ltd.
This rating indicates that instruments with this rating are considered to have a moderate degree of safety regarding timely servicing of financial obligations.
Such instruments carry moderate credit risk.
The issue is solely managed by Vivro Financial Services Pvt Ltd and Vistra ITCL (India) Ltd is the Debenture Trustee. Karvy Computershare Pvt Ltd is the registrar to the issue.
Post allotment, NCDs will be listed on BSE.
On merchant banker’s front, it has a track record of just 1 mainboard and 1 SME IPO since 2009 and has done mainly few debts offers in recent past as per details were given on their website.
Considering poor rating, Risk savvy investors may consider an investment for the medium term at their own risks.