Polycab India IPO

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Polycab India IPO

7.6

Company Background

7.5/10

Price Band

7.0/10

Financial Health

8.0/10

Industry Situation

8.0/10

IPO Proceeds Usage

7.5/10

Pros

  • Consistent Financials
  • High Brand Equity
  • Wide Product Portfolio

Cons

  • High Capital Expenditure
  • Open to Exchange Fluctuations

Polycab India IPO is going to be launched in the Indian stock market space in the next few days. The business has already been looking into the formalities involved.

In this detailed IPO review of Polycab India, we will have a look at some of the most crucial aspects of a business that is looking for any public funding. Hopefully, by the end of the review, you will be able to decide on whether to invest in this offer or not.

Polycab India Limited Basic Details

Before we talk about the specifics of Polycab India IPO, here are some relevant data points you must be aware of:

 

Polycab India Limited Background

The company was incorporated on January 10, 1996, in Mumbai. It is the largest manufacturer of wires and cables and fast moving electrical goods in terms of revenues. The wide range of products of Polycab India Limited are sold under the brand name “POLYCAB”.

Some of the products manufactured by the company are power, control, solar and instrumental cables, etc.

The company has three business lines which are:

  • Cables and wires
  • FMEG comprising products like fans, LED lighting, etc.
  • EPC.

The market share of the company was 18% of the total organised industry dealing in wires and cables and 12% of the total overall wires and cables industry.

The company has 29 warehouses and 24 manufacturing facilities which include two joint ventures with Techno Electromech Private Limited and Trafigura Pte Ltd which are located in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Daman and Diu.

The company has a wide distribution network consisting of more than 3300 authorised dealers & distributors. Polycab India has been awarded the gold trophy at the Annual Convention on Quality Concepts consecutively for five years starting from 2013 to 2017.

Polycab India IPO Data Points

Polycab India IPO will open on (undisclosed) and close for subscription on (undisclosed). The IPO size will be of (undisclosed) lakh Equity shares and the face value of each share will be ₹10.

The price band has been set at ₹(undisclosed) – ₹(undisclosed) per equity share. The offer price includes a premium of ₹(undisclosed) and is (undisclosed) times the face value of the equity shares.

The IPO size is expected to be up to ₹(undisclosed) lakhs. The offer consists of a fresh issue of up to (undisclosed) lakh equity shares aggregating up to ₹500 crores and an offer for sale of up to 24,886,823 equity shares by selling shareholders.

(undisclosed) equity shares will be reserved for subscription by employees and (undisclosed) lakh equity shares will be issued to investors. The market lot size is of (undisclosed) equity shares and the shares will be listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

Pursuant to a resolution passed on September 20, 2018, the fresh issue has been authorised by the Board of Directors and shareholders after their respective meetings. The selling shareholders approved their respective sale of shares through their consent letters dated October 29, 2018, and October 30, 2018.

Polycab India Limited Financial Performance

The total income and total assets of the company have been increasing gradually and consistently over the last three financial years.

 

Profit after tax has increased from ₹184.7 crores for the financial year ended March 31, 2016, to ₹370.79 crores for the financial year ended March 31, 2018.

The EPS has increased from ₹13.09 to ₹26.22 during the same period of time. The return on net worth of the company for the years ended March 31, 2018, March 31, 2017, and March 31, 2016, is 15.76%, 11.66% and 10.37% respectively.

The return on net worth for the period ended June 30, 2018, is 3.1%. The NAV per equity share as per consolidated financial statements for the financial year ended March 31, 2018, is 166.37 and for the period ended June 30, 2018, is 171.68.

Polycab India IPO Objectives

The Polycab India IPO consists of two parts:

The proceeds from the offer for sale of equity shares will be given to the selling shareholders. Any proceeds from the offer for sale will not be received by the company for its operations.

The main objectives of the fresh issue of equity shares are as follows:

  • For repayment of some or whole of the borrowings taken by Polycab India Limited.
  • For meeting expenses related to the general corporate operations
  • For incremental funding of the working capital requirements of the company (around ₹300 Crore)

Other than the above-mentioned objectives, the company will also benefit in terms of enhanced corporate image, brand name and increased visibility through Polycab India IPO.

Polycab India IPO Events

In case you are serious towards applying to this IPO, you must be aware of some of the most important dates around which activities around the IPO launch will happen.

Here are the details:

Filing of Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) October 30, 2018
Anchor List TBA
IPO Open Date TBA
IPO Close Date TBA
Finalization of Basis of Allotment TBA
Credit to Demat Accounts TBA
Listing at BSE and NSE TBA

 

Polycab India IPO Recommendation

Before deciding whether to invest in the Polycab India IPO or not, let us discuss some of the strengths and risks related to the business of the company.

One of the biggest strengths of the company is its already well-established nature in the industry, its brand name and its high growth rate. A trustable brand name goes a long way when it comes to public funding since potential investors have a good enough idea about the company already, at least from a theoretical point of view.

In terms of operating revenues, it has shown a compounded annual growth rate of 14.2% from the financial years 2014 to 2018.

They also have a diverse range of products in their portfolio in order to meet the needs of their institutional and retail customers which are operating in different industries.

Along with the diverse portfolio, the customers of the company also form a diverse base. Also, the company has good quality manufacturing units and a strong R&D department.

The company has a robust distribution network of more than 3300 dealers and distributors which sell the company’s products to more than 1 lakh retail outlets across the entire country. Their strong relationships with their dealers and distributors is another major competitive advantage for the company.

The manufacturing facilities have been accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 certifications which reflect their quality. The business strategies of Polycab India Limited relating to maintaining its strengths and expansion of FMEG business look promising.

If we compare the EPS figures of Polycab India Limited and some of its listed peers, its Earnings per share or EPS is quite good, which is ₹26.22 on the face value of each equity share of ₹10.

Now, let us discuss some of the major risk factors of the business.

The operations of the company are mainly dependent largely on the availability of raw materials at competitive prices. Sudden increases or fluctuations in their prices may affect the overall profitability of the company.

Also, any adverse changes affecting the industry of wires and cables may significantly impact the financial health of the company.

Inability to maintain their brand name and strong areas of the company like its distribution network may adversely affect the company’s business.

The company is also exposed to the risk of foreign exchange fluctuations mainly relating to its borrowings, export of its products and import of raw materials.

The capital expenditures of the company are quite substantial and in order to meet them, it may require additional funding which would affect the profitability of the company.

Dependence on labour, third parties for transportation of raw materials to manufacturing units and finished products to their distributors and dealers are another risk factors for the company. Any failure to maintain the strict quality standards for the products may lead to the loss of existing or new contracts.


After analysing various aspects of the company, it can be said that investors may choose to subscribe to Polycab India IPO.

The IPO may provide you with very short-term quick profits and can certainly be looked at an investment product that looks viable for long-term returns.


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Polycab India Limited Management Information

Currently, there are 8 Directors on the Board of Polycab India Limited. Inder T. Jaisinghani is the Chairman and Managing Director of Polycab India Limited. He has been involved with functions related to sales, marketing, production and other support services of the company.

Polycab India IPO Advisors Information

Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited, Axis Capital Limited, Edelweiss Financial Services Limited and Citigroup Global Markets India Private Limited are acting as Global Co-ordinators and Book Running Lead Manager to the issue.

IIFL Holdings Limited and YES Securities (India) Limited are acting as Book Running Lead Manager to the issue. Karvy Computershare Private Limited is acting as the Registrar for the Polycab India IPO. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas is acting as legal counsel to Polycab India Limited as to Indian law.

S&R Associates is acting as legal counsel to lead managers as to Indian law. Clifford Chance Pte. Ltd. is acting as International Legal Counsel to the Lead Managers. AZB & Partners is acting as legal advisor to one of the selling shareholder, IFC as to Indian law.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas is acting as legal advisor to the promoter and individual selling shareholders.

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