Reliance Home Finance 9.40% Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) – December 2016 Issue

by Shiv Kukreja on December 22, 2016

in Investments

This post is written by Shiv Kukreja, who is a Certified Financial Planner and runs a financial planning firm, Ojas Capital in Delhi/NCR. He can be reached at skukreja@investitude.co.in

Demonetisation has resulted in a flood of liquidity in the Indian banking system and nobody is able to decide when to channelise such excess liquidity in a scenario where there is no demand for money for any new project and even for the existing ones. Banks and lending institutions are struggling to find takers for their loans as the prospective borrowers are also struggling to see any light at the end of this long and uncertain tunnel. But, as we know all bad times end with good times, this period of bad time will also pass away very soon.

Amidst this uncertainty, Reliance Home Finance Limited, a subsidiary of ADAG group’s Reliance Capital Limited, is coming out with its issue of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) from today. The company is offering interest rates in the range of 8.90% to 9.40% to the individual investors, for an investment period of 3 to 15 years.

The company plans to raise Rs. 3,500 crore in this issue and it is scheduled to close on January 6, 2017.

Here are some of the salient features of this issue:

Size & Objective of the Issue – The company plans to raise Rs. 3,500 crore from this issue, including the green shoe option of Rs. 2,500 crore. The company plans to use at least 75% of the issue proceeds for its lending and financing activities and to repay interest and principal of its existing borrowings and a maximum of 25% of the issue proceeds for other general corporate purposes.

Coupon Rate & Tenor of the Issue – The issue will carry a coupon rate of 8.90% p.a. for a period of 3 years (36 months), 9.05% p.a. for 5 years (60 months), 9.15% p.a. for 10 years (120 months) and 9.40% p.a. for 15 years (180 months). Interest will be paid on an annual basis and there is no option to get interest on a monthly or cumulative basis.

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Call Option – It should be noted here that RHFL will have the right to call back Series IV NCDs at the end of 10 years from the date of issuance. The company will primarily do so if interest rates fall from here and it is able to raise money cheaply 10 years from now. However, if the company decides not to exercise its call option, then it will pay an additional 0.25% to the investors over and above the annual rate of 9.40% i.e. 9.65% after 10 years from its issue date.

Premature Withdrawal, Put Option – Investors in these NCDs will have no right to surrender these bonds back to the company for premature redemption as there is no ‘Put’ option embedded with these NCDs. However, if taken in demat form, the investors can always sell these NCDs on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) or National Stock Exchange (NSE).

Categories of Investors & Allocation Ratio – The investors have been classified in the following four categories and each category will have the below mentioned percentage fixed in the allotment:

Category I – Qualified Institutional Bidders (QIBs) – 30% of the issue i.e. Rs. 1,050 crore

Category II – Non-Institutional Investors (NIIs) – 10% of the issue i.e. Rs. 350 crore

Category III – High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs) including HUFs – 30% of the issue is reserved i.e. Rs. 1,050 crore

Category IV – Resident Indian Individuals including HUFs – 30% of the issue is reserved i.e. Rs. 1,050 crore

Allotment on First-Come First-Served (FCFS) Basis – Subject to the allocation ratio, allotment will be made on a first-come first-served basis, as well as on a date priority basis i.e. on the date of oversubscription, the allotment will be made on a proportionate basis to all the applicants of that day on which it gets oversubscribed.

NRIs Not Allowed – Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), foreign nationals and qualified foreign investors (QFIs) among others are not eligible to invest in this issue.

Credit Rating & Nature of NCDs – CARE and Brickwork Ratings have rated the ‘Secured’ NCDs of this issue as ‘AA+’ with a ‘Stable’ outlook. ‘AA+’ rated debt instruments are considered to be highly safe from credit default point of view. Series I, II and III NCDs are ‘Secured’ in nature for which the investors will carry a right on certain assets of RHFL in case of any major financial trouble for the company. However, Series IV NCDs are ‘Unsecured’ in nature and have been rated ‘AA’ by these credit rating agencies.

To compensate the investors of Unsecured NCDs, RHFL is offering a marginally higher rate of interest i.e. 0.25% additional coupon rate, over and above 9.15% for 10 years with Secured NCDs.

Listing – These NCDs will be listed on both the stock exchanges i.e. NSE as well as BSE. The listing will take place within 12 working days from the date the issue gets closed.

Demat, Physical Application – Investors can apply for these NCDs either in demat form or physical or certificate form as it is not mandatory to have a demat account to invest in these NCDs.

TDS – Interest income earned is taxable with these NCDs and the investors are required to pay tax on the interest income as per their respective tax slabs. TDS @ 10% will be deducted if these NCDs are held in physical/certificate form and annual interest income is more than Rs. 5,000. NCDs held in demat mode will not attract any TDS.

Should you invest in Reliance Home Finance Limited (RHFL) NCDs?

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Note: Figures are in Rs. Crore, except per share data & percentage figures

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With the entry of so many big and small players, housing finance space has become very competitive now and Reliance Home Finance has not been a very prominent name in this space. The company itself knows it and that is why it does not focus on low margin home loans segment. Rather it focuses on loan against property (LAP) and construction finance and that too, primarily to that segment of borrowers who do not get loans easily from big and rather conservative players like HDFC, LIC Housing Finance etc.

With demonetisation, it is widely expected that real estate industry will have a really tough time for a period of 6-12 months at least. A considerable slowdown in this market will have a really bad impact on the real estate finance companies, especially companies like Reliance Home Finance which are focusing on self-employed borrowers and miscellaneous segments of our real estate market.

However, with dwindling fixed income investment options and volatile interest rate scenario, investors are finding 9%+ interest rate options to be attractive. Investors, who are not in the 20-30% tax bracket and/or those who want to remain invested in these NCDs for a medium to long term period, can consider investing in these NCDs. Investors, who seek listing gains or capital appreciation due to an expected fall in interest rates going forward, should avoid these NCDs as I think there is a very limited scope of any such outcome.

Application Form – Reliance Home Finance NCDs

Note: As per SEBI guidelines, ‘Bidding’ is mandatory before banking the application form, else the application is liable to get rejected. For bidding of your application, any further info or to invest in Reliance Home Finance Limited (RHFL) NCDs, you can reach us at +91-9811797407

{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

TCB December 22, 2016 at 7:58 AM

Dear Shiv,
Rising NPAs & falling Profit Margins – is this not a concern ? How are such products getting AA+ rating ? What is the basis of this rating ?
Thanks

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Shiv Kukreja December 22, 2016 at 1:12 PM

Hi TCB,
It all depends on the management how they manage things at work. NPAs and Profit Margins are manageable in the housing finance business depending on the segment you cater to. Though I am not a great fan of ADAG group companies, but Reliance Capital is still somewhat better than other group companies. Still, it seems they don’t give much importance to this business or are a late entrant. Rating agencies have their own criteria for assigning ratings to such issues, but there also I have no trust and I too feel ‘AA+’ rating is probably not justified here.

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Kris December 22, 2016 at 8:57 AM

For secured bonds (up to 10 years), there is NO call, NO put option. Call option applies ONLY to UNSECURED 15-year bond only? Verify.

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Shiv Kukreja December 22, 2016 at 1:15 PM

Yes Kris, that is the case. Call option is there only with Series IV NCDs.

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S.K. December 22, 2016 at 10:56 AM

Mr. Shiv, thank you for the excellent write-up.
Kindly explain the tax implications of CAPITAL GAINS/LOSSES on sale of these:
1) Reliance NCDs &
2) TAX FREE BONDS &
3) Debt/Liquid Funds.

Which is better & more tax friendly?
Please clarify/elaborate & oblige.

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Shiv Kukreja December 22, 2016 at 1:51 PM

Thanks S.K. !!
1. Listed bonds/NCDs get taxed at flat 10% if held for more than 1 year. If sold before completion of 1 year, then it is taxed as per your tax slab. Debt funds are taxed at 20% with indexation if held for more than 3 years. If sold before completion of 3 years, then debt funds are taxed as per your tax slab.
2. If you can manage your investments in bonds/NCDs yourself or through your financial advisor, then bonds/NCDs are better investments and tax friendly too.

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S.K. December 22, 2016 at 2:01 PM

Mr. Shiv, thank you for responding. If I use ITR-2, under Capital Gains Tab where exactly are the above Gains/Losses to be reported? Can short term losses on TAX FREE BONDS/NCDS be carried forward & adjusted against OTHER SHORT TERM GAINS for next 7-8 years like in Equity shares.

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Shiv Kukreja December 22, 2016 at 2:23 PM

Thanks S.K. !!
Please get in touch with your tax advisor for such queries or wait for our article on this, I’ll try to cover it in an article for you and other readers.

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Karuna December 23, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Hi Shiv,
Recently, my 3year tenured NCDs in Muthoot got matured and the proceeds credited to my Bank acct. Difference between Hold value and Sold value (bought back by company) is negative, so will this come under capital loss ? I have shown interest earned under other income in my ITR last 3 years. Please advise.

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Shiv Kukreja December 23, 2016 at 12:40 PM

Hi Karuna,
There will be no capital gain or loss if you bought these NCDs from the company itself. You just need to show interest income for the holding period. For further clarity, please consult your tax advisor.

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S.K. January 6, 2017 at 7:10 PM

Awaiting the promised article please.
In current scenario, where should a retired person invest, keeping Tax-Efficiency, convenience, liquidity, pre-maturity possibility? My possible alternatives are:
1) GOI 8% Bonds,
2) POST OFFICE NSC
3) Kisan Vikas Patra
4) Tax Free Bonds
5) Equity MF’s
6) Debt MF’s.

Have already holdings of Tax Free Bonds & FD’s.

Thank you.

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nitesh December 22, 2016 at 12:10 PM

give me latest subscription figures dear shiv and if I apply today then what % of allotment I will get

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Shiv Kukreja December 22, 2016 at 2:11 PM

Hi Nitesh,
Retail portion is subscribed 32.61% at 2 p.m. So, you will get 100% allotment if you apply today.

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Mukund Narayan Handigol December 22, 2016 at 12:43 PM

How to apply

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Shiv Kukreja December 22, 2016 at 2:20 PM

Hi Mukund,
If you have a demat account, then you can apply online or with the help of your broker. If not, then download the form from the link pasted above in the post, duly fill it and mail us at skukreja@investitude.co.in, we will do the needful for you. For any kind of help, you may contact us at +91-9811797407

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Ashok lunar handa December 22, 2016 at 1:49 PM

Pl let us know latest subscription figures. Thanks.

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Shiv Kukreja December 22, 2016 at 2:21 PM

Hi Mr. Handa,
Retail portion is subscribed 32.61% at 2 p.m.

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Hemant December 22, 2016 at 2:36 PM

What is Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS): Solution for Demonetisation.

More info@ https://www.moneydial.com/blogs/what-is-aadhaar-enabled-payment-system-aeps-solution-for-demonetisation/

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Hemant December 22, 2016 at 2:37 PM

Reliance Home Finance Limited NCD of Worth Rs 3,500 Crore
More info @ https://www.moneydial.com/blogs/reliance-home-finance-limited-ncd-of-worth-rs-3500-crore/

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Ikjot December 22, 2016 at 3:09 PM

Thank you Shiv for detailed information.

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Shiv Kukreja December 23, 2016 at 11:03 AM

You are welcome Ikjot!

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nitesh December 22, 2016 at 5:14 PM

latest today’s subscription
figures please

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abhinav December 22, 2016 at 5:37 PM

i would avoid this issue rather buy DHFL series N6 from NSE at 1005 which is giving monthly interest at 8.93%.

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Shiv Kukreja December 23, 2016 at 11:04 AM

That would be a sensible move Abhinav!

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Shiv Kukreja December 23, 2016 at 10:59 AM

Day 1 (December 22) Subscription Figures:

Category I – Rs. 822.51 crore as against Rs. 1,050 crore reserved – 0.78 times
Category II – Rs. 377.59 crore as against Rs. 350 crore reserved – 1.08 times
Category III – Rs. 1,093.48 crore as against Rs. 1,050 crore reserved – 1.04 times
Category IV – Rs. 719.34 crore as against Rs. 1,050 crore reserved – 069 times
Total Subscription – Rs. 3,012.91 crore as against total issue size of Rs. 3,500 crore – 0.86 times

The issue is getting closed today.

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Chaitanya December 23, 2016 at 6:50 PM

Seems retail portion is not totally subscribed still, per figures in BSE site. So issue should be open for Monday 26-Dec also.. pls confirm.

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Chaitanya December 23, 2016 at 6:53 PM

Nvm.. notice that issue period itself is 22-23 Dec, so its closed today.

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IRFAN Ali December 24, 2016 at 5:50 PM

How can I know that I have been allotted Reliance NCDs

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Shiv Kukreja December 27, 2016 at 6:39 PM

Hi Irfan,
You’ll get to know the allotment status within 12 working days from the issue closing date. However, if your application is successfully submitted, you should get 100% allotment as the retail category was not fully subscribed.

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ShivCharan Malav December 23, 2016 at 11:15 AM

i applied yesterday. can i get full allotment?

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Shiv Kukreja December 23, 2016 at 12:40 PM

Yes Mr. Malav, you will get 100% allotment.

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Hemant December 23, 2016 at 12:42 PM

Latest IPO that is Veeram Ornaments Ltd IPO of Worth 5.12 Crore.

More info@ https://www.moneydial.com/blogs/latest-ipo-veeram-ornaments-ltd-ipo-worth-5-12-crore/

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Hemant December 23, 2016 at 1:20 PM

Srei Infrastructure Finance ltd (SREI) – Non-Convertible Debentures (NCD) of Worth Rs 2,500 million.

More info@ https://www.moneydial.com/blogs/srei-infrastructure-finance-ltd-srei-non-convertible-debentures-ncd-of-worth-rs-2500-million/

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Vanita Samat December 23, 2016 at 4:17 PM

Sir,
Is the issue open today for all categories or only category 1 & 4
Since 2 & 3 is already subscribed on Day 1 can they still apply
for it today?
If so,how will the allotment take place for those two categories?

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Shiv Kukreja December 27, 2016 at 6:19 PM

Hi Vanita,
Issue was open on Friday for all the categories, including category 2 & 3. As Category IV (retail investors) did not get subscribed to the full extent, whatever was left would get allocated to the category III, II & I investors, in that order.

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Vanita Samat December 28, 2016 at 12:45 AM

Thank you!

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Chaitanya December 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Shiv,
Any views on KOSAMATTAM FINANCE LIMITED NCDs?

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Shiv Kukreja December 27, 2016 at 6:32 PM

Hi Chaitanya,
I don’t think it is a great issue for the investors to invest in.

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Ashok December 26, 2016 at 11:16 AM

Highly risky in my opinion. The effects of demonetisation on the economy, and especially in the real estate market is still unknown.

Also there will be huge thrust by the government to pursue the Benami properties. Black money hoarders and corrupt people will find it more difficult to buy properties.

Real estate market is going to go for a tough time in 2017-18. So even housing finance companies are going to get rocked.

Stay Away !! You have been warned !

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Shiv Kukreja December 27, 2016 at 6:36 PM

Thanks Mr. Ashok for your inputs!

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Shiv Kukreja December 27, 2016 at 6:11 PM

Day 2 (December 23) Subscription Figures:

Category I – Rs. 862.52 crore as against Rs. 1,050 crore reserved – 0.82 times
Category II – Rs. 378.03 crore as against Rs. 350 crore reserved – 1.08 times
Category III – Rs. 1,089.29 crore as against Rs. 1,050 crore reserved – 1.04 times
Category IV – Rs. 795.04 crore as against Rs. 1,050 crore reserved – 0.76 times
Total Subscription – Rs. 3,124.87 crore as against total issue size of Rs. 3,500 crore – 0.89 times

The issue got closed on Friday, December 23.

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JD December 29, 2016 at 5:07 PM

Any allotment date out ?

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Hemant December 30, 2016 at 6:11 PM
arun December 31, 2016 at 12:43 AM

Now You can Withdraw Rs 4,500 Per day from ATM: RBI Relaxed norm

More info@ https://www.moneydial.com/blogs/now-you-can-withdraw-rs-4500-per-day-from-atm-rbi-relaxed-norm/

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kumar January 2, 2017 at 10:04 PM

hi Shiv, could you please publish your views on SREI NCD opening on 3rd Jan?

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nitesh January 6, 2017 at 9:50 AM

script code please shiv

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Shiv Kukreja January 6, 2017 at 1:11 PM

Reliance Home Finance (RHFL) NCDs have got listed on the BSE & the NSE today i.e. 6th January –

Here are the BSE and the NSE codes for the same:

8.90% 3-year NCDs – Annual Interest – BSE Code – 935904, NSE Code – N2
9.05% 5-year NCDs – Annual Interest – BSE Code – 935908, NSE Code – N4
9.15% 10-year NCDs – Annual Interest – BSE Code – 935912, NSE Code – N6
9.40% 15-year NCDs – Annual Interest – BSE Code – 935916, NSE Code – N8

Deemed date of allotment has been fixed as January 3, 2016. Annual interest will be paid on January 3rd every year.

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Prajju January 8, 2017 at 11:29 PM

Thanks Shiv. However, I don’t see units in my ICICIDirect demand account yet. Any idea when those will be reflected?

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Vanita Samat January 17, 2017 at 11:14 AM

Sir,
For all NCDs eg DHFL, India Bulls, Reliance etc…Is the tax deducted at source on the interest paid?

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