JM Financial Credit Solutions 10.25% NCDs – November 2018 Issue

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 shivskukreja@gmail.com

JM Financial Credit Solutions, a venture between JM Financial Limited holding 50.01% and INH Mauritius holding 48.62%, is all set to launch its second issue of Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) this fiscal from the coming Tuesday, November 20, 2018. These NCDs will carry coupon rates in the range of 9.67% to 10.25%, resulting in an effective yield of 10% to 10.25% for the investors.

The company plans to raise Rs. 1,250 crore from this issue, including the green shoe option of Rs. 1,000 crore. The issue is scheduled to close on December 20, unless the company decides to close the issue prematurely once it is able to raise the desired amount before the scheduled closing date.

Before we take a decision whether to invest in this issue or not, let us first check the salient features of this issue.

ASBA Mandatory – Like equity IPOs, SEBI has made ASBA mandatory to apply for debt issues as well, effective October 1. So, you are no longer required to issue cheques to apply for these NCD issues. In case of physical applications, you will have to sign on the application form as per your bank records.

Size & Objective of the Issue – Base size of the issue is Rs. 250 crore, with an option to retain oversubscription of an additional Rs. 1,000 crore, making the total issue size to be Rs. 1,250 crore. The company plans to use the issue proceeds for its lending and financing activities, to repay interest and principal of its existing borrowings and other general corporate purposes.

Coupon Rate & Tenor of the Issue – The issue will carry coupon rate of 10.25% p.a. for a period of 120 months, 10.10% p.a. for 60 months and 10% p.a. for 42 months. These rates would be applicable for annual interest payment options only. Monthly interest payment option is also available with 120 months and 60 months tenors, and coupon rates for these periods would be 9.81% p.a. and 9.67% p.a. Respectively, interest payable on a monthly basis.

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Credit Rating & Nature of NCDs – ICRA and India Ratings have rated this issue as ‘AA’ with a ‘Stable’ outlook. Moreover, these NCDs will be ‘Secured’ in nature.

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) – 10% of the issue i.e. Rs. 125 crore

Category II – Non-Institutional Investors (NIIs) – 10% of the issue i.e. Rs. 125 crore

Category III – High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs) including HUFs – 40% of the issue is reserved i.e. Rs. 500 crore

Category IV – Resident Indian Individuals including HUFs – 40% of the issue is reserved i.e. Rs. 500 crore

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

Allotment on First Come First Served 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.

Listing, Premature Withdrawal – These NCDs are proposed to get listed only on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The listing will take place within 12 working days after the issue gets closed. Though there is no option of a premature redemption, the investors can always sell these NCDs on the stock exchange.

Demat A/c. Mandatory – Demat account is mandatory to invest in these NCDs as the company is not providing the option to apply for these NCDs in physical or certificate form.

No TDS in Demat Form – Interest income with such NCDs is taxable in the hands of the investors and you will have to pay tax on the interest income while filing your income tax return. Moreover, as demat account is mandatory to invest in this issue, no TDS would get deducted from your interest income on NCDs held in demat form.

But, in case you decide to close your demat account and keep these NCDs in a physical form, then the company will deduct TDS on the interest payable on the interest payment date. TDS @ 10% will be deducted if these NCDs are held in physical/certificate form and annual interest income is more than Rs. 5,000.

Minimum Investment Size – The company has fixed Rs. 10,000 as the minimum amount to invest in this issue. So, if you want to invest in this issue, you need to apply for a minimum of ten NCDs worth Rs. 1,000 each.

Should you invest in JM Financial Credit Solutions NCDs?

Indian NBFCs are facing their toughest of times of the last 4-5 years. Liquidity crisis has taken a toll on their fund raising plans. These NBFCs are finding it difficult to raise money even at higher interest rates. Nobody knows how long it is going to last. But, I have a view that it is not as severe as it is made out to be, and it should not last for more than 6 months.
 
In these tough times, JM Financial Credit Solutions has raised its interest rates on these NCDs by 50 basis points (0.50%) per annum. Though these rates look attractive as they carry 0.50% higher rate as compared to its last issue, what matters more during such tough times is the market sentiment. Investors are extremely cautious with investing their money with these NBFCs at this point in time. They are playing wait and watch game for the moment, and would require more clarity from the companies like DHFL, IL&FS, Yes Bank and others before putting their money in riskier investments. It makes sense too. Why to invest for a 1-2% extra for a year when your 100% capital could be at risk?
 
So, I think this is not the best of the times for the investors to take risk with their capital. They should wait for at least a month or so for the dust to settle down and state election results to pour in, and probably then decide whether to invest in safer investments for long term steady flow of regular income or take risks for a scope of higher returns in the form of capital appreciation. Investors, who still want to take a plunge in such NCDs or bonds, should explore already listed tax-free bonds of the government companies from the secondary markets.

Application Form of JM Financial NCDs

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Manappuram Finance 10.40% NCDs – October 2018 Issue

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 shivskukreja@gmail.com

Manappuram Finance Limited is going to launch its public issue of secured non-convertible debentures (NCDs) from today, October 24, 2018. The company plans to raise Rs. 1,000 crore from this issue, including the green shoe option of Rs. 800 crore.

These NCDs will carry coupon rates in the range of 9.60% to 10.40%, resulting in an effective yield of 9.70% to 10.46% for the investors. The issue is scheduled to close on November 24, unless the company is able to raise the desired amount before that and decides to close the issue prematurely.

Before we take a decision whether to invest in this issue or not, let us first check the salient features of this issue.

Size & Objective of the Issue – Base size of the issue is Rs. 200 crore, with an option to retain oversubscription of an additional Rs. 800 crore, making the total issue size to be Rs. 1,000 crore. The company plans to use the issue proceeds for its lending and financing activities, to repay interest and principal of its existing borrowings and other general corporate purposes.

Coupon Rate & Tenor of the Issue – The issue will carry coupon rate of 10.40% p.a. for a period of 60 months, 10% p.a. for 36 months and 9.85% p.a. for 24 months. These rates would be applicable for annual interest payment and cumulative interest options only. Monthly interest payment option is available only with 36 months and 60 months tenors, and coupon rates for these periods would be 9.60% p.a. and 10% p.a. respectively.

There are two more options – one is for 400 days offering 9.70% effective yield and the other offers to double your money in 2,557 days, i.e. approximately 7 years, giving an effective yield of 10.40%.

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ASBA Mandatory – Like IPOs, SEBI has made ASBA mandatory to apply for these debt issues also effective October 1. So, no cheque would be required to apply for these NCDs.

Credit Rating & Nature of NCDs – CARE and Brickwork Ratings have rated this issue as ‘AA’ and ‘AA+’ respectively with a ‘Stable’ outlook. Moreover, these NCDs are ‘Secured’ in nature.

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) – 10% of the issue i.e. Rs. 100 crore

Category II – Non-Institutional Investors (NIIs) – 10% of the issue i.e. Rs. 100 crore

Category III – High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs) including HUFs – 30% of the issue is reserved i.e. Rs. 300 crore

Category IV – Resident Indian Individuals including HUFs – 50% of the issue is reserved i.e. Rs. 500 crore

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

Allotment on First Come First Served 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.

Listing, Premature Withdrawal – These NCDs are proposed to get listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The listing will take place within 12 working days after the issue gets closed. Though there is no option of a premature redemption, the investors can always sell these NCDs on the stock exchange.

Demat A/c. Mandatory – Demat account is mandatory to invest in these NCDs as the company is not providing the option to apply for these NCDs in physical or certificate form.

No TDS in Demat Form – Interest income with such NCDs is taxable in the hands of the investors and you will have to pay tax on the interest income while filing your income tax return. Moreover, as demat account is mandatory to invest in this issue, no TDS would get deducted from your interest income on NCDs held in demat form.

But, in case you decide to close your demat account and keep these NCDs in a physical form, then the company will deduct TDS on the interest payable on the interest payment date. TDS @ 10% will be deducted if these NCDs are held in physical/certificate form and annual interest income is more than Rs. 5,000.

Minimum Investment Size – The company has fixed Rs. 10,000 as the minimum amount to invest in this issue. So, if you want to invest in this issue, you need to apply for a minimum of ten NCDs worth Rs. 1,000 each.

Application Form of Manappuram Finance NCDs

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Shriram Transport Finance 9.70% Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) – October 2018 Issue

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

Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited (STFC) is launching its public issue of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) from the coming Monday, October 15, 2018. This will be the second public issue by the company in the current financial year. The company plans to raise Rs. 1,350 crore from this issue, including the green shoe option of Rs. 1,050 crore.

These NCDs will carry coupon rates in the range of 9.12% to 9.70%, resulting in an effective yield of 9.39% to 9.70% for the retail individual investors. The issue is scheduled to close on October 29, unless the company decides to close it prematurely.

Before we take a decision whether to invest in this issue or not, let us first check the salient features of this issue.

Size & Objective of the Issue – Base size of the issue is Rs. 300 crore, with an option to retain oversubscription of an additional Rs. 1,050 crore, making the total issue size to be Rs. 1,350 crore. The company plans to use the issue proceeds for its lending and financing activities, to repay interest and principal of its existing borrowings and other general corporate purposes.

Coupon Rate & Tenor of the Issue – The issue will carry coupon rate of 9.70% p.a. for a period of 10 years, 9.50% p.a. for 5 years and 9.40% p.a. for 3 years. These rates would be applicable for annual interest payment and cumulative interest options only. Monthly interest payment option is available only with 5 years and 10 years tenors, and coupon rates for these periods would be 9.12% p.a. and 9.30% p.a. respectively.

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0.25% Additional Coupon for Senior Citizens – Like its previous issue, the company has decided to offer an additional coupon of 0.25% p.a. to the senior retail investors, as well as senior HNI investors, who would hold these NCDs on the relevant record date for the purpose of interest payment.

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) – 10% of the issue i.e. Rs. 135 crore

Category II – Non-Institutional Investors (NIIs) – 10% of the issue i.e. Rs. 135 crore

Category III – High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs) including HUFs – 40% of the issue is reserved i.e. Rs. 540 crore

Category IV – Resident Indian Individuals including HUFs – 40% of the issue is reserved i.e. Rs. 540 crore

Allotment on First Come First Served 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 – CRISIL and India Ratings have rated this issue as ‘AA+’ with a ‘Stable’ outlook. Moreover, these NCDs will be ‘Secured’ in nature.

Listing, Premature Withdrawal – These NCDs are proposed to get listed on both the stock exchanges, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) as well as National Stock Exchange (NSE). As against 12 working days earlier, these NCDs will get listed on the exchanges within 6 working days after the issue gets closed. Moreover, there is no option of a premature redemption, and the investors would be required to sell these NCDs on either of the stock exchanges in order to encash these NCDs before maturity.

Demat A/c. Mandatory – Demat account is mandatory to invest in these NCDs as the company is not providing the option to apply for these NCDs in physical or certificate form.

ASBA Mandatory – Like IPOs, SEBI has made ASBA mandatory to apply for debt issues as well effective October 1. So, writing cheques would become history now in applying for these debt instruments.

TDS – Though the interest income would be taxable with these bonds, NCDs taken in demat form will not attract any TDS. The investor will have to pay tax on the interest income while filing his/her income tax return. TDS @ 10% will be deducted if these NCDs are held in physical/certificate form and annual interest income is more than Rs. 5,000.

Minimum Investment Size – STFC has fixed Rs. 10,000 as the minimum amount to invest in this issue. So, if you want to invest in this issue, you need to apply for a minimum of ten NCDs worth Rs. 1,000 each.

Should you invest in Shriram Transport Finance NCDs?

Indian financial markets are in turmoil, and it all started with IL&FS and DHFL, along with high crude prices and a weaker Indian Rupee. In the last nine months or so, most of the investors have lost their hard earned money in almost all the asset classes, be it equity, or debt, or real estate, or gold, or currency (read INR and crypto currencies). Though I consider bank fixed deposits to be one of the most unattractive financial investments, I believe people who invested in bank FDs must have been the happiest of the lot during this same period.

And, at this moment, most of the retail investors are scared of investing their investible surplus in any of the volatile asset classes, and want to keep it in safe havens as much as possible. When ‘AAA’ rated NCDs of companies like DHFL are trading at an yield of 10% or more, then why a person would like to invest in NCDs of a ‘AA+’ rated company at a lower effective yield of 9.40% to 9.70%? Personally, I would not.

But, I still believe that things are not as bad as they seem to be at this moment, and Shriram Transport Finance is a fundamentally sound company with a good management. At the same time, the interest rates offered by a private company in this issue are not attractive enough for me to put my money. So, if you are not liable to pay any tax on your total income or fall in the 10% or 20% tax bracket, or if you are a brave investor with a reasonable confidence on STFC’s business prospects and its management, then only you should invest in these NCDs for the shortest period possible, with either monthly or annual interest payment option.

Application Form of Shriram Transport Finance NCDs

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What are NRI Bonds?

The Rupee has fallen significantly this year, and with Friday’s Current Account Deficit data release – it tumbled to a new low of 72.63 to a dollar today.

There are reports of the government thinking about issuing NRI bonds to help with this depreciation and it seems like the government will be forced into action soon.

While there aren’t any details available on how NRI bonds will be issued (if at all they are issued) – from previous times we know that the branches of Indian banks outside India will allow NRIs to deposit their dollars, which can then be transferred to the Indian branches thereby helping with the Rupee slide.

For their trouble – NRIs will get a better interest rate than their domestic banks, and usually an ability to convert their Dollars into Rupees back home. There will likely be a lock in period of 3 – 5 years in the scheme, and history is any indicator it will very likely bring in good inflows from NRIs because the RBI was able to raise $30 billion from a similar NRI bond scheme in 2013. 

 

Indiabulls Commercial Credit Limited 9.20% NCDs – September 2018 Issue

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 shivskukreja@gmail.com

Indiabulls Commercial Credit Limited (ICCL) has launched its public issue of secured redeemable non-convertible debentures (NCDs) from today, September 11, 2018. The issue is rated ‘AAA’ by the rating agencies CRISIL and CARE and will carry an effective annual rate of 9.20% for 10 years, 9% for 5 years, 8.90% for 3 years and 8.80% for 2 years.

The company plans to raise Rs. 2,000 crore from this issue, including a green-shoe option of Rs. 1,000 crore. The issue is scheduled to close on September 28, unless the company decides to foreclose it in case of oversubscription.

As we take a decision to invest in this issue or not, let us first have a look at its salient features.

Size & Objective of the Issue – Base size of the issue is Rs. 1,000 crore and the company will have the right to exercise the green-shoe option to raise an additional Rs. 1,000 crore in case of oversubscription, thus making it a Rs. 2,000 crore issue. The company plans to use at least 75% of the issue proceeds for its lending activities and to repay its existing loans and up to 25% of the proceeds for general corporate purposes.

Coupon Rate & Tenor of the Issue – The company is issuing these NCDs for a period of 2 years, 3 years, 5 years and 10 years. These NCDs will yield you a return of 8.80% to 9.20%, with monthly, annual and cumulative interest payment options. Monthly interest payment option will carry a lower coupon rate as compared to the annual interest payment option. You can check the differential interest rates in the table below.

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

Minimum Investment – Investors need to apply for a minimum of 10 NCDs in this issue with face value Rs. 1,000 each i.e. an investment of Rs. 10,000 at least.

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) – 10% of the issue i.e. Rs. 200 crore

Category II – Non-Institutional Investors (NIIs) – 10% of the issue i.e. Rs. 200 crore

Category III – High Net-Worth Individuals (HNIs) – 40% of the issue i.e. Rs. 800 crore

Category IV – Retail Individual Investors (RIIs) – 40% of the issue i.e. Rs. 800 crore

Allotment on First-Come First-Served 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 – CRISIL and CARE have rated this issue as ‘AAA’ with a ‘Stable’ outlook. Moreover, these NCDs will be ‘Secured’ in nature for all the investment periods, i.e. 2 years, 3 years, 5 years and 10 years.

Listing, Premature Withdrawal Option – These NCDs will get listed on both the stock exchanges i.e. Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) as well as National Stock Exchange (NSE). The listing will take place within 12 working days after the issue gets closed. As there will be no option of a premature redemption, the investors can always sell these bonds on the stock exchanges.

Demat A/c. Mandatory – Demat account is mandatory to invest in these NCDs as the company is not providing the option to apply for these NCDs in physical or certificate form.

TDS – Though the interest income would be taxable with these bonds, NCDs held in demat form will not attract any TDS. The investor will have to pay tax on the interest income while filing his/her income tax return.

Financials of Indiabulls Commercial Credit Limited

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Indiabulls Commercial Credit has done an excellent job in growing its assets under management (AUM) from a mere Rs. 1,718 crore in FY 2016 to Rs. 8,264 crore in FY 2018, a CAGR of 119.32% and also its profit after tax from Rs. 50.55 in FY 2016 to Rs. 254.90 crore, a CAGR of 124.56%.

Moreover, it has improved on its asset quality as well. From a high of 2.25% of gross NPAs and 1.76% of Net NPAs in FY 2016, the company has been able to reduce both of these numbers to 0.60% and 0.40% respectively in FY 2018.

Should you invest in Indiabulls Commercial Credit Limited NCDs?

As compared to Tata Capital Financial Services, Indiabulls NCDs would yield 0.10% higher on an yearly basis. However, despite its healthy financials, investors would have more confidence in Tata Capital NCDs as compared to Indiabulls. As I expressed my views for the Tata Capital issue, this issue too carries coupon rates which do not attract me as an investor. I consider these coupon rates, offered by a private company, to be below my expectations.

Again, investors who understand mutual funds, should invest in gilt funds or other debt funds as compared to these NCDs with lower yield. However, conservative investors can consider investing in these NCDs, as it is not easy to find many ‘AAA’ rated issues these days offering coupon rates higher than the bank FDs.

Investors, who fall in the lower tax brackets and are looking for relatively safer options to invest their investible surplus, can think of investing in this issue. Again, I think one should go for the shortest possible time period to invest with a private company. So, either a 2-year option, or 3-year option, or 5-year option should be preferred to invest in these NCDs.

Application Form – Indiabulls Commercial Credit NCDs

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Tata Capital Financial Services 9.10% Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) – September 2018 Issue

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 shivskukreja@gmail.com

Tata Capital Financial Services Limited (TCFSL) is launching its public issue of secured redeemable non-convertible debentures (NCDs) and unsecured subordinated redeemable NCDs from the coming Monday, September 10, 2018. The issue is rated ‘AAA’ by the rating agencies CRISIL and CARE and will carry an effective annual rate of 9.10% for 10 years, 8.90% for 5 years and 8.80% for 3 years.

The company aims to raise Rs. 7,500 crore from this issue, including a green-shoe option of Rs. 5,500 crore. The issue is scheduled to close on September 21, but in case of oversubscription, the company will have the option to foreclose it.

Before we dig further to find out if the issue is worth investing, let us first check some of the key features of this issue.

Size & Objective of the Issue – Base size of the issue is Rs. 2,000 crore and there is a provision for the company to exercise the green-shoe option to raise an additional Rs. 5,500 crore in case of oversubscription, thus making it a Rs. 7,500 crore issue. The company plans to use at least 75% of the issue proceeds for its lending activities and to repay its existing loans and up to 25% of the proceeds for general corporate purposes.

Coupon Rate & Tenor of the Issue – As mentioned above, the company is issuing these NCDs for a period of 3 years, 5 years and 10 years. These NCDs will carry coupon rates in the range of 8.80% to 9.10%, with annual interest payment as the only interest payment option.

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Unsecured, Subordinated 10-Year Option – NCDs issued for a period of 10 years would yield you 9.10% on an annual basis, but would also be unsecured and subordinated in nature. That would mean the investors of these NCDs will have no or fewer rights to seek compensation by selling certain assets of the company in case it defaults on its regular interest payments and/or principal repayment.  

Minimum Investment – Investors need to apply for a minimum of 10 NCDs in this issue with face value Rs. 1,000 each i.e. an investment of Rs. 10,000 at least.

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 – Institutional Investors – 20% of the issue i.e. Rs. 1,500 crore

Category II – Non-Institutional Investors – 20% of the issue i.e. Rs. 1,500 crore

Category III – High Net-Worth Individuals (HNIs) – 30% of the issue i.e. Rs. 2,250 crore

Category IV – Retail Individual Investors (RIIs) – 30% of the issue i.e. Rs. 2,250 crore

Allotment on First-Come First-Served 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 – CRISIL and CARE have rated this issue as ‘AAA’ with a ‘Stable’ outlook. Moreover, these NCDs will be ‘Secured’ in nature for a period of 3 and 5 years, and ‘Unsecured’ in nature for 10 years.

Listing, Premature Withdrawal Option – These NCDs will get listed on both the stock exchanges i.e. Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) as well as National Stock Exchange (NSE). The listing will take place within 12 working days after the issue gets closed. As there will be no option of a premature redemption, the investors can always sell these bonds on the stock exchanges.

Demat A/c. Mandatory – Demat account is mandatory to invest in these NCDs as the company is not providing the option to apply for these NCDs in physical or certificate form.

TDS – Though the interest income would be taxable with these bonds, NCDs held in demat form will not attract any TDS. The investor will have to pay tax on the interest income while filing his/her income tax return.

Should you invest in Tata Capital Financial Services NCDs?

India has clocked 8.2% GDP growth in the first quarter of the current financial year, and with rising crude prices, 10-year bond yield has again jumped to cross the psychological mark of 8%. So, in a rising bond yield scenario, investors expect banks and companies to offer higher interest rates on their deposits.

However, the company has decided to offer even lower interest rates than offered by the companies in the last six months or so, probably because it has been rated ‘AAA’ by the rating agencies and the brand name of Tata behind it.

I consider these coupon rates offered by a private company to be below my expectations. One can consider investing in gilt funds or other debt funds as compared to these low-yield NCDs. However, conservative investors can consider investing in these NCDs, as it is not easy to find many ‘AAA’ rated issues these days offering coupon rates higher than the bank FDs.

Investors, who fall in the lower tax brackets and are looking for relatively safer options to invest their investible surplus, can think of investing in this issue. Again, I think one should go for the shortest possible time period to invest with a private company. So, either a 3-year option or 5-year option should be chosen to invest in these NCDs.

Application Form – Tata Capital Financial Services NCDs

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Edelweiss’ ECL Finance 9.85% NCDs – July 2018 Issue

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 shivskukreja@gmail.com

ECL Finance Limited, one of the finance arms of the Edelweiss Group, is launching its public issue of secured and redeemable non-convertible debentures (NCDs) from today, July 24, 2018. The issue will carry an effective annual rate of 9.85% for 10 years, 9.65% for 5 years and 9.45% for 3 years.

The company aims to raise Rs. 2,000 crore from this issue, including a green-shoe option of Rs. 1,500 crore. The issue is scheduled to close on August 16, but in case of oversubscription, the company will have the option to foreclose it.

So, before we take a decision whether to invest in this issue or not, let us first check its salient features.

Size & Objective of the Issue – Base size of the issue is Rs. 500 crore and total issue size is Rs. 2,000 crore including the green shoe option of Rs. 1,500 crore. The company plans to use at least 75% of the issue proceeds for its lending activities and to repay its existing loans and up to 25% of the proceeds for general corporate purposes.

Coupon Rate & Tenor of the Issue – As mentioned above, the company is issuing these NCDs for a period of 3 years, 5 years and 10 years. Moreover, these NCDs will carry coupon rates in the range of 9.25% to 9.85% with monthly, annual and cumulative interest payment options.

There is a floating interest rate option as well, in which the interest rate will be reset on a periodic basis as per MIBOR. The company has decided to offer a spread of 2.50% over MIBOR with this option and the rate will be reset on an annual basis.

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Minimum Investment – Investors need to apply for a minimum of 10 NCDs in this issue with face value Rs. 1,000 each i.e. an investment of Rs. 10,000 at least.

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 – Institutional Investors – 20% of the issue i.e. Rs. 400 crore

Category II – Non-Institutional Investors – 20% of the issue i.e. Rs. 400 crore

Category III – High Net-Worth Individuals (HNIs) – 30% of the issue i.e. Rs. 600 crore

Category IV – Retail Individual Investors (RIIs) – 30% of the issue i.e. Rs. 600 crore

Allotment on First-Come First-Served 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 – CRISIL and ICRA have rated this issue as ‘AA’ with a ‘Stable’ outlook. Moreover, these NCDs will be ‘Secured’ in nature.

Listing, Premature Withdrawal Option – These NCDs will get listed on both the stock exchanges i.e. Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) as well as National Stock Exchange (NSE). The listing will take place within 12 working days after the issue gets closed. As there will be no option of a premature redemption, the investors can always sell these bonds on the stock exchanges.

Demat A/c. Mandatory – Demat account is mandatory to invest in these NCDs as the company is not providing the option to apply for these NCDs in physical or certificate form.

TDS – Though the interest income would be taxable with these bonds, NCDs taken in demat form will not attract any TDS. The investor will have to pay tax on the interest income while filing his/her income tax return. TDS @ 10% will be deducted if these NCDs are held in physical/certificate form and annual interest income is more than Rs. 5,000.

Should you invest in ECL Finance NCDs?

During 2013-14 and 2014-15, ECL Finance came out with three of its NCD issues offering 12.52% p.a. for 60 months, 12.68% p.a. for 70 months and 10.64% p.a. for 60 months. But, those were times of high interest rates and it seems the scenario has changed somehow. Corporate issuers are not offering high rate of interest now and that is a new normal these days.

As none of the issuers in the recent times has offered 9.85% coupon, this issue by far is carrying the highest coupon rate. In March 2018, Edelweiss Retail Finance in its public issue of NCDs offered 9.25% for 10 years, 9% for 5 years and 8.75% for 3 years. So, ECL Finance is offering attractive interest rates relatively.

But, then this issue is rated ‘AA’, lower than all the previous issues of the recent times. Edelweiss Retail Finance issue was also rated ‘AA’ Stable by CRISIL and ICRA. So, the conservative investors, who go by credit ratings of such issues, might prefer to avoid this issue and wait for a higher rated issue. You also need to make a decision whether you want to have a relatively higher rate of interest with a slightly lower credit rating, or just skip it and wait for a better issue.

Investors, who fall in lower tax brackets and are looking for relatively higher interest rates to deploy their investible surplus, can think of investing in this issue. However, even if you decide to invest in this issue, I would advise you to go for a shorter possible duration and monthly interest payment option.

Application Form – ECL Finance NCDs

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Shriram Transport Finance 9.50% NCDs – June 2018 Issue

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

Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited (STFC) is launching its public issue of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) from today, June 27, 2018. This will be the first public issue by the company after a gap of four years. The company plans to raise Rs. 5,000 crore from this issue, including the green shoe option of Rs. 4,000 crore.

These NCDs will carry coupon rates in the range of 9.03% to 9.50%, resulting in an effective yield of 9.19% to 9.51% for the retail individual investors. The issue is scheduled to close on July 20, unless the company decides to foreclose it.

Before we take a decision whether to invest in this issue or not, let us first check the salient features of this issue.

Size & Objective of the Issue – Base size of the issue is Rs. 1,000 crore, with an option to retain oversubscription of an additional Rs. 4,000 crore, making the total issue size to be Rs. 5,000 crore. The company plans to use the issue proceeds for its lending and financing activities, to repay interest and principal of its existing borrowings and other general corporate purposes.

Coupon Rate & Tenor of the Issue – The issue will carry coupon rate of 9.50% p.a. for a period of 10 years, 9.40% p.a. for 5 years and 9.20% p.a. for 3 years. These rates would be applicable for annual interest payment only. Monthly interest payment option is available only with 5 years and 10 years tenors, and coupon rates for these periods would be 9.03% p.a. and 9.13% p.a. Respectively.

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0.25% Additional Coupon for Senior Citizens – The company has decided to offer an additional coupon of 0.25% p.a. to the retail investors, as well as HNI investors, who hold these NCDs on the relevant record date for the purpose of interest payment.

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) – 10% of the issue i.e. Rs. 500 crore

Category II – Non-Institutional Investors (NIIs) – 10% of the issue i.e. Rs. 500 crore

Category III – High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs) including HUFs – 40% of the issue is reserved i.e. Rs. 2,000 crore

Category IV – Resident Indian Individuals including HUFs – 40% of the issue is reserved i.e. Rs. 2,000 crore

Allotment on First Come First Served 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 – CRISIL and India Ratings have rated this issue as ‘AA+’ with a ‘Stable’ outlook. Moreover, these NCDs will be ‘Secured’ in nature.

Listing, Premature Withdrawal – These NCDs are proposed to get listed on both the stock exchanges, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) as well as National Stock Exchange (NSE). The listing will take place within 12 working days after the issue gets closed. Though there is no option of a premature redemption, the investors can always sell these NCDs on the stock exchanges.

Demat A/c. Mandatory – Demat account is mandatory to invest in these NCDs as the company is not providing the option to apply for these NCDs in physical or certificate form.

TDS – Though the interest income would be taxable with these bonds, NCDs taken in demat form will not attract any TDS. The investor will have to pay tax on the interest income while filing his/her income tax return. TDS @ 10% will be deducted if these NCDs are held in physical/certificate form and annual interest income is more than Rs. 5,000.

Minimum Investment Size – STFC has fixed Rs. 10,000 as the minimum amount to invest in this issue. So, if you want to invest in this issue, you need to apply for a minimum of ten NCDs worth Rs. 1,000 each.

Should you invest in Shriram Transport Finance NCDs?

Shriram Transport Finance issued its NCDs in a public issue four years ago in 2014 at an effective yield of 11% to 11.50%. During that time, inflation was still high, but bond yields and interest rates had just started their downward journey. Now, these NCDs are offering an effective yield of 9.19% to 9.51%. So, if we compare NCDs of the same issuer with its previous issues, there is a material downward shift that has happened. But, if we compare other companies’ coupon rates from their latest issues with that of STFC’s coupon rates, STFC scores over other issuers.

Moreover, STFC is a fundamentally sound company with a long track record of strong income and earnings growth. It also carries a credit rating of ‘AA+’ with a ‘Stable’ outlook. All these factors augur well for this issue and as interest rates on bank FDs are still ruling lower, this issue gives risk-averse investors an opportunity to invest their surplus money into high yielding NCDs.

Application Form of Shriram Transport Finance NCDs

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JM Financial Credit Solutions 9.75% NCDs – May 2018 Issue

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

JM Financial Credit Solutions Limited, a venture between JM Financial Limited holding 50.01% and INH Mauritius holding 48.62%, is going to launch its issue of Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) from the coming Monday i.e. May 28, 2018. The company plans to raise Rs. 750 crore from this issue, including the green shoe option of Rs. 450 crore.

These NCDs will carry coupon rates in the range of 9.11% to 9.75%, resulting in an effective yield of 9.24% to 9.74% for the retail individual investors. The issue is scheduled to close on June 20, unless the company decides to foreclose it.

Before we take a decision whether to invest in this issue or not, let us first check the salient features of this issue.

Size & Objective of the Issue – Base size of the issue is Rs. 300 crore, with an option to retain oversubscription of an additional Rs. 450 crore, making the total issue size to be Rs. 750 crore. The company plans to use the issue proceeds for its lending and financing activities, to repay interest and principal of its existing borrowings and other general corporate purposes.

Coupon Rate & Tenor of the Issue – The issue will carry coupon rate of 9.25% p.a. for a period of 38 months, 9.50% p.a. for 60 months and 9.75% p.a. for 120 months. These rates are applicable for annual interest payment only. Monthly interest payment option is available only with 60 months and 120 months tenors, and coupon rates for these periods have been fixed at 9.11% p.a. and 9.34% p.a. Respectively.

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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) – 20% of the issue i.e. Rs. 150 crore

Category II – Non-Institutional Investors (NIIs) – 20% of the issue i.e. Rs. 150 crore

Category III – High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs) including HUFs – 30% of the issue is reserved i.e. Rs. 225 crore

Category IV – Resident Indian Individuals including HUFs – 30% of the issue is reserved i.e. Rs. 225 crore

Allotment on First Come First Served 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 – ICRA and India Ratings have rated this issue as ‘AA’ with a ‘Stable’ outlook. Moreover, these NCDs will be ‘Secured’ in nature.

Listing, Premature Withdrawal – These NCDs will get listed only on both the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The listing will take place within 12 working days after the issue gets closed. Though there is no option of a premature redemption, the investors can always sell these NCDs on the stock exchanges.

Demat A/c. Mandatory – Demat account is mandatory to invest in these NCDs as the company is not providing the option to apply for these NCDs in physical or certificate form.

TDS – Though the interest income would be taxable with these bonds, NCDs taken in demat form will not attract any TDS. The investor will have to pay tax on the interest income while filing his/her income tax return. TDS @ 10% will be deducted if these NCDs are held in physical/certificate form and annual interest income is more than Rs. 5,000.

Should you invest in JM Financial Credit Solutions NCDs?

JM Financial Credit Solutions Limited is a relatively new company with a strong promoter background. The company reported revenues of Rs. 103.73 crore during FY 2014-15, Rs. 788.36 crore in FY 2016-17 and Rs. 959.93 crore in FY 2017-18. Profit after tax (PAT) of the company has grown from Rs. 48.80 crore in FY 2014-15 to Rs. 277.25 crore in FY 2016-17 and Rs. 328.29 crore in FY 2017-18.

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

Loan Book as on March 31, 2018

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The company has been able to grow its loan book from Rs. 1,844 crore in FY 2014-15 to Rs. 5,658 crore in FY 2016-17 and Rs. 7,339 crore in FY 2017-18. As mentioned in the table below, 50.2% of its loan book is of project finance, 17.3% loan against property, 8.7% loan against shares, 8.9% project at early stage loans, 13.2% loans against land and 1.7% unsecured loans.

This issue has been rated ‘AA’ as compared to DHFL’s issue which is rated ‘AAA’. That is because DHFL is a much larger and stable company with a long history of being a loan financier as compared to JM Financial Credit Solutions. There is a coupon rate differential of just 0.50% p.a. for 5 years and 0.65% p.a. for 10 years. So, if somebody trusts the the JM Financial group and its management and wants to reap the benefits of its growth story going forward, then I think investing in its shares would be a better option rather than investing in its subsidiary’s NCDs.

Risk-averse and tax-exempt investors, however, can consider investing in these NCDs for a period of 38 months or 60 months, preferably with monthly or annual interest payment option.  

Application Form of JM Financial Credit Solutions NCDs

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DHFL 9.10% NCDs – May 2018 Issue

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

DHFL, or Dewan Housing Finance Limited, is coming out with its issue of Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) from the coming Tuesday i.e. May 22, 2018. These NCDs will carry coupon rates in the range of 8.56% to 9.10%, resulting in an effective yield of 8.90% to 9.10% for the retail individual investors.

DHFL plans to raise Rs. 12,000 crore from this issue, including the green shoe option of Rs. 9,000 crore. The issue will remain open for 2 weeks and is scheduled to close on June 4, unless the company decides to foreclose it.

Before we take a decision whether to invest in this issue or not, let us first check the salient features of this issue.

Size & Objective of the Issue – Base size of the issue is Rs. 3,000 crore, with an option to retain oversubscription of an additional Rs. 9,000 crore, making the total issue size to be Rs. 12,000 crore. The company plans to use the issue proceeds for its lending and financing activities, to repay interest and principal of its existing borrowings and other general corporate purposes.

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) – 25% of the issue i.e. Rs. 3,000 crore

Category II – Non-Institutional Investors (NIIs) – 10% of the issue i.e. Rs. 1,200 crore

Category III – High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs) investing more than Rs. 10 lakh, including HUFs – 30% of the issue is reserved i.e. Rs. 3,600 crore

Category IV – Resident Indian Individuals investing up to Rs. 10 lakh, including HUFs – 35% of the issue is reserved i.e. Rs. 4,200 crore

Coupon Rate & Tenor of the Issue – The issue will carry coupon rate of 8.90% p.a. for a period of 3 years, 9% p.a. for 5 years and 7 years and 9.10% p.a. for 10 years. These rates are applicable for annual interest rate payment only. Monthly interest payment option is available only with 3 years and 5 years tenors, and coupon rates for these periods have been fixed at 8.56% p.a. and 8.65% p.a. respectively.

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Additional 0.10% Coupon for Senior Citizens – Category III and Category IV investors, who are senior citizens on the deemed date of allotment, will be eligible for an additional 0.10% interest rate provided they hold these NCDs on the record date for the purpose of interest payment.

One-Time Additional Incentive on Maturity – Category III and Category IV initial allottees will be paid a one-time additional incentive of 0.50% for the 5-year annual as well monthly interest payment options, 0.70% for the 7-year option and 1% for the 10-year option. This incentive will be paid at the time of maturity and only to those investors who hold these NCDs throughout their respective duration. No such incentive will be paid with the 3-year interest payment options.

MIBOR Linked Floating Interest Rate – Like its previous issue, DHFL has decided to offer an option to have floating interest rate with these NCDs. The specified spread will be 2.16% p.a. over and above the benchmark MIBOR for all the categories of investors. Benchmark MIBOR will be computed on an annualized basis, based on the Reference Overnight MIBOR published by Financial Benchmark India Pvt. Ltd. (FBIL), and it will be reset once every year in the second and third year.

Allotment on First Come First Served 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 this issue as ‘AAA’ with a ‘Stable’ outlook. Moreover, these NCDs will be ‘Secured’ in nature.

Listing, Premature Withdrawal & Put/Call Option – These NCDs will get listed on both the national exchanges i.e. Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) as well as National Stock Exchange (NSE). The listing will take place within 12 working days after the issue gets closed. Though there is no option of a premature redemption, the investors can always sell these NCDs on the stock exchanges. There is no option either with the company to ‘Call’ these NCDs prematurely.

Demat Not Mandatory – Demat account is not mandatory to invest in these NCDs as the investors will have the option to apply for these NCDs in physical or certificate form as well.

TDS – Though the interest income would be taxable with these bonds, NCDs taken in a demat form will not attract any TDS. The investor will have to pay tax on the interest income while filing his/her income tax return.

Should you invest in DHFL NCDs?

Bond yields have been rising for the last 12-18 months, and that too, at an unusually fast speed. Benchmark 10-year government bond yield is currently trading very close to 7.90% levels, while it touched a low of around 6.10% during demonetization period.

In August 2016, when the bond yields were trading between 6.70% to 7%, DHFL issued its NCDs with coupon rates ranging between 8.83% to 9.30% and the issue got oversubscribed to the tune of 4.70 times on the first day itself. Encouraged by such an extraordinary response, DHFL came out with its second tranche of a bigger size a few days later, and that too got oversubscribed 1.26 times on Day 1.

Going by that experience, I think this issue should also get oversubscribed much before its official closing date. But, despite of the fact that the bond yields have risen by around 2% since demonetization, it is somewhat disappointing to have coupon rates on offer even lower than its August 2016 issues.

The current NDA government is about to complete its 4-year term and I expect both equity markets as well as bond markets to exhibit a lot of volatility in the next 1-2 years. Given such a scenario, I think it is time the passive or risk-averse investors should park their money in safer investment instruments. These NCDs too are relatively safer carrying ‘AAA’ rating, except for the fact that DHFL is a private issuer.

Coupon rates of 8.56% to 9.10% do not attract me much, despite the issue being rated ‘AAA’. I would rather prefer to invest in debt mutual funds, hoping bond yields to fall once the economy stabilizes post next year’s elections. However, investors, who are not required to pay any tax on their annual taxable income or who fall in the 10% tax bracket, can consider investing in these NCDs for a period of 3 years or max 5 years. As expressed earlier as well, I personally avoid longer term investment periods with private companies, so would advise my clients to avoid longer period investments in such NCDs.

Application Form of DHFL NCDs

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