CreditAccess IPO Review and the list of anchor investors

CreditAccess Grameen is a Bengaluru-based leading micro-finance institution, focused on providing micro-loans to women customers predominantly in rural areas in India. It is the third largest NBFC-MFI in India by gross loan portfolio end March 2017. The wide range of lending products addresses the critical needs of customers throughout their life cycle and includes income generation, family welfare, home improvement and emergency loans. The customer-centric business model, wide range of product offerings, as well as well designed product delivery and collection systems, has enabled the company to achieve high customer retention rates and low credit costs.

The company focuses on customers in rural areas in India, who largely lack access to the formal banking sector and present a latent opportunity for offering micro-loans. The products are built on a deep understanding of the requirements of customers. The flexibility of products in terms of ticket sizes, end-uses and repayment options etc. and the manner of their delivery differentiates it from competitors and generates customer loyalty.

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CreditAccess Grameen raises Rs 339 cr from anchor investors.

The company has allotted 80,41,617 equity shares to 21 anchor investors

Among the anchor investors are Neuberger Berman Emerging Markets Equity Fund, Eastspring Investments India Equity Open, Pictet – Indian Equities, ICICI Prudential Banking and Financial Services Fund, Sundaram Mutual Fund, Citigroup Global Markets Mauritius and BNP Paribas Arbitrage.

List of anchor investor

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IPO Dates & Price Band:

  • IPO Open: 08-August-2018
  • IPO Close: 10-August-2018
  • IPO Size: Approx Rs.1130 Crore (Approx)
  • Face Value: Rs.10 Per Equity Share
  • Price Band: Rs.418 to 422  Per Share
  • Listing on: BSE & NSE
  • Retail Portion: 35%
  • Equity: 1,02,81,317 Shares

Market Lot:

  • Shares: Apply for 35 Shares (Minimum Lot Size)
  • Amount: Rs.14,770

Allotment & Listing:

  • Basis of Allotment: 16-August-2018
  • Refunds: 20-August-2018
  • Credit to demat accounts: 21-August-2018
  • Listing: 23-August-2018
  • Category-wise Break up:

Anchor – 80,41,618 Shares = 339.36Crs

QIB – 53,61,079 Shares = 226.24Crs

NII – 40,20,809 Shares = 169.68Crs

RII – 93,81,888 Shares = 395.92Crs (Lot size: 35 = 2,68,054 Forms)

  • Total Issue – 2,68,05,394 Equity Shares = 1,131.19Crs.
  • Lead Managers:

ICICI Securities Limited

Credit Suisse Securities (India) Private
Limited

IIFL Holdings Limited

Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited

  •  Registrar to the IPO

Karvy Computershare Private Limited

The Promoters:

The  Promoter is CreditAccess Asia N.V., a multinational company specializing in MSE financing (micro and small enterprise financing), which is backed by institutional investors and has micro-lending experience through its subsidiaries in four countries in Asia. The Promoter has provided capital funding to the company, from time to time and provides with access to potential fundraising opportunities in the debt capital markets.

Objects of the Issue:

The Offer comprises of the Fresh Issue and the Offer for Sale.
The Company will not receive any proceeds from the Offer for Sale.
The net Proceeds from the Fresh Issue will be utilized towards augmenting the capital base to meet future capital requirements of the company which are expected to arise out of growth in the Company’s assets, primarily the Company’s loans and advances and other investments.

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Strengths:

Customer-centric business model resulting in high customer retention.

Deep penetration in rural areas characterized by low competition and built through contiguous district-based expansion.

Robust customer selection and risk management policies resulting in healthy asset quality.

Strong track record of financial performance and operating efficiency.

Diversified sources of borrowings and effective asset-liability management

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Negative:

Operations of the company are concentrated in Karnataka and Maharashtra, with 191 of 516 branches located in Karnataka and 144 branches located in Maharashtra. About 58.1% of gross AUM is originated in Karnataka and 26.7% in Maharashtra. In the event of a regional slowdown in the economic activity in these states, or any other developments including political unrest, drought/floods and other natural calamities, or social upheaval in these states can affect its financials and prospects adversely.

Microfinance loans are unsecured and are susceptible to various operational and credit risks which may result in increased levels of NPAs, thereby adversely affecting business. Furthermore, as there is typically limited financial information available about focus customer segment and many of customers do not have any credit history supported by tax returns, bank or credit card statements, statements of previous loan exposures, or other related documents, it is difficult to consistently carry out credit risk analyses on customers.

An increase in its portfolio of non-performing assets and its provisions may materially and adversely affect its business and results of operations.

The past performance and growth of its business are not indicative of its future performance and growth.

Creditaccess’s business is particularly vulnerable to interest rate risk, and volatility in interest rates could have a material adverse effect on its net interest income, net interest margin and its financial performance.

Any downgrade of its credit ratings may increase its borrowing costs and constrain its access to capital and debt markets and, as a result, may adversely affect its net interest margin and its results of operations.

Creditaccess’s Promoter has invested in Sahayata Microfinance Private Limited, which has been involved in various financial irregularities and discrepancies in the past.

Competition from banks and financial institutions, as well as state-sponsored social programs, may adversely affect its profitability and position in the Indian microcredit lending industry.

There are outstanding legal proceedings involving its Company and some of its Directors, and adverse outcomes in such proceedings may negatively affect its business and results of operations.

There is significant competition from other MFIs and banks in India (including SFBs). Some commercial banks are also beginning to directly compete with for-profit MFIs for lower income segment customers in certain geographies.

The rise of digital platforms and payment solutions may adversely impact the business model and there may be disintermediation in the loan market by fintech companies.

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Valuation:

The annualized EPS on post-issue equity works out to Rs 8.69 for FY2018. At the price band of Rs 418 to Rs 422, P/E works out 48.1 to 48.5 times.

Post-issue, the book value (BV) is Rs 143.41 at the issue price of 418 and Rs 143.55 at the issue price of Rs 422. P/BV works out to 2.91 times at lower price band and 2.94 times at the upper price band.

Among peers, Bharat Financial Inclusion is trading at P/BV of 5.69 times, Satin Creditcare at P/BV of 1.55 times and Equitas Holdings at P/BV of 2.19 times.

CreditAccess Grameen: Financials
1403 (12) 1503 (12) 1603 (12) 1703 (12) 1803 (12)
Income from operations 142.34 268.16 456.95 701.75 865.55
Other Income 5.49 13.27 9.77 7.52 9.65
Total Income 147.83 281.43 466.72 709.26 875.21
Interest Expended 72.25 129.05 208.25 316.54 354.57
Operating Expense 44.52 68.70 112.31 155.39 194.50
Operating Profits 31.05 83.68 146.17 237.33 326.14
Depreciation / Amortization 0.53 1.92 2.61 4.43 5.17
Profit before tax and Provisions 30.53 81.76 143.56 232.90 320.97
Provisions and write off 5.73 6.84 14.02 108.60 128.12
Profit before tax 24.80 74.92 129.54 124.30 192.86
Provision for tax 8.17 26.19 46.30 44.00 68.22
PAT 16.63 48.73 83.24 80.30 124.64
EPS*(Rs) 1.16 3.40 5.81 5.60 8.69
* Annualized on post issue equity of Rs 143.36 crore, Face value Rs 10 per share, Figures in Rs crore
Source: Source: CreditAccess Grameen Prospectus

The following table sets forth our key financial and operational metrics as of or for the periods indicated

The following table sets forth our key financial and operational metrics as of or for the periods indicated

Comparison with Listed Industry Peers

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Grey market premium:

GMP as on 8th Aug 2018 @ 16.00 is Rs. 10 /- , Kostak is Nil /- 

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