Polycab India Ltd IPO Review and list of anchor investors

Polycab India Ltd is a manufacturer and seller of wires, cables and fast moving electrical goods. Its a popular brand for wires in India. They sell their products under brand name “POLYCAB”. They are one of the largest manufacturers of wires in the industry. The product range includes power cables, control cables, solar cables, building wires and more. The other products includes welding cables, round cables, railway signaling cables, speciality cables and green wires. The other business includes electric fans, LED lighting and luminaires, switches and switchgears, solar products and conduits and accessories.

For Fiscal 2018, they have a market share of approximately 18% of the organized wires and cable industry and approximately 12% of the total wires and cables industry in India, estimated at ₹ 525 billion based on manufacturers realization. Apart from wires and cables, they manufacture and sell FMEG such as electric fans, LED lighting and luminaires, switches and switchgears, solar products and conduits and accessories.


Polycab India raises Rs 401 cr from anchor investors and the List of anchor investors

IPO Dates & Price Band:

  • IPO Open: 05-April-2019
  • IPO Close: 09-April-2019
  • IPO Size: Approx ₹1346 Crore
  • Face Value: ₹10 Per Equity Share
  • Price Band: ₹533 to ₹538 Per Share
  • Listing on: BSE & NSE
  • Retail Portion: 35%
  • Equity: 17,582,000 Shares

Market Lot:

  • Shares: Apply for 27 Shares (Minimum Lot Size)
  • Amount: ₹14,526

Allotment & Listing:

  • Basis of Allotment: 12-April-2019
  • Refunds: 15-April-2019
  • Credit to demat accounts: 16-April-2019
  • Listing: 18-April-2019

Company Promoters:

  • Inder T Jaisinghani
  • Ajay Jaisinghani
  • Ramesh T Jaisinghani

Polycab IPO Lead Managers:

  • Axis Capital Ltd
  • Citigroup Global Markets India Pvt Ltd
  • Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd
  • IIFL Holdings Ltd
  • Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Ltd
  • Yes Securities (India) Ltd

Polycab IPO Registrar:

Karvy Computershare Private Limited

Object of the issue:

The Company shall not receive any proceeds from the Offer for Sale
The Net Proceeds from the Fresh Issue are proposed to be utilised towards the following objects:
1. Scheduled repayment of all or a portion of certain borrowings availed by the Company;
2. To fund incremental working capital requirements of the Company; and
3. General corporate purposes

Qualitative Factors:

Market leader in wires and cables in India
Diverse suite of electrical products with varied applications across a diverse customer base
Strong distribution network
Manufacturing facilities with high degree of backward integration
Strong brand in the electrical industry
Experienced and committed management team


Key Business Strategies:

Enhance and strengthen our leadership position in wires and cables

Continue to expand the FMEG business

Expand distribution reach

Continue to invest in technology to improve operational efficiencies, customer satisfaction and sales

Strengthen brand recognition

Basic Financial Details:


Financials( Consolidated) of Polycab India Ltd:

Earnings per Share (EPS)2017-18 Rs 26.23
Earnings per Share (9 M)2018-18 Rs 25.31
Book value as on 31.12.2018 Rs. 192.64
RoNW  for 2017-18 : 15.78%
Upper Price Band/last EPS: 20.49
Upper offer price/Book Value Ratio: 2.79

If we annualize consolidated EPS of Rs 25.31 for 9 months ended Dec-18 and a higher price band of Rs 538, the P/E works out to 16x. Similarly, if we take consolidated EPS of 3 years average of Rs 20.79, P/E works out to be 26x. Means company is asking highest price band of Rs 538 in the P/E of 16x to 26x. Its competitors like Havell India is trading at P/E of 72.5x (Highest), Bajaj electricals are trading at 61.42x and KEI Industries at P/E of 23x (Lowest) and the industry average is at 54x,hence the highest Polycab IPO Price of Rs 538 per share is reasonably priced.



Its Company, Subsidiaries, Joint Ventures, Directors and Promoters are involved in certain criminal and civil legal proceedings. Any adverse decision in such proceedings may render us/them liable to liabilities/penalties and may adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

Significant increases or fluctuations in prices of, or shortages of, or delay or disruption in the supply of primary raw materials could affect its estimated costs, expenditures and timelines which may have a material adverse effect on its business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

Polycab continued operations at its manufacturing facilities are critical to it’s business and any disruption, breakdownor shutdown of its manufacturing facilities may have a material adverse effect on its business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

Polycab is heavily dependent on the performance of the wires and cables market. Any adverse changes in the conditions affecting the wires and cables market can adversely impact its business, financial condition, results of operation s,cash flows and prospects.

Polycab inability to maintain the stability of its distribution network and attract additional distributors and dealers may have a material adverse effect on its results of operations and financial condition.

If polycab are unable to maintain and enhance its brand, the sales of its products will suffer, which would have a material adverse effect on its results of operations.

Polycab is highly dependent on its key management team as well as its mid-to-senior personnel and its success depends in large part upon its Promoters. The loss of or its inability to attract or retain such persons could materially adversely affect its business performance.

Polycab has substantial capital expenditure and working capital requirements and may require additional financing to meet those requirements, which could have a material adverse effect on its results of operations and financial condition.

Polycab faces significant competitive pressures in its business. Its inability to compete effectively would be detrimental to its business and prospects for future growth.

Polycab operates in a labor-intensive industry and is subject to stringent labor laws and any strike, work stoppage or increased wage demand by its employees or any other kind of disputes with its employees could adversely affect its business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

Polycab depend on a limited number of third parties for the supply of its primary raw materials and delivery of products and such third parties could fail to meet their obligations, which may have a material adverse effect on its business,results of operations, financial condition and cash flows.

Grey market premium

Current GMP is Rs.75/- to 80/-  and Kostak is Rs. 700/-


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