RITES Ltd IPO Review

RITES Ltd. are a wholly owned Government Company, a Miniratna (Category –I) Schedule ‘A’ Public Sector Enterprise and a leading player in the transport consultancy and engineering sector in India and the only company having diversified services and geographical reach in this field under one roof.(Source: IRR Report). Based on Public Enterprise Survey 2015 – 2016

RITES Ltd. Company is ranked no. 1 based on net profit and dividend declared in Industrial Development and Technical Consultancy Services sector (Source: IRR Report) .

RITES Ltd. have an experience spanning 44 years and have undertaken projects in over 55 countries including Asia, Africa, Latin America, South America and Middle East regions. RITES Ltd. are the only export arm of Indian Railways for providing rolling stock overseas (other than Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia). RITES Ltd. are a multidisciplinary engineering and consultancy organization providing diversified and comprehensive array of services from concept to commissioning in all facets of transport infrastructure and related technologies.

RITES Ltd. have significant presence as a transport infrastructure consultancy organization in the railway sector. However, RITES Ltd. also provide consultancy services across other infrastructure and energy market sectors including urban transport, roads and highways, ports, inland waterways, airports, institutional buildings, ropeways, power procurement and renewable energy. RITES Ltd. have, over the years, served various public sector undertakings, government agencies and instrumentalities and large private sector corporations, both in India and abroad.

RITES Ltd. were incorporated by the Ministry of Railways, Government of India (“MoR”) and have the benefit of being associated with the Indian Railways, which is the fourth longest rail network in the world (Source: IRR Report ).

RITES-Limited-1Since its inception in 1974, RITES Ltd. have evolved from its origins of providing transport infrastructure consultancy and quality assurance services and have developed expertise in Design, engineering and consultancy services in transport infrastructure sector with focus on railways, urban transport, roads and highways, ports, inland waterways, airports and ropeways;

Leasing, export, maintenance and rehabilitation of locomotives and rolling stock;
Undertaking turnkey projects on engineering, procurement and construction basis for railway line, track doubling, 3rd line, railway electrification, up gradation works for railway transport systems and workshops,railway stations, and construction of institutional/ residential/ commercial buildings, both with or without equity participation; and
Wagon manufacturing, renewable energy generation and power procurement for Indian Railways through our collaborations by way of joint venture arrangements, subsidiaries or consortium arrangements.



In India, its clients include various central and state government ministries, departments, instrumentalities as well as local government bodies and public sector undertakings.These include Indian Railways,NTPC, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited,High Speed Rail Corporation of India Limited, Public Works Department,DMRC, Steel Authority of India Limited, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Bharat Coking Coal Limited, Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) Company Limited,Indian Port Rail Corporation Limited, Airports Authority of India, among others. We also engage with various large private sector corporations including L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited, Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited(KBUNL), Cimmco Limited,Titagrah Wagons Limited, Snowmex Engineers Limited, Unity Infraprojects Limited, Rajdeep Buildcon PrivateLimited, Mahalsa Constructions Private Limited, Marymatha Constructions Limited,AFCON Infrastructure Limited, INCAP, ARK Services, MNEC Consultants Private Limited, Indian Geotechnical Services Limited,Geokno India Private Limited and NATRIP Implementation Society among others.

RITES Ltd IPO Dates & Price Band:

  • IPO Open: 20-June-2018
  • IPO Close: 22-June-2018
  • IPO Size: Approx Rs.466 Crore (Approx)
  • Face Value: Rs.10 Per Equity Share
  • Price Band: Rs.180 to 185 Per Share
  • Listing on: BSE & NSE
  • Retail Portion: 35%
  • Equity: 2,52,00,000 Shares
  • Discount: Rs.6 (Retail & Employees)

Market Lot:

  • Shares: Apply for 80 Shares (Minimum Lot Size)
  • Amount: Rs.14,800 (For HNI & QIB)
  • Amount: Rs.14,320 (For RII & EMP)

Allotment & Listing:

  • Basis of Allotment: 28-June-2018
  • Refunds: 29-June-2018
  • Credit to demat accounts: 02-July-2018
  • Listing: 03-July-2018

Lead Managers:

1. Elara Capital (India) Private
2. IDBI Capital Market Services Limited
3. IDFC Bank Limited
4. SBI Capital Markets Limited
4 book running lead managers handled 31 Public issues during last 3 years and out of which  10 issues closed below the offer price on listing day.

Registrar to the IPO:

Link Intime India Private Ltd

The Offer and the Objects

This IPO is part of Government’s disinvestment plan.

The government wants to divest 12.6 percent of its stake in the company.

The IPO comprises an offer for sale (OFS) of 2.52 crore shares.

Competitive Strengths

Comprehensive range of consultancy services and a diversified sector portfolio in the transport infrastructure space

Large order book with strong and diversified clientele base across sectors

Technical expertise and business divisions with specialized domain knowledge

Experienced management personnel and technically qualified team

Strong and consistent financial performance supported by robust internal control and risk management system

Preferred consultancy organization of the Government of India including the Indian Railways


Leverage our experience and continue to build on our core competencies in transport infrastructure sector

Strengthen our EPC/Turnkey business

Expand our international operations

Expand our operations in the power procurement and renewable energy sector through our subsidiary, Railway Energy Management Company Limited, which is the only entity mandated for procurement of power from third parties and for captive renewable energy generation, for the Indian Railways

Overview of Indian Infrastructure Industry

GoI has been very proactive and has brought in a variety of measures to step up public investments – which include substantial increase in budgetary outlays in high – impact sectors, push for private sector investments, building institutional capacity through establishment of new infrastructure PSUs, and intensive implementation follow – up for completion of projects. This is reflected in the strong growth of the infrastructure sector since 2002. The sectoral investments over the last 3 five year plans are shown in the table below.



The standalone order book of Rs 4818.68 crore end March 2018 included 353 ongoing projects of over Rs 1 crore each. Around 53% of the orders are from consultancy services, 3% from leasing services, 14% from overseas customers and around 30% is from turnkey construction projects. Of the total contracts on hand, 77% are from Central and state governments and the rest from others. The order book comprises a highest value export order of Rs 680 crore from Srilankan Railways for supply of locomotives.

Most of the local and global clients are Central government, state governments, national governments, governmental instrumentalities, corporations, authorities and PSUs and large private organisations. There has been no incidence of any bad debts or non-recovery of dues.

As per the Planning Commission, railways will see an investment of around Rs 4.9 trillion in the 13th Five_year Plan ending in March 2022 (FY 2022) compared with Rs 2.4 trillion in the 12th plan that ended in FY 2017. A significant increase in investments will boost the order book and earnings.

The asset-light business model is useful to make handsome gains.

More than 65% of the revenues come from sale of services and around 25% from sale of products and rest from others.

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There are outstanding legal and tax proceedings involving the Company. Any adverse decision in such proceedings may expose us to liabilities or penalties and may adversely affect its business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and future prospects.

RITES Ltd. depend on the Ministry of Railways, GoI (“MoR”), central/state governments and central/state PSUs fora significant portion of contracts on its order book which are awarded on a nomination basis. There is no assurance that future contracts will be awarded to us on nomination basis by these clients. This may result in an adverse effect on its business growth, financial condition and results of operations.

RITES Ltd. depend on the MoR for a significant portion of its business including equipment, technical staff etc. Any changes in the government policies or decisions by the MoR may result in an adverse effect on its business growth, financial condition and results of operations.

RITES Ltd. current order book may not necessarily translate into future income in its entirety or could be delayed. Some of its current orders may be modified, cancelled, delayed, put on hold or not fully paid for by its clients, which could adversely affect its business reputation, which could have a material adverse effect on its business, financial condition, results of operations and future prospects. negative

RITES Ltd. face certain competitive pressures from the existing competitors and new entrants in both public and private sector. Increased competition and aggressive bidding by such competitors is expected to make its ability to procure business in future more uncertain which may adversely affect its business, financial condition and results of operations.

RITES Ltd. are dependent on the line of credit provided by the GoI and other funding agencies provided to countries that we operate in. In the event there is any change in the policies of the GoI or the funding agencies or the countries utilization of line of credit or the line of credit is withdrawn or reduced, its business and operations may be adversely affected.

The GoI has significant influence over its actions which may restrict its ability to manage its business. Any change in GoI policy could have a material adverse effect on its financial condition and results of operations. Further, announcements by the GoI relating to increased salary and allowances for government and public sector employees will increase its expenses and may adversely affect its financial condition in the years of implementation.

RITES Ltd. enter into joint ventures and consortium arrangements for completion of its projects which may expose us to additional liabilities on account of its partners failure or underperformance and any premature termination of which, may adversely affect its business, reputation, financial condition and results of operations.


Date Total Revenue Total Expenses Profit after Tax
9M FY 2018 Rs. 1,061.1 Rs. 669.4 Rs. 239.0
FY 2017 Rs. 1,563.7 Rs. 1,044.7 Rs. 353.3
FY 2016 Rs. 1,226.7 Rs. 773.2 Rs. 280.0
FY 2015 Rs. 1,159.1 Rs. 691.8 Rs. 314.0
FY 2014 Rs. 1,223.5 Rs. 835.8 Rs. 258.8
FY 2013 Rs. 1,083.1 Rs. 753.5 Rs. 238.1
**(All Figures in Rs. Crores)


  • Earnings Per Share (EPS): Rs. 17.64
  • Price/Earnings (P/E) ratio: Rs. 10.20 – Rs. 10.48
  • Return on Net Worth (RONW): 17.28%
  • Net Asset Value (NAV): Rs. 102.06

Grey Market Trend

As on 19 June 2018 GMP INR 32, Kostak INR 400

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