ING Vysya Bank has just closed subscription to a portfolio management scheme that aims to provide handsome returns through equity exposure while protecting investors’ capital. The main gainer would be ING and the distributors who push it
The stock markets are riding a wave of enthusiasm as the Sensex comes within touching distance of its previous record high. This is also the ideal time for portfolio management services (PMS) providers to capture the mood of the market and begin peddling a gamut of products to cash-heavy high net-worth individuals (HNIs). ING Vysya Bank has recently closed subscription to a Nifty-linked debenture scheme. This plan, issued through Milestone Capital Advisors Private Ltd, offers aggressive participation in the possible upside movement of the Nifty while claiming to protect the capital in case of downside. The way the product works is:
Up to 82% of the capital will be invested in NCDs of 36-month maturity, issued by Deutsche Investments India Private Ltd (these debentures have been rated AA+/Stable by CRISIL). This means that Rs82 will be invested in 3-year debt instruments, thus protecting capital of Rs100. The balance 18% will be invested in index derivatives, by taking trading exposure of 120% of upward Nifty movement. In doing so, the scheme claims the potential to generate upto 24% compounded return on the entire investment in the 3-year period, provided the Nifty rises by 90% in that period. However, if the Nifty rises by more than 90% at any time during this period, the investor is only eligible to the barrier coupon of 63%, translating into a compounded return of 16%. If the Nifty fails to appreciate during this period, the investor only receives the maturity value of the NCDs (provided the issuer does not default) and earns no returns on the equity side. As the appreciation in the Nifty closing level moves lower towards 100%, the potential for returns gradually diminishes.
As such, investors will have to take a blind bet on strong appreciation in the Nifty in the next three years to actually earn decent returns on their investment.
The product has other discrepancies as well. Since the equity exposure involves investments in futures and options contracts, it will involve charges on rollover of contracts and payment of margins. However, the product has not clarified the extent of incidence of such charges, which have the potential to erode returns.
The bank is apparently pushing the product quite aggressively. A certified financial planner Rajesh Joshi told us that he was offered a share in the commission (up to 3%) on the product. "These products are sold to HNIs who are looking for some excitement. They usually generate good money for the banks and distributors only, who can earn handsome commissions," Mr Joshi told Moneylife.
The revenue growth and profitability of the company depend on successful implementation of its new project, as well as market acceptance of the products. It is not an inexpensive IPO offer due to the competitive market with a presence of large and well-established players
Number of shares: 90 lakh
Price band: Rs95 -Rs102 per share
Issue duration: 28th September-1st October
Issue size: Rs85.50 crore-Rs91.80 crore
Qualified Institutional Buyers allotment: 45 lakh shares
Mutual funds allotment: 2.25 lakh shares
Non-institutional investors' allotment: 13.50 lakh shares
Retail investors' allotment: 31.50 lakh shares
Face value: Rs10 per share
Minimum order quantity: 65 shares
Shares prior to the issue: 1.20 crore shares
Shares post-issue: 2.10 crore shares
Market-cap pre-issue: Rs114 crore
Market cap post-issue: Rs199 crore
Listing: BSE, NSE
Lead book running managers: Ashika Capital Ltd and Keynote Corporate Services Ltd
Based on the FY10 earnings per share (EPS) of Rs10.14 the P/E works out to 9.37 at the lower end of the price band and 10.06 at the higher band. Its competitors like Usha Martin Ltd, Ramsarup Industries Ltd, Rajratan Global Wire Ltd, Odessy Corporation Ltd and Goodluck Steel Tubes Ltd carry an EPS of Rs2.90, Rs12.70, Rs20.90, Rs1.50, Rs8.20 and Rs8.29, respectively. They carry P/E of 23.40, 8.20, 10.00, 101.30 and 3.40 respectively. The issue seems to be priced competitively compared to its peers. The industry composite P/E stands at 16.90.
Nashik-based steel wire manufacturer Bedmutha Industries Ltd is entering the capital market to raise Rs85.50 crore through a 100% book building issue. Bedmutha started its commercial production in 1992, by setting up the first galvanised wire plant at Nashik with an installed capacity of 3600 metric tonnes per annum (MTPA). It ramped up its production capacity from 3,600MTPA to 26,050MTPA by setting up three additional galvanising lines at the same location. The company presently has four manufacturing units in and around Nashik with combined production capacity of 60,000MTPA. It produces galvanised wires, cable armour wires, Aluminium Conductor Steel Reinforced Wires (ACSRs), wire nails, earth wires, stay wires, spring steel wires, barbed wires, etc to domestic manufacturers and dealers. Its subsidiary Kamalasha Infrastructure & Engineering Private Limited (KIEPL) which carries out turnkey projects has bagged a Rs60-crore contract in Dharangaon Division of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to set up new sub-stations, augmentation in old sub-stations, laying of 33KV and 11KV lines for approximately 600km, installing around 500 distribution transformers, etc. The company is planning to set up a galvanising plant with latest technology with capacity of 48000TPA and manufacturing of aluminium rods and conductors with capacity of about 42,000TPA.
Its cash flow was in the red at Rs2.20 crore for the year ended 31 March 2010.
Objects of the issue
The company plans to set up a new plant at Sinnar, Nashik for manufacturing a new product LRPC wire and spring steel wire at a cost of Rs84.94 crore. It has already acquired 15 acres of land to implement the proposed expansion for Rs56.60 lakh.
Rating agency ICRA Ltd has assigned an 'IPO Grade 2' to the company indicating 'Below Average Fundamentals'. The assigned grading takes into account the company's two decades of track record in the wire manufacturing business, healthy growth in production levels with regular increase in production capacities, strong presence in the western region and a reputed and well-diversified customer profile. The rating agency cites that the grading is constrained by the competition present in the industry due to the presence of several large and well established players in certain product categories and a host of unorganised players in other product segments and the expected decline in return indicators given the large expansion and the resultant equity dilution. Also, the company's operations are working capital intensive, which has impacted the free cash flow generation in the past, resulting in an adverse capital structure. Also, while the demand potential is favourable, the company would face high project implementation risks in setting up the project for LRPC and spring steel wires, especially given the fact that very limited progress has been made in the project so far and its dependence on IPO proceeds for financial closure. ICRA notes that going forward, the overall revenue growth and profitability indicators of the company would remain dependent on successful implementation of its new project as well as market acceptance of the products.
It is not an inexpensive IPO, based on the competitive market with the presence of large and well-established players.
Adding to Friday's gains, the market opened strong on positive global cues. It touched the day's high in initial trade but pared some gains and gradually drifted lower - near the day's low - and settled off those levels at the end of the session, above the crucial levels.
The domestic market opened higher on positive cues from the global arena. The Asian markets, which were in full strength today were upbeat on encouraging economic data from the US, also lent support to the local market. The key benchmarks touched their intraday highs within minutes of the opening bell but drifted marginally lower to trade in a narrow range. A bout of profit-booking in the post-noon session pushed the indices near the day's low. The market ended at those levels in range-bound trade.
The Sensex closed at 20,134, up 88.89 points (0.44%) today. The index touched a high of 20,268 and a low of 20,182 during the session. The Nifty settled 17.35 points (0.29%) higher at 6,035 after scaling an intraday high of 6,073 and a low of 6,018.
The overall market breadth was positive. The 30-stock Sensex ended with 20 scrips in the green against 10 in the declining list. The Nifty had 27 advancing stocks while 23 ended in the negative terrain. Among the broader indices, the BSE Mid-cap index rose 0.37% while the BSE Small-cap index gained 0.19%.
The top gainers on the Sensex were Hindalco Industries (up 3.33%), Sterlite Industries (up 3.16%), Tata Steel (up 2.57%), NTPC (up 2.51%) and ONGC (up 1.40%). The main losers on the benchmark were HDFC Bank (down 2.11%), Hindustan Unilever (HUL) (down 1.94%) and HDFC (down 0.57%).
BSE Metal (up 2.15%), BSE Consumer Durables (CD) (up 1.64%) and BSE Realty (up 1.23%) were the notable gainers in the sectoral space today while BSE Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) (down 0.67%) and BSE (IT) (down 0.48%) were the top losers.
The Supreme Court today refused to offer any immediate relief to Vodafone, which has challenged the Bombay High Court order allowing the government to tax the company's $11 billion deal with Hutch. The tax department had raised a demand for Rs12,000 crore as tax on the 2007 deal.
While refusing to stay the high court order, the apex court issued notices to the tax authorities directing them to decide within four weeks the liabilities of Vodafone.
Markets in Asia, which were in full strength today after various bourses in the region were closed on different days last week, ended with smart gains today. The rally was boosted by a higher-than-expected rise in US capital goods orders. Meanwhile, investors are awaiting a media release by the governor of the Bank of Japan on news of any additional economic initiatives.
The Shanghai Composite surged 1.41%, Hang Seng advanced 1%, Jakarta Composite jumped 2.07%, KLSE Composite gained 0.93%, Nikkei 225 rose 1.39%, Straits Times was up 0.67%, Seoul Composite was up 0.77% and Taiwan Weighted rose 0.31% at close of trade today.
India's vegetable oil imports are likely to increase to 93-95 lakh tonnes during the next oil year, ending October 2011, according to an expert.
"For the next oil year (November, 2010 to October, 2011), Indian vegetable oil imports will expand further to between 9.3 and 9.5 million tonnes," industry analyst Dorab Mistry said in Mumbai recently.
The country's vegetable oil imports during the current year are expected to amount to around nine million tonnes.
The US markets reported decent gains on Friday on encouraging data, recovering losses of the previous three days. All major indices gained by about 2% for the day after the Commerce Department reported that orders for durable goods excluding transportation rose in August at their fastest pace in five months, and corporate spending rose. In a separate report the Commerce Department showed sales of new homes rebounded 4.3% last month from the lowest level on records.
The Dow gained 197.84 points (1.86%) to close at 10,860. The S&P 500 rose 23.84 points (2.12%) to 1,148. The Nasdaq added 54.14 points (2.33%) to settle at 2,381.22.
Foreign institutional investors were net buyers of stocks worth Rs1,150 crore on Friday. Domestic institutional investors were net sellers of Rs880 crore on the same day.
Biotechnology major Biocon (up 1.21%) has extended its alliance with the Cuba-based CIM for an integrated programme in immunology. The company has strengthened its partnership with the Havana-based Centre of Molecular Immunology (CIM) by joining forces for an integrated anti-body programme in immunology, Biocon said in a statement.
Both Biocon and CIM have collaborated for almost a decade to develop biotechnology products for chronic diseases. Two drugs have already been approved due to this collaboration for medical use in India and other territories, it said.
Shree Renuka Sugars (up 3.77%) today said it has increased its stake in National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) to 12% by purchasing 26.25 lakh equity shares of the bourse from Crisil for over Rs38 crore.
In a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the Karnataka-based sugar-maker announced that it has purchased the stake from Crisil at a price of Rs145 per share, amounting to Rs38.06 crore. With the aforesaid acquisition, the company has increased its stake in NCDEX from 5% to 12%.