Muthoot Finance NCD of August / September 2014
Muthoot finance have been issuing NCD’s regularly in this financial year. It is now coming one more time with Secured NCD and Unsecured NCD. Muthoot Finance NCD of Aug 2014 would open for subscription today (18th August, 2014). The interest rates are as high as 11.50% per annum. I have been providing provided my analysis earlier several times on Muthoot Finance NCD’s, however, I would cover some important points here in this article. Should you invest in Muthoot Finance NCD of August 2014?
About Muthoot Finance Limited
Muthoot Finance is largest gold loan company in India in terms of loan portfolio and branch network. It has already issued several NCD’s in the past in the form of secured and unsecured NCD’s.
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Muthoot Finance NCD August 2014
Muthoot Finance is issuing secured and un-secured redeemable Non Convertible Debentures (NCD’s) to the tune of 400 Crores. It comes with 11 different options, which contains 400 days to 78 month tenure. Earlier the highest tenure offered was 75 months.
The Muthoot Finance issue contains 11 options of NCD’s and 1 to 10 are secured and 11th option is unsecured.
a) About Muthoot Finance Secured NCD of August 2014
For secured NCD’s the assets are backed up for principal and interest. In case of anything happening to companies, investors of NCD would still get their principal investment and interest.
b) About Muthoot Finance Unsecured NCD’s of August 2014
For un-secured NCD the assets are NOT backed up for principal and interest. In case something happens to company performance and company is closed, investors would be given normal preference in repayment of capital and interest.
Features of Muthoot Finance NCD of August/September 2014
- Issue start date: 18-August-2014
- Issue end date: 18-September-2014
- NCD’s are available in eleven different options.
- Interest payable monthly, annual and cumulative, depending on the option of NCD.
- The face value of the NCD bond is Rs 1,000.
- Minimum investment is for 10 bonds means, you need to invest for a minimum of Rs 10,000. Beyond this you can invest in multiples of 1 bond.
- These NCD bonds would be listed on BSE. Hence, these are liquid investments.
- Non-Resident Indians (NRI’s) cannot invest in these NCD’s.
- ICRA has given a rating of AA-/Stable which indicates a high degree of safety for payment of principal and interest (Letter dated 25th July, 2014). Earlier NCD ratings are CRISIL AA-/Negative by CRISIL and ICRA AA-/Negative by ICRA.
- The prospectus can be downloaded from the SEBI website at this link
Here are the interest rates on the August 2014 NCD issue of Muthoot Finance.
How is the company doing in terms of Financials?
- Revenues of the company have declined from Rs 5,387 Crores (FY 2012-13) to Rs 4,947 Crores (FY 2013-14) indicating negative growth of 8%.
- Profits have reduced from Rs 1004.23 Crores (FY 2012-13) to Rs 599.12 Crores (FY 2013-14) indicating a negative growth of 40%.
- Non Performing Assets (NPA) of the company is 1.99% (FY2012-13) Vs 1.90% (FY 2013-14).
Why to invest?
- Largest gold loan financing company
- It offers secure NCD’s also where your money is safe. Means in case of anything happening to company, investors of NCD would still get the principal and interest. Hence it is safe to invest in such secured NCD’s.
- Attractive interest rates between 10.25% to 11.50% per annum
- You can double your money in 78 months (6.5 years)
Why not to invest?
- Revenues are in declining mode.
- Profits are shrinking. It has seen 40% negative growth. Reduction in profits can lead to delay in interest payment.
- Increase in NPA’s in the last 2 years is a major concern.
- Gold finance companies are riskier. Decline in gold prices (which happened last year), can pose high risk to such business.
- There are other good rated NCD’s offering high interest rates, which you can buy in the open market.
How to apply?
If you have demat account, you can apply through your demat broker online. These can be easily sold at later point of time if you can take them in demat form, however you can sell at market price only. You can also apply in physical form by visiting the company website and downloading the application form and preparing the cheque and submitting at collection centres.
Conclusion: As indicated in my previous articles about Muthoot Finance NCD’s, while I am interested to get higher interest, I am equally interested to protect my investment. My view has always been negative on this company NCD’s. Reducing profits in the last few quarters poses high risk and this could delay your interest payments. I would advise investors to stay away from such NCD’s.
Readers, are you investing in any NCD’s these days? What are your experiences on this?
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Muthooth Finance NCD of Aug/September 2014
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