11% Edelweiss Financial Services NCD July-2024 Issue Details

Edelweiss Financial Services is coming up with NCD issue that would open for subscription on 8th July, 2024. Edelweiss Financial Services is a leading investment banking company which has diversified businesses across retail, corporate credit, wealth management, etc. NCD interest rates are up to 11%. These NCDs are offered for the tenure of 24 months, 36 months, 60 months and 120 months. Interest on these NCDs is paid either monthly or annually depending on the option chosen by an investor. Should you invest in Edelweiss Financial Services NCD July, 2024 issue? What are the risk factors one should consider before investing in such high risk NCDs?

About Edelweiss Financial Services Limited

This investment banking company, through its subsidiaries has diversified its businesses to include credit, including retail and corporate credit, wealth management, asset management, asset reconstruction and insurance including life and general insurance businesses, which are conducted through its subsidiaries.

Edelweiss Financial Services NCD July-2024 Issue Details

Edelweiss Financial Services NCD – July-2024 – Issue Details

Here are the NCD issue details.

Subscription opening Date 08-Jul-24
Subscription closure Date 22-Jul-24
Issuing Security Name Edelweiss Financial Services Limited
Security Type Secured, Redeemable, Non-Convertible Debentures
Issue Size (Base) Rs 100 Crores
Issue Size (Option to retain over subscription) Rs 100 Crores
Total issue size Rs 200 Crores
Issue price Rs 1,000 per bond
Face value Rs 1,000 per bond
Series I to XII
Minimum Lot size 10 bonds and 1 bond there after
Tenure 24, 36, 60 and 120 months
Interest Payment frequency Monthly and Annuallly
Listing on Within 6 working days on BSE/NSE
Lead Manager Trust Investment Advisors Private Limited and Nuvama Wealth Management Limited
Debenture Trustee/s Beacon Trusteeship Limited

Interest Rates of Edelweiss Financial Services NCD July-2024

Series I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII
Frequency of Interest Payment Annual NA Monthly Annual NA Monthly Annual NA Annual Monthly Annual Annual
Tenure (months) 24 24 36 36 36 60 60 60 60 120 120 120
Coupon (% per Annum) 9.50% NA 9.57% 10.00% NA 10.04% 10.50% NA 10.50% 10.49% 11.00% 11.00%
Effective Yield (% per Annum) 9.50% 9.50% 10.00% 10.00% 10.00% 10.51% 10.49% 10.50% 10.50% 11.00% 10.99% 10.99%
Amount on Maturity (In Rs.) 1,000 1,199 1,000 1,000 1,331 1,000 1,000 1,648 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000

Why to invest in Edelweiss Financial Services NCD?

Let us review the positive factors in this NCD issue.

1) This NCD offers attractive interest rates where investors can get interest up to 11% per annum.

2) It issues secured NCDs. Secured NCDs are always safe compared to unsecured NCDs. In case a company gets wind-up/shut down for some reason, secured NCD investors would get preference in repayment of capital along with interest as those backed up by assets of the company.

3) These NCDs are rated as   CRISIL A+/Watch Negative (placed on ‘Rating Watch with Negative Implications’). NCD instruments with this rating are considered to have adequate degree of safety regarding timely servicing of financial obligations. Such instruments carry low credit risk.

4) Investors have an opportunity to lock their investments with investments at higher interest rates.

5) These NCD bonds are listed on stock exchanges, hence one can sell them based on the availability of the buyers.

Why not to invest in Edelweiss Financial Services NCD?

Let us review some of the negative factors or risk factors in this NCD issue.

1) While Company NCD ratings are A+/Stable, CRISIL has downgraded these ratings from AA+/Stable to A+ in 2023 and now to A+/Watch Negative (placed on ‘Rating Watch with Negative Implications’).

2) High levels of customer defaults and the resultant non-performing assets could adversely affect its business, financial condition, results of operations and future financial performance.

3) Refer Edelweiss Financial Services July-24 NCD prospectus for complete risk factors.

Edelweiss Financial Services NCD Bonds – July-2024 Issue – Should you invest?

These NCD’s offer high interest rates. Though banks have increased the FD interest rates these days, they are still low compared to the interest rates offered in these NCDs. These NCDs are rated as CRISIL A+/Watch Negative (placed on ‘Rating Watch with Negative Implications’). Also, secured NCD bonds are relatively safer compared to unsecured bonds while risk is not 100% eliminated.

On the other hand, last year these NCD credit ratings were downgraded and such ratings can change in future too. In the last 5 years, company revenues have fallen and margins were shrinking, however, started regaining from FY23 onwards. One should not forget about some of the NBFC companies defaulted NCD payments earlier and some NBFCs delaying NCD re-payments in the last few years.

High risk investors who understand all these risk factors can invest in these NCDs.

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