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Vraj Iron and Steel Ltd

Minimum Investment

14,904 / 72 shares

Grey market premium

75 (36% premium)

Issue price

207

Listing price

240

Listing day %

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22%

Listing on

July 3, 2024

Our Verdict:

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  • Vraj Iron & Steel Ltd (VSIL) has exhibited impressive growth in revenue and earnings over the past three years. Moreover, its net debt/EBITDA is at a comfortable 0.4x, supported by healthy return ratios.
  • In terms of valuation, the IPO is attractively priced with a Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio of 11.5x, based on projected FY24 earnings post-IPO.
  • Given the current challenges in the steel industry and shrinking steel spreads, we do not expect significant capital appreciation in the short-term apart from listing gains. Nonetheless, with the government's ongoing emphasis on infrastructure development, the demand for steel in India continues to be strong.
  • Considering VSIL’s strong growth trajectory and reasonable valuations, it is recommended for investors to subscribe to the IPO for a medium to long-term investment horizon.

About the company

Founded in

16 Jun'04

Managing director

Vijay Jhanwar

  • VISL specializes in the production of sponge iron, MS billets, and TMT bars under the ‘Vraj’ brand, along with by-products like dolochar, pellet, and pig iron. These products cater to various industrial customers and end-users, and are sold both directly and via brokers and dealers.
  • VISL operates two manufacturing plants located in Raipur and Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, with a total installed capacity of 2,31,600 TPA. Its Raipur facility also has a captive power plant of 5 MW capacity. The firm now plans to double the total capacity to 5,00,100 TPA.
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STRENGTHS

  • Exceptional Financial Growth: VISL has demonstrated remarkable financial performance, achieving a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 33% in operational revenue from FY21 to FY23. During this period, EBITDA surged by 67% and net profit shot up by 122%.
  • Enhanced Profit Margins: VISL's EBITDA margin significantly increased from 10.01% in FY21 to 15.77% in FY23, and further to 21.61% by 9MFY24. Similarly, the net profit margin rose from 3.78% to 10.47% during the same timeframe, climbing to 14.79% by 9MFY24.
  • Strong Return Ratios: VISL boasts robust return metrics, with a Return on Equity of 38% and Return on Capital Employed of 45% as of FY23.
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RISK FACTORS

  • Cash Flow Issues: VISL experienced negative cash flows from operations in 9MFY24, alongside negative cash flows from investing and financing activities over the past three years. Persistent negative cash flows may negatively impact the firm’s operations and financial health.
  • Intense Market Competition: The Indian steel market features fierce competition from a range of domestic and multinational firms, including prominent competitors like Tata Steel, JSW Steel, SAIL, Jindal Steel & Power, Godawari Power & Ispat, and Sarda Energy & Minerals.
  • Legal Challenges: VISL, along with its Promoters, Directors, and Group Companies, are involved in various legal proceedings. Any unfavourable rulings in these proceedings could significantly affect its business and operational results.
  • Significant Contingent Liabilities: As of December 31, 2023, VISL’s contingent liabilities totalled Rs 49.35 crore, approximately 26% of its net worth. These liabilities, which are not accounted for in the firm’s financial statements, could have a severe impact on its financial stability if they materialize.

Issue details

Issue type

Mainstream

Issue size

171 crore

Fresh Issue

171 crore

OFS

-

Price range

₹ 195 - 207

Lot size

72 shares

Issue Objective

VISL plans to utilise the net proceeds from the issue for the following purposes:

  • Financing capital expenditures for the expansion project at the Bilaspur plant;
  • Repaying or prepaying some of the existing loans; and
  • General corporate purposes.

Dates

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Bidding open

26 Jun'24

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Bidding close

28 Jun'24

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Allotment date

1 Jul'24

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Refund date

2 Jul'24

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Listing

3 Jul'24

IPO Reservations

Qualified institutional buyers

<50%

Non-institutional investors

>15%

Retail individual investors

>35%

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