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  • JUNE 12, 2021

Shyam Metalics IPO: Key Points to Consider

Shyam Metalics and Energy is set to launch its initial public offering (IPO) on 14 June 2021.

The Rs 9.1-bn IPO will be open for subscription till 16 June and the bidding for anchor investors will open on 11 June.

Here are some quick details about this offer...

Issue period: 14 June 2021 to 16 June 2021

IPO Size: Rs 9.1 bn

Price band: Rs 303 to Rs 306 per equity share

Bid lot: 45 shares and in multiples thereof

Face Value: Rs 10 per equity share

Object of the Issue: The object of the issue is to repay and/or pre-pay the company's and its subsidiary (SSPL)'s debt fully or partially.

The steel maker has cut the size of its IPO from Rs 11.1 bn to Rs 9.1 bn after promoters offloaded Rs 2.5 bn shares from their own stake against Rs 4.5 bn as planned earlier.

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About the company

Shyam Metalics And Energy is a leading integrated metal producing company based in India with a focus on long steel products and ferroalloys.

It is among the largest producers of ferroalloys in terms of installed capacity in India, as of February 2021.

As of 31 March 2020, Shyam Metalics was one of the leading players in terms of pellet capacity and the fourth-largest player in the sponge iron industry in terms of sponge iron capacity in India.

The company primarily produces intermediate and long steel products, such as iron pellets, sponge iron, steel billets, TMT, structural products, wire rods, and ferroalloys products with a specific focus on high margin products, such as customised billets and specialised ferroalloys for special steel applications.

The company has a consistent track record of delivering operating profitability.

Since the commencement of operations in financial year 2005-06, the company has delivered a positive EBITDA in each fiscal.

Perfect timing

The company has decided to come out with its IPO at a perfect time.

Steel stocks are already in focus and continuing their uptrend with the commodity supercycle being on an upswing.

Also, investors are bullish on the steel sector as it remains exposed to prices globally, which declined significantly in fiscal 2016 impacting realisations and operating profitability.

Steel demand also play a vital role. It is closely related with GDP growth, with the demand to GDP growth multiplier varying across phases.

India is the second-largest producer of steel in the world with a nearly 6% share of global steel production.

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The financials

For the nine-month period ended December 2020, the company reported revenues of Rs 39.9 bn.

This compared with Rs 33.2 bn a year ago.

Net income for the period was at Rs 4.6 bn versus Rs 2.6 bn a year ago.

The company had a standalone debt of Rs 3.8 bn as of December 2020, while Shyam Sel and Power (SSPL), its subsidiary, had a debt of Rs 4 bn.

For financial year 2020-21, the company suffered a minor setback on account of expansion plans afoot and its bottomline marked a decline with lower turnover and higher provisions for interest plus depreciation.

Financial Snapshot - Shyam Metalics

(Rs m) FY18 FY19 FY20 Dec-19 Dec-20
Revenues 39,204 46,846 43,953 33,164 39,956
Revenue Growth (%)   19% -6%   20%
           
Expenses 34,055 39,207 40,998 30,949 34,895
           
Net Profit 5,219 6,418 3,408 2,614 4,602
Net Profit Margin (%) 13.3% 13.7% 7.8% 7.9% 11.5%
           
Net Worth 18,540 24,897 28,260 27,467 32,853
           
Return on Equity (ROE) 28% 26% 12%    
Data Source: Company's Red Herring Prospectus

As per company's offer documents, it has not paid any dividend from 2018-20.

However, it has paid an interim dividend of 18.5% for the financial year 2020-21.

For more details, check out Shyam Metalics' Red Herring Prospectus.

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Comparison with listed peers

Shyam Metalics operates and sells products in a highly competitive market.

Tata Steel, JSW Steel, Steel Authority of India (SAIL), Jindal Steel and Power, and Tata Steel Long Products are the company's close competitors.

Comparative Analysis

Company Revenues Net Profit Return on Net Worth (%)
Shyam Metalics 43,953 3,408 12.0
Tata Steel 1,416,601 15,570 1.5
JSW Steel 738,720 40,300 10.9
SAIL 625,700 21,210 5.1
Jindal Steel & Power 369,437 -1,090 -1.3
Tata Steel Long Products 35,713 -5,160 25.6
Data Source: RHP, Ace Equity
Figures in Rs m and as on 31 March 2020

The Indian steel industry is already competitive with large players Tata Steel and JSW Steel dominating the markets.

Shyam Metalics is a manufacturer of long steel products and ferro alloy products.

Domestic steel and ferro alloy producers have increased their manufacturing capacity so the domestic competition is set to intensify further.

What's the ideal IPO strategy to follow?

The excitement surrounding the slew of IPOs in the coming months is huge.

As many as four companies are coming out with their IPOs next week.

These include Shyam Metalics, Sona Comstar, Dodla Dairy, and Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences.

Investors are already euphoric on loss making companies such as Zomato and Paytm.

Smallcap analyst at Equitymaster, Richa Agarwal, recently shares her views on the much-hyped Paytm IPO.

Here's what she wrote...

  • Investing in a company is like owning a piece of business.

    And a loss-making business with no clear road to profits isn't one I would recommend.

    And certainly not at the time of its IPO.

You can read the entire editorial here: Paytm IPO: Will it Deliver Profits?

If you are investing in an IPO, weigh in all the positive and negative factors affecting the company.

Take a close look at the company's financials and valuations. It would give you a clear picture of what's brewing.

Happy Investing!

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