Shyam Metalics IPO worth ₹909 crore is live – find out if you should subscribe to this Kolkata-based producer of long steel products

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Shyam Metalics IPO worth ₹909 crore is live – find out if you should subscribe to this Kolkata-based producer of long steel products
Shyam Metalics is a Kolkata-based producer of long steel productsShyam Metalics
  • Shyam Metalics IPO is now live and it will be open for subscription till June 16.
  • The total IPO size is ₹909 crore. The price band is fixed at ₹303-306, and each lot consists of 45 equity shares.
  • Analysts are mostly bullish on the Shyam Metalics IPO, but some suggest caution.
Shyam Metalics, a Kolkata-based producer of long steel products, has commenced its ₹909 crore initial public offering (IPO), with the price band fixed at ₹303-306 per share.

The Shyam Metalics IPO will be open for subscription till June 16. Each lot consists of 45 shares, so each lot will be worth ₹13,770.

ParticularsShare of issue reserved
Qualified Institutional Buyers50%
Non-institutional Investors15%
Retail Investors35%

Out of the IPO size of ₹909 crore, Shyam Metalics’ existing shareholders are offering ₹252 crore worth shares.
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Objects of the issue



The company’s prospectus states that out of the ₹657 crore fresh issue, ₹470 crore will be used toward payment of certain borrowings, which will help reduce its cost of finance.

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The remaining ₹187 crore are earmarked for general corporate purposes, which includes capital expenditure, working capital requirements, investment in subsidiaries and joint ventures, among other things.

Here’s what analysts are saying



Analysts are mostly bullish and recommend subscribing to the Shyam Metalics IPO, but some suggest that it is overvalued when compared to its peers.

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According to Choice Broking, the trailing 12-month EV/EBITDA of 8.6 times is higher than the average of 6.4 times of its peers.

EV/EBITDA is a ratio used to determine the value of a company.

EV refers to enterprise value.

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EBITDA refers to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation.

Brokerage/AnalystRecommendation
Reliance SecuritiesSubscribe
Geojit Financial ServicesSubscribe
Choice BrokingSubscribe with caution
Hem SecuritiesSubscribe
Ventura SecuritiesSubscribe
Arun KejriwalSubscribe
Dilip DavdaSubscribe for long term

“Further, a strong balance sheet along with best-in-class leveraging positioning offers an edge to Shyam Metalics. Additionally, operating cash flow yield at 8.4% looks to be impressive and expected to improve further with higher cash flow generation in the ensuing quarters. Hence, we recommend subscribing to this issue,” said Reliance Securities in its report.

Hem Securities also recommended subscribe.
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“We like the financial performance posted by the company with a healthy balance sheet status. Efficiency improvements, improved productivity and cost rationalisation has enabled it to deliver consistent and strong financial and operational performance,” it noted in its IPO note.

Understanding the business of Shyam Metalics



Shyam Metalics is a leading producer of integrated steel and ferro alloys, based in east India.
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The steel maker has three manufacturing plants with an operating capacity of 5.7 million tonnes per annum. Analysts say that it has control over all the aspects of its operations because of forward and backward integration, allowing it to optimise its processes according to its needs.

Shyam Metalics counts Jindal Stainless (Hisar), Rimjhim Ispat, POSCO International, Norecom, JM Global Resources, Goenka Steels and others among its clientele.

“Shyam Metalics has consistently outperformed its peers in terms of profitability. Majority of the power costs is being met through captive sources, which results in low power costs and thereby improving operating performance vis-à-vis its peers,” said a report by Hem Securities, underlining the company’s financial performance.
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Here’s a look at its revenue and profit since March 2018:

PeriodRevenue (₹ in crore)Profit (₹ in crore)
Dec-203,996456
Mar-204,395340
Mar-194,685637
Mar-183,920528
Source: Shyam Metalics prospectus

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