ESAF Small Finance Bank is launching its IPO. The IPO opens for subscription on November 3, 2023, and will close on 7th November.
Established in 1992, ESAF is a Small Finance Bank that primarily provides loans to rural and semi-urban clients. The bank has a presence in unbanked urban, semi-urban, and rural regions offering micro loans, retail loans, MSME loans, loans to financial institutions, and agricultural loans.
The company’s public offer comprises a fresh issue worth Rs 486.74 crores and an offer for sale of Rs 142.3 crores by existing shareholders, totaling Rs 629.04 crores in equity shares.
|Financial Year||Total Assets (₹ crores)||Total Revenue (₹ crores)||Profit After Tax (₹ crores)||Net Interest Income (₹ crores)||EPS|
|March 31, 2021||12,338.65||1,768.42||105.40||921.591||2.46|
|March 31, 2022||17,707.56||2,147.50||54.73||1,147.139||1.22|
|March 31, 2023||20,223.65||3,141.57||302.33||1,836.34||6.73|
|Loans to financial institutions.||3.76%||3.32%||3.12%|
Micro Loan Dependency: The company heavily relies on Micro Loans. Any downturn in the microfinance sector could negatively impact its financial health.
Unsecured Advances: A significant portion of the company’s advances are unsecured. Recovery delays or failures can strain its financial position.
RBI Sanctions: The company risks sanctions from the RBI due to non-compliance with listing Equity Shares by July 31, 2021.
Business Correspondents: Major advances are sourced through business correspondents like ESMACO and Lahanti. Their preference for competitors or termination of agreements can harm the company’s finances.
Gross NPAs: Ineffectiveness in controlling gross NPAs or improving the Provisioning Coverage Ratio can jeopardize the company’s financial stability.
Interest Rate Volatility: Fluctuating interest rates can shrink the Net Interest Margin, affecting the company’s operations and investments, especially given RBI’s reserve requirements.
Regional Concentration: The business is predominantly based in South India, especially Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Economic shifts in this region can influence the company’s financial outcomes.
Funding Challenges: Difficulties in securing competitive funding can materially impact the company’s operations and financial health.
Cyber Threats: The company is vulnerable to cyber-attacks, which can harm its reputation and financial position.
No Proceeds from Offer: The company won’t benefit financially from the Offer for Sale.
|Issue Period||November 3, 2023, to November 7th, 2023|
|Price band||₹ 57 - 60|
|Minimum Bid quantity||250 & Multiples thereof|
|Deadline for accepting UPI mandate||5:00 PM on the issue Closing Date.|
|Finalization of Allotment||November 10, 2023 - Friday|
|Initiation of Refunds||November 13, 2023 - Monday|
|Credit of Shares||November 15, 2023 - Wednesday|
|Date of Listing||November 16, 2023 - Thursday|
|Mandate end date||November 22, 2023 - Wednesday|
|Anchor Investors Lock-In End Date||December 7, 2023 - Thursday|
How to apply for the ESAF Small Finance Bank IPO?
You can apply for the Cello World IPO using any supported UPI app by following two steps:
Enter your bid on Kite
Accept the UPI mandate on your phone
On acceptance of the mandate, the bid amount will get blocked in your bank account. Click here to learn more.
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