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Non-urea fertilizers manufacturer Paradeep Phosphates Ltd is set to launch its initial public offering on May 17. The company manufactures a variety of complex fertilisers such as three grades of Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Potassium, Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP), Phospho-gypsum, Hydroflorosilicic Acid and Zypmite.
For the nine months ended December 31, 2021, the company was the second-largest private sector manufacturer of non-urea fertilisers and DAP in terms of volume sales. The company markets its fertilisers under the brand names Jai Kisaan-Navratna and Navratna.
The company’s manufacturing facility located in Paradeep, Odisha, has a storage capacity of up to 120,000 MT, 65,000 MT, 55,000 MT and 35,000 MT of Phosphate Rock, Phosphoric acid, Sulphur and MOP, respectively.
Paradeep Phosphates IPO will open for subscription on May 17 and conclude on May 19. The company has fixed the price band for the issue at Rs 39-42 per share. The bidding for anchor investors will open on May 13, as per the Red Herring Prospectus (RHP). The government will sell its entire 19.55% stake in the company through the IPO.
The Rs 1,501.73-crore Paradeep Phosphates IPO comprises fresh issuance of equity shares worth Rs 1,004 crore and an offer for sale (OFS) of 11.85 crore shares by promoters and other selling shareholders.
In the OFS, Zuari Maroc Phosphates Pvt Ltd (ZMPPL) will sell 60,18,493 shares and the Government of India will offload up to 11,24,89,000 equity shares.
The company proposes to utilise the net proceeds from the fresh issue to part-finance the acquisition of the Goa facility, repayment or prepayment of certain borrowings and general corporate purposes.
The book running lead managers to the issue are Axis Capital, ICICI Securities, JM Financial and SBI Capital Markets.
Paradeep Phosphates has seen decent profit growth over the past three years. In the table provided below, you can get a snapshot of Paradeep Phosphates in recent years.
|Financial Year||Total Assets||Total Revenues||Profit After Tax|
|March 2019||Rs 5,627.66 crore||Rs 4,397.21 crore||Rs 158.96 crore|
|March 2020||Rs 5,010.33 crore||Rs 4,227.78 crore||Rs 193.22 crore|
|March 2021||Rs 4,423.17 crore||Rs 5,183.94 crore||Rs 223.27 crore|
|Application opens on||17th May 2022|
|Last date of application||19th May 2022|
|Date of Allotment||24th May 2022|
|Refund begins from||25th May 2022|
|Credit of shares to Demat||26th May 2022|
|Listing date||27th May 2022|
Paradeep Phosphates is the second-largest non-urea fertiliser maker in India. It has posted strong profit growth in recent years. Given the thrust on the agriculture sector by the government, Paradeep Phosphates may see decent growth in the future.
Paradeep Phosphates is the second-largest Phosphatic fertilizers manufacturer in India. It is well-positioned to capture favourable Indian fertilizer industry dynamics supported by conducive government regulations. The company has secured and certified manufacturing facility and infrastructure and unutilised land available for expansion.
The company’s business is highly dependent on the performance of the agricultural sector. Therefore, the business is subject to climatic conditions and is cyclical in nature. The company has historically derived a significant portion of revenues from operations from a limited number of states.
India is one of the largest fertiliser consumers in the world. Fragmentation of arable land resulting in higher cropping intensity is the key driver of fertilizer industry in India. Among the peer set considered, Paradeep Phosphates is among top four players in India in terms of production for non-urea segment. Given the prospects for the industry, the company has a lot of opportunities for growth.
The fertilizer industry in India is a regulated industry. Any change in Government policies towards the agriculture sector or a reduction in subsidies and incentives provided to farmers is a threat to the company’s business. There are outstanding litigations involving the company, its promoters and directors.
Check out some of the key details and information about Paradeep Phosphates before investing:
- Paradeep Phosphates distributes its products across 14 states in the country.
- Its network includes 4,761 dealers and over 67,150 retailers serving over 5 million farmers in India.
- In the IPO, the company has reserved 50% of the offer for qualified institutional buyers (QIB), around 35% for retail investors and the remaining 15% for non-institutional investors (NII).
- The lot size of Paradeep Phosphates IPO is 350 shares and a retail-individual investor can apply for up to 13 lots.
The Indian fertilizer industry is highly fragmented and competitive. In its IPO document, Paradeep Phosphates has included many companies as its main competitors which include Coromandel International, Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers, National Fertilizers, Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals, Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals, among others. Take a look at these direct competitors:
|Company Name||Market Capitalisation(Rs.Cr)||1-Year Return|
|Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals||17,242||61.79%|
|Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals||5,967||31.54%|
|Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers||1,145||2%|
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When will Paradeep Phosphates IPO open?
Paradeep Phosphates IPO will open for subscription on May 17 and close on May 19.
What is Paradeep Phosphates IPO price band?
The price band for the issue is Rs 39-42 per share.
Who are the promoters of Paradeep Phosphates?
Zuari Maroc Phosphates Pvt Ltd, Zuari Agro Chemicals, OCP S.A and President of India, acting through the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India are the promoters of Paradeep Phosphates.
What is the issue size of Paradeep Phosphates IPO?
At the upper end of the price band, the issue size of Paradeep Phosphates IPO comes in at Rs 1,501.73 crore.
Who are the Paradeep Phosphates IPO Lead Managers?
Axis Capital, ICICI Securities, JM Financial and SBI Capital Markets are the book running lead managers to the issue.
Who is the registrar of the issue?
Link Intime is the registrar of the issue.
What is Paradeep Phosphates IPO Minimum and Maximum Lot Size?
The IPO lot size is 350 shares and a retail-individual investor can apply for up to 13 lots.