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Aadhar Housing Finance IPO: Issue subscribed 1.48 times on day 2, retail portion booked 94%. Check GMP, other details.

Aadhar Housing Finance IPO consists of ₹3,000 crore OFS by Blackstone affiliate and fresh equity issue. Canara Bank Securities recommends subscribing for listing profits. SMC Global highlights strong market presence and digital enhancements.

Aadhar Housing Finance IPO opens for subscription on Wednesday, May 8, and will end on Friday, May 10. (https://aadharhousing.com/)Premium
Aadhar Housing Finance IPO opens for subscription on Wednesday, May 8, and will end on Friday, May 10. (https://aadharhousing.com/)

Aadhar Housing Finance IPO subscription status: Aadhar Housing Finance IPO, backed by private equity major Blackstone, received 1.48 times subscription on the second day of bidding on Thursday. The quota for non-institutional investors received 1.94 times subscription while retail investors category got subscribed 94%. The portion for Qualified Institutional Buyers fetched 2.05 times subscription.

The IPO got bids for 10,36,95,160 shares against 7,00,89,373 shares on offer, as per BSE data.

The Aadhar Housing Finance IPO had a slow and steady start on the first day, with only the employee portion being fully booked. Aadhar Housing Finance IPO subscription status was 44% on day 1. The category for retail investors got booked at 41%, while the portion for non-institutional investors received a 60% subscription. The quota for qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) was booked at 33%.

The subscription period for the Aadhar Housing Finance IPO began on Wednesday, May 8, and will finish on Friday, May 10. The Blackstone-backed company's initial public offering price bandis set at 300 to 315 per share. Tuesday, May 7, saw the Aadhar Housing Finance IPO raise Rs. 898 crore from anchor investors. There is a minimum bid of 47 shares and bids can be made for multiples of 47 shares.

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Retail investors has been allocated 35% of the issue size from the Aadhar Housing Finance IPO, followed by non-institutional investors (NIIs) at 15% and qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) at 50%. Employees of the firm are eligible for a discount of 23 per share.

Arun Kejriwal, the founder of Kejriwal Research and Investment Services, claims that the business was purchased from the DHFL group after they went bankrupt in the years between 2016 and 2017.

While the organisation was dealing with a number of challenges, the firm that was bought was spotless and had no issues. The firm is a house finance company that caps ticket sizes at 15 lakh and focuses on the low-income housing market.

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According to Kejriwal, the company's EPS for the year ending March 2023 was 13.8, or 13.4 on a fully diluted basis. The diluted earnings issue falls between the 22.4–23.5 PE range. As of December 23, the company's net asset value is 107.6. At the top of the range, the price to book at this NAV is 2.92.

The NAV would increase to 123.07 at the top of the band based on the post-issue, and the ratio would remain at 2.56 times the price to book. This performed exceedingly well in comparison to the peer group. In the medium to long term, there is profit to be earned from this situation. Arun is of the opinion that there would also be some listing pop.

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Aadhar Housing Finance IPO details.

Aadhar Housing Finance IPO details

Aadhar Housing Finance's 3,000 crore initial public offering consists of an OFS (offer for sale) by promoter BCP Topco VII Pte Ltd, a Blackstone Group affiliate, for 2,000 crore and a fresh issue of equity shares valued at 1,000 crore.

The OFS's promoter, BCP Topco VII Pte, will sell its stake. BCP Topco, the promoter and affiliate of Blackstone funds, now owns 98.7% of the pre-offer issued, subscribed, and paid-up equity share capital.

The firm intends to fulfill future capital requirements for more lending as well as use the net proceeds for general corporate operations.

SBI Capital Markets Limited, ICICI Securities Limited, Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited, Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) Pvt Ltd, and Citigroup Global Markets India Private Limited are the lead managers for the book running. Kfin Technologies Limited is serving as the registrarfor this issue.

Also Read: Aadhar Housing Finance IPO to open on May 8; what does GMP indicate before subscription?

Aadhar Housing Finance IPO Review

Canara Bank Securities

The brokerage attributes the company's higher cost-to-income ratio—which boosts its net interest margin—to its strategic efforts, which set it apart from competitors in the sector. Since 2021, the business has also continuously maintained high asset quality. Following the transfer of 80% of DHFL's shares in 2019, BCP Topco VII PTE Ltd, supported by Blackrock Group, is currently in charge of the firm. Just 0.1% of the loan accounts in the DHFL pool are in the home finance company's loan book. Even if the firm is facing legal actions of up to 269 crores, which might have an impact on its finances, the IPO seems fairly valued at a P/B of 3.36x. The brokerage advises subscribing to the issue in order to benefit from listing profits.

SMC Global

The brokerage stated that the company is valued at a pre-issue P/E of 17.02x on annualised FY24 EPS of 18.51, taking into account the P/E valuation, on the top end of the price band of 315. The stock is valued at a P/E of 18.39x after being issued, based on its annualised FY24 EPS of Rs. 17.13. Examining the pre-issue P/B ratio at Rs. 315, with a book value of Rs. 112.27, showing a 2.81x P/B ratio. Book value of Rs. 127.36 of P/Bvx 2.47x post-issue.

The brokerage claims that Aadhar Housing Finance Limited leads HFCs in the low-income housing market by a significant margin. With 498 branches, it has a strong presence throughout India. The business's methods and procedures for underwriting, collecting, and keeping an eye on asset quality are strong and extensive. In order to cut expenses, analyse client data in real time, enhance control and underwriting capabilities, and expand its customer base and distribution reach, it moved to a digital IT architecture. The issue may be chosen by long-term investors.

Also Read: Aadhar Housing Finance IPO: Blackstone-backed IPO mobilises 898 crore from anchor investors ahead of subscription

Aadhar Housing Finance IPO GMP today

Aadhar Housing Finance IPO GMP is +71. This indicates Aadhar Housing Finance share price were trading at a premium of 71 in the grey market, according to investorgain.com.

When the upper end of the IPO pricing range and the present premium on the grey market are taken into consideration, it is projected that Aadhar Housing Finance shares will list at a price of 386 a share, which is 22.54% more than the IPO price of 315.

'Grey market premium' indicates investors' readiness to pay more than the issue price.

Disclaimer: The views and recommendations above are those of individual analysts, experts and broking companies, not of Mint. We advise investors to check with certified experts before making any investment decisions.

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Published: 09 May 2024, 09:34 AM IST
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