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Pick of the Week: Buy Manappuram Finance at CMP and add on declines to Rs107- Rs109 band

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Promoted by Shri. V.P. Nandakumar, Manappuram Finance Ltd (MFL) was incorporated in 1992 and today is the second largest gold loan company in India. The Manapurram Group was started in 1949 by Late Mr. V. C. Padmanabhan, with focus primarily on money lending activities. To reduce its concentration risk in gold loans, MFL over the last two years, has diversified into new business areas like microfinance, vehicle and housing finance, and SME lending. In February 2015, the company acquired Asirvad Microfinance Pvt. Ltd. with AUM a little short of Rs 300 cr which has grown 6-fold to ~Rs 1965 cr by the end of Q2FY18 after the subsidiary expanded operations to new geographies like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and UP. Besides microfinance, the company has also diversified into commercial vehicle loans, housing finance and SME loans with promising results.

Investment Rationale

- Increasing share of non-gold loan business

- Gold loans market is expected to regain ground

- Asset quality deterioration peaked out; set to improve going forward

- Better storing mechanisms to reduce opex

- Online gold loans gaining traction


- Fluctuation in gold prices

- Overdependence on Gold loans

- Regulatory risk

- Delay in scaling up non-gold business segments

- Increase in non-gold NPA

View and Valuation

MFL is pushing shorter tenure gold loans and simultaneously expanding its non-gold loan business. Regular auctioning of overdue accounts has helped to maintain asset quality in gold loans while the sharp deterioration in microfinance is also under control. With the effects of demonetization withering away and normal monsoons this year, the rural economy where MFL largely operates is likely to witness a strong pickup in activity. CARE in Aug-2017 revised the rating for MFL’s debentures from CARE AA- to CARE AA which would enable the company to lower its borrowing costs further.

The expected decline in security charges and growing share of online gold loans should aid in improving cost income ratio. Provisioning requirement is likely to be low going forward aiding better profitability and improvement in its return ratios.

We feel investors could buy the stock at the CMP and add on declines to Rs. 107-109 band (~1.85x FY20E ABV and 9.5x FY20E EPS) for sequential targets of Rs. 137.5 (~2.35x FY20E ABV and 12.1x FY20E EPS) and Rs. 158 (~2.7x FY20E ABV and 13.9x FY20E EPS) in 3-4 quarters. At CMP of Rs 120 the stock is trading at 2.05x FY20E ABV and 10.6x FY20E EPS.

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