Our Observations: The IPO may disappoint investors, due to other huge IPO s, but good for long term investors.
Mumbai, Nuvoco Vistas Corporation Limited, India’s fifth largest cement company by capacity, received bids of 10,70,27,492 shares against the offered 6,25,00,001 equity shares, as per the 5:00 pm data available on the bourses.
The portion reserved for retail investors was subscribed 0.73 times. While the Qualified Institutional Buyer category was subscribed 4.23 times, the Non-Institutional Investor category was subscribed 0.66 times and overall Issue was subscribed 1.71 times.
The total Offer size was up to Rs. 5,000 crores with a fresh issuance of Equity Shares, aggregating up to Rs. 1,500 crores and an offer for sale of Equity Shares aggregating up to Rs. 3,500 crores, by Selling Shareholder.
Key brokerage houses like Antique Stock Broking, IDBI Capital, Canara Bank Securities, KR Choksey, IIFL Securities, HEM Securities and Asian Markets Securities Pvt Ltd had given recommendations of “Subscribe” to the issue for long term perspective.
In comparison to other major cement producing countries, India exhibits the lowest per capita cement consumption at 200-250 kg, which is nearly half of world average of 500-550 kg. China has the highest per capita cement consumption of 1650-1750 kg, followed by Korea at 900-950 kg. However, despite a low per capita cement consumption, India is the second largest cement consumer in the world behind China. Crisil Research expects cement demand to register a CAGR of 6-7% in FY21-26, driven by a raft of infrastructure investments and healthy revival in housing demand.
ICICI Securities Limited, Axis Capital Limited, HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) Private Limited, JP Morgan India Private Limited and SBI Capital Markets Limited are the book running lead managers to the Offer.
Nuvoco Vistas Corporation Limited is the fifth largest cement Company in India and the largest cement company in East India in terms of capacity, and one of the leading ready mix concrete manufacturers in India (Source: CRISIL Report). As of March 31, 2021, the Company had 11 Cement Plants with a consolidated installed manufacturing capacity of 22.32 MMTPA. The Company has a dedicated Construction Development and Innovation Centre (“CDIC”) located in Mumbai. This NABL-accredited facility serves as the incubation centre for innovative products across the cement, ready mix concrete and modern building materials businesses. The consolidated entity of Nuvoco Vistas Corporation Limited has well recognised cement brands in the market, namely Concreto, Duraguard and Double Bull.