Home First Finance Company IPO: Prominent Points Regarding The Offer

By Angel Broking | Published on 21st January 2021 | 173

Home First Finance Company IPO: Prominent Points Regarding The Offer

The third IPO offer of January 2021 opens today. The five day subscription window will remain open until January 25, 2021. 

Home First Finance IPO becomes the third initial public offering to debut the market in the first month of 2021. The other two companies were PSU NBFC Indian Railway Finance Corporation and Indigo Paints. Three IPOs launching back-to-back have sent the market temperature soaring in cold January. 

After the stellar performance by the IPO segment in the pandemic-hit market of 2020, investors and experts alike have high expectations from these offers. 

For the Home First Finance Company IPO, here are the key points to know before you invest.

  • Home First Finance IPO wroth Rs 1,153 has hit the market on January 21, 2021
  • Investors can subscribe for the offer till January 25, and tentative listing date is February 5, 2021
  • The offer size comprises fresh issues and offer for sale equities of Rs 265 crores and Rs 888.72 crores 
  • The offer for sales comprises shares from promoter True North Fund V LLP and Aether of Mauritius, investor Bessemer India Capital Holdings II Ltd, and two shareholders – PS Jayakumar and Manoj Viswanathan
  • The issuer has already raised Rs 346 crores through anchor investors route in January 2021
  • In a pre-IPO launch, HHFC raised Rs 79 crores from Orange Clove and employees. It has lowered the initial offer size from Rs 344.08 crores to Rs 265 crores 
  • Home First Finance Company IPO shares will launch in the price band of Rs 517-518, expected to fetch Rs 1,153 crores at the upper level
  • The issuer aims to use the proceeds from the offer to improve its capital equity base to meet future capital requirements arising from the expansion of business
  • Axis Capital, Credit Suisse Securities (India), ICICI Securities and Kotak Mahindra Capital Company are the book-running managers of the offer

The Company

Home First Finance is a technology-driven home finance company that offers affordable loans to the low and medium-income group. It targets first-time homebuyers, has a strong presence in its domain. As of September, the company has 70 branches spread across 60 districts in 11 states with a strong presence in the urbanised areas of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Gujarat; Gujarat contributing maximum 39 percent to gross loan asset of the company. 

If we look at the company’s financials, it had booked a PTA of Rs 529.53 million in September 2020. 

The company primarily offers home buying and construction loans, which contributed 92.1 percent of its gross loan asset per reports of September 2020. It has serviced 44, 796 active loan accounts till September 2020, whereas its total borrowing stood at Rs 2,636. 58. ICRA has revised its rating for HFFC from A- in 2017 to A+ after strong growth rate. Its gross loan asset has grown at a CAGR of 63.4 percent between FY18 and FY20.   

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