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Aditya Birla AMC IPO  Fundamental Analysis

Key Business Highlights

  • ABSLMF is one of the leading Fund Houses in India with a PAN India presence with 284 locations spread over 27 states and six union territories. ABSLMF has a wide range of product offerings across equity, debt, and balanced as well as structured asset classes.
  • Additionally, ABSL AMC provides other services such as Portfolio Management Services, Real Estate Investments, and Alternative Investment Funds.
  • Focus on enhancing presence in B30 cities, development of digital platforms, and building relationships with distributors and wide channel distribution across smaller emerging markets are the keys for the growth in AUM.
  • Improved equity-oriented scheme mix is a significant factor to enhance profitability, as equity-oriented schemes generate higher management fees compared to other schemes.

Financial Review

    Rise in the total AAUM which derived increase in commissions income; revenue from operations increased by 30% to Rs 333.24 crore in Q1FY22 as against Rs 256.62 crore for Q1FY21. However, when FY21 as compared to FY20, total revenues are reduced by 2.34% to Rs 1205.84 crore in FY21 from Rs 1233.84 crore. This was due to the decrease in total AAUM mainly driven by market volatility in the mutual fund industry in India due to loss of investor sentiment during the current COVID-19 pandemic. PAT showed an increasing trend for all the three fiscals as seen from the financial table below. PAT has been increasing despite the fall in AAUM due to a decrease in the prepaid commission expenses as a result of the trailing effect of the 2018 SEBI Circular as well as lower commission expenses incurred in connection with portfolio management services in line with a decrease in portfolio management services AAUM.

Table 1 - Financials and Ratios (Amount in INR Crore)
Particulars Q1FY22 FY21 FY20 FY19
Total Revenue 336.24 1205.84 1234.77 1407.25
PAT 154.94 526.28 494.40 446.80
EBITDA 216.21 738.89 702.69 683.90
Total Assets 2085.88 1984.55 1571.96 1498.46
Cash and Bank 52.04 56.56 46.63 38.25
Cash generated from operations 204.76 663.22 667.37 543.59

Valuation and peer comparison

    With annualised EPS of 21.52, the issue is priced at 33x of its upper price band of Rs 712 per share. The industry average P/E is 39.84x indicating a reasonable valuation of the IPO. P/BV is 11.38x with a NAV of Rs 62.57 as of 30th June 2021.

    The listed peers of the Issuer are HDFC AMC, Nippon Life AMC, and UTI AMC. SBI Life AMC and ICICI Prudential AMC MF are other large unlisted peers. The Peer Comparison table can be seen below.

Table 1 - Financials and Ratios (Amount in INR Crore)
Particulars HDFC AMC Nippon Life AMC UTI AMC ABSL AMC
Face value per share 5 10 10 5
Revenues for FY21 (INR Crores) 2201.74 1419.34 1198.63 1205.84
EPS 62.28 11.04 38.97 18.27
NAV per share 224.28 50.29 255.31 59.19
Return on net worth 27.76% 21.94% 15.27% 30.87%
P/E 50.9 38.46 30.14 33

Summary and Conclusion

    Aggregate industry AUM grew 39.2% post-COVID-19 to Rs 33.7 trillion as of June 2021 from Rs 22.3 trillion as of March 2020, driven by recovery post the pandemic, increased B-30 penetration, and rising popularity of SIPs as an investment vehicle. AMC industry has seen robust growth, especially in recent years, driven by a growing investor base due to increasing penetration across geographies, strong growth of capital markets, technological progress, and regulations to make mutual fund products more transparent and investor-friendly.

Returns of listed AMCs

    ABSL AMC has maintained a market-leading position in B-30 penetration over the years which contributed to the growth of the individual investor base as well as improvement in profitability. Its share of MAAUM from B-30 cities in total MAAUM increased from 13.44% as of March 31, 2019, to 15.76% as of June 30, 2021. Also, all the listed AMC’s have shown good performance and given good returns to the investors as seen in the table (returns given by listed AMC’s). Hence, one may subscribe to the Issue.

Historically listed company's return
Listed AMCs Listing year Issue Price Listing Price CMP Listing gains/loss XIRR
Nippon Life AMC Oct-17 252 296 437 17.42% 14.80%
HDFC AMC July-18 1100 1739 3208 58.09% 39.13%
UTI AMC Sep-20 554 490 1097 -11.51% 89.53%

Reviewer recommends Subscribe to the issue.

Review By CA Priyanka Choudhary on 8th Sep 2021

Review Author

About CA Priyanka Choudhary

CA Priyanka Choudhary, a freelance chartered accountant

Priyanka Choudhary Jain is a Chartered Accountant and an experienced credit analyst. She has worked with CRISIL as Senior Credit Analyst on ratings assignments including business and financial analysis in Corporates as well as the Public Finance Sector.

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