Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CEEJAY FINANCE LTD (BSE : 530789 FV Rs 10) CMP 125

The Company : Ceejay Finance Ltd (CFL), headquartered in Nadiad, Gujarat and registered as an Asset Finance Company – D NBFC with the Reserve bank of India, is an integrated finance company providing financial services. CFL is a sister company of Ceejay Group, which has been established for over a century and has been a leading player in Retail Finance since 1993, specializing in loans for vehicle (2 Wheelers, 3 Wheelers, 4 Wheelers, Pre-owned vehicle and Commercial Vehicles). With growing business opportunities, the company diversified its finance business to include SME Business Loans, Loan Against Property (LAP), Personal Loans, Micro Finance Loans (Since 2015), and also acting as an Insurance Service provider for Genaral Insurance to the clients.

Business : The company is currently managing Assets (AUM) of over 500 Crores and has served over 1.2 million clients nationally. The company is having a strong presence in rural, semi-rural, Urban and semi-urban areas, where the company help it clients to secure loans with minimum hassle. The company has direct presence in major cities & towns in Gujarat and Maharashtra. And rest of the area is covered through agents and dealers network spread across the state of Mah & Guj. The company secure the finance from the bank at 12 to 14% and promoter entity at 10 to 12%. ICRA has assigned the company a stable rating of +BB (Stable) for the cash credit limit from the banks.  Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) of the company stands at a healthy 60%, well above the regulatory minimu  of 15%. As on 31st March 2017, the Hypothecation / Mortgage Loan stock stands at 55 Cr as compared to 42 Crore as on 31st March 2016.

Outlook : With normal monsoon in Gujarat and Maharashtra in the current year, the demand from rural and semi rural areas for the financial products is likely to increase, current data for 2 wheeler sales from rural areas is encouraging. Demand for MFI loans from 10,000 to 20,000 which the company caters to is likely to remain growth area for the company, along with Personal Loan and LAP portfolio. Falling interest rates is likely to help company secure finance at a much lower rates than currently 10 to 14%.

Valuation : CFL, a continuous dividend paying company for the last 7 years is a BSE listed company with a small equity of Rs 3.45 Cr and promoter holding of 59%, 20% non promoter holding in physical form and 5.3% held by HNI Investor, leaving very less floating stock in the market. For FY 17 the company reported an income of 14.5 Cr and Net Profit of 4.68 Cr giving an EPS of Rs 13.56, for FY 18, the company is likely to grow its topline by 15% and bottomline by 25% due to reduction in cost of fund and growth in disbursement, the expected EPS of Rs 17, the stock is trading at a PE of just 6.8 times, Current Price to book value is 1.2 times only (Industry PE & P/B stands at 37.46 & 2.5 to 4 times. Muthoot Capital Ltd., is in the same business and its valued at 24 P/E and Price to Book of 4 times.), ROE & ROCE is 13.29% & 21.94%, Debt to Equity Ratio is 0.60 only.

In the last 10 years, the company has achieved Compounded Sales Growth of 8.48% and Compounded Profit Growth of 13.5%, Trailing Twelve month Sales Growth & Profit Growth is 18% and 28%, which indicates the company is on a high growth trajectory. If the company is valued even at 50% discount to its peers in terms of P/E and Price to Book value, stock price should easily more than double from current levels, thus making CFL a investment candidate for long term wealth creation.

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