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Indian Railway Finance IPO Review & Ratings

IPO Ratings & Review
Industry Sentiments7.9/10
Industry Ranking7.2/10
Company Background8.2/10
Company Reputation7.7/10
Competitive Edge7.2/10
Financial Statements8.0/10
Popularity Index7.9/10
Promoters Reputation8.0/10
Retail Appetite7.1/10
Top Brokers Review7.8/10
Overall Ratings7.5/10
Star Ratings★★★★☆

Summary of Indian Railway Finance IPO

Indian Railway Finance IPO

They are the dedicated market borrowing arm of the Indian Railways. Their primary business is financing the acquisition of rolling stock assets, which includes both powered and unpowered vehicles, for example locomotives, coaches, wagons, trucks, flats, electric multiple units, containers, cranes, trollies of all kinds and other items of rolling stock components as enumerated in the Standard Lease Agreement (collectively, “Rolling Stock Assets”), leasing of railway infrastructure assets and national projects of the Government of India (collectively, “Project Assets”) and lending to other entities under the Ministry of Railways, Government of India (“MoR”).

From FY 2016-17 to FY 2018-2019, as per the Restated Financial Statements

  • Their total revenue from operations increased by 15.65% from Rs.80,133.58 million in Fiscal 2017 to Rs.92,671.44 million in Fiscal 2018 and by 20.13% to Rs.111,323.21 million in Fiscal 2019, and was Rs.66,572.47 million in the six months ended September 30, 2019.
  • In Fiscals 2017, 2018 and 2019, and the six months ended September 30, 2019, their profit for the period was Rs.9,211.71 million, Rs.20,490.86 million, Rs.22,546.61 million and Rs.17,147.96 million, respectively.

The Promoters of this company are THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA, ACTING THROUGH THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (“MoR”). The lead managers to the issue are IDFC Securities Limited, HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) Private Limited, ICICI Securities Limited, SBI Capital Markets Limited . The Registrar to this issue is KFin Technologies Private Limited.

Indian Railway Finance IPO Dates

The opening and the closing date of Indian Railway Finance IPO is not known yet.

Indian Railway Finance IPO Subscription

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Indian Railway Finance IPO Allotment Status

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Indian Railway Finance IPO Price Band / Cash Price

The face value of each share is Rs.10, and the cash price of the IPO is Rs.[●]. 

Indian Railway Finance IPO Size

This Initial Public Issue of 1,407,069,000 Equity Shares of Rs.10 each for cash at a price of Rs.[●] per equity share aggregating to Rs.[●] Million.

Indian Railway Finance IPO Share Offering

Fresh Issue: The Fresh Issue of 938,046,000 Equity Shares by their Company of Rs.10 each at a price of Rs.[●] per equity share aggregating to Rs.[●] million,

Net Issue : The Net Issue of [●] Equity Shares of Rs.10 each at Rs.[●] per Equity Share aggregating to Rs.[●] million.

Offer for Sale : Offer for sale of up to 469,023,000 Equity Shares by the Promoter Selling Shareholder aggregating up to Rs.[●] Million.

Indian Railway Finance Limited – Company Overview

Over the last three decades, they have played a significant role in supporting the capacity enhancement of the Indian Railways by financing a proportion of its annual plan outlay. They are wholly-owned by the Government of India acting through the MoR.

They are registered with the Reserve Bank of India as a NBFC (Systematically Important) and are classified under the category of an “Infrastructure Finance Company” under Section 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. The Company as notified as a “Public Financial Institution” under the Companies Act, 1956 through a notification dated October 8, 1993 issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Indian Railway Finance Leasing Model

They follow a financial leasing model for financing the Rolling Stock Assets. The period of lease with respect to Rolling Stock Assets is typically 30 years comprising a primary period of 15 years followed by a secondary period of 15 years, unless otherwise revised by mutual consent.

In terms of the leasing arrangements, the principal amount pertaining to the leased assets is effectively payable during the primary 15 years lease period, along with the weighted average cost of borrowing and a margin determined by the MOR in consultation with them at the end of each Fiscal.

Typically, the weighted average cost of borrowing factors in any expenses incurred by them with respect to any foreign currency hedging costs and/ or losses (and gains, if any) as well as any hedging costs for interest rate fluctuations. For the second 15 year period, they charge the Indian Railways a nominal rate which is subject to revision on mutually acceptable terms.

They also follow a leasing model for Project Assets, which typically provide for lease periods of 30 years. As of September 30, 2019, their total AUM, consisted of 60.80% of lease receivables primarily in relation to Rolling Stock Assets, 2.56% of loans to central public sector enterprises entities under the administrative control of MoR (“Other PSU Entities”), and 36.64% of advances against leasing of Project Assets.

Indian Railway Finance – Standard Lease Agreement

For all the Rolling Stock Assets acquired during a financial year by Indian Railways, they enter into a lease agreement with the MoR following the close of each respective Fiscal (the “Standard Lease Agreement”).

Lease rentals include the value of the Rolling Stock Assets leased by them to the MoR in the relevant fiscal year, the weighted average cost of borrowing as well as a certain margin, all in accordance with the terms of the Standard Lease Agreement.

In Fiscal 2019, they were entitled to a margin of 40 bps over the weighted average cost of borrowing for financing Rolling Stock Assets and a spread of 35 bps over the weighted average cost of borrowing for financing Project Assets over the weighted average cost of borrowing.

Indian Railway Credit Rating

They maintain the highest possible credit ratings for an Indian issuer both for domestic and international borrowings. They have received the highest credit ratings from CRISIL – CRISIL AAA and CRISIL A1+, ICRA – ICRA AAA and ICRA A1+, and CARE – CARE AAA and CARE A1+.

The Company also been accorded with Baa2 (Negative) rating by Moody’s, BBB- (Stable) rating by Standard and Poor’s, BBB- (Stable) rating by Fitch and BBB+ (Stable) rating by Japanese Credit Rating Agency that are on par with India’s sovereign ratings.

Indian Railway Finance Limited: Business strategies

  • Diversification of borrowing portfolio
  • Broaden their financing portfolio
  • Continued focus on asset-liability management
  • Provide advisory and consultancy services and venture into syndication activities

Indian Railway Finance Ltd – Financial Statements

On the basis of Standalone statement:

Amount (in INR & Million)
Total Assets2,383,664.552,066,036.091,614,684.081,287,503.84
Total Revenue66,612.93111,335.9492,683.8180,137.90
Total Expense49,464.9782,320.1066,758.9059,002.90
Profit After Tax17,147.9622,546.6120,490.869,211.71

Earnings per Equity Share (in Million)

Amount (in INR & Million)
Basic & Diluted1.833.433.141.41

Indian Railway Finance IPO – Promoters

The Promoters of this company are:


List of Related Parties (Key Managerial Personnel)

  • Vijay Babulal Shirode, Company Secretary and Compliance Officer
  • Ashutosh Samantaray, Additional General Manager (Finance)
  • N.H. Kannan, General Manager (Finance)
  • Prasanta Kumar Ojha, General Manager (Finance)

Interest in promotion of the Company

None of their Directors have any interest in the promotion or formation of their Company.

Interests of Promoter in property of their Company

their Directors are not interested in any property acquired by their Company, or in any property that is or proposed to be acquired by it. Further, none of their Directors are interested in any transaction for the acquisition of land, construction of building, or supply of machinery.

Indian Railway Finance IPO Offer Details or Issue Details

Particulars No. Of Equity Shares
 Equity Shares Offered Up to 1,407,069,000 Equity Shares, aggregating up to Rs.[●]million
 Of which:
Fresh Issue938,046,000 Equity Shares, aggregating up to Rs.[●]million
Offer for SaleUp to 469,023,000 Equity Shares, aggregating up to Rs.[●]million
Of which:
Employee Reservation PortionUp to [●] Equity Shares aggregating up to Rs.[●] million*
Net IssueUp to [●] Equity Shares aggregating up to Rs.[●] million*
Of which:
QIB PortionNot more than [●] Equity Shares
Non-Institutional PortionNot less than [●] Equity Shares
Retail PortionNot less than [●] Equity Shares
 Equity Shares outstanding prior to the Issue9,380,460,000 Equity Shares
 Equity Shares outstanding after the Issue10,318,506,000 Equity Shares

Indian Railway Finance IPO Issue Object

These are the IPO Issue Objects of the company:

(1) Augmenting their equity capital base to meet their future capital requirements arising out of growth in their business; and

(2) General corporate purposes.

Indian Railway Finance Limited: Key Strength

  • Strategic role in financing growth of Indian Railways
  • Competitive cost of borrowings based on strong credit ratings in India and diversified sources of funding
  • Consistent financial performance and cost plus model
  • Low risk business model
  • Strong asset-liability management
  • Experienced senior management and committed team

Indian Railway Finance IPO – Basis of the Offer Price

The issue price is determined by the company in consultation with the Lead manager on the basis of the following qualitative and quantitative factors.

Qualitative factors are:

  • Strategic role in financing growth of Indian Railways;
  • Competitive cost of borrowings based on strong credit ratings in India and diversified sources of funding;
  • Consistent financial performance and cost-plus model;
  • Low risk business model;
  • Strong asset-liability management; and
  • Experienced senior management and committed team.

Indian Railway Finance IPO – Quantitative Factors

Basic & Diluted EPSRONW in %NAV (Rs.)
  • Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio in relation to Price band of Rs.[●] to Rs.[●] per Equity Share
ParticularsP/E ratio

Indian Railway Finance Limited: Competitive Peers

There are no listed companies in India in the same line of business as that of the Company. Hence, industry comparison in relation to the Company is not applicable.

Indian Railway Finance IPO Lead Managers

Lead Managers
IDFC Securities Limited

HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) Private Limited

ICICI Securities Limited

SBI Capital Markets Limited

Indian Railway Finance IPO Registrar to Offer

Registrar to the Offer
KFin Technologies Private Limited
(formerly known as “Karvy Fintech
Private Limited”)
Selenium Tower-B, Plot 31 & 32, Gachibowli
Financial District, Nanakramguda, Serilingampally
Hyderabad 500 032, Telangana, India
Telephone: +91 40 6716 2222
Investor grievance email:
Contact Person: M. Murali Krishna
SEBI Registration No: INR000000221

Other Details:

  • Statutory Auditor – M/s SPMG & Co.
  • Legal Counsel to the Company – Khaitan & Co, Squire Patton Boggs Singapore LLP
  • Bankers to the Company – Corporation Bank, State Bank of India, ICICI Bank Limited.

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