Manappuram Finance

(manivannan.g) #511

Came across a news item about Manappuram Gold in few Tamil dailies and weeklies. The news states that, one of the branch manager named Mr. Kalathi Perumal of Jayankondam Branch, Ariyalur District, allegedly involved in a scam worth Rs.47.70Lakhs and the said person is arrested and FIR filed as well. In the first level of investigation, it’s found that 150 customers were affected.

News links in Tamil:

Brief on the scam:
The branch manager mostly targets the uneducated people. Once the customers submit their documents for certain amount of loan, the manager call them personally and ask them to sign further more papers. Those papers will be having statement that, those customers wanted to increase their loan amount.

Example: If one customer need a loan of Rs.2 Lakh, he completes the paper work and initiated the process and goes to home. Now, the manager call that customer after 10 days and trick them to sign further papers. Which is for increasing it from Rs.2Lakh to Rs.2.5Lakh and attach that “loan increase request” to their account. Now he goes on and process the loan, pass the 2Lakh to customer and pocket the 50k to himself.

This scam came into light in the year end audit.

I’ve sent an email to [email protected], for more details on this news and awaiting their response.

(..pd..) #512

Purchase of 15000 (Fifteen Thousand only) shares by Mr.Ekalavian P.K, Immediate relative to promoter group. 23 March

(bimalb) #513

IDBI Capital initiates coverage on gold loan companies.

Disc : Invested.

(Darkwanderer79) #514

Mannappuram buys office space in Mumbai

(maheshkumar) #515

(maheshkumar) #516

Reporting profit this quarter
AUM growth fy19 aiming 20% ,profit will be much higher ,Pe half of growth ,if market corrects gold will be stable or high ,limited downside ,possible rerating

(SD007) #518

(maheshkumar) #519
By Rohit Chauhan
combination of topline growth from new initiatives, normalization of macro conditions,finally reduction in security expenses means that the company should be able to double its profits in the next three years. A company growing at 20% + rate with an ROE of 20%, cannot continue to sell at 13 times earnings when comparable firms sell at 20 times or highe
Other ideas

(AJ) #520

You indirectly saying that if the company continues to command the current PE - with in three years the share price would double - which is not a bad investment proposition.

(maheshkumar) #523

S V Raja Vaidyanathan, Managing Director, Asirvad Microfinance:

With the support of Manappuram, Asirvad will certainly emerge as one of the top three in the very near future.

We expect the industry to register a modest growth of 30 per cent.

Despite the growth, the industry caters to less than 25 per cent of the demand and this indicates the potential for future growth

Capital was also a constraint for growth for us. But since Manappuram Finance acquired the company in 2015, the growth was accelerated and today we are the sixth largest NBFC – MFI in the country Rs 2300 crore Assets Under Management (AUM). We have a PAN India presence. We are spread across 21 states with 1.5 million members and a network of around 832 branche

(Mridul) #524

SKS says they can grow at 80%! Market can absorb. Though, in my opinion, investing in MFIs is like playing with fire. Imagine, they call 30% growth as ‘modest’.

Lending business is not about disbursement, it’s all about collection! When tragedy hits, everyone will seek cover, when there will be none. So be cautious with Mana’s MFI vertical. Gold loan business is good as it is lending like MFI (at similar rates) but with collateral! No risk!

Disclaimer: Invested. Added more in last 3 months.

(Jaclyn) #525

If there is no risk, why not many competitors exist? Why do they diversify into MFI rather than only do Gold loan business? Think.

(Mridul) #526

Mate, read carefully what i have written before writing. What is risky and what is not, what is easy hunting ground and what is not, all there in my last msg.

Reg diversification, they need to grow, hence diversifying. Gold loan cannot grow as fast as it has been growing in the past. Right now MFI loan book is close to 18% if my memory serves me right. As this share increases, loan book would be lot more risky.

Reg competitors, gold loan is not an easy business to pursue despite availability of cheaper funds. Many tried but haven’t managed to grow it substantially. This has been discussed very thoroughly on this thread.


Looks like microfinance recovered completely. good Q4 results posted with 10cr PAT.


International gold prices have broken the key resistance on rising bond yields and USD. However, India gold is not so weak due to falling Fx too.

(us121) #531

Microfinance Annual Result declared. No mention of Q4 numbers

(Jay Badiyani) #532

For the microfinance business for full year tax paid is negative 17.5 crores . Can somebody please explain to me how is tax amount negative ?

(Susindar) #533

It is not Tax paid. It is just accounting tax expense which is made up of current and deferred tax. Here the negative tax expense will relate to deferred tax asset for tax losses which can be carried forward and utilized when the company is in profit.

(AJ) #534

Q4 2018 Result:



(Mridul) #537

Mixed bag, i would say.

Asirvad has turned around while gold loan business is stagnant (in fact de-growing in terms of profitability qtr on qtr from last 4 qtrs). Though, the good part is that all 4 qtrs this year have had sequential growth. We cannot compare yoy here for obvious reasons. So overall, decent numbers.

NNPA has improved from .4 to .3 while GNPA is stagnant at .7
ROA, ROE, CAR, Cost of Borrowing has deteriorated slightly…nothing big though.

Security costs are yet to come down as promised.

Housing Fin GNPA is 4.8%. need to be monitored.

Vehicle finance division is growing fine. NPAs are low here compared to other players.

They need to do something to bring back Gold loan financing on track. Disbursements have improved in this qtr so hopefully, next year is going to be much better on lower base.