Paradeep Phosphates IPO Review: Paradeep Phosphates is looking to raise ₹ 1501.73 crores through an initial public offer (IPO). The IPO will open on 17th May 2022 and will conclude on 19th May 2022. The bids for anchor investors will open on 13th May 2022. It has a price band of ₹39 to ₹42 per share.

The offering includes a fresh issue of equity shares worth ₹ 1255 crores and an offer for sale by its promoters and shareholders. Zuari Maroc Phosphates Private Limited (ZMPPL), its holding company will offload 60.18 lakh equity shares and the Government of India will sell its entire stake in the company and will cease to be a promoter.

In this article, we shall take a look at Paradeep Phosphates IPO review and analyse its strengths and weakness. Keep reading to find out!

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About Paradeep Phosphates Limited

Paradeep Phosphate is part of the Adventz Group of Companies led by the group Chairman Saroj Kumar Poddar. It manufactures, trades, distributes and sells a variety of fertilizers.

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The company owns brands like ‘Jai Kisaan – Navratna’ and ‘Navratna’. It is the third-largest private sector manufacturer of non-urea fertilizers in India and the second-largest in terms of DAP volume sales as of March 2021.

Its manufacturing facility is located in Paradeep, Odisha. It includes a DAP and NPK production facility, a Sulphuric acid production plant and a Phosphoric acid production plant. In addition, the plant has 3 operational concentrators to concentrate weak Phosphoric acid into strong Phosphoric acid.

Further, the plant can store up to 120,000 MT, 65,000 MT, 55,000 MT and 35,000 MT of Phosphate Rock, Phosphoric acid, Sulphur and MOP, respectively.

Paradeep Phosphate has an extensive sales and distribution network. It has a strong presence in the eastern part of India. As of March 31, 2022, it distributed products across 14 states in India through the network of 11 regional marketing offices and 468 stock points.

The Goa Transaction

Paradeep Phosphate has to pay ₹ 578.54 crores to acquire a manufacturing facility in Goa. It will acquire the business of developing, manufacturing and trading urea and NPK products carried out at the Goa Facility. This plant has a total annual fertiliser capacity of 1.2 million MT per annum.

Further, it has a captive power plant, a railway siding, infrastructure to store raw material and finished goods and a bagging plant. As a result, Paradeep Phosphate’s total fertilizer production capacity might increase by 1.2 million MT.

Key Information on Paradeep Phosphates IPO

Link Intime India Private Limited is the registrar for the issue. The lead managers are:

  • Axis Capital Limited
  • ICICI Securities Limited
  • JM Financial Consultants Private Limited
  • SBI Capital Markets Limited

IPO Dates

IPO Opening DateMay 17, 2022
IPO Closing DateMay 19, 2022
Basis of AllotmentMay 24, 2022
Initiation of RefundsMay 25, 2022
Credit of Shares to DematMay 26, 2022
Paradeep Phosphates IPO Listing DateMay 27, 2022

Paradeep Phosphates IPO – Subscription details

Face Value₹10 per share
IPO Price₹39 to ₹42 per share
Lot Size350 Shares
Issue SizeShares of ₹10
(aggregating up to ₹1,501.73 Cr)
Fresh IssueShares of ₹10
(aggregating up to ₹1,004.00 Cr)
Offer for Sale118,507,493 shares of ₹10
(aggregating up to ₹497.73 Cr)
Issue TypeBook Built Issue IPO
Listing AtBSE, NSE
QIB Shares OfferedNot more than 50% of the Net Offer
Retail Shares OfferedNot less than 35% of the Net Offer
NII (HNI) Shares OfferedNot less than 15% of the Net Offer

Paradeep Phosphates IPO – Grey Market Information

The Grey Market Premium for the shares of the company is unavailable at the moment. However, we shall keep you posted.

Paradeep Phosphates Competitors

Some of the major competitors of Paradeep Phosphates are Coromandel International, Chambal Fertilizers Chemicals, and Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals.

Purpose of the IPO

  • Part-financing the acquisition of the Goa Facility.
  • Repayment/prepayment of their borrowings.
  • General corporate purposes.

Financial Highlights

Paradeep Phosphates reported revenue of ₹ 5164.73 crores in FY21 as against ₹ 4192.87 crores a year ago. Net profit for the period stood at Rs 223.27 crore versus Rs 193.22 crore last year.

For the nine months ending 31 December 2021, the company reported a revenue of ₹5,973.6 crores, while the revenue for fiscal 2021 stood at ₹5,183.9 crores. It reported a profit of ₹362.7 crores in the nine-month period ending 31 December 2021, while profit for fiscal 2021 stood at ₹223.2 crores.

Particulars (in Rs. Crores)FY21FY20FY19
EPS (basic in Rs.)3.883.362.76
Particulars (in Rs. Crores)FY21FY20FY19
Total Assets4,423.175,010.335,627.66
Share Capital575.45575.45575.45
Total Borrowings1,251.172,297.953,123.00

Paradeep Phosphates IPO – Grey Market Information

Grey market premium is the extra amount that buyers are ready to pay over and above the issue price. According to grey market observers, the grey market premium for Paradeep Phosphates IPO is ₹3 per share. It has remained steady over the past three days. This premium might change as the IPO has opened for subscription.

Strengths of Paradeep Phosphates

  • Paradeep Phosphates is the second largest in terms of phosphatic fertilizer capacity in India.
  • It is supported by conducive government regulations. Hence, it is well-positioned to capture favourable Indian fertilizer industry dynamics.
  • Its manufacturing facility near the Paradeep port is secure and certified. The port facilitates sizeable material storage, handling and port facilities.
  • It is India’s second-largest backward integrated fertilizer manufacturing facility.
  • The business has an extensive sales and distribution network and is an established brand name.

Weaknesses of Paradeep Phosphates

  • The company’s performance is dependent on the agricultural sector. Any changes in the sector may have an immediate effect on the business. The demand for fertilizers and other products is dependent on the area under cultivation, soil quality, climatic conditions and so on. These factors are beyond control.
  • The business is cyclical in nature and climatic conditions have an impact on it. Thus, seasonal variations and unfavourable local and global weather patterns may have an adverse effect.
  • The company operates in a regulated industry. Therefore, changes in government policies will have an effect on its operations and profitability.
  • Policies relating to the agriculture sector such as the reduction of Government expenditure, the withdrawal of or changes in incentives and subsidies or minimum support prices could affect the ability of farmers to spend on fertilizers.
  • There are outstanding litigations against the company, its promoters and directors.


In Closing

In this article, we covered the Paradeep Phosphates IPO. The Initial Public Offering is a combination of a fresh issue as well as an offer for sale. The company will receive the amount collected from the fresh issue. This amount will be used for the Goa Transaction and general corporate purposes. However, the amount received as an offer for sale will be received by the respective promoters who will be selling their shares.

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