Objects of the issue:
- Repayment/ prepayment, in full or part, of certain borrowings availed by our Company and/or certain of our Subsidiaries
- Funding acquisition of future real estate projects and general corporate purposes.
Well-established customer-centric brand in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region
Keystone has developed a strong brand that has encouraged stakeholders in the real estate development industry to prefer partnering with the company, in particular for re-development and stalled projects. The company’s customer-centric approach has led to them providing offerings posthandover and post-development services such as providing furnishing, interior designing and execution services, addressing miscellaneous customer needs such as leasing out apartments and managing lease renewals and maintenance, as well as facility management services.
Asset-light and scalable model resulting in profitability and stable financial performance
Valuation and Outlook:
Keystone Realtors Limited (Keystone), the brand known as Rustomjee, is a significant player in the real estate industry. They have experience in developing lifestyle projects, high-value standalone buildings, gated communities, fully integrated townships, re-developments, and stalled projects. As of
June 30, 2022, they had 1,542 channel partners who present the Rustomjee portfolio to their customers and drive customer traffic to our projects. In addition to its in-house competencies, the company also leverages the expertise of external specialists to match its wide range of product offerings. The residential real estate sector in India has witnessed several changes in market conditions because of demonetization, the NBFC liquidity crisis of 2018, and the implementation of RERA and GST in this
period. The overall effect is that the sector has moved towards more transparency and being more organized than in years earlier when these reforms were taking place. The company has been aggressively reducing debt and has successfully brought down its net debt-to-equity ratio from 7.7x in FY20 to 1.1x as of June 30, 2022. The company is expected to partially utilize the IPO fund to reduce the debt on the books further while balancing its new projects in the pipeline. However, a rise in interest rates, an economic slowdown in India due to macro factors such as Inflation, and too much dependency of the company on a particular region remains the risk concern. On the upper end of the price band, the issue is valued at a P/E of 38.8x based on FY22 earnings which we feel is fairly priced as it has RONW of 15% as on FY22 which is the highest amongst peers as per RHP and we, therefore, recommend to “SUBSCRIBE” to the IPO.