Likhitha Infrastructure Sets IPO Price Band At Rs 117-120 per Share, Issue To Open On Sept. 29

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Likhitha Infrastructure Limited, a Hyderabad-headquartered Oil and Gas Pipeline Infrastructure service provider, has announced the price band of Rs. 117- Rs. 120 for its initial public offering. The IPO will open on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, and close on Thursday, October 01, 2020.

The IPO consists of fresh issue of upto 51,00,000 Equity Shares representing 25.86% of the post issue shareholding; expecting to raise a total amount uptoRs. 61.20 crore. The proceeds of the IPO will be utilised by the Company towards its working capital requirements so as to capitalise on the growing demand from Oil and Gas sector, and for general corporate purposes.

The Company is led by Mr. Srinivasa Rao Gaddipati, a first-generation entrepreneurwith around three decades of technical experience and co-promoted byhis daughter, Ms. Likhitha Gaddipati who has attained a Master’s degree from Illinois Institute of Technology and professional experience in USA. The Company has over two decades of experience in laying of pipeline networks alongwith construction of associated facilities, as well as providing operations & maintenance services to leading City Gas Distribution (“CGD”) Companies in India.

The Company has executed the first Trans-National Cross-Country Pipeline of South-East Asia connecting India to Nepal. Its projects are spread across over 16 states and 2 Union Territories in India and has successfully laid over 600 Kms. of Oil and Gas pipelines including steel and Medium-Density Polyethylene (“MDPE”) network in past 5 fiscals. Additionally, the Company has laid approximately 800 kms of Oil and Gas pipelines for on-going projects. The Company has a strong client base consisting of leading gas distribution companies in India including both the private and public players anda strongOrder Book (i.e. the unexecuted portion of the much larger total contract value) of approximately Rs. 663 crore as on July 31, 2020.

For the Financial Year 2019-20, the Company clocked a Total Revenue of Rs. 162.79 crores, an EBIDTA of Rs. 31.22 crores, Profit After Tax of Rs.19.87 crores, and Operating Cash Flow of Rs. 19.15 crores. For the Financial Year 2019-20, the Company’s efficiency ratios are: Avg. ROCE (%) of 58.53%, Avg. RONW (%) of 33.06%, EPS (Rs. per share) of 13.59, Working Capital (Days) of 31.30 days, PAT margin(%) of 12.21% and EBIDTA margin (%) of 19.18%. Unistone Capital Private Limited is the Book Running Lead Manager to the issue.

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