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Cochin Shipyard Limited IPO – Review, Analysis, Details,Opening Date, Issue Price, Allotment Status, Listing

Cochin Shipyard Limited, the largest public sector shipyard in India is coming with its IPO soon.

Issue Details of  Cochin Shipyard Limited IPO:   

  • IPO Open: 01st Aug to 3rd Aug
  • Issue Price band: Rs 424 – 432  (Rs 21 discount for retail investors)
  • Issue Size: Rs 1468 crores
  • Market lot:  30 shares
  • Minimum Investment:   Rs 12960
  • Book Running Lead Managers:   Edelweiss Capital Limited, JM Financial 
  • Registrar:Link Intime India
  • Listing: BSE/ NSE

IPO Issue Allocation:

  • Qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) – 50% of the offer.
  • Non-institutional bidders –  15% of the offer.
  • Retail individual bidders  – 35% of the offer.


Cochin Shipyard Limited, commenced its operations in 1975 and is the largest public sector shipyard in India in terms of dock capacity. It caters to clients engaged in the defence sector in India and in the commercial sector worldwide. In addition to shipbuilding and ship repair, it also offers marine engineering training.

As of January 31, 2017, the company has two docks –dock number one, primarily used for ship repair (Ship Repair Dock) and dock number two, primarily used for shipbuilding (Shipbuilding Dock). Its Ship Repair Dock is one of the largest in India and can accommodate vessels with a maximum capacity of 125,000 DWT. The Shipbuilding Dock can accommodate vessels with a maximum capacity of 110,000 DWT.

The company is in the process of constructing a new dock, a ‘stepped’ dry dock. This stepped dock will enable longer vessels to fill the length of the dock and wider, shorter vessels and rigs to be built or repaired at the wider part. The company is also in the process of setting up an International Ship Repair facility, which includes setting up a shiplift and transfer system.

In the last two decades, the company has built and delivered vessels across broad classifications including bulk carriers, tankers, Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs), Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels (AHTSs), barges, bollard pull tugs, passenger vessels and Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs). It is currently building India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) for the Indian Navy. It is the only commercial shipyard to have undertaken repair work of Indian Navy’s aircraft carriers, the INS Viraat and INS Vikramaditya. It recently delivered a large deck cargo cum launch barge to the National Petroleum Construction Company, Abu Dhabi and the last FPV (in a series of 20) to the Indian Coast Guard.

Its Marine Engineering Training Institute at Kochi began in 1993, where it conduct marine engineering training programs that are approved by Director General of Shipping (DGS), GoI. It also operates a material testing laboratory, which was established in 1972. Its material testing laboratory is accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) and is one of the leading laboratories in Kerala in the field of chemical, mechanical and non-destructive testing of various materials including metals, welds and alloys.

Cochin Shipyard Limited has several certifications including the ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. Its listed debentures have been rated AA+ since 2014 by various agencies including India Ratings and Research Private Limited (IRRPL) and CARE. It was also adjudged the “Shipbuilding Company of the Year” in 2015 by the Gateway Awards.

Top Shareholdings:

The list of the top shareholders of the company and the number of equity shares held by them is as below:

  1. President of India : 99.99%

Objective of the issue:  

The government would sell 33,984,000 shares worth Rs 489 crore worth through an offer for sale (OFS). The remaining amount will be raised by issuing 22,656,000 fresh shares.  The company proposes to utilize the funds which are being raised towards funding the following objects:

  1. Setting up of a new dry dock within the existing premises of the company;
  2. Setting up of an international ship repair facility at Cochin Port Trust area; and
  3. General corporate purposes.

In addition to the above, the company expects to receive the benefits of listing of its Equity Shares on the Stock Exchanges, including enhancing its brand name and creation of a public market for its Equity Shares in India.

Anchor Investors:  Will be available one day before the IPO opens.


Valuation as compared to its peers:

The company has three listed peers — ABG Shipyard, Bharati Defence and Infrastructure (Bharati Shipyard) and Reliance Defence and Engineering (RDEL). None of these stocks have done well in the last one year. But Cochin Shipyard is a profit-making firm.

Company name Revenue (in crores) EPS (2016) PE (offer document)
Cochin Shipyard Limited   25.23 – 
Peer Group      
Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited    -8.03
ABG Shipyard Limited   -686.55
Bharti Defence and Infrastructure Limited   -438.92


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Should you invest:   You can consider for listing gains

Cochin Shipyard derives 74% of its revenue from the shipbuilding whereas the rest 26% comes from the ship repairs. Client-wise, defence sector contributes 85% to the topline while the rest 15% comes from commercial segment. The company delivered strong revenue, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (Ebitda) and net profit growth of 14%, 106% and 112% respectively in FY15-17.

At the higher price band of Rs 432, the offer is valued at 18.8 times P/E on FY17 basis (post dilution)


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