The maiden public issue of Antony Waste Handling Cell Ltd., a key player in construction and management of scientific landfills in India, will be open for subscription from 21st to 23rd December 2020.
Antony Waste Handling Cell is a leading player in the Indian Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management industry. It offers a full spectrum of MSW services such as solid waste collection, transportation, processing and disposal services across India. Mainly catering to municipalities in India, the company is also present in the emerging waste management area in India, which is MSW based Waste to Energy (WTE).
The company aims to use the proceeds of the IPO towards part-financing for waste-to-energy projects at Pimpri Chinchwad through investment in its subsidiaries and other general corporate purposes.
Some quick facts about the Antony Waste Handling Cell IPO:
The price band for the Antony Waste Handling Cell IPO is set at Rs. 313-315 per share.
The minimum lot size is 47 shares. An individual retail investor can bid for a maximum of 13 lots.
The issue size for Antony Waste Handling Cell IPO is Rs. 300 crores at the upper price band.
Shares of Antony Waste Handling Cell IPO are expected to be listed around 1st January, 2021.
Key strengths and opportunities
The company is a well-established player in the MSW management sector with a proven track record of project execution.
Antony Waste Handling Cell Ltd. is managed by experienced promoters and a management team with strong expertise in the MSW management industry.
The MSW management sector in which the company operates has very high entry barriers and municipalities prefer companies with prior experience in waste management and a strong financial background.
Key challenges to consider while investing in Antony Waste Handling Cell IPO
According to its Red Herring Prospectus filed with SEBI, the company generates a major portion of its revenue from a limited number of customers. It\’s top five clients contributed 90.78%, 93.70%,and 81.76% of the total revenue in 2018,2019 and 2020 respectively. Any adverse development with such customers may result in a significant reduction in the company\’s cash flows and liquidity.
Existing or new competitors, providing MSW services with better quality or cheaper cost, may cause the company to lose a significant portion of our business
The company operates in an industry which requires high working capital. Any inability to meet such working capital requirements may hurt the business, thus affecting its operations adversely.
Some of its subsidiaries and group companies and have incurred losses in the last three financial years.
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