• Housing subsidiary Poonawalla Housing Finance Limited (PHFL) crossed the Rs 5000 Cr AUM mark in Mar’22.
• Consolidated PBT for FY22 stood at Rs 492 Cr against a loss of Rs 749 Cr in FY21. PAT for FY22 stood at Rs 375 Cr.
Asset Quality (Consolidated) Consequent to healthy collections in Q4FY22, Gross Stage 3 and Net Stage 3 assets decreased from 3.5% and 1.8% respectively as of Dec’21 to 2.7% and 1.1% as in Mar’22. The Company has healthy provision coverage ratios across all three stages. Standard asset provision coverage ratio as of Mar’22 stands at 2.7%; Stage 3 provision coverage ratio stands at 58.9%.
• Collections continued to remain buoyant with collections efficiency of 108.4% in Mar’22.
• For FY22, assets under management (AUM) increased by 17 percent over FY21 to Rs 16,579 crore, while disbursements increased by 158 percent to Rs 9,494 crore.
• NIM increased by 65 bps YoY to 8.9%.
Liquidity and Cost of Borrowings (Consolidated) The Company continues to maintain a strong liquidity position with a surplus of Rs 3890 Cr. The repricing of all eligible term loans and new borrowing at competitive rates resulted in further bringing down the average cost of borrowing to 7.4% in Q4FY22, with an overall reduction of 209 bps YoY. The company and its subsidiary PHFL continue to have a long-term rating of ‘AA+ / Stable’ by CRISIL and CARE.
Business Update (Consolidated) The Company continued its product focus on consumer and small business segments. The business gained momentum in Q4 of FY22, resulting in the company entering the leadership board in the Pre-Owned Cars and Loan to Professionals segment.
Consumer lending was strengthened further, and the company entered the digital consumption space through partnership. The Direct, Digital, and Partnership (DDP) model of origination accelerated further, registering 43.7% QoQ growth. The focus on capability building continued with deep investments in technology and people. Dividend Pay The Board has recommended a dividend payment of 20% subject to shareholders’ approval. Capital raise for PHFL The Board has accorded an in-principal approval to raise funds in Poonawalla Housing Finance Limited with raise not exceeding Rs 1,000 crore with stake dilution of less than 15% in one or more tranches by way of a preferential issue during the Financial Year 2022-23.
Commenting on Poonawalla Fincorp’s performance, CA Abhay Bhutada, Managing Director, Poonawalla Fincorp said, “We are excited to enter the new financial year with momentum by our side. FY22 has been a year of consolidation for us, and we made considerable progress in line with our Consolidate, Grow, and Lead strategy. We are well poised to grow as the execution excellence of the consolidation phase propels us now into the growth orbit. As we grow the focus will continue to be on building a sustainable business on pillars of technology and digital-first approach, customer centricity, risk management, and the alternative distribution channels of Digital, Direct, and Partnerships.”
Announcing the capital raise for PHFL, CA Abhay Bhutada, Managing Director, Poonawalla Fincorp said, “PHFL has grown at CAGR of ~29% over last 4 years and the disbursement growth for this fiscal has been ~57% over last year. Given the deep unserved potential of the affordable housing segment, favorable demographics, and supportive government policies, the Company proposes to raise growth capital for its network expansion and to support AUM growth. We expect to double our book over the next 3 years and carve out our niche and realize full potential.” About Poonawalla Fincorp Limited Poonawalla Fincorp Limited (Formerly known as Magma Fincorp Limited) is a Cyrus Poonawalla group promoted non-deposit taking systemically important non-banking finance company (ND-SI-NBFC), registered with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
The Company focuses on consumer and small business finance through its diverse product offerings which include pre-owned car finance, personal loans, loan to professionals, business loans, SME LAP, medical equipment, and affordable home loans with social responsibility in mind. About Cyrus Poonawalla Group The Cyrus Poonawalla Group, headquartered in Pune, is a diversified group with business interests that include Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, Financial Services, Clean Energy, Hospitality & Realty. Serum Institute of India Private Limited, the group’s flagship company, is the world’s largest manufacturer of vaccines, providing the same globally to over 170 countries.
The Company’s new identity “P” stands for Passion, Principles, Purpose, People, and Possibilities. Poonawalla Fincorp Limited (“PFL”) has wide coverage with 242 branches spread across 21 States. The Company has an AUM of Rs 16,579 crore and employs more than 6,000 people. The Company started operations nearly three decades back and is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE). Consequent to raising capital of Rs 3,456 Crore in May’21, the Company is now part of Poonawalla Group with a majority stake owned by Rising Sun Holdings Private Limited, a company owned and controlled by Mr. Adar Poonawalla.