Indian Railway Finance IPO: Key Details

Dates, Price band, Lot size, Risks, Review and broker recommendations etc.

IRFC IPO: Key Updates

  • Listing Update – Listed at 24.90, a discount of 4% over the issue price of ₹26
  • Raised 1,390 Cr via anchor investor sale at an upper price band of ₹26
  • IPO subscribed 3.47 times, overall

Note: We neither trade nor encourage our readers to trade in the Grey Market. We share the GMP information for educational purposes only, so that, you can make an informed decision.

Company Information

Indian Rail Finance Corporation (IRFC), incorporated in 1966, is the dedicated market borrowing arm of the Indian Railways. It primarily deals with financing the assets of the Indian Railways and lending to other entities under the Ministry of Railways. It takes care of these financial needs by raising capital for expansion through capital markets and other borrowings. In the last fiscal, 2019, IRFC financed ₹525.35 billion accounting for 39.38% of the actual capital expenditure of the Indian Railways.

Primary business activities performed by IRFC:

  • Financing rolling stock assets, which includes both powered and unpowered vehicles, (locomotives, coaches, wagons, trucks, flats, electric multiple units, containers, cranes, trollies)
  • Leasing of railway infrastructure assets and national projects of the Government of India (collectively, Project Assets) and
  • Lending to other entities under the Ministry of Railways, Government of India

Competitive Strengths

  • Strategic role in financing growth of Indian Railways
  • Competitive cost of borrowings based on strong credit ratings in India and diversified sources of funding
  • Low risk business model, exclusive partnership with Ministry of Railways
  • Strong asset-liability management
  • Experienced senior management and committed team

Company Strategy

  1. Diversification of borrowing portfolio
  2. Broaden the financing portfolio
  3. Continued focus on asset-liability management
  4. Provide advisory and consultancy services and venture into syndication activities
  5. Stable and long-term Leasing Operations

Proceeds from the IPO will be used to:

  • Augment IRFC’s equity capital base to meet future capital requirements
  • General corporate purposes

Financial Performance:

201720182019 (Mar)2019 (Sep)
Revenue from Ops8,013.79 Cr9,268.38 Cr11,133.59 Cr6,661.29 Cr
Profit after Tax
9,211.71 Cr
2,049.09 Cr2,254.66 Cr1,714.80 Cr
EPS (Basic)
Price to Earnings (P/E) 2020
P/E at Lower End of Price Band7.35
P/E at Higher End of Price Band7.65

IRFC IPO Dashboard

Issue Details

Issue Size₹4,633.38 Cr
Fresh Issue₹3,088.92 Cr
offer for Sale₹1,544.46 Cr
Face Value₹10/- per Equity Share
IPO Price₹25- ₹26
Lot Size575
LotsMin 1 – Max 13

Key Dates

Date TypeDate
Bid Open18/01/2021
Bid Close20/01/2021
Allotment Finalization25/01/2020
Initiation of Refunds27/01/2020
Credit of Shares28/01/2020
Listing Date29/01/2021

Lot Size and Price


Promoter Holding

Post – issue86.4%
Amazon audible Advertisement 2

IRFC IPO: Investor Quota and Shares Offered

Investor TypeQuotaShares on Offer
RII (Retail)35%62,36,56,843
* Shares left for subscription after anchor investor sale of 1,390 Cr
Actual QIB portion – 89,10,34,50 shares

IRFC IPO – Risks

  • A significant amount of the revenue is from the Indian Railways and a loss of or reduction in business from the Indian Railways could have an adverse effect on the business.
  • Ability to operate efficiently is dependent on its ability to maintain diverse sources of funds and at a low cost. Any disruption in the funding sources or any inability to raise funds at a low cost could have a material adverse effect
  • In the event the margin on the Rolling Stock Assets leased to the MoR by the Company is not favourable, it may have an adverse impact on the financial condition and results of operation.
  • Mismatch in the tenor of its leases and borrowings may lead to reinvestment and liquidity risk, which may adversely impact its financial condition and results of operations

For complete internal and external risk factors, you can refer the DRHP of the company.

IRFC IPO: Registrar and Lead Managers

Registrar of the Issue

KFintech (Formerly Karvy)
Selenium Building, Financial District, Nanakramguda, Serilingampally,
Rangareddi, Telangana India – 500 032.

Email:[email protected]

Lead Managers of the Issue
  • HSBC Securities & Capital Markets Pvt. Ltd
  • ICICI Securities Limited
  • IDFC Bank Limited
  • SBI Capital Markets Limited

Leave a Reply

3 × 2 =

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.