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Devyani International to debut on August 16; experts see over 50% listing gains

Currently, the Costa Coffee chain operator's shares are trading at Rs 145 in the grey market, a premium of Rs 55 or 61.1 percent over the final issue price of Rs 90 per share, the IPO Watch and IPO Central data showed.

August 15, 2021 / 02:11 PM IST
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KFC & Pizza Hut operator Devyani International is expected to make a stellar debut on bourses on August 16 with most analysts expecting more than 50 percent listing gains.

The Rs 1,838-crore public issue was oversubscribed by 116.71 times during April 4-6. Qualified institutional investors' reserved portion was subscribed 95.25 times, non-institutional investors part was subscribed 213.06 times, and the portion set aside for retail investors witnessed 39.52 times subscription. Employees' portion was subscribed 4.7 times.

The offer comprised a fresh issue of Rs 440 crore and an offer for sale of Rs 1,398 crore by investor Dunearn Investments and promoter RJ Corp.

"Considering excellent demand from for QSR story in India, we expect strong listing above Rs 135, which translates to more than 50 percent premium over the upper end of the IPO price Rs 90," Prashanth Tapse, VP Research at Mehta Equities told Moneycontrol.

"Premium listing gains seem to be justified as the issue was well priced with attractive valuation and well-diversified global brands (KFC, Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee & Yum) are strongly placed across all age groups which gives long term demand visibility," Tapse said.


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Gaurav Garg, Head of Research at CapitalVia Global Research expects listing to be around Rs 145-150.

Devyani International is the largest franchisee of Yum Brands in India and is among the largest operator of quick-service restaurant (QSR) chains with 696 stores across 166 cities.

Yum Brands Inc. operates brands such as KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell and has a presence globally with more than 50,000 restaurants in over 150 countries. In addition, the company is also a franchisee for the Costa Coffee brand and stores in India.

Currently, the Costa Coffee chain operator's shares are trading at Rs 145 in the grey market, a premium of Rs 55 or 61.1 percent over the final issue price of Rs 90 per share, the IPO Watch and IPO Central data showed.

"The grey market premium is quite justified. With the past few IPOs hitting the exchanges with stellar listing gains it is only natural for investors to be so optimistic. The QSR business model has a huge potential in the country with a growing working population, changing tastes and preferences of the consumers," said Gaurav Garg said.

"The company is valued at 9.54 times on price/sales front which is quite reasonable when compared to its peers and the IPO is valued at around 62.8 times EV/EBITDA (enterprise value - earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) which looks reasonable when looked together with its peers. The growth potential of this industry is quite high once it can operate at full capacity and is expected to generate good return on equity." he added.

Amarjeet Maurya - AVP - Mid Caps at Angel Broking also expects strong listing gain on the back of lower EV/Sales (FY21) valuation which is 9.9x compared to peers (Jubilant Foodworks - 15.4x, Burger King India - 14.8x, Westlife Development – 10x).

Disclaimer: The views and investment tips expressed by investment expert on are his own and not that of the website or its management. advises users to check with certified experts before taking any investment decisions.
Sunil Shankar Matkar
first published: Aug 15, 2021 02:11 pm

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