CL Educate  Peer Analysis

CL Educate IPO to raise Rs. 239 crore is slated to open on 20th March 2017. CL Educate operates across segments in the education industry including test preparation, K-12 and vocational training.

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CL Educate IPO: Issue Details 
Issue PeriodIssue Opens On*: Monday, March 20, 2017
Issue Closes On  : Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Price BandRs.500 – 502
Bid Lot29 Equity Shares and multiple thereof
Issue Size (No. of Shares)Fresh Issue of 2180119 Equity Shares and
Offer for Sale of 2579881 Equity Shares
Issue Size ( Rs.)Rs. 238.95 Crores
Issue Structure : 
QIB*50% of the Offer ( 2,380,000 Equity Shares) ( Rs. 119.48 crores)
NII15% of the Offer ( 714,000 Equity Shares) ( Rs. 35.84 crores)
Retail35% of the Offer ( 1,666,000 Equity Shares) (Rs. 83.63 crores)
Lead ManagerKotak Mahindra Capital
RegistrarKarvy Computershare Pvt. Ltd.
About CL Educate:

CL Educate Limited has its  operations across 6 business segments, spanning the education value chain:
  • Test preparation and Training services under brand Career Launcher
  • Publishing and Content Development conducted under the brand GK Publications;
  • Integrated business, marketing and sales services for corporates, conducted under our brand Kestone, including event management, marketing support (including digital marketing support), customer engagement, managed manpower and training services;
  • Integrated  solutions to educational institutions and universities, including business advisory and outreach support services, under our brand CL Media, as well as research incubation and support services conducted under the brand Accendere; and
  • Vocational Training Programs under Government schemes in various States across India;
  • K-12 schools operated under throuh brand Indus World
CL Educate: Peer Analysis
 CL Educate MT EducareCareer Point
Particulars/ YearFY16FY16FY16
Revenue from Operations282.641243.9269.54
Operating Profit35.96235.9817.83
Profit before tax 30.84944.9921.22
Net Profit 21.67629.2214.17
OPM %12.72%14.75%16.01%
NPM %7.67%11.98%12.72%
Networth242.3145.55346.71
NAV202.9236.6191.2
RONW % 8.95%20.08%4.09%
Post issue equity14.1239.8218.13
FV101010
EPS15.357.347.82
IPO Price / CMP50286.3111.4
PE (Pre Issue Equity)32.711.7614.25
P/BV2.472.360.58
Market Cap708.82343.65201.97
Market Cap/Sales Ratio2.511.412.9
Cagr sales 1 yr3.33%-1.13%8.80%
Cagr sales  3 yr12.43%16.53%-0.49%
Cagr  PAT  1 yr2.24%-59.13%-0.60%
Cagr  PAT  3 yr13.46%16.55%-0.53%

CL Educate has mentioned MT Educare, Zee Media and Teamlease as its peers in the RHP. However it is felt that Zee Media & Teamlease are not comparable with CL Educate .

MT Educare which is in same space has churned out a poor performance. MT Educare went public in March 2012 at a price of Rs. 80/- and quotes s only a tad abvove the IPO price in last 5 years. While its sales and profit growth in last three years are comparable to CL Educate, it has turned in a poor performance in the previous year.  But even as it sales & profit are in last one year is lower than CL Educate , the figures for CL Educate itself are also quite mediocre. Still MT Educare’s financial ratios like OPM, NPM, RONW are better than CL Educate  and further it enjoys a very low PE ratio, whereas CL Educate  is asking much higher PE ratio.  Further its Market Cap/Sales ratio is also lower. Thus comparatively CL Educate IPO pricing looks stretched.

Career Point which went public in Oct 2010 at a price of Rs. 310 is ruling well below its issue price.  Despite its dismal performance, Career Point has better OPM and NPM than CL Educate  though its RONW is lower. Career Point trades at a Price to Earning ratio of 14-15 where as CL Educate IPO  is demanding a much higher  PE ratio based on IPO price.

Thus Overall CL Educate IPO price and industry in which it operates does not appear to be attractive.


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